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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

Public-private partnerships save gov't P300B – DPWH

Sep 16, 2015 - 9:30 PM

The Department of Public Works and Highways also earmarks P21 13B for right of way delivery for all PPP projects

BIG HELP. DPWH says private sector is a big help in implementing and financing huge infrastructure projects. In the photo are San Miguel Corporation engineers monitoring the construction of NAIA Expressway. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

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

NEDA Board approves IT PPP project

Jul 16, 2015 - 11:59 AM

UPDATED The P1 16 billion public private partnership deal will computerize the Philippine Statistics Authority’s civil registry operations and make this available nationwide

FIRST IT. This is the first information technology project under the Philippines' public-private partnership thrust. Image from Shutterstock

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 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

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

Cavite-Laguna expressway rebidding floor price: P20.1B

Dec 03, 2014 - 4:43 PM

The rebidding of the controversial public private partnership project is scheduled in May 2015

Ayala, Aboitiz won't join Cavite-Laguna expressway rebid

Nov 25, 2014 - 7:09 PM

But the tandem will not oppose the rebidding of the public private partnership project

Malacañang orders rebid of Cavite-Laguna expressway project

Nov 24, 2014 - 7:39 PM

Ayala’s AC infrastructure Holdings Inc which won the bid with Aboitiz Land reiterates its position that it will not take any legal action upon the rebidding of the P35 4 billion PPP project

NO LEGAL PROTEST. The Ayala group will take legal actions against the government's plan to rebid a big-ticket project which is seen to decongest traffic along Laguna and Cavite roads, particularly on Sta. Rosa-Aguinaldo Highway. Photo from the PPP Center

Aquino still inclined to rebid Cavite-Laguna expressway project

Nov 12, 2014 - 5:26 PM

Despite mixed reactions President Benigno Aquino III insists that rebidding the P35 4 billion PPP project is meant to get the best deal for our people

PCCI favors rebidding of Cavite-Laguna expressway project

Nov 04, 2014 - 5:54 PM

The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry favors a rebid of the P35 4 billion CALAX to ‘maximize economic benefits’

Ayala, Aboitiz call for speedy action on Cavite-Laguna expressway project

Oct 27, 2014 - 9:57 PM

The companies say they will not take legal action should the Office of the President grant San Miguel’s appeal to be considered for the P35 4 billion PPP project

Cavite-Laguna expressway planned rebid to turn off investors

Oct 23, 2014 - 6:19 PM

Tthe planned rebid of the P35 4 billion PPP could derail the Aquino administration’s momentum on infrastructure development fund managers and think thanks say

Gov’t ‘inclined’ to rebid Cavite-Laguna Expressway – Aquino

Oct 22, 2014 - 3:23 PM

UPDATED President Benigno Aquino III says the primary consideration is getting the best deal for our people to protect their interests

MOTION TO DISMISS. The groups of Ayala and Aboitiz wants the Palace to dismiss San Miguel's appeal in relation to its disqualification from the Calax project bidding. Photo from the PPP Center

Ayala eyes foreign partners in PPP bids

Aug 11, 2014 - 11:30 AM

The group needs partners who have technical expertise and financial resources

DPWH submits Calax project documents to Malacañang

Jul 24, 2014 - 7:42 AM

Malacañang has yet to decide on the appeal made my San Miguel over its disqualified bid for the P35 4 billion PPP project

MOTION TO DISMISS. The groups of Ayala and Aboitiz wants the Palace to dismiss San Miguel's appeal in relation to its disqualification from the Calax project bidding. Photo from the PPP Center

Ayala, Aboitiz ask Palace to dismiss San Miguel's Calax appeal

Jul 21, 2014 - 7:09 PM

The companies urge the Office of the President to uphold bidding rules and junk San Miguel s appeal for a revisit of the bidding process

MOTION TO DISMISS. The groups of Ayala and Aboitiz wants the Palace to dismiss San Miguel's appeal in relation to its disqualification from the Calax project bidding. Photo from the PPP 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

Ayala to help bridge PH infra gap with more big projects

Jul 03, 2014 - 9:27 AM

The Ayala Group is exploring ways to finance its exposure in PPP projects in the next 5 years

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

NEDA Board approves Ayala-MPIC lone bid for LRT 1 Cavite extension

Jun 20, 2014 - 12:47 AM

The Board also gives go signal to 3 new PPP infrastructure projects worth P139 77 billion

APPROVED. The P9.35-B bid of Light Rail Manila Consortium of Pangilinan-led Metro Pacific and Ayala and Macquarie groups was approved by NEDA on June 19. 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

Metro Pacific to ‘slow down’ on PPP projects

Jun 12, 2014 - 6:45 PM

Sure to get the LRT Cavite extension project and hopeful to bag the Cavite Laguna expressway project the listed company might have to pause and digest those two projects

SLOWING DOWN. Metro Pacific Investment Corp. would focus instead on big-ticket projects like the LRT-1 Cavite extension project. Photo from the 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

Deadline for Cavite-Laguna tollroad bids moved

May 13, 2014 - 11:23 PM

The new deadline is to give interested bidders time to adjust to revised guidelines set by the DPWH

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

DPWH revises Cavite-Laguna expressway alignment

Jan 20, 2014 - 8:46 AM

The changes had no impact on the length of the toll road and minimally reduce the cost of the project the DPWH says

REVISED. The DPWH has made revisions to the alignment of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway. Photo courtesy of the PPP Center