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Higher toll for R1 of Cavitex; new fees for C5 link starting October 24

Oct 15, 2019 - 4:04 PM

An additional P1-P3 will be collected at the R1 expressway

NEW TOLL. Toll fees will be collected at the Cavitex-C5 link starting October 24. Photo from the Philippine Reclamation Authority

At least 36 killed, 36 hurt in China road crash

Sep 29, 2019 - 12:21 PM

The accident is caused by a flat tire on the left front wheel of the bus, according to a preliminary investigation

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

Increased toll for SCTEX to start June 14

Jun 08, 2019 - 2:20 PM

An additional P0.51 per kilometer will be collected

SCTEX. The Subic-Clark Tarlac Expressway is a 4-lane divided expressway traversing the provinces of Bataan, Pampanga, and Tarlac. Photo from SCTEX website.

TRB says SCTEX, MCX to hike rates in Q2 2019

Apr 09, 2019 - 5:21 PM

New toll rates for the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway will go up by about 16% per kilometer, while the Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway toll will increase by 1.9%

Construction of CALAEX Cavite segment starts

Mar 27, 2019 - 2:25 PM

The Cavite-Laguna Expressway is expected to reduce travel time from the Cavitex to the SLEX by 45 minutes

SEAMLESS CONNECTION. The Department of Public Works and Highways leads the groundbreaking of the Cavite portion of the Cavite Laguna Expressway, along with officials from Pangilinan-led Metro Pacific group and Cavite local government. Photo by Aika Rey/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

SMC South highways will be toll-free on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve

Dec 19, 2018 - 8:25 PM

Fees won’t be collected at the toll gates of the following highways: NAIAx, Skyway, SLEX, and Star Tollway

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

DOJ OKs filing estafa cases against 5 SMHC partners in Skyway 3 project

Sep 18, 2018 - 1:30 PM

The 3 Indonesian businessmen and 2 Filipinos in the estafa complaint did not disclose conflicts of interest prior to entering an agreement for the construction of the Skyway 3

Court of Appeals: Motorcycles with sidecars banned on expressways

Aug 30, 2018 - 5:20 PM

The CA's Special 12th Division junks the petition filed by Motorbelle Corporation and its officers

NLEX. A portion of North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) near Balintawak cloverleaf in Quezon City. Photo from Patrickroque01 at English Wikipedia

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

Cavite-Tagaytay-Batangas Expressway up for NEDA panel approval

Jul 26, 2018 - 4:55 PM

If the proposed CTBEX is approved, the Department of Public Works and Highways says construction might start next year and be completed by 2022

PUBLIC WORKS. DPWH Secretary Mark Villar talks to reporters after the awarding of original proponent status to MPTC South for the Cavite-Tagaytay-Batangas Expressway. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

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

Ilocos Region ready to be alternative to Boracay

May 04, 2018 - 10:43 AM

More tourists are expected to come to Ilocos Sur and Norte because of the 'resting' of Boracay

Ilocos as alternative to Boracay. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

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

Metro Pacific to slow down on new proposals until toll hikes resolved

Feb 26, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The tollways unit of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation says it has foregone roughly P7.5 billion in potential revenues since 2012 because of delayed toll adjustments

PENDING HIKE. The delays in toll hike have been hurting the pockets of operators, with a total foregone revenue of roughly P7.5 billion. Image from Wikimedia

Cavite-Tagaytay-Batangas Expressway project seen to move forward in February

Feb 11, 2018 - 7:45 PM

It would only take less than an hour for motorists from Manila to reach Tagaytay once the 49-kilometer Cavite-Tagaytay-Batangas Expressway (CTBEX) is built

PROPOSED TOLLWAY. The proposed project is a 47-kilometer tollway, with a two-by-two lane carriageway traversing mostly the rural areas of Silang, Tagaytay, Amadeo, Mendez, Alfonso and Magallanes, in Cavite; as well as Nasugbu in Batangas. Image from DPWH website

First phase of Cavite-Laguna Expressway to open in December

Feb 08, 2018 - 7:45 PM

The first 7 kilometers of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) is set to be opened to motorists by end-2018, ahead of the initial target of February 2019

CALAX. The 1st 7 kilometers (kms) of CALAX is seen to be opened to motorists by December 2018, instead of earlier target of February 2019. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

DPWH to auction off Quezon-Bicol Expressway project by end-2018

Feb 07, 2018 - 3:05 PM

Department of Public Works and Highways targets to finish the construction of the proposed Quezon-Bicol Expressway (QBEX) by 2026

NEW EXPRESSWAY. Once completed, the proposed Quezon-Bicol Expressway will be a faster alternative to the congested Maharlika Highway – which is also more than 200 kilometers. Image 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

Metro Pacific unit to borrow P36 billion for 2 new toll roads

Jan 29, 2018 - 12:00 AM

The tollways unit of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation is getting ready for the construction of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway and the C5 South Link Expressway

NEW ROADS. The tollways arm of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC) is spending P153 billion until the 1st quarter of 2018 to start building highways and toll roads around the Philippines. Photo from MPIC website

