REICELENE JOY IGNACIO

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The Light Rail Transit-1 will give free rides to all teachers on Sunday, September 17, in celebration of the National Teachers’ Month. Free rides can be availed in all 20 stations of LRT-1 from Baclaran in Paranaque City to Roosevelt n Quezon City. Teachers will be required to present their…

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INDIVIDUAL jeepney operators will be a thing of the past once the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) is in full swing, the Department of Transportation said. “Under the Omnibus Franchising Guidelines (OFG), you will not be granted a franchise if you are not part of a cooperative or consortium,”…

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THE Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) advised bus operators with scheduled trips to Aurora on Tuesday to suspend travel in the province due to heavy rains spawned by Tropical Depression “Maring”. “Bus plying the said route are advised to remain in their respective terminals to provide their passengers ready…

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The damaged bridge (reinforced box culvert) along Adriatico Street between Quirino Avenue and Pablo Ocampo Street in Malate, Manila was reopened to light vehicles, the Department of Public Works and Highways said on Monday. One of the four lanes of the box culvert collapsed last Friday because of a parked…

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The Development Bank of the Philippines will provide a P1.5-billion financing facility to jumpstart the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP), the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said on Sunday. A memorandum of understanding will be signed by Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade and DBP Chairman Alberto Romulo on Monday, September 11,…

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THE Philippine Ports Authority reported a 20.5 percent increase in net income to P5.58 billion last July from P4.63 billion a year earlier. “The sustained positive outcome in shipping and trade at the ports—a result of the country’s upbeat economic and business atmosphere and heightened domestic demand—continue to spark progression…

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Proponents of the San Ramon Newport Project in Zamboanga City have signed up UK-based public-private partnership consulting firm BDO LLP as transaction advisor, the PPP Center said on Friday. BDO LLP, a market leader in financial modeling and PPP project structuring, will help the Zambaonga City Special Economic Zone and…

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THE Philippine Ports Authority announced on Friday that it had signed a sister port agreement with the Port and Shipping Authority of Haikou, the second such deal with China in over a decade. In 2004, the PPA signed a sister port agreement with China’s Guangzhou Port Authority to facilitate shipment…

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The Department of Transportation said on Friday that it has signed a contract with maritime technology expert and shipbuilder OCEA SA of France for an acquisition of five brand new high-speed coast guard patrol boats. “With these additional sea assets, the Philippine Coast Guard can be more effective in performing…

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The Department of Transportation (DOTr) said there are plans to rehabilitate the Cape Bojedor light house, a cultural heritage structure in Burgos, Ilocos. Cape Bojeador, which was first lit back in 1892, was a structure built under the Spanish colonization in the Philippines. Currently, it still serves international ships entering…

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