Bases Conversion and Development Authority - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Bases Conversion and Development Authority


Group files graft, usurpation of authority complaints vs BCDA exec

Sep 25, 2019 - 2:25 PM

Citizens Crime Watch files a complaint before the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission

PCC approves Meralco-Marubeni, BCDA joint venture

Jul 03, 2019 - 2:45 PM

The Philippine Competition Commission says the deal will not cause any substantial lessening of competition in the retail electricity supply market

POWER DISTRIBUTOR. The Philippine Competition Commission clears the joint venture between the Bases Conversion and Development Authority and the Meralco-Marubeni consortium to distribute electricity to New Clark City locators. Photo from New Clark City website

Megaworld, BCDA team up to create new district in Fort Bonifacio

Mar 14, 2019 - 4:20 PM

Envisioned to be the 'administrative capital of the country,' the 160-hectare Bonifacio Capital District is expected to host the new offices of government agencies

Arroyo: Philippines can be 'friends' with both China, U.S.

Nov 28, 2018 - 10:45 AM

Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo tells United States Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim that she is 'very proud' of American investments in Clark

FRIENDS WITH CHINA, US. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo attends the inauguration of the new BCDA office in Clark Global City, Pampanga on November 27, 2018. All photos from Arroyo's office

After resigning over MRT3 mess, Cesar Chavez back in Duterte gov't

Sep 06, 2018 - 5:48 PM

The former transportation undersecretary for railways has been appointed as a board member of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority

Senate approves design of new building in Fort Bonifacio

May 28, 2018 - 6:10 PM

The firm AECOM is chosen after it won the Global Conceptual Design Competition

Screenshot from Bagong Senado Youtube

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 21, 2018

Mar 21, 2018 - 1:20 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

PCC approves deal to build gov't admin center at New Clark City

Mar 20, 2018 - 9:55 PM

The proposed P121.8-billion National Government Administrative Center at New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac will house an extension office for the Philippine president, plus major administrative offices and satellite offices of agencies

Philippine gov't, Facebook partner for 'ultra high-speed' broadband

Nov 15, 2017 - 8:15 PM

The government says the planned Luzon Bypass Infrastructure will have 'spectrum equivalent to at least two million Mbps,' nearly equal to the combined capacity of Globe and PLDT

LUZON BYPASS INFRA. The deal involves two cable landing stations connected by a 250-kilometer long cable network corridor, which will provide terrestrial bypass route for international submarine cable owners seeking diversity from the Luzon Strait. File photo

PH gov't ends dispute with China's Sinomach over Northrail project

Nov 06, 2017 - 10:05 PM

This resolves an international arbitration case and spares the Philippines from P5 billion in potential fees, says the government

SETTLEMENT DEAL. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade (L) and BCDA chief Vince Dizon (R) sign an out-of-court agreement with Sinomach, former contractor of the supposed 80-kilometer Northrail deal. Photo from Department of Transportation

Malaysian firm wants to replicate Putrajaya at New Clark City

Oct 16, 2017 - 7:15 PM

MTD Capital Berhad proposes a P121.8-billion, 207-hectare national government administrative center outside the Philippines' capital

CLARK GOV'T OFFICE. Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) receives unsolicited proposal from MTD Berhad Capital to establish the New Clark City National Government Administrative Center through a joint venture agreement. Artist perspective of New Clark City courtesy of BCDA

Thinking Pinoy didn't tell Senate he won consultancy at BCDA

Oct 05, 2017 - 2:09 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Based on a document downloaded by Rappler from a government website, blogger Rey Joseph Nieto clinched a P30,000 ($587) consultancy contract with BCDA

GOVERNMENT CONSULTANT. Blogger Rey Joseph Nieto, also known as Thinking Pinoy, didn't tell the Senate in a hearing on October 4, 2017, that he also won a consultant deal with the BCDA. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Auction for new Clark airport terminal starts

Aug 23, 2017 - 6:15 PM

The Bases Conversion and Development Authority names 7 prospective bidders including two Chinese firms once banned by the World Bank as well as the concessionaire of the award winning Mactan Cebu International Airport

NEW TERMINAL. The creation of a new passenger airport terminal in Clark is seen to increase passenger capacity by 8 million per year, from the existing 4.2 million passengers per year. Artist perspective courtesy of BCDA

Metro Pacific sets sights on Clark airport upgrade

Jul 16, 2017 - 11:50 PM

The Bases Conversion and Development Authority plans to start the auction for the airport s P12 5 billion expansion within the year

INTERESTED. 'Yes, we will take a look at it,' MPIC chairman Manuel Pangilinan replies when asked if it will bid for Clark airport upgrade. Background photo from Wikicommons

