Metro Pacific pouring P153B into public infrastructure 'til 2018

Apr 04, 2017 - 9:33 AM

The infrastructure conglomerate is set to start construction of the Cavite Laguna Expressway and Cebu Cordova Link Expressway among others in 2017

PRIVATE HANDS. One of Metro Pacific's projects is NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10, which will be an elevated roadway connecting Segment 9 at MacArthur Highway in Valenzuela City to C-3 Road (5th Avenue) in Caloocan City. Photo from MPIC website

Metro Pacific to borrow P30B for CALAX, Cebu-Cordova bridge

Sep 07, 2016 - 4:15 PM

Metro Pacific says 70 of the total cost of both the P35 42 billion Cavite Laguna Expressway and the P27 9 billion Cebu Cordova bridge will be financed via debt while the remaining will be through equity

NEW INFRA. The Manuel V. Pangilinan-led firm expects to start construction of Cebu-Cordova bridge in 2017, and of CALAX in 2018.

MPIC to rival Ayala for North-South Railway deal

Apr 11, 2016 - 2:46 PM

MPIC will compete head to head with the Ayala Aboitiz partnership for the most expensive public private partnership to date: a 3 78 B railway

RIVALS. Ayala and Metro Pacific will be rivals in the bidding for the most expensive PPP project so far

MVP group mulls connector road for CAVITEX, Manila North Harbor

Dec 12, 2015 - 4:08 PM

MPIC Chairman Manuel V Pangilinan considers a project that would connect Manila North Harbor and CAVITEX via an underwater expressway or a bridge

MORE INFRA. MPIC will study how it can connect Manila North Harbour and CAVITEX to enable commuters travel from North to South without having to enter the city

MPIC aims to start Cavite-Laguna expressway construction by 2017

Sep 09, 2015 - 11:00 AM

As of the now the government has not delivered any right of way yet for the Cavite Laguna Expressway project its concessionaire says

HIGHEST PREMIUM. Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC) has given the government the highest premium bid for a public-private partnership (PPP) auction thus far. In the photo are President Benigno Aquino III (left) and MPIC Chairman Manuel Pangilinan (right). Photo by Robert Viñas / Malacañang Photo Bureau

PH's PPP thrust: Work in progress

Jul 18, 2015 - 6:44 PM

UPDATED After 5 years since its kickoff in 2010 did the flagship public private partnership program of President Benigno Aquino III meet expectations?

PPP TRAFFIC JAM. 41-year-old Celina Garcia is just one of the millions Filipino motorists and commuters who find getting around Metro Manila more time-consuming than ever. Illustration by Mara Mercado/Rappler

Metro Pacific unit inks Cavite-Laguna Expressway concession deal

Jul 11, 2015 - 3:25 PM

A 44 6 kilometer 4 lane toll road between the Cavite Expressway in Kawit Cavite and the South Luzon Expressway Mamplasan Interchange in Biñan Laguna is seen to be constructed by July 2020

JUMPSTART CONSTRUCTION. MPIC unit pays government downpayment for Cavite-Laguna Expressway deal, signaling the start of construction of the planned toll road. In the photo are MPIC President Jose Ma. Lim (left) and PPP Center Executive Director Cosette Canilao. Photos by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Metro Pacific bags Cavite-Laguna project

Jun 08, 2015 - 5:29 PM

The Cavite Laguna expressway is the 10th public private partnership project awarded by the Aquino administration Groundbreaking for the project is eyed in the first half of 2016

Gov't set to award Cavite-Laguna project

Jun 04, 2015 - 7:44 PM

The Pangilinan led Metro Pacific submits the higher bid for the massive expressway project

CALAX AWARDING. The once troubled Cavite-Laguna Expressway is set to be bagged by Manuel Pangilinan's infrastructure conglomerate. In the photo are MPIC President Joey Lim (left) and PPP Center Executive Director Cosette Canilao (right). File photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Metro Pacific eyes 3 more PPP deals

