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Manila gets 2 unsolicited railway proposals

Sep 16, 2019 - 3:50 PM

The city government of Manila receives proposals for a tram along Roxas Boulevard and a sky shuttle that would traverse Tondo, Binondo, and Sta Cruz

TRAM. A private company submits an unsolicited proposal for a tram along Roxas Boulevard. Shutterstock photo

6 new railways to look out for

Sep 10, 2019 - 12:45 AM

Will we see these railways completed within the lifetime of the current administration?

Cost of Mindanao Railway Phase 1 jumps by 130% to P82.9 billion

Jul 16, 2019 - 7:50 AM

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia previously told reporters that the project would be funded by China, but there is no deal yet

Will Malacañang look into Mark Tolentino's Mindanao railway allegations?

May 22, 2018 - 3:48 PM

The sacked transportation official had accused 'higher-ups' of insisting on a foreign loan to fund the Mindanao railway. Will the Palace at least look into his claim?

DOTr usec: Allegations over Mindanao Railway project 'false, uninformed'

May 19, 2018 - 4:00 PM

'The Mindanao Railway will not be built with name-calling, rumor mongering, and grandstanding,' says Transportation Undersecretary Timothy John Batan as he disputes the 'misleading' claims of Assistant Secretary Mark Tolentino

MALICE. Railways Undersecretary Timothy John Bartan (L) refutes allegations on derailing the Mindanao Railway project. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DOTr exec accuses 'higher ups' of derailing Mindanao Railway project

May 19, 2018 - 12:54 PM

Another transportation official says the allegations of Assistant Secretary Mark Tolentino are 'completely untrue'

DELAY? Railways Assistant Secretary Mark Tolentino accuse other transportation officials of delaying the Mindanao Railway project. File photo from Tolentino's Facebook page

Japan recommends $684-M railway system for Davao City

Apr 24, 2018 - 8:52 PM

The JICA-backed plan will traverse 15 kilometers across the city, with another 6.6 kilometers extension

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

Megawide's proposed East-West Railway to cost $1 billion

Sep 18, 2017 - 4:50 PM

The railway would be an elevated 9.4-kilometer train line from Diliman, Quezon City to Lerma, Manila

FIRST RAIL DEAL. Megawide will exercise its option to buy up to 60% of the equity of East-West Railway Project upon incorporation of special purpose vehicle. Photo courtesy of Megawide

First Metro, UA&P lower Philippine GDP forecast due to slow spending

Jul 05, 2017 - 8:05 PM

Economists express concern over infrastructure projects warning that changing modes of implementation midway would lead to delays and slower growth

FORECAST. First Metro and UA&P have trimmed their Philippine economic growth forecast for 2017

Coming soon: Train ride from Tutuban to Malolos in 35 minutes

Feb 22, 2017 - 5:35 PM

The 38 kilometer railway which promises a safe speedy and sustainable mode of transportation is expected to begin construction in 2019 with operations eyed between 2021 and 2022

35 MINUTES. Travel time from Tutuban in Manila to Malolos, Bulacan will only take 35 minutes once the North-South Commuter Rail Project is completed. Photo from the JICA YouTube channel

Mindanao Railway project approaches rollout

Jan 16, 2017 - 12:42 PM

Another project that could be given the green light to start procurement is the Panay Guimaras Negros bridge that is estimated to cost P21 67 billion

SPUR DEVELOPMENT. A railway in Mindanao and an inter-island bridge connecting Panay, Guimaras, and Negros will be up for NEDA Board approval. Rappler file photo

Duterte gov't calls off auction for South Line of North-South Railway

Nov 17, 2016 - 12:30 PM

UPDATED Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says the Tutuban Sorsogon railway will now be financed through official development assistance ODA from China or Japan

BIGGEST RAILWAY. Phase 2 of the North-South Commuter Railway will connect Tutuban in Manila to the southern peripheries of Metro Manila and a long-haul network to the Bicol region. Photo from pnr.gov.ph

Japan eyes 'safe, punctual' trains for Philippines

Aug 12, 2016 - 3:03 PM

Japan s P110 billion loan for the Malolos Tutuban railway is one of the biggest Japanese yen loans ever

PRIDE OF JAPAN. This photo taken on June 8, 2016, shows a Shinkansen bullet train running in Tokyo, Japan. The Japanese train system is known for its safety and punctuality, an official says. Photo by Franck Robichon/EPA

MPIC to rival Ayala for North-South Railway deal

Apr 11, 2016 - 2:46 PM

MPIC will compete head to head with the Ayala Aboitiz partnership for the most expensive public private partnership to date: a 3 78 B railway

RIVALS. Ayala and Metro Pacific will be rivals in the bidding for the most expensive PPP project so far

ANALYSIS: Bullet train deal signifies China's influence on Indonesia, end of line for Japan

Dec 14, 2015 - 3:33 PM

Although Indonesia has offered Japan a consolation prize through other projects the decision showed that China’s approach toward developing countries in economic cooperation and investment could prove irresistible

PH, Japan sign $1.99B loan for North-South commuter railway

Nov 28, 2015 - 7:30 AM

This marks the largest loan package of the Japanese government to a development partner

FIRST SLICE. The North-South Railway (Malolos-Tutuban) deal is recognized as one of the priorities in the 2011-2016 Philippine Development Plan. In the photo are (from left) DOTC Secretary Jun Abaya, Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima, and JICA's Noriaki Niwa. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

The wRap Indonesia: Jokowi won't apologize, Japan angry about railway bidding

Oct 02, 2015 - 6:00 AM

The President says the government won t apologize for the mass killings in the 1960s Japan is angered by Indonesia s ambiguous bidding process and other top news from Indonesia and around the world

North-South railway PPP draws 30 local and foreign investors

Aug 20, 2015 - 4:20 PM

This marks the largest number of local and foreign companies participating in a Philippine public private partnership PPP project

BIGGEST RAILWAY. The country's biggest railway PPP deal, thus far, attracts the largest conglomerates in the Philippines and infrastructure titans in the world. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

NEDA Board approves IT PPP project

Jul 16, 2015 - 11:59 AM

UPDATED The P1 16 billion public private partnership deal will computerize the Philippine Statistics Authority’s civil registry operations and make this available nationwide

FIRST IT. This is the first information technology project under the Philippines' public-private partnership thrust. Image from Shutterstock

PH bids out biggest PPP: P171-B North-South railway deal

Jul 15, 2015 - 10:08 AM

Once the North South Railway is operational in 2020 there will be 10 daily trips with 7 train sets passing through 66 stations

BIGGEST RAILWAY. Phase 2 of the North-South Commuter Railway will connect Tutuban in Manila to the southern peripheries of Metro Manila and a long-haul network to the Bicol region. Photo from pnr.gov.ph

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

NEDA Board OKs rebidding of Cavite-Laguna expressway

Feb 16, 2015 - 7:24 PM

The controversial PPP project is up for rebidding at P20 11B floor price

DMCI bags P2.27B LRT2 viaduct construction project

Jan 27, 2015 - 5:29 PM

The government gives the construction firm 18 months to complete the viaduct or elevated gateway for the mass transit railway system s east extension