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LOOK: Skyway Stage 3 coping beam falls in NLEX-Balintawak

Aug 18, 2019 - 3:26 PM

The incident causes traffic in the Balintawak-Camachile area, says the NLEX Corporation

COPING BEAM FALLS. A coping beam is seen hanging beside a concrete foundation post of the Skyway Stage 3 project at NLEX-Balintawak on Sunday, August 18, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

NLEX toll hike starts March 20

Mar 06, 2019 - 4:35 PM

NLEX Corporation will be charging an additional P10 for the open system and P0.18 per kilometer for the closed system

NEW RATES. There will be higher toll fee rates at the NLEX starting March 20. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 to open February 28

Feb 20, 2019 - 3:10 PM

(UPDATED) Travel time from C3 Road to the North Luzon Expressway will be cut to only 10 minutes, says the Department of Public Works and Highways

LINK. NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 will link NLEX to Port Area in Manila. Photo from NLEX Corporation

LOOK: Parts of NLEX closed for Skyway Stage 3 construction starting February 9

Feb 08, 2019 - 4:38 PM

Here are alternate routes for cars and trucks going to the Port Area in Manila

REROUTING. NLEX Corporation official talks about the traffic rerouting scheme for the construction of the Skyway Stage 3 project. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

DPWH starts construction of new NLEX interchange near Philippine arena

Feb 01, 2019 - 1:45 PM

The first phase of the Ciudad de Victoria interchange is set to be completed by October, ahead of the opening of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

GROUNDBREAKING. DPWH Secretary Mark Villar leads the groundbreaking ceremony of the Ciudad de Victoria interchange near Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

DPWH finally acquires right of way for NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10

Oct 19, 2018 - 4:40 PM

Public Works Secretary Mark Villar says NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 will 'hopefully be completed in time for the Christmas rush'

FINALLY COMPLETE. The Department of Public Works and Highways delivered the complete right-of-way acquisition for the NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10. Photo from DPWH Secretary Mark Villar's Facebook page

DPWH eyes NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 completion in 2018

Aug 16, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Right-of-way acquisition for the elevated expressway already stands at 95%

INSPECTION. DPWH Secretary Mark Villar inspects the NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 in Caloocan City on August 16, 2018. NLEX photo

LOOK: Proposed road network projects in Bulacan

Aug 08, 2018 - 7:56 PM

The proposed road network projects in Bulacan are seen to help boost the economy of Central Luzon

PROJECTS. NLEX and DPWH expands their road network plans. Image from NLEX

Bong Go supporter takes down NLEX billboard

Jul 17, 2018 - 8:23 PM

A certain 'Christine Yu' removes the enormous Bong Go billboard at the Candaba viaduct in the North Luzon Expressway, according to a press release from the staff of the Special Assistant to the President

Photo from PCOO

Construction of NLEX-SLEX Connector Road to start by July

Apr 01, 2018 - 8:55 PM

Back in July 2016, NLEX Corporation secured a P23.2-billion deal to build, operate, and maintain the NLEX-SLEX Connector Road

CONNECTOR ROAD. NLEX-SLEX Connector Road would link C3 in Caloocan City to the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) campus in Sta Mesa, Manila. Map from DPWH website

NLEX to add lane in San Fernando interchange

Jan 31, 2018 - 4:40 PM

NLEX's expansion project will widen the 336-meter northbound exit ramp heading towards Pampanga's capital city, increasing the number of deceleration lanes to two

NEW LANE. NLEX's additional lane is seen to benefit motorists, merchants, and commuters going to San Fernando City in Pampanga from Bulacan and Manila. Photo from NLEX Corporation

NLEX to implement new toll fees on November 6

Nov 05, 2017 - 2:14 PM

Those traveling on the stretch of North Marilao in Bulacan to Sta Ines, Malabacat City in Pampanga will have to pay additional toll fees

TOLL HIKE. NLEX closed system to implement new toll fares across vehicle classes on November 6. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

