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House panel wants in-city relocation for 18k informal settlers along QC's Segment 8.2

Nov 12, 2019 - 1:56 PM

The National Housing Authority have made 1,000 relocation units available, but they are in Bulacan

IN-CITY RELOCATION. The Quezon City government pushed for on-site, in-city relocation for its informal settlers, including those who will be displaced by the construction of Segment 8.2 Photo from Quezon City Public Affairs Department

LIST: NLEX, SCTEX, Cavitex preparations for Undas 2019

Oct 24, 2019 - 12:02 PM

The preparations include more toll collection points, suspension of roadwork, and free services for motorists

MORE TOLL BOOTHS. NLEX Corporation will add portable toll booths to manage traffic. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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

Aquino hits loan deals with China: 'Can't we pity ourselves this time?'

Mar 27, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III compares the Duterte government's deals with China to the botched Northrail project during the Arroyo administration

WARNING. Former president Benigno Aquino III weighed in on the Philippine-China deals in an ambush interview in Cebu City on March 26, 2019. Screenshot by 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

Filinvest, JG Summit sign 25-year Clark airport operations deal

Jan 25, 2019 - 5:29 PM

The consortium commits to draw experience from the Singapore-based Changi group, which is also a partner

CLARK. The Clark International Airport is envisioned to be the next major gateway in the Philippines. Photo from Shutterstock

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

North Luzon teams qualify for NBA 3X Philippines 2018 Finals

Aug 14, 2018 - 3:09 PM

Expected highlights of the playoffs include the presence of an NBA player and an NBA legend

MANILA-BOUND. One team from each age group qualifies for the NBA 3X Playoffs to be held in the Metro Manila. Photo from press release

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

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

#WalangPasok: Classes in Cagayan suspended due to floods

Nov 06, 2017 - 8:28 PM

Cloudy skies with isolated light rainshowers due to northeastern monsoon is expected in Tuguegarao City and the rest North Luzon on Tuesday, November 7

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

Isko Moreno resigns from Duterte government

Oct 27, 2017 - 8:47 PM

Francisco Domagoso resigns irrevocably as chairman and CEO of the North Luzon Railways Corporation, to which he was appointed only last July

'PERSONAL REASON.’ Northrail chairman and CEO Franciso Domagoso quits the government corporation less than 4 months after his appointment by President Rodrigo Duterte. Rappler screengrab

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

Isko Moreno is chairman of North Luzon Railways Corp

Jul 19, 2017 - 3:32 PM

The former Manila vice mayor was nominated for the post by no less than President Rodrigo Duterte

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

Ayala Corp sees 11% growth in net income

Nov 11, 2016 - 5:45 PM

The conglomerate s healthy earnings trajectory is buoyed by contribution from banking real estate and automative businesses

BUOYED. Jaime Augusto and Fernando Zobel de Ayala at the annual stockholders meeting of Ayala Corp. on April 19, 2013. Rappler file photo

DSWD to #LawinPH survivors: Report relief irregularities

Nov 02, 2016 - 3:26 PM

This is why we release this kind of information so the citizens will get involved in running the government The changes that we want will not happen if we don’t take action says DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo

RELIEF DISTRIBUTION. DSWD Sec Judy Taguiwalo leads the distribution of relief goods in Kalinga after Super Typhoon Lawin hit the province. Photo courtesy of DSWD

#LawinPH: Being prepared saved lives

Nov 01, 2016 - 7:35 AM

The change of behavior in terms of disaster preparedness has saved a lot of lives and caused less destruction says Plan International County Director Dennis O’Brien

DISASTER PROOF. Residents of Baggao, Cagayan return to their farms after Super Typhoon Lawin hit in October 2016. Photo courtesy of Plan International

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

Two towers of Pagudpud Wind Farm bombed

Feb 20, 2016 - 1:50 AM

North Luzon Renewables says initial investigations indicate that explosives were used to take down the transmission towers

TOPPLED. Two of Pagudpud Wind Farm's transmission towers had toppled. Photo from Ayala Corporation - Energy and Infrastructure Group

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

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Dec 09, 2015 - 2:14 PM

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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

Typhoon Lando: 'Postpone travels to North Luzon' – NDRRMC

Oct 16, 2015 - 7:05 PM

UPDATED NDRRMC chief Alexander Pama says Typhoon Lando s rains should be expected as early as Saturday noon October 17 Hikes to Mt Pulag have been cancelled

LANDO BRIEFING. Office of Civil Defense Undersecretary and NDRRMC Executive Director Alexander Pama gave a briefing on Tropical Storm Lando at the NDRRMC Operations Center last October 16, 2015. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

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