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PCC to probe alleged cold storage cartel manipulating onion prices

PCC to probe alleged cold storage cartel manipulating onion prices

Mar. 29 | Image by Couleur from Pixabay The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) will investigate the alleged cold storage cartel in the onion industry that is forcing onion farmers to sell their produce at lower prices. PCC’s plan to conduct an investigation...

Opening of Karuhatan Interchange cuts Balintawak daily traffic by 100,000 vehicles

Opening of Karuhatan Interchange cuts Balintawak daily traffic by 100,000 vehicles

Mar. 29 | Photo from NLEX Corp website. The new Karuhatan Interchange on the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Harbor Link Segment 10 is now open, providing a faster way to get to C3 in Caloocan City from MacArthur Highway, Valenzuela City and surrounding areas, and...

BOC issues interim supplemental rules on rice importation

BOC issues interim supplemental rules on rice importation

Mar. 29 | All rice shipments that arrived at Philippine ports starting March 5, 2019, regardless of the date of their departure from the port of origin, are no longer required under the new Rice Tariffication Law to have import permits, according to the Bureau...

Criminal cases filed against perpetrators of P46M smuggling bids

Criminal cases filed against perpetrators of P46M smuggling bids

Mar. 29 | Image by Pettycon from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has filed criminal charges against six individuals involved in smuggling various items and contraband worth a total of P46.42 million. Filed before the Department of Justice on March 8 was a case...

Construction of second runway at Clark airport eyed as passenger terminal halfway done

Construction of second runway at Clark airport eyed as passenger terminal halfway done

Mar. 29 | Construction of the new Clark International Airport passenger terminal building is 53% complete and expected to be completed in 2020. Photo from the Department of Transportation. The Philippine government is now looking to begin the planning of the second...

BOC places resin imports on alert after P1.8B shabu haul

BOC places resin imports on alert after P1.8B shabu haul

Mar. 29 | All containerized shipments declared as resin will be placed under a Bureau of Customs alert order. This, after P18 billion worth of methamphetamine declared as resin was recently seized at the Manila International Container Port. Image by Michael Gaida...

Construction extending SLEX to Quezon Province starts

Construction extending SLEX to Quezon Province starts

Mar. 28 | Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar and San Miguel Corp president Ramon Ang (fourth and fifth from left) on March 26, 2019 led the groundbreaking ceremony for the toll road project covering the 66.74-kilometer extension of SLEX from Sto. Tomas,...

Aboitiz taps Irish firm for Bohol, Laguindingan airports upgrade

Aboitiz taps Irish firm for Bohol, Laguindingan airports upgrade

Mar. 28 | Bohol-Panglao International Airport photo from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines website. Aboitiz Group infrastructure business unit Aboitiz InfraCapital, Inc. has teamed up with Irish airport operations company daa International for the...

Cavite-Laguna Expressway’s Cavite section to be completed next year

Cavite-Laguna Expressway’s Cavite section to be completed next year

Mar. 28 | The 27-kilometer Cavite Section of Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) Project broke ground on March 27, 2019.Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar led the groundbreaking ceremony of the segment which forms part of the 45-kilometer CALAX toll...

Foreign airlines in PH flew 4.9% more cargo as inbound volume soars

Foreign airlines in PH flew 4.9% more cargo as inbound volume soars

Mar. 28 | Image by Lenzpointer from Pixabay International cargo and mail handled by foreign air carriers operating in the Philippines grew 4.9% to 398.804 million kilograms (kg) in 2018 from 380.344 million kg in 2017 as inbound traffic expanded at a double-digit...