May 30, 2015 - 2:09 PM

After the Cavite Laguna Expressway Manuel Pangilinan led infrastructure conglomerate sets its sights on the LRT 2 operations and maintenance North South railway project and regional airports

MORE PPP. Infrastructure conglomerate MPIC will not stop bidding for more public-private partnership deals. In the photo are MPIC President Jose Ma Lim (left) and Chairman Manuel Pangilinan (right). File photo by Aya Lowe/Rappler

Metro Pacific offers higher bid for Cavite-Laguna expressway

May 26, 2015 - 4:41 PM

UPDATED San Miguel Corporation seems to have lost its second chance to bag the toll road deal after contender Metro Pacific Investments Corporation offered the higher premium payment

HIGHEST PREMIUM. "We don't regret the rebidding. This has been the highest premium generating PPP project thus far," Yabut says. File photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/ Rappler.

Final face-off looms in Cavite-Laguna Expressway project

May 22, 2015 - 7:02 PM

Units of San Miguel and Metro Pacific passed the technical bids qualification for Cavite Laguna Expressway PPP deal

FINAL SHOWDOWN. The government will know on Tuesday, May 26, which between San Miguel and MPIC has the better financial offer. File photo by Rappler

San Miguel, Metro Pacific battle again for Cavite-Laguna expressway

May 19, 2015 - 7:32 PM

The Philippine government will know on Tuesday May 26 which of the bidders submitted the highest premium payment for the controversial PPP deal

“I am happy that two bidders showed up; I thought it will only be San Miguel,” DPWH secretary Rogelio Singson says. File photo from PPP Center

Ayala, Ty real estate firms to develop P2.5B Laguna property

May 12, 2015 - 1:53 PM

Alveo Land and Federal Land will develop a 45 hectare property in Laguna which involves the sale of residential lots to the middle to high end market

San Miguel Corporation earmarks P168B for toll road projects

Mar 23, 2015 - 5:56 PM

The investment is to put the country’s toll roads on a par with neighboring Asian countries says SMC President and COO Ramon S Ang

President Benigno S. Aquino III converses with South Luzon Tollway chairman and San Miguel Corporation president and chief operating officer Ramon Ang during the Briefing on the South Luzon Expressway-Toll Road 4 (SLEX-TR4) Project and Other Major Road Projects in Southern Tagalog at the Open Grounds in Barangay Lalig, Tiaong, Quezon on Monday (March 23, 2015). The SLEX-TR4 project is a Php13.1Billion planned expressway extension from Sto. Tomas, Batangas to Lucena, Quezon mandated under Presidential Decrees 1112 and 1894. It involves the construction of 58-kilometers, 4-lane toll road. (Photo by Ryan Lim / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

DPWH to award Cavite-Laguna expressway project July 7

Mar 20, 2015 - 6:43 PM

Interested parties like San Miguel Corporation are told to submit all the required documents again to bid for the P35 4 billion PPP project

San Miguel eyes rebid for Cavite-Laguna expressway project

Mar 16, 2015 - 1:27 PM

Malacañang has ordered the rebid for the P35 4 B expressway project after the diversified conglomerate which was disqualified before appealed its case

San Miguel beefs up road safety

Mar 10, 2015 - 2:37 PM

The diversified conglomerate will install more radar speed detectors along SLEX Skyway STAR tollway and TPLEX

NEDA Board OKs rebidding of Cavite-Laguna expressway

Feb 16, 2015 - 7:24 PM

The controversial PPP project is up for rebidding at P20 11B floor price

Cavite-Luzon Expressway rebid deadline set in June

Jan 20, 2015 - 3:46 PM

The big ticket infrastructure will be turned over to the next administration but the pacing will give bidders a window to make their proposals competitive

Gov’t changes rules on Cavite-Laguna rebidding

Dec 23, 2014 - 8:54 PM

Pre qualification documents technical and financial proposals of the CALAX project will be verified simultaneously

