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BCDA awaits study on mass transit system linking CBDs

Japanese firms ALMEC Corp. and Oriental Consultants Company are conducting a study on how to go about setting up a transportation system that will connect Bonifacio Global City, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, the SM Mall of Asia area, and the central business districts of Makati (in photo) and Ortigas.  PHOTO FROM AYALALAND.COM.PH

A study that explores the viability of setting up a mass transportation system that will link Metro Manila’s major business hubs is expected to be completed in October, a Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) official said Saturday.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Truck ban paralyzes BOC, port operations

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Prices of goods are expected to drastically increase in the coming days after truckers raised their hauling rates by an average of 50 percent effective March 15 as a result of the truck ban imposed by the city government of Manila.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) said private businesses as well as the government’s revenue collections had been hurt by the extension of the truck ban in Manila.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Gov’t puts off LRT, MRT fare hikes anew

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A long-delayed plan to hike fares at Metro Manila’s elevated railways would be delayed further as the transportation department has put on hold any increase while waiting for the outcome of a Supreme Court case over the power rate hike by distributor Manila Electric Co., a senior government official said on Wednesday.

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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

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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 »

Ayala Land breaks ground in Quezon City project

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Property giant Ayala Land Inc. broke ground on the commercial phase of the company’s newest flagship development, the 29-hectare Vertis North complex in Quezon City, where it plans to invest P65 billion over the next 10 years.

Posted: November 7th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

New North Harbor terminal opens

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MODERN SEAPORT TERMINAL  Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya and Michael Romero, chair of the Manila North Harbour Port Inc., launch the country’s most modern passenger terminal complex at the Manila North Harbor in Tondo, Manila. The terminal can handle 2 million ship passengers annually.  NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Romero-led Manila North Harbor Port Inc. on Wednesday opened its newest passenger terminal in Tondo, Manila, which formed part of its P14.5-billion commitment to develop one of the country’s oldest and busiest seaports.

Posted: October 10th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Biz Buzz: Resisting Globe’s solution

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One would think that the upper crust of Philippine society living in Makati’s super-exclusive villages would have no problems with the services of Globe Telecom Inc. given that Makati is the traditional stronghold of the Ayala-controlled firm.

Posted: July 22nd, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

NGCP embarking on P662.7M expansion project

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National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) is seeking the approval of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) for a P662.7-million expansion project to maintain stable power supply in Metro Manila.

Posted: July 4th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Double win for Century Properties

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Century Properties Inc. has scored a double legal victory after it hurdled two challenges involving the construction of its 73-story Gramercy Residences, a posh condominium in the heart of Makati City.

Posted: June 10th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Delay of the land

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Early this year, with about half of his six-year term over, our leader Benigno Simeon (aka BS) perhaps thought it was time he did some serious moves to ease our suffering called horrible traffic.

Posted: June 3rd, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Bidding for $1B water project readied

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A massive $1-billion water supply project for Metro Manila could be auctioned off to the private sector by August or September this year, according to an official of regulator Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS).

Posted: June 3rd, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Megaworld earmarks $1B for Bayshore project

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Megaworld Corp.’s integrated tourism estate project at the so-called Entertainment City would entail an investment of more than $1 billion, business development consultant Danilo Madlansacay told reporters.

Posted: May 27th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

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