Japan, PHL to ink loan agreement for Metro Manila Subway

The Philippines will be signing the loan agreement for the first tranche of funding for the first phase of Metro Manila Subway Project being extended by the Japanese government, the Department of Finance (DOF) said. The contract for the first tranche of the 104.5 billion yen (approximately $929.1 million) loan for the first phase of […]Read More

PHL, China to discuss possible joint exploration in West PHL

The Philippines and China will include the topic on possible joint exploration in West Philippine Sea in the upcoming 2nd bilateral consultative mechanism (BCM) with the Chinese government, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said on January 15. “Conceptually, we both want it, in the declaration of the Chinese premier and the Philippine president, it […]Read More

Bridge damaged by December typhoon re-opens

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has announced that the Caraycaray Bridge along Biliran-Naval Circumferential Road in Biliran which was damaged by Typhoon Urduja is now open for 4-wheel light vehicles, motorcycles, and tricycles. “Following the timeline set by President Duterte, the Caray-Caray bridge in Biliran which was affected by Typhoon Urduja is […]Read More

Navy opens recruitment for white caps, Marines

The Philippine Navy will be administering entrance examination, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Service Aptitude Test for interested applicants in the Naval/Marine Officer Candidate Course (NOCC), Basic Seaman Course (BSC), and Marine Basic Course (MBC). Examination date for interested NOCC applicants is on January 17, January 18 and 24 for MBC applicants, and January […]Read More

Modern PNR system to become backbone of economy – Senator

“The modern Philippine National Railway System will become the backbone of our economy,” Senator JV Ejercito said after the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Philippine National Railway (PNR) started on January 5 the advance construction mobilization for PNR North Phase 1 covering Tutuban in Manila to Malolos in Bulacan. “No doubt cost of building the […]Read More

BRP Tarlac opens door for Palawan residents

On Thursday, January 11, Philippine Navy’s first Tarlac-class landing dock vessel Barko ng Republika ng Pilipinas (BRP) Tarlac (LD-601) opened its doors for residents of Palawan. Philippine Navy Naval Forces West (NFW) said BRP Tarlac arrived in Puerto Princesa City on January 10 for a three-day port call as part of the vessel’s first logistics […]Read More