CALAX map courtesy of the Public-Private Partnership Center

Ayala-Aboitiz tandem wants to participate in Palace Calax inquiry

Jul 14, 2014 - 4:31 PM

Team Orion asks to be allowed to intervene in the investigation into San Miguel s disqualification from the Cavite Laguna Expressway bidding

MOTION TO INTERVENE. The Ayala-Aboitiz tandem have asked Malacañang that the consortium be allowed to participate in the ongoing investigation on the Cavite-Laguna expressway project. Photo from the PPP Center

Despite Calax disqualification, San Miguel still bullish on PPPs

Jul 09, 2014 - 5:58 PM

SMC President and COO Ramon Ang says they will still participate in all PPP project biddings despite disqualification from the P35 B Cavite Laguna expressway project

SUSPENDED. San Miguel Corporation’s Ramon S. Ang says it will still participate in PPP projects, despite disqualification from the Cavite-Laguna expressway project. Photo from the PPP Center

Gov’t: Pending cases not dampening investors’ confidence in PPP

Jul 04, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Investors are assured that legal remedies are available and a level playing field is in place to bid for major infrastructure projects

PENDING. Among the latest PPP projects to be put on hold is the awarding of the Cavite-Laguna project. Photo from the PPP Center

Cavite-Laguna project awarding indefinitely suspended

Jul 02, 2014 - 8:49 PM

The DPWH suspends the project awarding to the Ayala Aboitiz tandem after disqualified San Miguel elevated its appeal to Malacañang Palace

SUSPENDED. DPWH indefinitely suspended the awarding of the Cavite-Laguna project. Photo from the PPP Center

Ayala-Aboitiz tandem offers highest bid for Cavite-Laguna project

Jun 13, 2014 - 7:30 PM

The partnership’s bid is P11 66 billion Disqualified bidder San Miguel makes a higher offer at P20 11 billion

BIDS OPENED. The Ayala-Aboitiz tandem offers the highest bid at P11.659 billion, while disqualified San Miguel offers P20.105 billion for the Calax project. Photo from PPP Center

San Miguel disqualified from bidding for Cavite-Laguna project

Jun 12, 2014 - 3:49 PM

San Miguel Corporation rejects the decision and says it will pursue legal remedies

DISQUALIFIED. DPWH disqualifies on Wednesday, June 11, San Miguel's bid for the Calax project. Photo from PPP Center

DPWH to decide on San Miguel’s Calax bid

Jun 11, 2014 - 12:00 PM

The diversified conglomerate is hopeful the decision will not be influenced by its competitors’ allegations over their bid for the P35 4B expressway project

BID COMPLAINT. SMC urges DPWH to resolve the complaint against its bid for the Cavite-Laguna Expressway project. Photo courtesy of the PPP Center

San Miguel given 24 hrs to clarify Calax bid

Jun 09, 2014 - 9:18 PM

DPWH asks San Miguel s Optimal Infrastructure to submit more documents to support its bid proposal for the expressway project

BID COMPLAINT. SMC urges DPWH to resolve the complaint against its bid for the Cavite-Laguna Expressway project. Photo courtesy of the PPP Center

San Miguel to DPWH: Resolve Calax bid issue asap

Jun 08, 2014 - 10:44 PM

Three rival bidders claim San Miguel s bid is not compliant with rules

San Miguel insists Calax bid compliant

Jun 05, 2014 - 4:48 PM

The conglomerate asks rival bidders to instead focus on who can offer the best deal

UP FOR BIDDING. The DPWH submission and opening of financial bids would likely to be done Friday, June 6. Photo from the PPP Center

Groups seek San Miguel disqualification from Calax bid

Jun 03, 2014 - 6:01 PM

Bidders claim San Miguel committed various violations of bidding rules

UP FOR BIDDING. The DPWH is expecting offers from 4 groups for the Cavite-Laguna Expressway on June 2. Photo courtesy of the PPP Center

