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[ANALYSIS] Aetas and New Clark City: Trampling on human rights of our first peoples

Dec 10, 2019 - 10:15 AM

As we commemorate International Human Rights Day on December 10, let us remember that recognition begins at home and with our first peoples, the Aetas

7-day eviction notice to Aetas ‘standard follow-up,’ says BCDA

Dec 07, 2019 - 7:30 AM

The BCDA says affected families were issued notices before, given assistance amounting to P300,000 per hectare, and relocation sites

Even with BCDA repayment, New Clark Sports hub still a joint venture – OGCC

Dec 05, 2019 - 10:09 AM

The BCDA 'contributed the usufruct of its property to the joint venture agreement under the contract, thus, it is clearly not a Build-Operate-and-Transfer project,' says the OGCC

NEW CLARK SPORTS HUB. BCDA Chief Vince Dizon and OGCC Chief Elpidio Vega hold a joint press conference on December 2, 2019, on the joint venture agreement to build New Clark City. Rappler Screenshot

Ex-OGCC chief refutes 'go signal' for New Clark sports hub

Dec 03, 2019 - 11:36 AM

Rudolf Jurado says his contract review subjected the joint venture agreement on the New Clark sports facilities to 'a condition'

NEW CLARK SPORTS. Former OGCC chief Rudolf Jurado issues the contract review that flags the mode of contract for the at least P9.5 billion New Clark sports facilities. File photo by Vernise Tantuco/Rappler

New Clark sports facilities not part of original proposal by MTD Berhad

Dec 02, 2019 - 7:09 PM

The Bases Conversion and Development Authority asked the Malaysian firm to construct it, after the latter said it just wanted to build offices in New Clark City

OGCC chief downplays predecessor's New Clark City red flags

Dec 02, 2019 - 4:04 PM

OGCC Chief Elpidio Vega says the contract review issued by former chief Rudolf Jurado even 'gave the go signal' for the project to push through

[EDITORIAL] Ano ang gintong aral ng mga gintong medalya?

Dec 02, 2019 - 11:47 AM

Another gold that the SEA Games can bring – the cautionary tale of entrusting our national pride and coffers to power brokers and slick politicians

[PODCAST] New Clark City: May anomalya ba?

Nov 29, 2019 - 4:38 PM

Paano nga ba nakalusot ang kwestyonableng deal na pinangunahan ng Bases Conversion and Development Authority?

The Athletics Stadium at the New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac, on November 28, 2019, gets ready for the 30th Southeast Games. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

How BCDA's multi-billion New Clark deal slipped through

Nov 26, 2019 - 12:29 PM

Conclusion: EXCLUSIVE: The favorable legal opinion of the OGCC being cited by BCDA was issued only in October 2018 – 8 months after the deal was already signed, skirting several rules, including BCDA's own guidelines

NEW CLARK SPORTS. The Aquatic Center in New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac, the site of the swimming competition for the 30th SEA Games. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

BCDA defends joint venture for SEA Games sports facilities

Nov 22, 2019 - 7:01 PM

(UPDATED) The BCDA responds to Rappler's story on its joint venture with MTD Capital Berhad in broad strokes

Bloated SEA Games budget and other exposés

Nov 21, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Who says budget hearings are boring?

Drilon questions P50-million ‘kaldero’ for 2019 SEA Games

Nov 18, 2019 - 1:25 PM

(UPDATED) ‘We do away with 50 classrooms to build a P50-million kaldero that we use only once? I am not even talking about overpricing. I'm talking about propriety,’ the Minority Floor Leader says

SEA GAMES. The government spent P50 million for a giant cauldron (center) which will be used for the torch lighting ceremony at the 2019 SEA Games. Photo courtesy of BCDA

Senate recalls approval of BCDA's P15.5-billion budget

Nov 14, 2019 - 7:15 PM

The sponsor of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority budget will be made to explain how the New Clark City Sports Complex won't turn into a white elephant after the SEA Games

SPORTS BUDGET. Senator Bong Go, sponsor of the Philippine Sports Commission budget, talks to BCDA president Vince Dizon about questions on the New Clark City Sports Complex. Senate YouTube screenshot

Group transfers graft complaints vs BCDA exec from PACC to Ombudsman

Oct 06, 2019 - 12:15 PM

(UPDATED) Citizens Crime Watch says both the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission and Civil Service Commission 'seem to be acting slowly' on the anti-crime group's fight against corruption

Citizens Crime Watch president Diego Magpantay Jr shows a copy of the complaints he filed at the Office of the Ombudsman. Photo courtesy of CCW

Group files graft, usurpation of authority complaints vs BCDA exec

Sep 25, 2019 - 2:25 PM

Citizens Crime Watch files a complaint before the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission

