REICELENE JOY IGNACIO

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THIS was what US ride-sharing company Arcade City posted on its Facebook page on Wednesday and announced that it was recruiting and activating drivers same day across the Philippines to fill the gap brought by the suspension of another transportation networking company (TNC). “Ridesharing company Arcade City launched its mobile…

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FLAG carrier Philippine Airlines said late Monday it will offer nonstop flights from Manila to Auckland thrice weekly starting December 6 this year. PAL currently flies to Auckland but with a stopover in Cairns, Australia. The airline said it will continue to operate its Manila-Auckland via Cairns route until December…

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THE Balagtas Tollgate of STAR Expressway has been reopened to Class 1 or light vehicles after the Sabang Bridge along Ibaan was repaired, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced on Tuesday. Earlier, the tollgate was closed as the Sabang Bridge was damaged by Typhoon Niña last December. Vehicles were diverted…

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The poor performance of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) is a result of having a government operator and a private sector maintenance contractor, according to a former Public Works who now heads the Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC). “The difficulty with government is they are governed by very…

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PORT operator Asian Terminals Inc. reported on Monday a net income of P1.19 billion for the first half of 2017, up 16.8 percent from the P1.02 billion recorded last year on higher volumes from its international containerized cargo operations. Total revenues in the first six months of the year jumped…

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FORTY airports in the in the country are getting P10.1 billion in modernization funding, Makati City Second District Rep. Luis Campos Jr. said over the weekend. “Clark is getting P2.74 billion to enable it to cope with more flights,” Campos said in a statement, noting that Clark International Airport has…

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The Duterte administration’s infrastructure ambitions won’t result in the Philippines falling into a debt trap, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said. “We don’t want to repeat what Marcos did when he borrowed much of his infrastructure projects from abroad,” Diokno said during Thursday’s Dutertenomics forum. “Every time there is a crisis,…

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The Transportation department is putting the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project – touted as a solution to the city’s traffic problems — on hold given a rival light railway proposal. “The Department of Transportation (DOTr) believes that a review must be undertaken and that concerns raised must be addressed,…

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Concerns over the peso’s current weakness are unfounded and a strengthening could in fact weigh on the economy, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said on Thursday. “A weak peso is good for us it because it is good for the budget. It will increase the revenues,” Diokno said at the latest…

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EAGLE Cement Corporation said it is on track to nearly double its production capacity to 9.1 million metric tons (MT) or about 230 million cement bags by 2020, from its current capacity of 5.1 million MT annually. The increase will be driven by the company’s construction of plants in Bulacan…

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