NEDA Board approves Metro Manila Subway, longest railway

Sep 12, 2017 - 7:30 PM

UPDATED These big ticket projects will be funded via official development assistance ODA from either China or Japan

BETTER TRANSPORT. These big-ticket projects form part of Mega Manila Dream Plan, a transport network roadmap seen to decongest the country’s capital. Images courtesy of

$7-B Metro Manila subway to be extended to NAIA

Sep 06, 2017 - 6:10 PM

From an earlier projection of 4 4 billion P225 17 billion the cost of the proposed subway goes up to 7 billion P358 25 billion

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Potholes cause NAIA runway closure again

Jul 06, 2017 - 1:10 PM

UPDATED Runway 06 24 used for international flights was closed for a few hours for emergency repairs says the Manila International Airport Authority

In this file photo, Philippine Airlines (PAL) planes are parked at the tarmac of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila on August 5, 2010. Noel Celis/AFP

Pothole causes temporary closure of NAIA runway

May 30, 2017 - 7:54 PM

A number of domestic and international flights are affected by the temporary closure of NAIA s Runway 06 24

In this file photo, Philippine Airlines (PAL) planes are parked at the tarmac of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila on August 5, 2010. Noel Celis/AFP

Alliance Global to build transport hub near NAIA

May 01, 2017 - 8:10 PM

This will connect the country s main international gateway to Newport City potentially increasing foot traffic to tycoon Andrew Tan s development

FOOT TRAFFIC. Alliance Global's Kevin Tan (L) says the transport hub wil be located below the newly-constructed 220-meter air-conditioned elevated bridge called Runway Manila. Photo from Megaworld website

Ayala Corp in the time of Duterte

Apr 24, 2017 - 5:21 PM

The conglomerate is positioning itself to take advantage of the administration s infrastructure push

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Diokno says soldiers can man airport immigration counters

Apr 06, 2017 - 5:24 PM

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says he will not cave in to blackmails of immigration officers who have skipped work creating long lines at the airports

Photo by Jedwin M Llobrera

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PAL to passengers: Be 4-5 hours early at NAIA due to immigration woes

Apr 04, 2017 - 5:10 PM

Philippine Airlines cites insufficient staffing at the airport s immigration counters resulting to long lines

This photo taken on January 26, 2016 shows tail sections of Philippine airlines (PAL) aircraft while parked at the terminal II building of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Ted Aljibe/AFP

MIAA, CAAP prepare for influx of Holy Week air travelers

Apr 02, 2017 - 9:28 AM

Airport police will be deployed around NAIA to ensure the safety of air passengers and the smooth flow of vehicular traffic in the area

OFWs soon to be automatically exempted from airport terminal fee

Mar 15, 2017 - 6:05 PM

UPDATED The P550 terminal fee will be waived starting April 30 for face to face ticket purchases and by the end of July for online ticket purchases

WATCH: Kid runs on court during college basketball game

Mar 10, 2017 - 1:03 PM

The toddler finishes with a stat line of zero points and one 20 yard dash

HOOP DREAMS. One young toddler makes his college basketball debut about 15 years too early. Screenshot from YouTube

LIST: Canceled flights due to radar maintenance in March

Feb 20, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Here s the full list of canceled PAL Cebu Pacific and Cebgo flights due to the Tagaytay radar maintenance from March 6 to 11

ARRC to gov't: Bid out operations, maintenance of Clark airport, not NAIA

Feb 16, 2017 - 6:30 PM

The consortium says privatizing the operations maintenance and upgrade of NAIA would discourage the construction of a new airport

PRIVATE HANDS. The consortium of Solar group's Wilson Tieng and Sy-led Belle Corporation wants the upgrade works of the airport to be handled by private sector. Image from Clark International Airport website

Court orders Piatco to pay PH gov't P300M for arbitration costs

Feb 03, 2017 - 12:52 PM

This is the latest development in the legal battle between an airport consortium and the Philippine government over the ownership of NAIA 3

DECADE-OLD BATTLE. The NAIA 3 contract was awarded to Piatco in 1997 during the Ramos administration; but it was declared irregular by the Arroyo government in 2002, due to allegations that the consortium violated the Anti-Dummy Law. Photo by Carabaopower on Wikimedia Commons

New world-class air traffic system ready by June – CAAP

Jan 06, 2017 - 1:00 PM

The new Communications Navigation Surveillance Air Traffic Management will enable airlines to meet departure and arrival schedules and provide a safer more efficient air traffic management flow in the country

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OFWs suffer long lines in NAIA due to broken system

Jan 02, 2017 - 7:41 PM

Bureau of Immigration Spokesperson Antonette Mangrobang says the problem is not with BI but with POEA

