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Tondo shanties demolished for Manila harbor upgrade

PORT OF NO RETURN.  Jamaica Lanosa, 11, secures her family’s belongings and her pet Lindon as demolition crews descend on their neighborhood Tuesday to clear shanties and make room for a P14.5-billion port project in Tondo, Manila. JOAN BONDOC

Around 100 families were evicted from shanties in Tondo, Manila, on Tuesday, with 400 more to follow as the government began clearing the area to widen the road and make way for the construction of a modernized port.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Senate joins probe of alleged extort try on Czech firm

Sen. Francis Escudero (inset) said the Senate committee on finance, of which he is the chair, would take up with officials of the Department of Transportation and Communications the alleged extortion try on the Czech train maker Inekon in relation to how it slowed down the delivery of more coaches for the Metro Rail Transit. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

The Senate will start looking into the alleged $30-million extortion attempt on a Czech train maker when the scandal is raised in Monday’s inquiry into delayed government projects, including the purchase of 48 new coaches for the badly congested Metro Rail Transit.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

DoTC stands firm on Cebu airport deal

Mactan-Cebu International Airport. CDN FILE PHOTO

The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) on Saturday said it was standing by its decision to award the P17.5-billion Mactan-Cebu International Airport contract to the GMR-Megawide consortium, even as Sen. Sergio Osmeña III stepped in to stop the project.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

House seeks to probe MRT GM’s ‘envoy’ Wilson de Vera

Metro Rail Transit general manager Al Vitangcol III. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Members of the House of Representatives want to summon Wilson de Vera, the alleged “envoy” of Metro Rail Transit (MRT) general manager Al Vitangcol III, to an investigation of allegations that the transport official tried to extort $30 million from Czech train car builder Inekon Group 21 months ago.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

MRT-3 remains safe; accident due to driver’s error—management

INQUIRER.net file photo

The management of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3), which runs along EDSA in Metro Manila, has blamed the driver of a train involved in a “sudden braking” accident near Guadalupe station, injuring eight commuters onboard, and insisted that the MRT line remains a safe mode of transportation for millions of commuters in Metro Manila.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Abaya told: Fix MRT-LRT lines first before fixing Roxas’ 2016 bid

Transportation Secretary Joseph Abaya and Local Government Secretary Manuel A. Roxas II. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Transportation Secretary Joseph Abaya should spend more time fixing Metro Manila’s jam-packed and broken down trains instead of setting up the 2016 presidential bid of Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel A. Roxas II.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senator Osmeña threatens suit over Cebu int’l airport contract

Senator Sergio Osmeña III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Sergio “Serge” Osmeña III has threatened to sue the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) if the agency awards a P17.7-billion contract to upgrade the Mactan-Cebu International Airport to the consortium of Megawide Construction Corp. and GMR Infrastructure Ltd. of India.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Airconditioned train rides from PNR to be available by March


The Department of Transportation and Communications will launch a special coach service for the Philippine National Railways line to help ease road congestion by March, the DOTC has just announced.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

DOTC hits firm for delaying MRT upgrade


The transportation department hit back at the recent legal moves of private sector-led Metro Rail Transit Holdings II Inc. that stalled a train deal with a Chinese manufacturer, saying it should explain the delays to upgrade the congested railway line.

Posted: February 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

MRT expansion hits hurdle


The Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Corporation head told a House panel that the temporary restraining order (TRO) issued by the Makati court would delay the expansion project that seeks to add 48 train coaches to the MRT.

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Motorists advised on 13 road projects till 2016

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P26B METRO SKYWAY  President Aquino (center) laughs as former President Fidel Ramos (second from left) and SMC president Ramon Ang share a joke during the launch of the Metro Manila Skyway project in Makati City on Wednesday. At left is Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson. Up to 13 road and mass transport projects in the capital are in the pipeline in the next two years, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said on Wednesday.  LYN RILLON

Motorists and commuters should brace themselves for continued heavy traffic on major routes till 2016, as up to 13 road and mass transport projects in the capital are in the pipeline in the next two years, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said on Wednesday.

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

DOTC bares proposed fare hikes for LRT, MRT

The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has released its proposed fare adjustments for Metro Manila’s three elevated railway lines.

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Relief gridlock in Matnog

A cargo truck, one of hundreds of vehicles bound for Samar and Leyte provinces,  prepares to board a ferry in Matnog, Sorsogon province, for the mercy trip to the Visayas  on Friday. PHOTO FROM PNP INFORMATION OFFICE-BICOL

Port officials in Matnog town in Sorsogon province on Friday appealed to shipowners to deploy more vessels as a lack of ferries caused a traffic jam in which trucks carrying relief for typhoon victims were caught in a tailback that stretched for 6 kilometers from the Port of Matnog.

Posted: November 16th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks | Read More »

  1. Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  2. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  3. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  4. Sandigan junks Marcos family claim to Paoay property
  5. Delfin Lee: Blame Pag-Ibig, not me
  6. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  7. San Juan cops fail to arrest Cedric Lee
  8. Maid confesses in killing of 2 and stabbing of employer in Laguna
  9. More ‘Yolanda’ bodies found
  10. Vitangcol to sue Czech envoy
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  8. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  9. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


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  • Ex-church leader nabbed for selling drugs
  • Camilla’s brother dies in US after head injury
  • Luisita farmers storm DAR compound
  • Sports

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  • Ronaldo shakes off injury fears to play Bayern
  • Mavs roll past Spurs 113-92, even series at 1-1
  • Phelps having fun in his return to swimming
  • Murray breaks down in tears at Scottish ceremony
  • Lifestyle

  • Photos explore dynamics of youths’ sexual identity
  • 12th Philippine Food Expo set at the World Trade Center
  • No tourist draw, Malang the croc will remain wild
  • The best flavors of summer in one bite, and more
  • Homemade yogurt, bread blended with pizza, even ramen
  • Entertainment

  • Has Ai Ai fallen deeply with ‘sireno?’
  • Sony developing live-action Barbie comedy
  • California court won’t review Jackson doctor case
  • Return of ‘Ibong Adarna’
  • Practical Phytos plans his future
  • Business

  • Facebook profits triple as mobile soars
  • Insular Honors Sales Performers at Testimonial Rites
  • Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock
  • Cost-recovery provisions for affected gencos urged
  • This time, BIR goes after florists
  • Technology

  • Top Traits of Digital Marketers
  • No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Engineers create a world of difference
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
  • Talking to Janet
  • Respite
  • Bucket list
  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

  • Filipinos in Middle East urged to get clearance before returning
  • PH seeks ‘clearer assurance’ from US
  • China and rivals sign naval pact to ease maritime tensions
  • What Went Before: Manila bus hostage crisis
  • Obama arrives in Tokyo, first stop of 4-nation tour
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