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DOTC apologizes for Naia’s air con problem


The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) apologized Wednesday for the inconvenience caused by the lack of air conditioning in the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 (Naia T1) due to the ongoing rehabilitation work.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Specialized Coast Guard base to rise in Capiz


A first of its kind, a specialized Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) base for responding to maritime disasters in Visayas will soon rise in a Capiz municipality.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,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 »

Over 1,000 stranded in Central Visayas ports due to ‘Caloy’


More than 1, 000 passengers were stranded Saturday in Central Visyas due to tropical depression “Caloy,” the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | 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 »

DOTC car plates project slammed

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If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it—unless you just want to make money. A senator is questioning the plan of the Department of Transportation and Communications to replace some nine million vehicular license plates nationwide starting next month, a move supposedly aimed at curbing car theft.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

DOTC can now buy additional trains for MRT-3 after winning court case


The Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line-3 will finally be able to add more trains after the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) won a court case in the Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC).

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senate to probe DOTC over delays in mass transport projects

Sen. Francis Escudero. INQUIRER.NET FILE PHOTO

The Senate committee on finance is to look into the capability of the Department of Transportation and Communication to carry out the programs provided for under the annual national budget in light of its alleged failure to deliver railway projects and other mass transportation systems.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DOTC extends MRT-3 operating hours

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Commuters ride on the Manila Railway Transit train along Epifanio de los Santos in Manila.  AFP FILE PHOTO

As part of the government solutions to the anticipated traffic buildup in Metro Manila with the implementation of 15 major construction projects this year, the transport department on Thursday said it would extend the Metro Rail Transit Line 3’s operating hours starting next week.

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Special coaches with lounge sections, reclining seats soon in PNR trains


Special coaches boasting lounge sections and reclining seats will soon run in the Philippine National Railways to provide convenience amid traffic jams in Metro Manila.

Posted: February 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

DOTC prefers second-hand trains, says ex-MRTC exec


The former top executive of the Metro Rail Transit Corp. said they offered to provide brand new trains for the capacity expansion of MRT-3, but the Department of Transportation and Communications was insisting on procuring second-hand trains.

Posted: February 14th, 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 »

  1. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  2. Cagayan mayor shot dead after flag-raising ceremony
  3. Obama, family cause a small stir at Easter service
  4. Santiago sees Palace hand in Gigi’s return
  5. ‘Malang’ next crocodile attraction after ‘Lolong’
  6. Gigi Reyes’ only option: tell all
  7. Malaysia Airlines jet turns back after tire burst
  8. Ancient enigmatic carvings in danger of disappearing
  9. New plant to boost supply of clean energy
  10. More bodies from ship; transcript reveals wavering
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  5. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  6. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  7. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  8. Massive infra spending set
  9. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  10. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  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. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  9. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


  • Annual blackout simulation drill held
  • Saudi Arabia reports 3 more deaths from MERS virus
  • Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  • Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane?
  • Napoles to have surgery on Tuesday – report
  • Sports

  • PBA D-League: Waves edge skidding Superchargers
  • Ilad’s last-second basket lifts Gems over Bakers
  • Reigning champs Miami open playoffs with win
  • Spurs subdue Mavericks in playoff opener
  • Wawrinka beats Federer to win Monte Carlo Masters
  • Lifestyle

  • Miss America: Don’t suspend teen over prom invite
  • Transitions and resurrection in the performing arts
  • ‘Archaeology tour’ of Cebu’s heritage of faith
  • Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank
  • ‘Imports’ from London, and play of the year
  • Entertainment

  • Arrest warrants out vs. Deniece Cornejo, Cedric Lee, et al over serious illegal detention
  • Lindsay Lohan says she had a miscarriage
  • Discovery network cancels Everest jump
  • ‘Captain America’ stays strong atop US box office
  • Easter musings
  • Business

  • Century Pacific Food sets IPO price at P13.75 per share
  • Oil prices down in quiet Asian trade
  • Asian shares mixed in holiday-thinned trade
  • BDO seen keen on bidding for Cocobank
  • Bataan freeport investment pledges up 1,302%
  • Technology

  • PH has slowest internet in Southeast Asia
  • Nintendo’s trailblazing Game Boy marks 25th anniversary
  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Opinion

  • Gigi’s home
  • Palace stonewalls on MRT inquiry
  • Couple of things too
  • There is plenty of water behind Wawa Dam
  • Triduum thoughts of a young boy
  • Global Nation

  • Filipinos in Middle East urged not to panic amid MERS-CoV scare
  • Obama on mission to quiet Asia skeptics
  • Search for Etihad passengers launched
  • Japan presents $57-B ‘dream plan’ to solve Metro congestion
  • Tim Tebow’s charity hospital in Davao seen to open in 7 months
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