HOLIDAY RUSH. Several OFWs were stuck at NAIA Terminal 3 due to the faulty validation system of the Bureau of Immigration. Photo by Don Michael de Leon

2 more ramps opened on NAIA expressway

Dec 28, 2016 - 8:19 PM

Ramps 11 and 12 which connect the NAIA expressway to the Cavitex are now open for use

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NAIA Expressway Lane 1 open starting Dec 21

Dec 20, 2016 - 9:00 PM

Toll fees for the first two years of operation are P45 Class 1 P90 Class 2 and P134 Class 3 with adjustments allowed every two years

CHRISTMAS LANE. The NAIAX Christmas Lane will connect Entertainment City and Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard to NAIA Terminal 3 and Skyway. All photos by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

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Ayala, 3 foreign airline operators team up for NAIA PPP

Dec 18, 2016 - 11:45 PM

The people who are joining us are coming from a particular core competency and expertise that can add to the project says the president and CEO of AC Infrastructure Holdings Corporation

HEAD TO HEAD. The country's top businessmen will battle once again for the over $1-billion contract to rehabilitate NAIA. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

PAL to launch more domestic, int'l flights in Clark by January

Dec 18, 2016 - 9:55 PM

The destinations are Cebu Davao Busuanga and Cagayan de Oro as well as Incheon in South Korea

FLIES FROM CLARK. PAL's maiden flight between Clark and Caticlan in Aklan, which was welcomed with a water salute at Clark International Airport on Sunday, December 18. Photo by DOTr

Livestreaming of NAIA CCTVs starts 2017

Dec 17, 2016 - 5:50 PM

The Bureau of Customs is set to install 59 CCTVs in the NAIA Customs arrival area

LIVESTREAMING. Footages from more than 50 CCTVs will be installed in NAIA Terminal 1 will be livestreamed starting next year, said the Bureau of Customs. Photo from NAIA Wikipedia site

NAIA-Newport air-conditioned walkway by 2017

Dec 06, 2016 - 2:12 PM

The pedestrian bridge is funded by Travellers International Hotel Group Incorporated which operates Newport City

ON TRACK. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade (R) talks to Travellers International's Kingson Sian (L) about the Runway Manila construction. Photo by DOTr

OFW terminal fee payment scrapped by March 2017 – MIAA

Nov 29, 2016 - 3:48 PM

Airport chief Ed Monreal says airlines have agreed in principle on the plan which will spare overseas Filipinos from paying a fee that they are already exempted from

File photo by Joel Nito/AFP

Airport chief to personnel: Don't ask passengers for gifts

Nov 25, 2016 - 8:51 PM

MIAA chief Ed Monreal warns airport personnel who solicit gifts from passengers especially Filipinos coming home for the holidays

Malaysian with P23M worth of cocaine nabbed at NAIA

Nov 17, 2016 - 5:39 PM

Nasir Uddin Bin Mohd Hasnan was allegedly carrying 216 pellets of high grade cocaine hidden in chocolate bars in his backpack the customs bureau says

IATA to PH gov't: Act on airport proposals now

Nov 16, 2016 - 5:30 PM

They ve looked at so many proposals I think it is time to do something Let us make sure it a new international airport is just big enough says a regional director for the International Air Transport Association

UNSOLICITED PROPOSALS. The new transportation chief is open to unsolicited proposals to build a new international gateway. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Shabu smugglers nabbed at Fedex warehouse in NAIA

Nov 15, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Two smugglers are arrested for possessing and importing around 1 2 kilograms of shabu

Cops to help man traffic at C5, Commonwealth, NAIA Expressway

Nov 13, 2016 - 6:00 PM

PNP Highway Patrol Group personnel will be deployed to address the traffic problem and ensure the safe travel of motorists

Commuters stranded in a traffic along commonwealth Ave. during rush hour. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler/File

Group of Sy and Tieng also wants to build a new airport

Oct 31, 2016 - 7:11 PM

The group will join the China Communications Construction Company s dredging unit in this project says a Bloomberg report

WAY HIGHER CAPACITY. ARRC's proposed new airport is seen to handle up to 90 million passengers per year, way higher than NAIA's 28 million

Qatar Airways to help boost Clark airport traffic

Oct 26, 2016 - 1:54 PM

Qatar Airways looks to expand its market by developing leisure business and corporate traffic to Europe the US and the Gulf countries

FOOT TRAFFIC. Qatar Airways Country Manager Paolo Pausini (2nd from right) and officials of the Clark International Airport Corporation met yesterday to discuss collaborative efforts to market the Clark airport and Qatar Airways to increase passengers to include leisure, business, and corporate travelers for Qatar's network of destinations in Europe, the USA and the Gulf countries. Photo from Department of Transportation