4 groups bid for P35-B Cavite-Laguna expressway

Jun 02, 2014 - 4:07 PM

UPDATED The country s largest conglomerates participated in the June 2 bidding for the PPP project

UP FOR BIDDING. The DPWH is expecting offers from 4 groups for the Cavite-Laguna Expressway on June 2. Photo courtesy of the PPP Center

DPWH finalizing agreements for Cavite-Laguna expressway

May 25, 2014 - 3:12 PM

DPWH is finalizing the MOA for the interconnection of Calax with the Manila Cavite expressway

Aquino to end term with 7 completed PPP projects

Dec 19, 2013 - 7:06 PM

50 other PPP projects are still in the pipeline says the PPP Center

SEVEN. The PPP Center says 7 PPP projects will be completed by 2016. Photo courtesy of the PPP Center.

Cavite-Laguna expressway bid deadline moved to April 21

Dec 18, 2013 - 5:09 PM

The DPWH extends the bidding period for the P35 4 billion Cavite Laguna expressway project

LINKING ROADS. The Cavite-Laguna Expressway project gets a bidding extension. Photo from Cavitex's Facebook page

Calax bidders want more time to submit proposals

Nov 23, 2013 - 11:22 AM

Prequalified bidders are asking the DPWH to move the submission of bids and opening of technical proposals to a later date

EXTENSION? Pre-qualified bidders seeks an extension for the submission of bids scheduled on January 2014.  Photo courtesy of the PPP Center

DPWH qualifies 4 firms to bid for Calax project

Nov 14, 2013 - 12:19 PM

DPWH qualifies Malaysia s Alloy MTD Philippines bringing to 4 the total number of firms bidding for the Cavite Laguna Expressway

PREQUALIFIED. The country's biggest conglomerates will compete for the expressway project linking Cavite and Laguna. Photo courtesy of the PPP Center

Ayala, San Miguel, MPIC prequalify for Calax

Nov 04, 2013 - 4:46 PM

The companies are among 4 groups that submitted bid documents for the P35 B Cavite Laguna expressway project

PREQUALIFIED. The country's biggest conglomerates will compete for the expressway project linking Cavite and Laguna. Photo courtesy of the PPP Center

SMC, Ayala, MPIC vie for Cavite-Laguna road project

Oct 23, 2013 - 4:01 PM

Four groups led by the country s top conglomerates will compete for the P35 B expressway project that will connect the provinces of Cavite and Laguna

PRE-QUALIFIED. The expressway project linking Cavite and Laguna attracts 4 bidders. Photo courtesy of the PPP Center

18 firms interested in Cavite-Laguna road project

Sep 24, 2013 - 4:33 PM

The firms include some of the country s biggest conglomerates like San Miguel Ayala and Metro Pacific

CALAx bidding deadline moved

Sep 19, 2013 - 9:18 AM

This P43 4 billion tollroad project which connects Cavite and Laguna provinces is the 4th infrastructure project under the PPP scheme of the Aquino government to be delayed

PLANNED ROAD. The Cavite-Laguna road is a priority infrastructure project for 2013. Photo courtesy of the PPP Center

Why approval for Cavite-Laguna expressway project was delayed

Jan 19, 2013 - 12:34 PM

Changes in the length of and financing schemes for the road project as well as the succeeding efforts to reduce cost are the main reasons for the delay of this big ticket infrastructure project

COMING SOON. This road project will ease traffic congestion decongest traffic along Laguna and Cavite roads, particularly on Sta. Rosa-Aguinaldo Highway. Photo from the PPP Center

Cavite-Laguna toll road among priority PPP projects in 2013

Oct 31, 2012 - 3:50 PM

The US 1 01 billion 4 lane and 47 02 km Cavite Laguna Expressway CALAX road project running through Cavite and Laguna provinces is among the priority infrastructure projects the Aquino administration will push in 2013