CA upholds Taguig court ruling on BCDA property tax exemption

Mar 26, 2017 - 12:38 PM

But the Court of Appeals also says that BCDA properties leased to private entities are subject to real property tax

Bonifacio Global City. Rappler file photo

20 Japanese corporations eye Clark Green City

Mar 08, 2016 - 7:48 PM

The Philippines Bases Conversion and Development Authority and a Japanese government corporation form a joint venture to create a master plan for Clark Green City

FUTURE INVESTMENT HUB. JOIN says interested Japanese firms are engaged in energy, healthcare, ICT, and water. File photo from Rappler

Japan government invests in Clark Green City

Aug 14, 2015 - 5:15 PM

The Japan Overseas Infrastructure Investment Corporation will lead the formation of joint venture partnerships for the development of Clark Green City

Clark Green City eyed as ‘retirement haven’ for foreigners

Jul 17, 2015 - 2:42 PM

Urban planners are looking at an elevated portion of the land within the Clark Special Economic Zone as a place to develop a retirement village for foreigners

BCDA says CJHDevco cut Baguio short

Jul 13, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Around P850 million of public funds should have been given to the people Baguio and the Cordilleras says the BCDA chief

BCDA: CJHDevCo misled court over Camp John Hay TRO

May 23, 2015 - 4:28 PM

CJH Development Corporation misled the Court of Appeals into believing violence would erupt in Camp John Hay BCDA says

TRICKED. "By misleading the CA to issue a TRO, CJHDevCo has shown its defiance and contempt towards the rule of law," BCDA says. Photo by Dave Leprozo/Rappler

Businesses to CJHDevCo: Vacate Camp John Hay now

Apr 24, 2015 - 9:56 AM

The John Hay Business Club urges well meaning CHJDevCo officials to respect the court order

Developer gets notice to vacate Camp John Hay

Apr 20, 2015 - 10:52 PM

The notice is set to end the long running saga between CJHDevCo and the BCDA over Camp John Hay

CJHDevCo served notice to vacate Camp John Hay

Court rules Sobrepeña camp to vacate Camp John Hay

Apr 08, 2015 - 7:30 PM

‘Finally a delinquent lessee will be evicted ’ BCDA President and CEO Arnel Paciano D Casanova says

BCDA prepares bid terms for Clark Rail project

Mar 28, 2015 - 9:06 PM

The planned train system to be bid out as a joint venture project will have 13 stations linking Malolos to Tarlac City and will connect to the North South Commuter Railway project

Sobrepeña-led CJHDevCo to vacate Camp John Hay

Mar 10, 2015 - 3:25 PM

Following an arbitration decision CJHDevCo files a judicial confirmation before the Baguio RTC signaling its exit from the property

Camp John Hay firm slapped with P88.5M tax evasion case

Feb 27, 2015 - 11:55 AM

The BIR has filed a tax case against the company for its failure to supply correct and accurate information in its income tax returns

Camp John Hay is not closing, locators assured

Feb 23, 2015 - 5:05 PM

Following the arbitration ruling the Bases Conversion and Development Authority assures locators that it is not closing the former US facility and options are now being prepared for them

Camp John Hay returns to BCDA

Feb 13, 2015 - 1:30 PM

UPDATED The CJH Development Corporation is ordered to vacate Baguio’s Camp John Hay and return the property to the Bases Conversion and Development Authority

SCTEX maintenance contract returns to NLEX operator

Feb 05, 2015 - 8:20 PM

The operations and maintenance contract of the country s longest tollway returns to its original proponent the Manila North Tollways Corporation

Aerial photo of Gumain River Bridge. Photo courtesy of BCDA.

SCTEX-NLEX toll integration complete by end 2015

Feb 05, 2015 - 7:03 PM

The integration project cuts motorists SCTEX NLEX toll payment processes down to 2 steps according to the Manila North Tollways Corporation

SCTEX. The Subic-Clark Tarlac Expressway is a 4-lane divided expressway traversing the provinces of Bataan, Pampanga, and Tarlac. Aerial photo of Gumain River Bridge.

San Miguel eyes SCTEX

Jan 06, 2015 - 7:45 PM

The conglomerate and an undisclosed firm seek bidding documents from the Bases Conversion and Development Authority

Aerial photo of Gumain River Bridge. photo courtesy of BCDA.

