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Profit, not public service, behind LRT-1 deal–militants

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A militant group over the weekend criticized as “highly anomalous” the P65-billion Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) public-private partnership (PPP) deal, describing the agreement as one “motivated by profit, not public service.”

Posted: July 8th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

DOTC seeks more time to negotiate LRT project

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The government said it needed more time before awarding the P65-billion Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) Cavite extension public-private partnership project, with a senior official saying the government was still negotiating with sole bidder Light Rail Manila Consortium, led by Metro Pacific Investments Corp. and Ayala Corp.

Posted: June 27th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Common cents

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Our lovable DOTC, the Department of Transportation and Communications, which in the past four years under the Aquino (Part II) administration had yet to do just a single project meaningful to the public, recently got embroiled in another troublesome issue.

Posted: June 12th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Breaktime: Let them eat ache

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Okay, the media made a big fuss out of the kilometric queues of hundreds of wretched commuters at the MRT Edsa stations during rush hours, not to mention the unbearable congestion inside the MRT coaches, already bursting with humanity anytime of the day.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Columnists,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Biz Buzz: Never say die

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The contract signing between the government and the Ayala Corp.-Metro Pacific Investments tandem for the automated fare collection system PPP—the transportation department’s first—went off without a hitch on Monday. Well and good, right?

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

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