Mactan Cebu - updates

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Cebu to start screening domestic passengers after coronavirus cases confirmed in Metro Manila

Mar 09, 2020 - 4:56 PM

Currently, only passengers from international airports are scanned for high fever

SCANNING. Scanners at the Mactan Cebu International Airport check temperatures of arriving passengers. File photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Ex-Cebu airport chief convicted of graft over overpriced fire truck

Feb 23, 2020 - 9:50 PM

Adelberto Yap is sentenced to 12 to 18 years in prison

CONVICTED. Sandiganbayan convicts former Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) general manager Adelberto Yap. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Mactan-Cebu airport's new terminal to begin operations on July 1

Jun 28, 2018 - 7:05 PM

Terminal 2 of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport will be for international flights

Photo from the Department of Transportation

Cebu airport operator bags construction deal for new Clark terminal

Dec 19, 2017 - 3:20 PM

(UPDATED) The group of Megawide Construction Corporation and Bangalore-based GMR Infrastructure Limited will build a new terminal at the Clark International Airport, which will be able to accommodate an additional 8 million passengers yearly

NEW TERMINAL. The BCDA says the Clark International Airport's new terminal building is expected to break ground in the 4th quarter of 2017 and would be completed in 2020. Artist perspective courtesy of BCDA

SEC files complaint vs Calata over botched Cebu casino project

Nov 08, 2017 - 8:20 PM

Calata Corporation executives are accused of making false claims about the project to boost the company's share price

BOTCHED DEAL. SEC accuses Calata executives of making false claims on approval of gaming license for a Cebu project. Image of supposed Cebu gaming complex from Calata

3 new China-Cebu flights to launch in October

Oct 17, 2017 - 5:10 PM

Okay Airways, China Eastern, and Juneyao Airlines are set to launch new flights to and from Cebu soon

Cebu Pacific plane overshoots runway, other flights diverted

Aug 04, 2017 - 9:30 PM

3rd UPDATE A replacement flight will ferry the passengers of Flight 5J570 from Cebu to Manila early Saturday morning August 5

Megawide group proposes P208-billion Cebu airport expansion

Jun 12, 2017 - 12:45 AM

This would make the Cebu airport the only Philippine airport with two independent parallel runways seen to serve annual passenger capacities of up to 50 million

EXPANSION. The group also intends to rehabilitate the airport's existing runway and taxiways, build a 3rd terminal, add a full-length parallel taxiway, as well as construction of more rapid exit taxiways and runway holding positions. Image from GMR-Megawide official Facebook page

Megawide consortium to propose cable cars to ease Cebu traffic

Mar 06, 2017 - 12:45 AM

The development of a cable car system will only take 12 to 14 months as it has less infrastructure requirements like right of way says an official of the consortium

NEW WAY TO COMMUTE? The Cebu airport operator plans to propose using cable cars to ease Cebu traffic. Cable cars photo from Wikimedia

Coming soon: More China flights to and from Cebu

Mar 05, 2017 - 10:10 PM

Xiamen Airlines Sichuan Airlines and Air China are set to launch more flights to the Philippine province of Cebu

CASHING IN. More Chinese airlines will increase their flights going to and from Cebu, Philippines this year.

4 PH airports in Asia's best airports list

Oct 18, 2016 - 8:55 PM

The Ninoy Aquino International Airport however is still named one of the worst airports in Asia

AMONG THE BEST. Davao International Airport is among the best 30 airports in Asia, says a survey conducted by a travel website. Photo by Jim de Francia/Google Maps

CebGo propeller plane's wheel catches fire in Cebu airport

Sep 26, 2016 - 9:06 PM

The wheel of the Cebu Pacific aircraft caught fire All 67 passengers are evacuated safely

Rockwell to build resort in Cebu, hotel in Makati

Jun 02, 2016 - 4:55 PM

These projects are expected to boost the company’s recurring income over the next few years

FOOTPRINT EXPANSION. An aerial view of the Rockwell Center now. Image from Rockwell Land

Cebu airport operator sees net income surge by 55%

May 22, 2016 - 9:12 PM

Megawide Construction Corporation s net income surge is bolstered by its construction business and Mactan Cebu International Airport operations

PPP FRONTRUNNER. Megawide has bagged 5 of 10 awarded PPP deals since Aquino administration launched its flagship project in 2010. In the photo are the top executives of Megawide. Photo from Megawide Construction

Waters off Mactan have unsafe levels of fecal bacteria – DENR

Mar 04, 2016 - 9:30 PM

The environment department says it found high levels of fecal bacteria in waters off the popular Mactan Island in Cebu

MACTAN, CEBU. Environment officials say bacteria levels in Mactan waters pose a health hazard to the public. Photo by Mia Gonzalez/Rappler

Airlines launching 4 new int'l flights from Cebu in March

Feb 18, 2016 - 1:51 PM

Mactan Cebu International Airport is also recognized as Best Transport Deal in Asia Pacific

