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PLSA: New North Port tariff ‘ambiguous’, favors operator

PLSA: New North Port tariff ‘ambiguous’, favors operator

Dec. 28 | Included in the new North Harbor official tariff are rates and fees for hustling, lift-on/lift-off, administration, non-standard lifts, crane standby, extra labor services, equipment rental, re-stowing of containers, weighing, lifting and closing of hatch...

DOTr eyes private sector to operate MVIS for trucks, buses

DOTr eyes private sector to operate MVIS for trucks, buses

Dec. 28 | The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is looking at allowing private operators to run motor vehicle inspection systems (MVIS) for trucks and buses to hasten implementation of the system. Transportation Undersecretary for road transport and infrastructure...

FDA licensing for micro firms simplified

FDA licensing for micro firms simplified

Dec. 28 | The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Department of Health (DOH) have launched a six-month pilot program to fast-track the process for micro enterprises securing permits from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Even as the program focuses...

CALAx contractor secures P24B loan

CALAx contractor secures P24B loan

Dec. 28 | MPCALA Holdings, Inc. (MPCALA), an indirect subsidiary of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC), has signed a loan agreement for P24.2 billion to be provided by a number of banks to fund the construction of its Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAx)...

Version 2 of CAB app now includes flight information

Version 2 of CAB app now includes flight information

Dec. 28 | The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) has launched an enhanced version of its mobile application, which now allows the public to view flight information in real time. “The goal is to bring the government close to the people, to make public service available...

P260B Mega Manila subway construction kicks off in mid-Jan

P260B Mega Manila subway construction kicks off in mid-Jan

Dec. 28 | Construction of the Mega Manila subway will start in mid-January 2019, according to Philippine Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade. The ceremonial groundbreaking for the project was initially scheduled for December 19, 2018 but did not push because some...

P735B Bulacan airport proposal hurdles NEDA Board scrutiny

P735B Bulacan airport proposal hurdles NEDA Board scrutiny

Dec. 28 | The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board has approved the report on negotiation results for the Bulacan International Airport (BIA) project, with the project proponent assuming the total project cost of P735.63 billion. The NEDA Board...

PH books all-time high of P907B investments in 2018

PH books all-time high of P907B investments in 2018

Dec. 28 | Investments in the Philippines have hit record-breaking figures in 2018 with transportation and storage as one of the sectors to garner the highest investments this year. The Board of Investments (BOI) in a statement said it ended 2018 with P907.2 billion...

Sangley airport rehab to wrap up by late 2019—DOTr

Sangley airport rehab to wrap up by late 2019—DOTr

Dec. 28 | The Department of Transportation (DOTr) aims to complete the rehabilitation and development of Sangley airport in Sangley Point, San Antonio, Cavite by the third quarter of 2019, the upgrade seen to help decongest Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). Of...

Foreigners can now stay in Subic without a visa for 14 days

Foreigners can now stay in Subic without a visa for 14 days

Dec. 28 | Foreign nationals, including cruise ship passengers, may now enter Subic Bay Freeport Zone and stay for 14 days without a visa and leave via the Freeport’s piers and wharves after President Rodrigo Duterte signed an executive order (EO) granting the...
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