#CommuterWatch: Traffic situation along SLEX, NLEX for Undas 2017

Oct 30, 2017 - 7:55 PM

The two expressways are expected to become congested as Filipinos travel during the Undas break

Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

More electronic toll collection options for Metro Pacific's roads soon

Aug 22, 2017 - 8:00 PM

For now motorists traversing the NLEX can pay toll fees using their Easy Trip RFID Beep cards as well as Mastercard contactless debit prepaid and credit cards

ELECTRONIC TOLL COLLECTION. Metro Pacific Tollways chairman Manuel Pangilinan tries new electronic toll collection of North Luzon Expressway. Photo courtesy of PayMaya Philippines

Metro Pacific starts NLEX Harbor Link's R10 section

Aug 15, 2017 - 4:55 PM

The infrastructure conglomerate of Manuel Pangilinan expects to finish construction of the 2 6 kilometer expressway extension in the 1st quarter of 2018

ALMOST DONE. The R-10 Section serves as an extension to the NLEX Harbor Link deal, a 15.57-km expressway from Mindanao Avenue, Quezon City to the C-3 (Circumferential Road 3) in Caloocan City. File photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

PayMaya, Beep to be allowed soon in NLEX, SCTEX

Dec 22, 2016 - 5:59 PM

The operator of the two toll ways expects these payment options to be available in NLEX by early January while SCTEX will follow

MORE OPTIONS. MPTDC is the parent firm of Manila North Tollways Corporation, which operates NLEX and SCTEX. Rappler file photo

DOF gives NLEX-SLEX Connector Road green light

Aug 31, 2016 - 2:20 PM

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says the tollways unit of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation MPIC can push through with the road construction – even without forming a special purposes company SPC

TWO CONNECTOR ROADS. Metro Pacific and San Miguel-Citra propose to build separate roads connecting NLEX and SLEX

DPWH chief Villar: Metro traffic jam 'can be solved in 2-3 years'

Aug 02, 2016 - 8:47 PM

Rest assured that the biggest hurdle political will is something that the President has a lot of says Secretary Mark Villar

Bumper-to-bumper traffic is seen in front of the Iglesia ni Cristo Church along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City on Tuesday. A portion of the thorough fare from Sandiganbayan to Litex is closed for the whole day due to a medical mission by the INC. Photo by: JOEL LIPORADA

Metro Pacific unit secures NLEX-SLEX Connector Road deal

Jul 26, 2016 - 1:35 PM

This is after no comparative proposals were submitted to the DPWH on Monday July 25 – the deadline set by the agency

TWO CONNECTOR ROADS. Metro Pacific and San Miguel-Citra propose to build separate roads connecting NLEX and SLEX

Iglesia ni Cristo holds huge evangelical event

May 22, 2016 - 1:36 AM

3rd UPDATE Traffic eases at the Bocaue portion of the North Luzon Expressway past noon

Poster for the INC's evangelical mission "Reconnect: Worldwide Intensive Propagation" to be held on Sunday, May 22. Photo from INCMedia

MPIC on toll hike petitions: Taxpayers bear brunt

Apr 08, 2016 - 7:30 PM

When the private concessionaires signed an agreement with the government for the operations and maintenance of the expressways they were promised a toll increase

POCKET BRUISING. The delays in toll hike have been hurting the pockets of operators, with a total foregone revenue of over P4 billion as of January 2016. Image from Wikimedia

Toll hike petitions likely be up to the next gov't

Mar 21, 2016 - 10:22 AM

The delays in toll hike have been hurting the pockets of operators with a total foregone revenue of over P4 billion as of January 2016

POCKET BRUISING. The Toll Regulatory Board has not approved a toll fee hike just yet, but petitions were not dismissed

NLEX-SCTEX link ready for Holy Week

Mar 19, 2016 - 12:32 PM

The Metro Pacific group is looking at integrating the toll collection system of TPLEX to those of NLEX and SCTEX