Results: Speed tests of Smart's public WiFi at NAIA Terminal 1

Oct 25, 2016 - 8:09 PM

The tests reel in an average download speed of 88 38 Mbps and an average upload speed of 63 78 Mbps

Brazilian woman with cocaine nabbed at NAIA

Oct 16, 2016 - 1:02 AM

The drug bust comes nearly two weeks after Philippine authorities arrested 3 suspected foreign drug couriers at the country s premiere airport

DRUG BUST. Airport authorities nab a Brazilian woman carrying cocaine at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 on October 15, 2016

'Worst airport' no more? What changed in NAIA in first 100 days

Oct 12, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Inter agency cooperation and implementing strict policies on flight schedules have helped the country s premier airport improve its services in the first hundred days of the new administration

BETTER SERVICES. Netizens rave about improved services at the Philippines' premier airport, once tagged the world's worst.

DOTr’s hits and misses in 1st 100 days: NAIA, EDSA traffic, MRT3

Oct 12, 2016 - 6:19 PM

The first 100 days of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade are marked by initiatives to decongest the country s premier airport as well as an unchanged state of MRT3 and EDSA traffic They also give a glimpse of what lies ahead

HONEYMOON. Eliminating laglag bala or bullet-planting incidents inside Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), resolving a legal battle involving the Common Station deal, fewer flight delays, faster Wi-Fi available in 23 public transport sites, and cleaner NAIA toilets, are among the initiatives Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade and his colleagues have accomplished in just 100 days. Rappler file photo

Arrested: 3 foreigners with P100M worth of cocaine

Oct 06, 2016 - 8:03 AM

3 suspected foreign drug couriers carrying cocaine worth P100 million are intercepted at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport

CAUGHT. The arrested foreigners with the intercepted cocaine. Photo by Edwin Llobrera

Asia's Emerging Dragon to bid for NAIA PPP

Oct 03, 2016 - 9:05 PM

The corporation formed back in 1993 by several taipans again expresses interest in redeveloping the Ninoy Aquino International Airport

A passenger arrives at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila on October 18, 2013.The Philippines' main Manila airport terminal has been named the world's worst for the second year in a row in a survey by an online travel website. AFP PHOTO/ NOEL CELIS / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

I worked at NAIA Terminal 4 for a day to test Smart's 1 Gbps WiFi

Sep 27, 2016 - 7:04 PM

It s fast but it has its flaws

THE DAY'S HIGH. The download speed fluctuates from 40 to 70.75 megabits per second on an active connection. Screengrab from

NAIA Expressway Phase 2 opens September 22

Sep 20, 2016 - 1:52 PM

DPWH Secretary Mark Villar says this would improve traffic flow and will cut travel time by at least 60

FREE TOLL FEE. Transportations Secretary Arthur Tugade says motorists will enjoy one month of free toll fees at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport expressway starting September 22. File photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

First NEDA board under Duterte okays 9 infra projects

Sep 16, 2016 - 9:51 AM

The total cost of the projects is estimated at P171 14 billion NEDA also introduces some policy changes to speed up the approval process

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After Rizal photobomb, DMCI 'obstructs' NAIA flight path – Ejercito

Sep 14, 2016 - 5:20 PM

UPDATED The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines says the minimum descent altitude for airplanes was already increased specifically because of Cypress Towers

PILOT'S ViEW. Senator JV Ejercito hits DMCI for 'obstructing' the flight path to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, thereby causing flight diversions to nearby Clark airport. Photo from Office of Senator Ejercito

Gov't: Fewer flight delays due to stricter rules, 'common sense' approach

Sep 14, 2016 - 3:30 PM

It was reduced tremendously Minimum is about 5 to 6 delayed arrivals and very minimal in terms of departure says Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Eddie Monreal during a Senate budget hearing

FEW FLIGHT DELAYS. The Manila International Airport Authority reports a decline in the number of flight delays int he country due to stricter rules. File photo by AFP

Free toll fees at NAIA expressway for 1 month starting Sept 22

Sep 14, 2016 - 11:01 AM

The complete project including the portion linking Terminal 3 would be accessible to the public before the year ends Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade says

FREE TOLL FEE. Transportations Secretary Arthur Tugade says motorists will enjoy one month of free toll fees at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport expressway starting September 22. File photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Metro Pacific: Aviation is our 'next new industry'

Sep 07, 2016 - 2:15 PM

The Manuel V Pangilinan led conglomerate wants airports to be its new vertical market Metro Pacific is currently into roads rail water power and hospitals

NEW INDUSTRY. Infrastructure conglomerate Metro Pacific wants aviation to be its 'new industry.' File photo by Rappler