NEWS


  • DOTR INKS DEAL WITH SAN MIGUEL FOR BULACAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT PROJECT; GIVES GREEN LIGHT TO START CONSTRUCTION

    Publish Date : 9/18/2019 12:00:00 AM

    The Department of Transportation (DOTr) today gave San Miguel Corporation (SMC) the green light to commence construction of the Bulacan International Airport. DOTr Secretary Arthur P. Tugade announced the issuance of the Notice to Proceed after he and SMC President and Chief Operating Officer Ramon S. Ang signed the concession agreement. The agreement formally grants San Miguel Aerocity Inc., a company wholly owned by San Miguel Holdings Corporation (SMHC), the task of handling the financi...... read more
  • BOHOL-PANGLAO AIRPORT SET TO START NIGHT FLIGHTS WITH NEW NAVIGATION SYSTEM

    Publish Date : 9/4/2019 12:00:00 AM

    The Bohol-Panglao International Airport (BPIA) is poised to boost its operations with the opening of night flights, following the operationalization of additional navigation system. Beginning 01 September 2019, the BPIA has extended its operating schedule from 12 hours (6:00AM-6:00PM) to 16 hours (6:00AM-10:00PM). This is made possible through the installation, full calibration, testing and operationalization of several ground-based navigational equipment, such as distance measuring equipm...... read more
  • DOTr: PILING WORKS FOR LRT-1 CAVITE EXTENSION FINALLY START

    Publish Date : 9/2/2019 12:00:00 AM

    After 19 years of waiting, piling works for the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 1 Cavite Extension have finally started yesterday, September 1. Following completion of ground investigation and foundation design works, the Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) has started piling works from Dr. Santos Station in Parañaque, where Right-of-Way (ROW) has been cleared. Piling works involve the construction of supporting piers that will serve as the foundation for the elevated railway structures. Ph...... read more
  • RECORD HIGH TURNOUT POSTED FOR PNR CLARK PHASE 2 BIDDING

    Publish Date : 8/28/2019 12:00:00 AM

    With the construction of Philippine National Railways (PNR) Clark Phase 1 (Tutuban-Malolos leg) already in full swing, the opening of bids for three contract packages under PNR Clark Phase 2 (Malolos-Clark) commenced with a record high turnout at the headquarters of the Department of Budget and Management – Procurement Service (DBM-PS) in Manila yesterday, 27 August 2019. Package 1 covers civil works for 17 kilometers of PNR Clark Phase 2 including Calumpit and Apalit Stations; Package 2 for ...... read more
  • DOTr, BCDA TURN OVER OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE OF CLARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO LIPAD CORPORATION

    Publish Date : 8/17/2019 12:00:00 AM

    The Clark International Airport (CRK) is set for greater heights, following the formal turnover of its Operations and Maintenance (O&M) to the Luzon International Premiere Airport Development (LIPAD) Corporation yesterday, 16 August 2019. Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade and Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) President and CEO Vivencio Dizon led the turnover ceremony at the site of the new Passenger Terminal Building (PTB), with the acceptance made by...... read more
  • NOTICE OF AWARD FOR BULACAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT PROJECT OFFICIALLY ISSUED TO SAN MIGUEL

    Publish Date : 8/14/2019 12:00:00 AM

    The Department of Transportation (DOTr) formally issued the Notice of Award (NOA) to San Miguel Holdings Corporation (SMHC) for the Bulacan International Airport project today, 14 August 2019. Under the NOA, SMHC will undertake the financing, design, construction, supply, completion, testing, commissioning, and operation and maintenance of the new international gateway. With the NOA in place, SMHC is required to submit the necessary documents to the DOTr Special Bids and Awards Committee (...... read more
  • DOTr-CAAP ORDERS FAST-TRACKING OF ANTIQUE AIPORT DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

    Publish Date : 8/11/2019 12:00:00 AM

    The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) ordered to expedite the development project of the Antique Airport to increase its operations, following a site inspection held on 03 August 2019. DOTr Undersecretary for Aviation and Airports Manuel Antonio Tamayo and Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Area 2 Cluster Manager Efren Nagrama met with Antique Governor Rhodora Cadiao and former Senator and now Deputy House Speaker Co...... read more
  • PPA REMITS RECORD PHP9.41 BILLION IN DIVIDENDS AND TAXES FOR 2018

    Publish Date : 8/11/2019 12:00:00 AM

    The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) continues its strong fiscal performance, as it remitted PhP3.51 billion in dividends to the national coffers in 2018. On top of this, the state-owned agency likewise paid PhP5.9 billion in taxes for 2018, more than half of the total taxes it paid in the last 10 years. Overall, the PPA is contributing a record-breaking amount of PhP9.41 billion in terms of dividends and taxes to the National Government (NG) for the past year, which can be used for the go...... read more
  • SURIGAO AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT PROJECT SEES EXPEDITED TIMELINE WITH NEW CONTRACTOR

    Publish Date : 8/9/2019 12:00:00 AM

    Direct flights from Manila to Surigao and vice versa are set to resume by yearend as the new contractor for Surigao Airport’s development project has launched an accelerated construction pace to finish runway rehabilitation works by December this year. The airport sustained damages after a strong earthquake rocked Surigao del Norte in 2017. Department of Transportation (DOTr) Assistant Secretary for Procurement and Project Implementation Giovanni Lopez and Civil Aviation Authority of the P...... read more
  • CONSTRUCTION OF BULACAN AIRPORT SET TO BEGIN BEFORE END OF 2019

    Publish Date : 7/31/2019 12:00:00 AM

    Construction works for Bulacan Airport are set to commence before the end of the year. This comes as the Department of Transportation (DOTr) concluded the Swiss Challenge for the unsolicited proposal of San Miguel Holdings Corporation (SMHC) today, 31 July 2019. In the opening of bids conducted by the DOTr’s Bids and Awards Committee (BAC), there were no rivals to challenge the original proponent for the construction, operation and maintenance of the international airport. DOTr Assistan...... read more