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 Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) inaugurated the country’s biggest port Passenger Terminal Building (PTB) at the Port of Cagayan de Oro on 15 July 2019. Located within the Passenger Terminal Complex of the Port of Cagayan de Oro, the new PTB is a massive two-storey building with a total floor area of 5,597 square meters. The new terminal has a capacity of 3,000 passengers, triple its previous capacity.


Envisioned as the World’s Friendliest Resort Airport, the new passenger terminal building (Terminal 2) of Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) was inaugurated on 7 June 2018. With the construction of the new terminal building, the airport’s annual passenger capacity of 4.5 million is increased to 12.2 million. The new terminal was designed in collaboration with world-class Filipino artists, as well as international design and architectural firms, with the aim to provide a welcoming ambiance that is distinctly Filipino. The MCIA Terminal 2 started commercial operation on 01 July 2018. The new terminal caters to international flights, while the existing Terminal 1 handles the domestic flights. On 4 November 2018, MCIA was awarded the “Asia Pacific Medium Airport of the Year” by the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA), a firm that specializes on information about the aviation and travel industry.


The Bohol-Panglao International Airport (BPIA), the country’s first “eco-airport,” was officially inaugurated on 27 November 2018. The new airport can accommodate as many as two million passengers annually, doubling the 800,000 yearly capacity of the defunct Tagbilaran Airport. It functions on environmentally sustainable structures and green technology. The BPIA replaced the Tagbilaran Airport, which officially stopped operations on the same day of the BPIA inauguration.


A project by the International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI), the Cavite Gateway Terminal is the country’s first container barge terminal. The Department of Transportation (DOTr) led its inauguration on 22 November 2018 in Tanza, Cavite. The CGT has an annual capacity of 115,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), including a RoRo Wharf, storage for dry laden and empty containers, project cargo, and ISO tanks. By moving cargo and people out of the roads and into the waterways, the CGT is expected to decongest traffic in major roads and offer a faster, more cost-effective access to the Cavite market. The CGT is expected to result in 140,000 fewer truck trips annually, reducing road traffic by almost two kilometers of trucks per day.


The Department of Transportation (DOTr) inaugurated the country’s first “landport,” the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX), on 5 November 2018. This state-of-the-art landport serves as a transfer point for passengers alighting from provincial buses from Cavite and Batangas, and transferring to in-city modes of transportation bound for Metro Manila's southwest, and vice versa. Located along Coastal Road in Parañaque, the PITX is expected to reduce the number of provincial buses plying Metro Manila, specifically along Roxas Boulevard, Pasay, and EDSA-Taft area. No terminal fees are collected from passengers. The PITX has a daily capacity of 100,000 passengers, expandable to up to 200,000.


The Department of Transportation (DOTr) inaugurated on 16 January 2018 the new Communications, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) system. CNS/ATM is a state-of-the art computer and satellite-based air traffic management technology that improves aircraft identification and makes air travel safer. From having only three radars when the Duterte administration took over, the country now has 10 additional radars, bringing the nationwide total to 13 and covering 100% of Philippine airspace.