SMOOTHER TRAVEL. To unify the system of NLEX and SCTEX, MNTC has constructed 7 new toll plazas

Metro Pacific unit to start NLEX expansion February

Feb 15, 2016 - 7:15 PM

Despite the expressway s expansion the NLEX builder says traffic will remain smooth since there won t be lane closures

GRIDLOCK. Traffic along NLEX in Balintawak, Caloocan City on September 5, 2014. File photo by Kevin de la Cruz/Rappler

NEDA board approves 5 infra projects

Dec 16, 2015 - 9:51 PM

The National Economic and Development Authority board approves 2 public private partnership and 3 official development assistance deals for roll out

President Benigno S. Aquino III leads his official family in prayer before presiding over the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board meeting. Also in photo are Secretary to the Cabinet Jose Rene Almendras, DOTC Joseph Emilio Abaya DOST Mario Montejo and Finance Secretary Cecar Purisima. Photo by Joseph Vidal / Malacañang Photo Bureau

Metro Pacific officially takes over SCTEX

Nov 06, 2015 - 10:01 AM

The tollways group of Manuel V Pangilinan officially takes over the Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway SCTEX for an upfront payment of P3 5 billion 74 60 million for the contract

IMPROVEMENTS. MNTC President and CEO Rodrigo Franco says the turnover paves the way for the start of improvement of services on SCTEX. Photos by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

NLEX, SCTEX, Cavitex ready for Undas 2015

Oct 30, 2015 - 5:29 PM

The operator of Luzon expressways gears up for the expected heavy traffic volume by adding lanes traffic personnel and layers of toll collection

EXPECTED HEAVY TRAFFIC. TMC says traffic is expected to build up in the afternoon of October 30 until late morning of November 1 going North

DOTC rolls out road transport IT project

Jul 30, 2015 - 3:45 PM

This is the 10th public private partnership PPP project of the transportation department that s being rolled out as it sets auction for more PPP deals

CLEAN UP. The IT project is seen to clean up the existing data of LTFRB and lessen the processing time for its transactions

Delayed right-of-way acquisition takes a toll on NLEX Harbor Link

Jul 21, 2015 - 8:00 PM

A toll road from Mindanao Avenue in Quezon City to C3 or 5th Avenue in Caloocan City could be open to motorists by December 2016

ANOTHER DELAYED PROJECT. NLEX's Segment 10 is another infrastructure project being delayed by slow right-of-way acquisition. Photos from Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

NLEX operator to extend toll road to Commonwealth Ave

Jun 09, 2015 - 6:40 PM

By 2019 the North Luzon Expressway will be extended to Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City

NLEX EXTENSION. The project is seen to decongest Metro Manila by providing alternative access to mainline NLEX further east of Metro Manila. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Swiss challenge for NLEX-SLEX connector to start October

May 20, 2015 - 4:13 PM

Because of the changes in the mode of implementation the original proponent of the connector road says completion of the project will be pushed back to 2018

SWISS CHALLENGE. "We are ready for the Swiss. We are just awaiting for the government to invite proponents. We will fight for it," MPTC president Ramoncito Fernandez. File photo by Rappler

San Miguel taps DMCI for Skyway extension project

May 12, 2015 - 11:29 AM

DMCI will be the contractor for the P26 5B toll road project connecting SLEX to NLEX

Alignment of NLEX- SLEX connector road to be revised

Mar 30, 2015 - 10:12 PM

It will increase the project cost by at least 30 says the MNTC

Expressways to swell due to Holy Week traffic

Mar 24, 2015 - 6:25 PM

Northbound traffic is expected to build up in the afternoon of April 1 Holy Wednesday until late morning of April 2 Maundy Thursday

NLEX-SLEX connector road completed in 2017 - MPIC

Feb 12, 2015 - 12:53 PM

The P18 billion toll road awaits the approval of the NEDA Board

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.

