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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

3 killed, 15 wounded in Star Tollway accident

Dec 03, 2018 - 9:14 PM

Two senior high school students of De La Salle-Lipa were among the fatalities in the early morning mishap

Metro Pacific net income rises by 15% in 2017

Mar 01, 2018 - 6:45 PM

The increase to P13.2 billion in 2017, from P11.5 billion in 2016, is largely due to Meralco and Global Business Power

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

C5 South Link project to cause heavy traffic in Parañaque late 2018

Feb 09, 2018 - 2:10 PM

Around 45,000 vehicles are expected to benefit from the 7.7-kilometer C5 South Link project, decongesting EDSA when it starts commercial operations in 2019

DECONGESTION. Arlette Capistrano of the Metro Pacific Tollways said that the C5 South Link Expressway is expected to decongest 45,000 vehicles regularly playing the service road that goes to C5. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

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

Metro Pacific eyes more toll roads, water projects in ASEAN countries

Nov 08, 2017 - 6:15 PM

For Indonesia alone, Metro Pacific CEO Jose Maria Lim says his firm is exploring dozens of toll road concession deals

Metro Pacific tollways unit expands presence in Indonesia

Nov 06, 2017 - 8:40 PM

For $132 million, the toll road arm of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation raises its stake in Indonesian infrastructure holding company PT Nusantara

San Miguel completes new STAR Tollway bridge

Aug 30, 2017 - 6:15 PM

The new bridge replaces the 231 meter long bridge along the STAR Tollway which was damaged due to the onslaught of Typhoon Nina Nock ten last December

NEW BRIDGE. STAR Tollway has 6 interchanges and starts at the intersection of Maharlika Highway and the South Luzon Expressway in Sto. Tomas, Batangas; and runs south to Batangas City. It connects directly to the Diversion Road leading to the Batangas International Port. Photo from www.sanmiguel.com.ph

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

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

Metro Pacific to spend around P60 billion in 2017

Jan 18, 2017 - 7:00 PM

The P60 billion programmed spending does not include acquisitions and new projects that Metro Pacific may acquire through bidding

The country's top honchos, Manuel V. Pangilinan, Ramon S. Ang, Hans Sy, and Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, come together to sign a Memorandum of Agreement fixing the squabble on the MRT-LRT Common Station deal, Wednesday, January 18, at the Dusit Hotel in Makati City.

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

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

Metro Pacific to borrow P30B for CALAX, Cebu-Cordova bridge

Sep 07, 2016 - 4:15 PM

Metro Pacific says 70 of the total cost of both the P35 42 billion Cavite Laguna Expressway and the P27 9 billion Cebu Cordova bridge will be financed via debt while the remaining will be through equity

NEW INFRA. The Manuel V. Pangilinan-led firm expects to start construction of Cebu-Cordova bridge in 2017, and of CALAX in 2018.

Beep cards expand to tollways

Aug 11, 2016 - 11:14 AM

AF Payments Incorporated starts its limited public trial on accepting beep cards as payment at CAVITEX for the toll fees of Class 1 vehicles

TOLLWAYS. AF Payments says beep cards can be purchased or reloaded at the Parañaque Customer Service Center during the public trial phase. Rappler file photo

Tugade: Train fares, tollway fees will not go up

Aug 10, 2016 - 4:40 PM

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade also allays fears involving the granting of emergency powers vowing there will be no arbitrariness or whimsical approaches

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

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

Manny Pangilinan group bags P28B Cebu toll bridge contract

Jan 05, 2016 - 5:00 PM

An 8 25 kilometer toll bridge that will connect mainland Cebu and the southern coast of Mactan Island is expected to be completed by 2020

ADDRESSING CONGESTION. The toll bridge project is envisioned to decongest traffic in two existing bridges between Mactan and Cebu: Marcelo Fernan Bridge and Mandaue Bridge. File photo by EPA

MVP group mulls connector road for CAVITEX, Manila North Harbor

Dec 12, 2015 - 4:08 PM

MPIC Chairman Manuel V Pangilinan considers a project that would connect Manila North Harbor and CAVITEX via an underwater expressway or a bridge

MORE INFRA. MPIC will study how it can connect Manila North Harbour and CAVITEX to enable commuters travel from North to South without having to enter the city

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

Metro Pacific mulls IPO for hospital business

Oct 03, 2015 - 8:45 AM

The conglomerate has received offers from local and foreign banks to underwrite the maiden offering but it may consider to do so after the 2016 elections