STRATEGIC DESTINATIONS. The operator of Mactan-Cebu International Airport identifies Middle East, the US, and Europe as key markets to increase inward tourism

Cebu 'carmageddon': Road, bridge repairs cause gridlock

Feb 09, 2016 - 1:58 PM

The heavy traffic on Tuesday February 9 forces some to walk to their destinations

Cebu airport building up to be alternative gateway

Jan 21, 2016 - 8:47 PM

A planned new terminal and runway could give the country a second major international airport

Emirates' Cebu-Dubai route to boost passenger traffic at Mactan Airport

Jan 06, 2016 - 4:30 PM

By March Emirates will connect travelers in and near Cebu and Clark Freeport in Pampanga to the Middle East Africa Europe and the Americas via Dubai

SECOND STRATEGIC DESTINATION. Emirates will launch a daily Dubai-Cebu-Clark circular service on March 30

Select Mactan-Cebu airport authority properties exempt from tax

Jul 24, 2015 - 2:12 PM

The Supreme Court says that only portions of the airport lands and buildings leased to taxable persons like private parties are subject to real estate tax

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

Megawide quadruples spending budget for 2015

Jun 30, 2015 - 9:47 PM

Megawide has roughly P8 billion 177 31 million in cash earmarked for various identified public private partnership projects says its CFO Oliver Tan

5TH PPP. Megawide has bagged 5 of 10 awarded PPP deals since Aquino administration launched its flagship project in 2010. In the photo are the top executives of Megawide. Photo from Megawide Construction

Groundbreaking for Mactan-Cebu's 'resort airport' on June 29

Jun 28, 2015 - 1:59 PM

UPDATED After 5 months of delay the construction of the new terminal for the Aquino administration s first airport public private partnership project will finally start on June 30

President Benigno S. Aquino III with Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III, Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez, Jr., Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II, lowers the time capsule during the Groundbreaking Ceremony of the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) New Passenger Terminal Building in Lapu-Lapu Airport Road, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu on Monday. Assiting the president are Megawide Construction Corporation chairman Michael Cosiquien and GMR Group of Companies chairman Grandhi Mallikajurna Rao (June 29, 2015).  (Photo by Gil Nartea / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Mactan-Cebu airport terminal construction starts June 30

Jun 16, 2015 - 7:00 PM

The new terminal is seen to increase the airport’s passenger capacity to 12 5 million a year from the current 4 5 million

MUCH-AWAITED. The interim plan of the government will reduce the delay to 6 months from a year, GMCAC President Manuel Louie Ferrer says. Photo from Mactan-Cebu Airport Facebook page

2014 PH air passenger volume up to 38.3M

May 28, 2015 - 8:55 PM

The air passenger traffic inches up by 1 6 on the back of aggressive route expansion of PAL and Cebu Pacific

President Benigno S. Aquino III personally inspects the operations and security set-up at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 in Pasay City on Wednesday (April 01, 2015). The President wanted to make sure that all security preparations were in place to ensure safe travel during the Holy Week. Photo by Gil Nartea Supera/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

All women flight crew fly AirAsia’s Manila-Davao route

Mar 28, 2015 - 9:00 AM

The revived route is flying thrice daily on top of its current twice a day flights to Cebu

Mactan-Cebu airport upgraded with P49M navigational system

Feb 13, 2015 - 3:41 PM

The country’s second busiest airport will be installed with a DVOR DME equipment to aid pilots during bad weather and low visibility situations

CDO-bound Cebu Pacific plane turns back to Cebu

Jan 27, 2015 - 11:15 AM

The plane carrying 155 passengers turns back after experiencing mechanical problems 20 minutes from take off from the Mactan Cebu International airport

FLYING HIGH. Cebu Pacific is looking at flying 7 times a week to Canada to add to its long-haul routes. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

SEC okays Megawide P7B preferred share sale

Nov 07, 2014 - 5:27 PM

Megawide says funds from the activity will be used for its projects like the Mactan airport

Gov’t turns over Mactan airport to Megawide-led consortium

Nov 03, 2014 - 11:20 PM

The transition paves way for the P17 5 billion expansion project of the international airport but a business group asks the Supreme Court to stop it

Megawide strengthens 200-MW power generation portfolio

Sep 29, 2014 - 11:53 AM

For its first project the company will break ground this year a 3 5 megawatt biomass project in Northern Luzon

Cebu Pacific to expand hub in Visayas

Sep 25, 2014 - 1:44 PM

For the first half of 2014 the budget carrier flew 1 9 million passengers from Cebu making it a very important hub for the budget carrier

DOTC taps independent consultant for P17-B Mactan airport expansion

Jun 21, 2014 - 9:00 AM

The agency allots P123 million for the consulting service which DOTC says is ‘essential in all government infrastructure projects’

DEAL SEALED. GMR-Megawide will take over airport operations in the last quarter of 2014. Photo from the PPP Center

DOTC signs concession deal for Mactan airport

Apr 22, 2014 - 1:21 PM

The private concessionaire will take over operations of the Mactan Cebu International Airport by October 2014