Megaworld, BCDA team up to create new district in Fort Bonifacio

Mar 14, 2019 - 4:20 PM

Envisioned to be the 'administrative capital of the country,' the 160-hectare Bonifacio Capital District is expected to host the new offices of government agencies

Senate approves design of new building in Fort Bonifacio

May 28, 2018 - 6:10 PM

The firm AECOM is chosen after it won the Global Conceptual Design Competition

Screenshot from Bagong Senado Youtube

PCC approves deal to build gov't admin center at New Clark City

Mar 20, 2018 - 9:55 PM

The proposed P121.8-billion National Government Administrative Center at New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac will house an extension office for the Philippine president, plus major administrative offices and satellite offices of agencies

After 17 years, construction of Senate building moves forward

Mar 20, 2018 - 5:38 PM

The Senate has agreed to pay a maximum of P90,000 per square meter for a 18,320-square meter lot in Fort Bonifacio

PASAY TO TAGUIG. The Senate transfer to its 'new, iconic' building in Taguig moves forward. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Work begins on Clark International Airport expansion

Dec 20, 2017 - 6:49 PM

The project is part of a wider plan to transform Central Luzon in conjunction with the Manila-Clark Railway, Subic-Clark Cargo Railway, and the New Clark City projects

Philippine gov't, Facebook partner for 'ultra high-speed' broadband

Nov 15, 2017 - 8:15 PM

The government says the planned Luzon Bypass Infrastructure will have 'spectrum equivalent to at least two million Mbps,' nearly equal to the combined capacity of Globe and PLDT

LUZON BYPASS INFRA. The deal involves two cable landing stations connected by a 250-kilometer long cable network corridor, which will provide terrestrial bypass route for international submarine cable owners seeking diversity from the Luzon Strait. File photo

Filinvest, JG Summit tap Changi as partner in Clark Airport bid

Nov 14, 2017 - 6:33 PM

The consortium of Gotianuy and Gokongwei groups appoints Changi Airports International as technical partner for its new P839 billion proposal to develop and operate Clark Airport

PH gov't ends dispute with China's Sinomach over Northrail project

Nov 06, 2017 - 10:05 PM

This resolves an international arbitration case and spares the Philippines from P5 billion in potential fees, says the government

SETTLEMENT DEAL. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade (L) and BCDA chief Vince Dizon (R) sign an out-of-court agreement with Sinomach, former contractor of the supposed 80-kilometer Northrail deal. Photo from Department of Transportation

Malaysian firm wants to replicate Putrajaya at New Clark City

Oct 16, 2017 - 7:15 PM

MTD Capital Berhad proposes a P121.8-billion, 207-hectare national government administrative center outside the Philippines' capital

CLARK GOV'T OFFICE. Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) receives unsolicited proposal from MTD Berhad Capital to establish the New Clark City National Government Administrative Center through a joint venture agreement. Artist perspective of New Clark City courtesy of BCDA

Duterte appoints newly retired Army chief to BCDA Board

Oct 05, 2017 - 6:35 PM

Glorioso Miranda is the latest in the growing list of former military officers in the Duterte administration

NEW APPOINTMENT. Newly retired Philippine Army chief Glorioso Miranda is the latest in the growing list of former military officers in the Duterte administration.

Thinking Pinoy didn't tell Senate he won consultancy at BCDA

Oct 05, 2017 - 2:09 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Based on a document downloaded by Rappler from a government website, blogger Rey Joseph Nieto clinched a P30,000 ($587) consultancy contract with BCDA

GOVERNMENT CONSULTANT. Blogger Rey Joseph Nieto, also known as Thinking Pinoy, didn't tell the Senate in a hearing on October 4, 2017, that he also won a consultant deal with the BCDA. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Auction for new Clark airport terminal starts

Aug 23, 2017 - 6:15 PM

The Bases Conversion and Development Authority names 7 prospective bidders including two Chinese firms once banned by the World Bank as well as the concessionaire of the award winning Mactan Cebu International Airport

NEW TERMINAL. The creation of a new passenger airport terminal in Clark is seen to increase passenger capacity by 8 million per year, from the existing 4.2 million passengers per year. Artist perspective courtesy of BCDA

Has change really come? Misleading graphs and how to spot them

Aug 05, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Next time you encounter a graph don’t take it at face value Examine the variables scrutinize the labels check the sources and understand the message – all before you click share

Metro Pacific sets sights on Clark airport upgrade

Jul 16, 2017 - 11:50 PM

The Bases Conversion and Development Authority plans to start the auction for the airport s P12 5 billion expansion within the year

INTERESTED. 'Yes, we will take a look at it,' MPIC chairman Manuel Pangilinan replies when asked if it will bid for Clark airport upgrade. Background photo from Wikicommons

