Mindanao railway project to start in January 2019

The Department of Transportation (DoTr) is set to start the construction of the first phase of the Mindanao Railway Project (MRP) in January 2019. This was bared by MRP Deputy Project Manager Patmei Bello-Ruivivar during Tuesday’s regular session of the City Council, where she asked for the local legislators’ support of the project. Ruivivar said the first phase of the project covers 102 kilometers with eight stations starting from Tagum City, Panabo, Carmen, Mudiang in Davao City, Magtuod, Toril, Sta. Cruz and Digos City. It is expected to be finished…

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Gov’t probing “tanim bala” incident : Palace

Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Saturday, June 16, assured that an investigation on the recent “tanim-bala” incident is being conducted, reiterating anew President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s promise that the said modus-operandi would not be tolerated under this administration. This was after passenger Kristine Bumanglag-Moran was caught with a bullet in her luggage last Friday afternoon (June 15) at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3. “Isa ito sa mga pangunahing concern ng ating Pangulo at pinangako niya noon na ‘pag meron pang insidenteng mangyari tulad…

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PRRD pushes for mass transport system in Cebu, Davao

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte suggested that Cebu, Davao, and other big cities in the country should have a monorail system to address the worsening traffic problem. The President made this suggestion during the inauguration of the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) Terminal 2 on June 7. “It behooves upon the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to improve things including traffic. It falls under his jurisdiction. And the only way the Cebuanos can escape the traffic, and maybe Davao and someday Iloilo — they are getting progressive, is really to go to…

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Duterte, Tugade lead inauguration of New Mactan-Cebu Int’l Airport

President Rodrigo Duterte and Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade will lead the inauguration of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport’s (MCIA) Terminal 2 (T2) building on Thursday (June 7). The construction of the new terminal building, which is envisioned as the world’s friendliest resort airport, officially started in June 2015, with the aim of reducing airport congestion and increasing the airport’s annual passenger capacity from 4.5 million passengers per year to 12.2 million. The inauguration of the terminal building will also be witnessed by key Cabinet members, senators, congressmen, and executives…

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Gov’t launches ‘Jobs, Jobs, Jobs’ online portal

An initial 11,000 employment opportunities in the infrastructure sector will be available not only for Filipinos here but also for returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) through another online job portal by the government. At the launch of the “ Jobs, Jobs, Jobs ” Portal on Tuesday, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar said the job vacancies in the website were sourced from 10 contractors. The online jobs site aimed at consolidating all employment opportunities from all concessionaires and construction companies involved in the government’s flagship infrastructure…

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DOTr pushes cable cars as alternative mode of transport

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is still pushing for the installation of cable cars as an alternative mode of public transportation. DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade said the department is currently in negotiations with various proponents to offer a rate that is similar to public utility vehicles (PUVs). “There are also conversations I have not forgotten about the cable car. We are finalizing certain details. Hopefully, I would be able to convince proponents to agree on a rate,” Tugade said in a speech at the Asia CEO Forum at the Manila…

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Tugade sacks personnel of entire LTO branch in Nueva Vizcaya

Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade has relieved the employees and personnel assigned at the Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Nueva Vizcaya province following reports of extortion activities while conducting law enforcement operations. The complaints on alleged corrupt practices from rice traders and truckers have reached President Rodrigo Duterte during the rice industry stakeholders meeting in Malacanang Palace on Thursday. The President immediately called Tugade who instructed LTO Chief Asec. Edgar Galvante to swiftly execute a relieve order to employees and personnel assigned at the LTO Bayombong District Office…

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