A fight against reckless driving

Jan 10, 2015 - 8:50 PM

RJ Ledesma whose family members were hurt in an accident caused by reckless driving on the NLEX explains why bus company First North Luzon Transit Inc should be suspended

MPIC losing over P2B potential revenues

Nov 25, 2014 - 10:49 PM

The Toll Regulatory Board has yet to act on their petition for a toll rate increase pending for years now

Metro Pacific eyes P5B NLEX expansion

Nov 10, 2014 - 7:26 PM

The tollways arm of the infrastructure firm also files a petition for toll rate hike which is ‘long overdue’

Man arrested in NLEX hostage-taking incident

Oct 20, 2014 - 8:46 AM

UPDATED All passengers taken hostage inside a bus at the North Luzon Expressway NLEX are released unharmed The unnamed assailant is assessed with some psychological instability according to police

MVP: NLEX-SLEX connector to be delayed beyond Aquino term

Oct 07, 2014 - 11:39 AM

Manuel V Pangilinan Metro Pacific Investments Corporation MPIC chairman says the project is likely to be completed in mid 2017 because of the Swiss challenge on their unsolicited project proposal

Victory Liner buses suspended over deadly NLEX accident

Sep 26, 2014 - 7:44 PM

Sixteen buses of Victory Liner have been placed under suspension immediately for not more than 30 days while the LTFRB probes the incident

VICTORY LINER. Photo from Victory Liner website.

Counterflow schemes to solve NLEX congestion

Sep 06, 2014 - 1:39 PM

MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino says Task Force Pantalan will be spearheading the decongestion of vehicles in the area

GRIDLOCK. Traffic along NLEX in Balintawak, Caloocan City on September 5, 2014. File photo by Kevin de la Cruz/Rappler

Rappler Newscast | September 5, 2014

Sep 05, 2014 - 8:54 PM

Friday traffic gets worse than usual in the North Luzon Expressway Doctors recommend hospital arrest for Senator Enrile Scientists discover an enormous dinosaur in Argentina

Tolentino: MMDA not to blame for NLEX congestion

Sep 05, 2014 - 4:01 PM

Cabinet Secretary Rene Almendras says a new realignment rerouting in Caloocan city is causing the heavy NLEX traffic

CONGESTION. Traffic situation at NLEX as of 9:04 AM on September 5, 2014. Photo from the NLEX Twitter account

MMDA: Expect heavy traffic around Bulacan till Monday

Jul 27, 2014 - 11:30 AM

Heavy traffic is expected along NLEX due to the Iglesia ni Cristo s centennial celebration on Sunday

INC FAITHFUL. An aerial photo of Ciudad de Victoria as of 7am on July 27 shows the INC faithful gathering for the INC centennial. Photo by PAO AFP

Metro Pacific’s tollway unit acquires P103-M stake in Easytrip

Jul 01, 2014 - 3:21 PM

The company bought a 50 plus one share of Egis group’s Easytrip Services in a bid to modernize the electronic toll collection system in the country

MODERN TOLL ROADS. Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation launched the country’s first application of RFID technology dubbed “EasyDrive” at the 14-km Cavitex last month and intends to implement the same along NLEX within the year. File photo by Jay Directo / AFP

Holy Week rush: Traffic along toll roads to go up 30%

Apr 07, 2014 - 6:42 PM

Operators of toll roads going to Northern Luzon provinces expect a surge in vehicle volume next week

File photo

MPIC eyeing toll road projects outside Metro Manila

Mar 03, 2014 - 6:41 PM

One project is a bridge worth P12 billion that will connect Cebu City and Mactan Island

MORE ROADS. Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation wants to expand more roads outside Metro Manila. Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

MNTC to issue P7B bonds for tollway projects

Feb 09, 2014 - 6:34 PM

The Manila North Tollways Corporation will be the first non listed company to issue bonds

File photo of the North Luzon Expressway by Jay Directo/ AFP.