DOTr moving main office to Clark in July

Apr 18, 2017 - 6:06 PM

More key government agencies are expected to move to New Clark City in Pampanga in the coming years said BCDA president Vince Dizon

CHAMPION OF DECONGESTION. Transportation Chief Arthur Tugade wants to lead the way in decongesting Metro Manila by moving his department to Clark, Pampanga

CA upholds Taguig court ruling on BCDA property tax exemption

Mar 26, 2017 - 12:38 PM

But the Court of Appeals also says that BCDA properties leased to private entities are subject to real property tax

Bonifacio Global City. Rappler file photo

EO 14 returns ownership of Clark Int'l Airport Corp to BCDA

Mar 01, 2017 - 7:36 PM

President Duterte s 14th Executive Order transfers CIAC back to BCDA from the Department of Transportation

CHANGES IN CLARK. The Duterte administration wants to improve Clark International Airport. Photo from Clark International Airport website

20 Japanese corporations eye Clark Green City

Mar 08, 2016 - 7:48 PM

The Philippines Bases Conversion and Development Authority and a Japanese government corporation form a joint venture to create a master plan for Clark Green City

FUTURE INVESTMENT HUB. JOIN says interested Japanese firms are engaged in energy, healthcare, ICT, and water. File photo from Rappler

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

New UP campus to rise in Clark Green City

Aug 18, 2015 - 4:02 PM

The Bases Conversion and Development Authority gives the University of the Philippines 70 hectares to build a new campus in the planned Clark Green City The question is: can UP build it?

Japan government invests in Clark Green City

Aug 14, 2015 - 5:15 PM

The Japan Overseas Infrastructure Investment Corporation will lead the formation of joint venture partnerships for the development of Clark Green City

Clark Green City eyed as ‘retirement haven’ for foreigners

Jul 17, 2015 - 2:42 PM

Urban planners are looking at an elevated portion of the land within the Clark Special Economic Zone as a place to develop a retirement village for foreigners

BCDA says CJHDevco cut Baguio short

Jul 13, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Around P850 million of public funds should have been given to the people Baguio and the Cordilleras says the BCDA chief

16 prospective bidders eye Clark Green City

Jun 09, 2015 - 7:12 PM

Real estate biggies like Ayala Land Century Properties Federal Land Filinvest Megaworld expressed interest in the country’s first smart green and disaster resilient metropolis

BCDA: CJHDevCo misled court over Camp John Hay TRO

May 23, 2015 - 4:28 PM

CJH Development Corporation misled the Court of Appeals into believing violence would erupt in Camp John Hay BCDA says

TRICKED. "By misleading the CA to issue a TRO, CJHDevCo has shown its defiance and contempt towards the rule of law," BCDA says. Photo by Dave Leprozo/Rappler

Businesses to CJHDevCo: Vacate Camp John Hay now

Apr 24, 2015 - 9:56 AM

The John Hay Business Club urges well meaning CHJDevCo officials to respect the court order

Developer gets notice to vacate Camp John Hay

Apr 20, 2015 - 10:52 PM

The notice is set to end the long running saga between CJHDevCo and the BCDA over Camp John Hay

CJHDevCo served notice to vacate Camp John Hay

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

Poro Point baywalk project launches April 11

Apr 10, 2015 - 11:30 AM

Local officials in the region are optimistic the development will boost the business environment inside Poro Point leading to increased tourist spending

Court rules Sobrepeña camp to vacate Camp John Hay

Apr 08, 2015 - 7:30 PM

‘Finally a delinquent lessee will be evicted ’ BCDA President and CEO Arnel Paciano D Casanova says

BCDA prepares bid terms for Clark Rail project

Mar 28, 2015 - 9:06 PM

The planned train system to be bid out as a joint venture project will have 13 stations linking Malolos to Tarlac City and will connect to the North South Commuter Railway project

Sobrepeña-led CJHDevCo to vacate Camp John Hay

Mar 10, 2015 - 3:25 PM

Following an arbitration decision CJHDevCo files a judicial confirmation before the Baguio RTC signaling its exit from the property

Camp John Hay firm slapped with P88.5M tax evasion case

Feb 27, 2015 - 11:55 AM

The BIR has filed a tax case against the company for its failure to supply correct and accurate information in its income tax returns

Camp John Hay is not closing, locators assured

Feb 23, 2015 - 5:05 PM

Following the arbitration ruling the Bases Conversion and Development Authority assures locators that it is not closing the former US facility and options are now being prepared for them

Camp John Hay returns to BCDA

Feb 13, 2015 - 1:30 PM

UPDATED The CJH Development Corporation is ordered to vacate Baguio’s Camp John Hay and return the property to the Bases Conversion and Development Authority