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PAL expands with new Asian routes, increased flights 

Opens new routes to New Delhi, Hanoi & Phnom Penh in H1 of 2019

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DOTr explores partnership with Sweden

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has been exploring the possibility of tapping foreign expertise to help in the development of the country’s transport sector.

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Ayala to distribute Kia vehicles in Philippines

Ayala Corporation has agreed to distribute Kia vehicles in the Philippines, expanding the group’s automotive portfolio that already includes Volkswagen, Honda and Isuzu.

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Bacolod is top tourist spot for Singaporeans

Bacolod is listed among the top emerging destinations for Singaporeans in 2019, according to travel site Skyscanner.

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China’s ‘Uber of trucks’ a semi success

A Chinese startup dubbed the “Uber of trucks” is attracting foreign investors from Alphabet, Inc. to SoftBank Group Corp. on the premise it can make a lot of money from connecting the truckers with shippers who need goods carried.

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Cebu Airport named ‘Asia Pacific Airport of the Year’

The Center for Asia Pacific (CAPA) Aviation Awards picked Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) as Asia Pacific Medium Airport of the Year.

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Hidden Beach Palawan is best in Asia

The Hidden Beach in El Nido, Palawan bested 49 other beaches in Asia and ranked No. 1 in the Top 50 Beaches in Asia for 2018, according to online travel company Flight Network that is based in Canada.

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US, UK reach new post-Brexit deal on air services

Washington (Reuters) – The United States (US) and Britain have reached a deal on a new open skies aviation agreement to govern air travel after the UK exits the European Union (EU).

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Airport projects for approval early 2019

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) revealed that the final awarding of key private sector-proposed airport projects in Manila and Bulacan may be announced early 2019.

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Japanese consortium bags subway contract

A Japanese consortium has been awarded a contract to build the Metro Manila Subway, a key project under the Duterte administration’s “Build Build Build” program.

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