Philippines’ first pedestrian link bridge

Runway Manila is a modern pedestrian link bridge that connects the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 (T3) and the Newport City. This 220-meter bridge stands 65 meters above Andrews Avenue and features PWD-friendly facilities such as moving walkways and elevators. Up to 2,000 persons can be accommodated by the bridge which is open 24/7. This project was made possible by DPWH in cooperation with the Travellers International Hotel Group.


After six presidents, the road traversing the old Smokey Mountain area congested by informal settlers will soon turn into a high capacity highway helping offset the usual heavy volume of vehicles in major highways like EDSA and C5. The 9.7 kilometers R-10 stretching from Delpan Bridge, Tondo, Manila to the mouth of the Malabon River at Bangkulasi Bridge, C-4 Road in Navotas City may be used as an alternate route to EDSA and C5 for motorists travelling from Quezon City to Manila and Pasay. The Duterte administration is committed to opening R10 January 2017.


The P609.12 million Mandaluyong Main Drainage (Maysilo) Project is a drainage system designed to meet the present and anticipated future stormwater runoff to mitigate the occurrence of flash flooding at Maysilo area and its immediate vicinity. It is expected to protect 182 hectares, which is composed of 10 barangays and four major roads, namely Boni Avenue (East), Boni Avenue (West), San Francisco Street and Martinez Road.


The NAIA Expressway Project Phase is a four-lane, 12.65-kilometer elevated expressway (including ramps) and 2.22-kilometer at-grade road traversing Sales Avenue, Andrews Avenue, Parañaque River, MIAA Road and Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard. When all phases are completed, the Naia Expressway Project is expected to provide easy access to and from NAIA Terminals 1, 2, 3 and 4 and will interface with the South Luzon Expressway through Sales Interchange, Manila Cavite Toll Expressway and Macapagal Boulevard.


The 240-hectare Bonifacio Global City is now one of the premier business and residential districts in the country, with a combined gross floor area of 1.8 million square meters to be built within the next three years. Behind this development is BCDA, in partnership with the Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation (FBDC), composed of the formidable consortium of Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI) and Evergreen Holdings, Inc. of the Campos Group.


The 25-hectare Newport City is located at the former Villamor Air Base. It is the country’s world-class urban integrated tourism resort complex featuring a strong I.T. component and airport-related businesses. It is developed by Megaworld Corporation, another real estate leader known for quality and innovative large-scale residential and office developments.


Started on April 5, 2005, the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) is the country’s longest expressway at 93.77 kilometers. Commercial operations started on April 28, 2008, with the opening of the Subic-Clark Segment and Zone A of the portion of Clark-Tarlac Segment. The opening of Zones B and C of the remaining Clark-Tarlac Segment on July 25, 2008, signalled the full operations of the SCTEX. The SCTEX seeks to transform the Central Luzon region into a world-class logistics hub in the Asia-Pacific region through the integration of economic activities in the Subic Bay Freeport, the Clark Freeport Zone, and the Central Techno Park in Tarlac and by linking major infrastructures such as the Seaport in Subic and the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport in Clark.


The Clark Freeport and Special Economic Zone in Pampanga province, with an area of 26,000 hectares, is a fully-integrated logistics, tourism, manufacturing, and agro-industrial development. Within it is Clark International Airport, a 2,367-hectare aviation complex designated as the new international gateway for the Philippines.


The Php 1.72 Billion project, which commenced on July 2015, involves changing the old magnetic ticketing system and replacing it with the contactless smartcard ticketing system that is interoperable between LRT Lines 1 & 2 and MRT 3 with the AF Consortium as the private partner. This project aims to enable easier transfer of passengers between the said rail lines. In the future, the AFCS shall also be integrated to other modes of public transport such as buses.


The Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA), a project that received numerous global recognition and awards as the “Best PPP Deal”, is a Php 17.52 project awarded to GMR Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC). It involves the construction of a new world-class passenger terminal building (PTB) in MCIA. Last 07 June 2018, the new PTB was officially inaugurated. The event was led by President Rodrigo Duterte, DOTr Secrteary Arthur Tugade,key cabinet members, senators, congressmen, and executives from the private partner, GMCAC. Construction of the new terminal building officially started in June 2015, with the aim of reducing airport congestion and increasing the airport’s annual passenger capacity from 4.5 million passengers per year to 12.2 million. Part of the “Build, Build, Build” infrastructure program, the MCIA Terminal 2 will start commercial operations on July 1. The new terminal will cater to international flights, while the existing Terminal 1 will handle domestic flights.

P2P Buses

Implemented last November 2015, the premium P2P bus service is a new public utility vehicle (PUV) sub-category created by the DOTC that offers commuters another safe and reliable mode of transportation. It allows shorter travel time, as buses depart on a fixed schedule and travel directly from the terminal to the drop-off point. As of 11 June 2018, the P2P buses are currently plying 22 routes, with recently open routes from Clark to NAIA terminals and Clark to Trinoma.