San Miguel to start building Southeast Metro Manila Expressway in April

Jan 08, 2018 - 8:55 PM

The Department of Transportation expects travel from Batasan, Quezon City to FTI, Taguig City to take just 35 minutes once the expressway is completed

BREAK GROUND. Executives of SMC, DOTr, TRB, BCDA, and DPWH on Monday, January 8 break ground for Southeast Metro Manila Expressway. Photo from SMC

TPLEX now extended to Pozorrubio in Pangasinan

Dec 07, 2017 - 6:50 PM

The new 10.10-kilometer segment is expected to cut the Tarlac-Pozorrubio travel time from 2 hours and 30 minutes to just 45 minutes

TPLEX Binalonan to Pozorrubio in Pangasinan opens December 6

Dec 02, 2017 - 2:51 PM

The new segment will cut travel time from Tarlac to Pozorrubio from 2 hours and 30 minutes to 45 minutes

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

San Miguel awaits gov't OK for 3-year toll road network expansion

Nov 01, 2017 - 5:13 PM

SMC will expand and extend SLEX, the Skyway system, the NAIA Expressway, and the Southern Tagalog Arterial Road in a bid to decongest traditional chokepoints

MASSIVE EXPANSION. San Miguel's massive toll road expansion plan is seen to decongest chokepoints, like the Alabang viaduct, the Sucat and Bicutan interchanges, Magallanes, the C5 entrance and exit to SLEX, as well as the NAIAX entry to Skyway. Photos from Skyway official website and Wikipedia

#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

Metro Pacific to ink deal with Leighton for CALAX

Oct 08, 2017 - 11:45 PM

Under a contract worth about P7.3 billion, Leighton will build the Cavite side of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX)

CALAX. The tollways arm of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC) is spending P153 billion until the first quarter of 2018 to start building highways and toll roads around the Philippines that will make up for the country's national infrastructure. Photo from MPIC website

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Oct 05, 2017 - 9:19 AM

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Planned expressway seen to cut Manila-Tagaytay travel time

Oct 04, 2017 - 8:40 PM

Construction of the proposed 49-kilometer Cavite-Tagaytay-Batangas Expressway (CTBEX) is expected to start by the 1st half of 2019

TAGAYTAY EXPRESSWAY. CTBEX is a 49-kilometer expressway that will connect Cavite and Batangas, with a spur road to Tagaytay City and ultimately terminating in Nasugbu, with another spur road to Tuy, Batangas. File image from MPCALA Holdings

27 passengers injured after bus falls from Alabang flyover

Oct 01, 2017 - 9:15 PM

Manila Toll Expressway Systems says the bus lost control of its brakes and landed by the Alabang Exit toll plaza

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

San Miguel inks P554-B deal for toll road expansion

Apr 27, 2017 - 5:36 PM

The expanded road network will include the extension of the Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 project and the Metro Manila Expressway

San Miguel wants former Skyway Stage 3 partner arrested

Apr 26, 2017 - 8:45 AM

The Ramon Ang led conglomerate alleges Wahono disbursed Citra Metro Manila Tollways Corporation funds without authorization and used them to form another company

LEGAL BATTLE. San Miguel chief Ramon Ang wants former business partner in Skyway Stage 3, Wahono, arrested. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Muntinlupa fire triggers SLEX traffic jam

Apr 19, 2017 - 1:20 PM

3rd UPDATE A fire hits a residential area in Muntinlupa causing a transmission tower to lean toward the Alabang flyover and prompting the temporary closure of the Alabang viaduct

Metro Pacific pouring P153B into public infrastructure 'til 2018

Apr 04, 2017 - 9:33 AM

The infrastructure conglomerate is set to start construction of the Cavite Laguna Expressway and Cebu Cordova Link Expressway among others in 2017

PRIVATE HANDS. One of Metro Pacific's projects is NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10, which will be an elevated roadway connecting Segment 9 at MacArthur Highway in Valenzuela City to C-3 Road (5th Avenue) in Caloocan City. Photo from MPIC website

Ayala, SM team up for alternate to EDSA

Mar 31, 2017 - 5:11 PM

The proposed P25 billion elevated expressway will be owned by both firms and built at no cost to the government

MVP's Metro Pacific proposes Sangley-Cavitex expressway

Jan 04, 2017 - 7:10 PM

The complete project proposal for the 9 80 kilometer 4 lane divided expressway is underway

THE LINK. This is an 'expressway proposed as a replacement to the original Segment 5 alignment which was taken over by the DPWH and now designated as the Centennial Road,' a project brief shown by the MVP group reads. Rappler file photo

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

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

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Dec 21, 2016 - 9:50 PM

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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

SBMA proposes P100-B expressway-railway from Manila to Subic

Dec 18, 2016 - 8:00 PM

The SBMA chief wants the financing of the proposed multi modal coastal highway to be under the Philippine China Framework of Cooperation

MULTI-MODAL. According to Diño, the proposed multi-modal 100-kilometer (km) coastal highway has already gained support from Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade. Rappler file photo

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