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Diokno concerned with 'short' Swiss challenge period for Marawi rehab

Jun 18, 2018 - 12:30 PM

During the June 11 Cabinet meeting, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno questions the 3-week period for other developers to challenge the proposal of the China-led Bangon Marawi Consortium

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte makes a short pause during the 26th Cabinet Meeting to accommodate his daughter Veronica who dropped by at the Malacañan Palace to visit her father on June 11, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

As China builders face scrutiny, further delays hit Marawi rehabilitation

May 25, 2018 - 5:40 PM

Negotiations with the Chinese-led Bangon Marawi Consortium is taking time. The Swiss challenge is moved to May 30, pushing again the schedule of the city’s rehabilitation.

LOOTED. Bolawan Dimayon, Hassan Dimayon and their son shift through what was left of their house in Barangay Daguduban. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Ramon Ang: SMC can self-finance proposed P700-B Bulacan airport

May 04, 2018 - 4:35 PM

'If you look at [our] balance sheet and cash flow, we can easily do the airport alone,' says Ssn Miguel Corporation President Ramon Ang

Duterte admits sharing table with 'golf course' syndicate

Feb 07, 2018 - 10:50 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he knows and interacts with members of a syndicate abusing the public bidding system. What will he do about them?

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 116th Founding Anniversary of the Bureau of Custom at the Port Area in Manila on February 6, 2018, reiterates that he will not tolerate corruption during his term. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

EXPLAINER: Not all projects are eligible for a Swiss challenge

Jan 30, 2018 - 7:36 PM

The Philippine president prefers a Swiss challenge for government projects, but the law says not all deals are eligible for that mode of implementation

SWISS CHALLENGE. Swiss challenge is when the government invites private groups to make competing offers, while giving the original proponent the right to match them. 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

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

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

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

BCDA loses appeal over disputed Fort Bonifacio property

Apr 18, 2015 - 10:58 AM

The 13 page decision penned by Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr denies the motion for reconsideration filed by BCDA

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

DOTC rebids MRT3 consultancy contract

Mar 03, 2015 - 3:21 PM

The agency is set to hold a pre eligibility conference on March 12 Interested companies have until March 25 to submit eligibility documents

JFC pushes for swift BOT Law amendments

Feb 21, 2015 - 5:26 PM

Among the amendments the Joint Foreign Chambers is pushing for is the extension of the Swiss challenge

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

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

Swiss challenge to delay NLEX-SLEX connector road

Aug 03, 2014 - 9:58 PM

The P18 billion road project could be delayed by at least 3 months said Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio Singson

File photo by Agence France-Presse

SCTEx up for Swiss challenge? Unfair says MVP group

Feb 19, 2014 - 5:07 PM

The group of businessman Manuel V Pangilinan is opposing a government plan to put its SCTEx proposal up for counter offers

FASTER TURNOVER. The MPIC group urges government to hasten implementation of SCTEX agreement