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After delays, construction of SLEX extension to Quezon finally begins

Mar 26, 2019 - 8:25 PM

The government says it will only take an hour to travel from Sto Tomas, Batangas, to Lucena City, Quezon, once the SLEX Toll Road 4 is completed

NEW TOLL ROAD. Construction begins to extend South Luzon Expressway all the way to Lucena City, Quezon Province. Photo from the Department of Public Works and Highways

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

Tugade orders scrapping of new Skyway toll scheme

Jan 31, 2018 - 1:05 PM

(UPDATED) 'We cannot afford confusion on the road because that will surely result in congestion,' says Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade

SCRAP. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade asked the Toll Regulatory Board to scrap the new collection scheme in Skyway. Rappler File Photo

Skyway reverts to old toll plaza scheme after chaotic traffic

Jan 30, 2018 - 8:25 PM

The new toll collection system at the Skyway leaves motorists and commuters angry and confused

TRAFFIC. Commuters braved heavy traffic along South Metro Manila Skyway when the new toll plaza scheme was first implemented on January 27, 2018. Photo by Alyssa Fernandez

Holiday rush can lead to road crashes – expert

Dec 28, 2017 - 12:37 PM

Likelihood of road crash incidents is higher during the holidays when commuters flock to certain destinations

CHRISTMAS CRASH. A jeepney ran straight against a bus in Agoo, La Union. Photo from LTFRB

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

Q&A: How Indonesia will accelerate infrastructure dev't in 2016

Jan 11, 2016 - 4:05 PM

Rappler sits down with Public Works and Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono

Plaridel Bypass, 2 other PPPs set for NEDA Board

Oct 15, 2015 - 2:30 PM

Projects up for the NEDA Board s final approval are: the Plaridel Bypass Toll Road Philippine Travel Center Complex and Batangas Manila 1 Natural Gas Pipeline

AQUINO'S EDGE. The approval of the PPP deals comes months after Aquino trumpeted in his last State of the Nation Address an increased number of such PPP deals as his edge over his predecessors

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

SLEX extension to Quezon set to begin construction

Mar 23, 2015 - 6:26 PM

Worth P13 1 billion the project will extend the expressway by 58 kilometres from Sto Tomas town in Batangas to Lucena City in Quezon

NEW PROJECT. President Benigno S. Aquino III converses with South Luzon Tollway chairman and San Miguel Corporation president and chief operating officer Ramon Ang during the Briefing on the SLEX-TR4 project. Photo by Gil Nartea /Malacañang Photo Bureau

San Miguel Corporation earmarks P168B for toll road projects

Mar 23, 2015 - 5:56 PM

The investment is to put the country’s toll roads on a par with neighboring Asian countries says SMC President and COO Ramon S Ang

President Benigno S. Aquino III converses with South Luzon Tollway chairman and San Miguel Corporation president and chief operating officer Ramon Ang during the Briefing on the South Luzon Expressway-Toll Road 4 (SLEX-TR4) Project and Other Major Road Projects in Southern Tagalog at the Open Grounds in Barangay Lalig, Tiaong, Quezon on Monday (March 23, 2015). The SLEX-TR4 project is a Php13.1Billion planned expressway extension from Sto. Tomas, Batangas to Lucena, Quezon mandated under Presidential Decrees 1112 and 1894. It involves the construction of 58-kilometers, 4-lane toll road. (Photo by Ryan Lim / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Aquino slams critics spreading rumors of his collapse

Mar 23, 2015 - 1:31 PM

President Benigno Aquino III says the upcoming presidential elections and his endorsement value are the reason for the intensified attacks against him

TRUTH? President Benigno Aquino III's past statements contradict some findings of the Board of Inquiry. Photo By Ryan Lim/Malacanang Photo Bureau

Palace to DOTC: Clear legal hurdles to MPIC’s NLEX-SLEX connector road

Jun 27, 2014 - 10:56 AM

DOTC met with the Department of Justice to discuss the legal issues delaying the project

CONNECTOR ROAD. The Metro Pacific Investments group is building a toll road that will connect the North and South Luzon Expressways. File photo by AFP

MPIC group raising P10B for NLEX-SLEX connector road

Mar 31, 2014 - 5:11 PM

The company is studying the best possible ways to raise funds giving the rising interest rate environment

CONNECTOR ROAD. The Metro Pacific Investments group is building a toll road that will connect the North and South Luzon Expressways. Photo by AFP

Cavitex investment pays off for MVP group

Oct 29, 2013 - 5:02 AM

The tollroad unit of the Pangilinan led group is confident of hitting its P8 billion revenue goal for 2013 thanks to the Cavitex project

CAVITEX CONTRIBUTION. The tollroad unit of the Pangilinan-led group is confident of hitting its P8 billion revenue goal for 2013, thanks to the Cavitex project. Photo from Cavitex's Facebook page

TPLEx partially opens on Oct. 30

Oct 25, 2013 - 6:34 PM

This partial opening of the Tarlac Pangasinan La Union Expressway will cut current travel time to Baguio City by 40 minutes

SOFT OPENING. The partial opening of the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway will cut travel time to Baguio City by 40 minutes. Map from DPWH site

TPLEx may extend up to Laoag — Cojuangco

Jun 12, 2013 - 12:29 PM

San Miguel Corp s Tarlac Pangasinan La Union Expressway TPLEx infrastructure project may extend up to Laoag in Ilocos Norte

FOCUS ON INFRASTRUCTURE. Infrastructure plays a big role in being a revenue provider for SMC. Photo courtesy of San Mguel

Airport to road: San Miguel eyes more deals with Koreans

May 27, 2013 - 12:08 PM

After a partnership with Incheon Airport International Corp for the Mactan Cebu airport project bid diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corp is considering another deal with a South Korean firm

Daang Hari-SLEx road complete by mid-2014

Apr 20, 2013 - 10:06 AM

It likely takes about 2 5 years to complete the first infrastructure project the Aquino government has awarded under its public private partnership scheme

Daang Hari - SLEX

San Miguel wins NAIA Expressway project

Apr 15, 2013 - 2:48 PM

San Miguel wins the toll road project with its P11 billion upfront payment versus MPIC s P305 million

Why approval for Cavite-Laguna expressway project was delayed

Jan 19, 2013 - 12:34 PM

Changes in the length of and financing schemes for the road project as well as the succeeding efforts to reduce cost are the main reasons for the delay of this big ticket infrastructure project

COMING SOON. This road project will ease traffic congestion decongest traffic along Laguna and Cavite roads, particularly on Sta. Rosa-Aguinaldo Highway. Photo from the PPP Center

Toll rates going up?

Jul 18, 2012 - 3:15 PM

The Toll Regulatory Board TRB is set to start conducting hearings on the rate hike petitions of 3 major expressways in Luzon SCTEx STAR and Cavite Expressway

Ayala's Daang Hari project to complement real estate biz

Dec 15, 2011 - 9:28 PM

The Daang Hari project may just be a mere four kilometer toll road but it plays a bigger role in the Ayala empire