REICELENE JOY IGNACIO

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FILIPINO-OWNED retailer Puregold Price Club Inc. has partnered with low-cost carrier AirAsia Philippines in aircraft livery marketing to further expand its reach. On Friday, AirAsia unveiled at the Clark International Airport its aircraft bearing the official logo and name of Puregold. With the aim of expanding its marketing reach, Puregold…

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TRANSPORT network company Grab said it has set up its own insurance coverage for its passengers from Great American Insurance Group because it is aware that some drivers operate their Grab-registered vehicles without provisional authority (PA) and are therefore considered colorum (local slang for unregistered). According to Grab Philippines spokesperson…

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Rail operator MRail is anxious to develop the planned cargo rail service connecting Manila International Container Terminal to the Laguna Gateway Inland Container Terminal, but is awaiting direction from the government as to whether the project is included in the Duterte administration’s infrastructure plans. “We have discussions to see what…

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CONSTRUCTION of the long-awaited extension of the Lig ht Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) to Bacoor, Cavite finally got underway Thursday, six years after the project was approved by the National Economic Development Board. “The Cavite Extension will serve an additional 300,000 commuters and will significantly reduce travel time from…

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Thursday bared a new route for southbound buses as the Southwest Interim Provincial Terminal (SWIPT) in Pasay City opens on Friday. MMDA General Manager Tomas “Tim” Orbos said from the Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (Edsa), buses should turn right to Diosdado Macapagal…

FITCH THINK TANK’s LATEST report on PH

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The ambitious infrastructure development plan by the Duterte administration could provide the much needed boost to transport speeds and road access that would unlock the greater part of the country’s economic potential, the Fitch Group’s think tank said in its latest report on the Philippines. BMI Research forecast that the…

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To break ground ‘soon’ on Calax METRO Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC) said its core net income in the first three months of 2017 rose 28 percent from a year ago to P1 billion on the back of strong traffic growth and tight cost controls. In a statement on Thursday, MPTC…

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LOW-COST travel and tours company Air You Go Travels opened its third booking center at SM City North EDSA on Monday. The new booking center is in addition to the five-year-old company’s booking centers located at SM Megamall and SM Cebu. During the launch, the Cebu-based travel company offered land…

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Transport group Stop & Go Coalition warned that it will hold a three-day strike if the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board will insist on phasing out old jeepneys. “We can push through with our three day transport strike if we are just being fooled by the LTFRB,” Jun Magno,…

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Sunday lauded President Rodrigo Duterte’s “extraordinary commitment” to establish a new shipping route linking Mindanao to Indonesia, saying that the project shows the administration’s concern for people outside Metro Manila. “I know you care deeply for the areas of your proud country that are far…

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