Camp John Hay developer faces SEC certificate revocation

Nov 20, 2014 - 5:29 PM

The Camp John Hay Development Corporation has not submitted its financial reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission SEC from 2003 to 2011

BCDA prepares for Camp John Hay’s return to gov’t

Nov 03, 2014 - 4:19 PM

The Bases Conversion and Development Authority president says they are now working with investors to ensure that it will be ‘business as usual’ inside Camp John Hay

Was SC justice partial in BCDA-SM Land issue?

Oct 31, 2014 - 10:26 AM

Facing the Supreme Court are questions on a justice’s integrity judicial overreach and military modernization Justice Presbitero Velasco is suspected of being biased and partial to SM Land Inc

BCDA lures Clark Green City locators with incentives

Jun 20, 2014 - 3:59 PM

The incentives include tax exemptions and simplified import export procedures

Baguio’s Camp John Hay chair indicted for P1.15-B estafa

Jun 11, 2014 - 3:49 PM

The Sobrepeña led group has accumulated lease payment arrears in the amount of P3 4B of which P850 million belongs to the people of Baguio and the Cordilleras

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Clark Green City up for bidding in Q3

Jun 03, 2014 - 1:00 PM

This urban development and special economic zone is an opportunity for a 100 foreign owned company to invest in the Philippines

7 firms interested in SCTEX lot bid

Mar 24, 2014 - 6:20 PM

BCDA is bidding out a contract for the lease and development of a two hectare property along SCTEX

SCTEX LOT BID. The BCDA is looking for interested bidders to lease and develop a two-hectare lot along the SCTEX.

BCDA opens bids for SCTEX lot

Feb 26, 2014 - 3:36 PM

The BCDA is inviting bidders to bid for a long term lease on a two hectare lot along the Tarlac portion of the SCTEX

SCTEX LOT BID. The BCDA is looking for interested bidders to lease and develop a two-hectare lot along the SCTEX.

BCDA invites groups to bid for Bonifacio Global lot

Feb 18, 2014 - 3:32 PM

The BCDA is soliciting bids for the lease and development of the Eastgate property in Bonifacio Global City

LEASING EASTGATE. The Bases Conversion and Development Authority is inviting bidders to bid on the 3,099 square meter Eastgate property. Screen shot from BCDA website

BCDA offers Bataan refugee center for Yolanda survivors

Dec 04, 2013 - 10:28 PM

The Bataan Technological Park in Morong town can serve as evacuation center for Visayas typhoon survivors who have fled to Villamor Airbase

Govt to build Bailey bridge along damaged SCTEX section

Aug 23, 2013 - 5:28 PM

The Porac section of the expressway was damaged during the onslaught of tropical storm Maring

BCDA to bid out lots along SCTEX

Aug 09, 2013 - 7:32 PM

The lots will be developed into service areas

BCDA invites schools to bid for Global City lot

Jun 04, 2013 - 2:32 PM

The agency is inviting schools to bid for the long term lease and development of a 1 395 square meter lot in Global City Taguig

MPIC to submit revised SCTEx proposal

Mar 21, 2013 - 3:22 PM

This is the 3rd time the Manuel V Pangilinan led group is submitting a proposal to operate and maintain the 94 kilometer Subic Clark Tarlac expressway SCTEx

Sillag Festival: Spectacle of lights, colors

Mar 11, 2013 - 10:42 AM

Find out what happened in the two day festival of lights in La Union

READY FOR FLIGHT. A woman holds a lantern upright before releasing it to the sky. All photos by Katerina Francisco

La Union holds 2nd Sillag Festival

Mar 10, 2013 - 1:48 PM

Sillag is an Ilocano word meaning moonbeam or illumination from the moon

ANOTHER COLORFUL FIESTA. The Sillag Festival of Lights in Poro Point, La Union is ongoing until March 10. Photo by Katerina Francisco

Dingdong Dantes, Marc Nelson, Bianca Valerio soar

Feb 25, 2013 - 5:16 PM

People raved about the Breitling Jet Team s shows at the recently concluded 18th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta Watch and see what the ride was like

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. Dingdong Dantes, Bianca Valerio, and Marc Nelson fulfilled lifelong dreams in that flight with the Breitling Jet Team. Photo and video by Katherine Visconti

Military intervene in SM Land-BCDA row

Feb 22, 2013 - 5:40 PM

The military claim the privatization of the 33 1 hectare Bonifacio South Pointe project involves national security

Hot air balloon fest puts PH on aerial tourism map

Feb 21, 2013 - 5:28 PM

The aviation festival began at 5:30am on February 21 and is ongoing until February 24

BIGGEST FIESTA SO FAR. This year's Philippine Hot Air Balloon Fiesta brings together 32 balloons from 15 countries. Photo by Katherine Visconti