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Cebu, Clark, Mactan ‘ripest’ for expansion


Is it finally the time for urban centers outside of Metro Manila to experience their own property boom? With a growing young population in locations such as Clark, Mactan and Cebu, will more jobs available to them there in the next few years offer a more attractive living option?

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Property Guide | Read More »

2 more firms vying for P2.5B PPP deal for south Metro transport hub


Two more companies, including the developer of the upscale Versailles community in Alabang, have expressed interest in participating in a public-private partnership deal for a P2.5-billion public transportation hub in southern Metro Manila.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Industry group slams truck ban policies


The European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines has expressed concern about the “delivery chaos” caused by the truck ban and route limitations imposed by government agencies, stressing that this was not the solution to easing the traffic woes in Metro Manila.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Back to the factory or to the earth


Some 1,500 tons of garbage are illegally dumped daily on private land, in rivers, creeks, Manila Bay…. Over P3.54 billion are spent annually on waste collection and disposal. These are some of the findings of the Asian Development Bank in 2003.

Posted: February 7th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Property Guide | Read More »

AF group goes for contactless smart cards

The AF Consortium of Metro Pacific and the Ayala group, which bagged the P1.72-billion automated collection fare system (ACFS) project for Metro Manila’s light railway transit system, plans to institutionalize contactless smart card technology in the metropolis.

Posted: February 4th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Metro Manila named 2nd top site for outsourcing


Metro Manila is now the second-most preferred destination for outsourcing services, edging out Mumbai, India, in the Tholons’ Top 100 Outsourcing Destinations for 2014.

Posted: January 30th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

3rd stage of M. Manila skyway project to start in April


A company led by conglomerate San Miguel Corp. and Indonesia’s Citra Group have set for Wednesday the groundbreaking for its northern and southern connector road expressway, dubbed Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3.

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Metro Manila goes up in Asia-Pacific real estate survey


Metro Manila ranks high among Asia-Pacific’s most attractive markets in real estate investment and development prospects, joining the region’s top bets especially in the residential, office and retail property segments.

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

P2.3T transport infra plan proposed

The Philippine government needs to invest some P2.3 trillion—or roughly $57.3 billion—from 2014 to 2030, to improve and overhaul the transport infrastructure in Metro Manila and its surrounding regions, according to the Japan International Cooperation Agency. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippine government needs to invest some P2.3 trillion—or roughly $57.3 billion—from 2014 to 2030, to improve and overhaul the transport infrastructure in Metro Manila and its surrounding regions, according to the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica).

Posted: November 13th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Foreign investors remain positive over PH real-estate industry


Foreign investors looking at the Philippine real-estate industry see the benefits of coming into the country as greater than the risks such as typhoons, earthquakes, and even the traffic jams.

Posted: November 5th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

ALI seen to go up against SM in bid for 300-hectare land project

The famed Manila Bay sunset. Photo by DON LEJANO/INQUIRER.net

Property giant Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) has expressed its interest to bid for Pasay City’s 300-hectare land reclamation project, potentially competing against the SM group, which had earlier submitted an unsolicited proposal.

Posted: October 24th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

Shell: Natural gas uniquely positioned as the next big thing


As energy demand surges in Asian megacities like Metro Manila amid economic and population growth, natural gas is poised to be the next big thing in the industry, experts said at the Shell Malaysia Innovation Summit 2013.

Posted: September 24th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »



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