HOSPITAL GROUP. Metro Pacific Investment Corporation's hospital units include the Makati Medical Center and its College of Nursing. Screen grab from Makati Medical Center's online virtual tour

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

C-5 link expressway to start work in July

Jun 25, 2015 - 1:48 PM

Once completed it will provide relief to traffic congestion in Parañaque City particularly to the residents of Merville Moonwalk and Multinational villages

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

Metro Pacific bags Cavite-Laguna project

Jun 08, 2015 - 5:29 PM

The Cavite Laguna expressway is the 10th public private partnership project awarded by the Aquino administration Groundbreaking for the project is eyed in the first half of 2016

MPIC unit evaluates $600M road project in Vietnam

May 13, 2015 - 12:20 PM

The Manuel V Pangilinan led firm says it is studying an offer to pursue a tollroad project in the Southeast Asian country

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

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

San Miguel beefs up road safety

Mar 10, 2015 - 2:37 PM

The diversified conglomerate will install more radar speed detectors along SLEX Skyway STAR tollway and TPLEX

SCTEX maintenance contract returns to NLEX operator

Feb 05, 2015 - 8:20 PM

The operations and maintenance contract of the country s longest tollway returns to its original proponent the Manila North Tollways Corporation

Aerial photo of Gumain River Bridge. Photo courtesy of BCDA.

SCTEX-NLEX toll integration complete by end 2015

Feb 05, 2015 - 7:03 PM

The integration project cuts motorists SCTEX NLEX toll payment processes down to 2 steps according to the Manila North Tollways Corporation

SCTEX. The Subic-Clark Tarlac Expressway is a 4-lane divided expressway traversing the provinces of Bataan, Pampanga, and Tarlac. Aerial photo of Gumain River Bridge.

MPIC buys 45% shares in Vietnam toll road firm

Jan 15, 2015 - 5:42 PM

The transaction marks the Pangilinan led infrastructure giant s second foray outside the Philippines

VIETNAM EXPANSION. Metro Pacific Investments Corporation's exposure in a Vietnamese tollway firm marks its second investment outside the Philippines. Photo from Shutterstock.

San Miguel eyes SCTEX

Jan 06, 2015 - 7:45 PM

The conglomerate and an undisclosed firm seek bidding documents from the Bases Conversion and Development Authority

Aerial photo of Gumain River Bridge. photo courtesy of BCDA.

MPIC losing over P2B potential revenues

Nov 25, 2014 - 10:49 PM

The Toll Regulatory Board has yet to act on their petition for a toll rate increase pending for years now

Metro Pacific eyes P5B NLEX expansion

Nov 10, 2014 - 7:26 PM

The tollways arm of the infrastructure firm also files a petition for toll rate hike which is ‘long overdue’

INFOGRAPHIC: On the road towards a #BetterWorld

Oct 09, 2014 - 4:06 PM

Find out how the current and developing infrastructures of our cities will benefit us in the future

ITS-Southwest pre-bid requirements deadline moved to Sept 29

Sep 12, 2014 - 5:20 PM

Changes in the concession terms of the ITS Southwest Terminal project have prompted the government to move the deadline

INTEGRATED. The country's biggest conglomerates are likely to participate in a project integrating Metro Manila transportation. Photo by Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

Metro Pacific’s tollway unit acquires P103-M stake in Easytrip

Jul 01, 2014 - 3:21 PM

The company bought a 50 plus one share of Egis group’s Easytrip Services in a bid to modernize the electronic toll collection system in the country

MODERN TOLL ROADS. Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation launched the country’s first application of RFID technology dubbed “EasyDrive” at the 14-km Cavitex last month and intends to implement the same along NLEX within the year. File photo by Jay Directo / AFP

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

Metro Pacific acquires P13.24-B direct stake in Meralco

Jun 24, 2014 - 7:43 PM

The conglomerate raises its stake in the utility to 27 48 in anticipation of growth

File photo by AFP

DOTC to postpone bidding for P2.5-B bus terminal

Jun 01, 2014 - 8:21 PM

The agency earlier revised the terms of the agreement for the public private partnership project

INTEGRATED. The country's biggest conglomerates are likely to participate in a project integrating Metro Manila transportation. Photo by Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

Despite political unrest, MVP group hikes stake in Thai toll road firm

Jun 01, 2014 - 7:10 PM

Pangilinan says they are ready to take infrastructure expertise regionally

Don Muang Tollway photo from firstpacific.com

Holy Week rush: Traffic along toll roads to go up 30%

Apr 07, 2014 - 6:42 PM

Operators of toll roads going to Northern Luzon provinces expect a surge in vehicle volume next week

File photo