GMR-Megawide set to remit P14B for Mactan airport

Apr 20, 2014 - 10:27 AM

The amount Megawide said will be transmitted before April 25

ONE DOWN. The P14.4 billion, part of Megawide-GMR's requirements to sign the contract with government, will be transmitted before April 25. File photo courtesy of the PPP Center

DOTC: PPP projects to boost FDI inflows

Apr 06, 2014 - 7:36 PM

The agency says the successful bidding of the AFCS and Cebu airport expansion will attract more investments into the country

SC asked: Void GMR-Megawide consortium's Mactan airport contract

Apr 05, 2014 - 11:00 PM

Citing conflict of interest Senator Serge Osmeña petitions the Supreme Court to nullify GMR Megawide consortium s contract

DOTC: 20 days to complete post-award requirements for Mactan airport rehab

Apr 05, 2014 - 6:53 PM

Winning bidders have 20 days to complete post award requirements before signing the contract for the expansion of the Mactan Cebu International Airport

Megawide-led consortium bags Mactan airport expansion contract

Apr 05, 2014 - 2:58 PM

The consortium hurdles a disqualification case filed against it as it denies conflict of interest arising from alleged ties with the German Fraport

HIGHEST BIDDER. The tandem of GMR Infrastructure and Megawide submitted the highest bid for the airport expansion project. Photo courtesy of the PPP Center

Cebu airport winning bidder another Piatco?

Feb 25, 2014 - 6:49 PM

Senator Osmeña says GMR Infrastructure the foreign partner in the winning consortium has previous dealings similar to those of notorious NAIA 3 contractor Piatco

WINNING BIDDER. The tandem of GMR Infrastructure and Megawide submits the highest bid for the Cebu airport expansion project. Photo courtesy of the PPP Center

COA to agencies: Return P2.3-B bonuses

Jan 15, 2014 - 7:50 AM

UPDATED The Governance Commission for GOCCs responds to the COA order

GRACEFUL EXIT. COA Chairperson Grace Pulido-Tan leaves the Senate after enduring a one-hour grilling from Sen Jinggoy Estrada. The feisty Tan holds her ground and at times answers back. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

Mactan airport opens bids for Air Force building move

Jan 07, 2014 - 5:53 PM

Bidding is now open for the relocation of the Philippine Air Force building in the Mactan Cebu International Airport

RELOCATION AND CONSTRUCTION. Bidding for a moving project and a construction project on the Mactan-Cebu International Airport is underway.

Awarding of 2 PPP projects delayed

Jan 06, 2014 - 10:11 AM

The financial bids for the LRT MRT single ticketing project and the Mactan Cebu International Airport expansion project are still undergoing careful evaluations says the DOTC

Megawide-led consortium submits highest bid for Mactan airport

Dec 12, 2013 - 5:29 PM

The tandem of GMR Infrastructure and Megawide consortium submits the highest bid for the Mactan Cebu expansion project

HIGHEST BIDDER. The tandem of GMR Infrastructure and Megawide submitted the highest bid for the airport expansion project. Photo courtesy of the PPP Center

7 groups qualify for opening of Cebu airport financial bids

Dec 11, 2013 - 6:33 PM

The groups hurdle DOTC s technical evaluation

MOVED. The opening of the financial bids for the P17.5-B Cebu airport deal has been moved to an earlier schedule. Photo courtesy of the PPP Center

Financial bids for Cebu airport to be opened on Dec 12

Dec 10, 2013 - 3:27 PM

The schedule was moved a week early

MOVED. The opening of the financial bids for the P17.5-B Cebu airport deal has been moved to an earlier schedule. Photo courtesy of the PPP Center

All 7 prequalified firms bid for Cebu airport project

Nov 28, 2013 - 2:56 PM

The high turnout is proof that investors have confidence in our PPP program says DOTC

ALL PARTICIPATED. The 7 groups prequalified to bid for the Mactan-Cebu International Airport project participated in the Nov 28 auction. Photo courtesy of the PPP Center

All systems go for Cebu airport bidding

Nov 27, 2013 - 5:29 PM

The Transportation department is confident the project will attract the most number of bidders for any PPP so far

FINALLY PUSHING THROUGH. Bidding for the Mactan-Cebu International Airport expansion project will go on as scheduled on November 28, says the Transportation department. Photo courtesy of the PPP Center

Cebu airport project for auction on Nov 28

Nov 22, 2013 - 8:06 AM

The project s terms were approved by the NEDA board on November 21

FOR AUCTION. The bidding for the airport deal has been set after the NEDA board has approved its project terms.Photo courtesy of the PPP Center.

Submission of bids for Cebu airport project deferred

Nov 13, 2013 - 7:44 PM

The NEDA board fails to convene and approve revisions in the concession contract due to ongoing relief and rescue operations in areas ravaged by Typhoon Yolanda

POSTPONED. Submission  of bids for the Mactan-Cebu International Airport project is postponed until NEDA board convenes.Photo courtesy of the PPP Center