Japan, PH reach milestone in procuring MRT-3 maintenance provider

The Philippines and Japan have conducted exchanging of Note Verbales early this week which is considered a milestone in the procurement of rehabilitation and maintenance provider for MRT-3. The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is seeking Official Development Assistance (ODA) financing under Japan International Cooperation Agency’s (JICA) Special Terms for Economic Partnership (STEP). With the exchange […]Read More

Chinese institute to conduct research in Benham Rise – Alejano

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has allowed Institute of Oceanology of Chinese Academy of Sciences (IO-CAS) to conduct marine scientific research (MSR) in eastern Luzon, where Benham Rise is located, and eastern Mindanao, Magdalo Party-List Representative Gary Alejano said on January 12. He said as a requirement, Chinese researchers will be joined by the […]Read More

Mindanao set to get 280 kilometers of bridges, roads

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will be implementing 11 big-ticket infrastructure projects in Mindanao which involve building of 280 kilometers of bridges and roads from 2018 to 2023. Financing for these projects will be sourced from the $380 million loan agreement on Improving Growth Corridors in Mindanao Road Sector Project signed on […]Read More

DND welcomes possible conscription of 4000 Maranaos

President Rodrigo Duterte has instructed government officials to study the possibility of conscripting at least 4000 Maranaos who were affected by the Marawi City battle into the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine National Police (PNP). “He instructed the Presidential Adviser on Mindanao Affairs, TESDA, the Presidential Adviser on OFW to study ways […]Read More

Government hires consultant to determine fate of 48 Dalian LRVs

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) said in a release that an Independent Audit and Assessment (IAA) Consultant was procured to determine what will be the fate of 48 cars or Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs) bought from CRRC Dalian for Metro Rail Transit-3 (MRT-3). DOTr Officer-in-Charge Undersecretary for Railways TJ Batan said DOTr-MRT3 team has met […]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