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Nearly 500 coops formed under PUV modernization program

The Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) Modernization Program has gained steam with 484 transport cooperatives formed within a year after it was implemented, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) revealed.

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JICA to help ease Metro Manila traffic

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have joined forces to identify traffic bottlenecks to try to come up with a 5-year action plan for sustainable solutions on traffic management, and capacity enhancement under a Project for Comprehensive Traffic Management Plan for Metro Manila.

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Private firms propose to improve regional airports

Dennis Uy’s Chelsea Logistics and Mega7 Construction are investing P49 billion and P12 billion, respectively, under their revised unsolicited proposals to operate, maintain and expand provincial airports in Visayas and Mindanao which are being evaluated by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).

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PAL hikes flight frequencies in select routes

Philippine Airlines is increasing flight frequencies in select domestic and international routes starting late next month.

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China’s bullet trains are coming for HK’s airlines

Still bruised from a typhoon that grounded hundreds of flights, Hong Kong’s status as Asia’s top aviation hub faces a new threat: Chinese bullet trains.

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Hotels/resorts get Anahaw certification

More than two dozen local hotels and resorts were awarded the Anahaw Philippine sustainable tourism certification – the first batch of awardees for a new green certification program funded by the European Union (EU) in partnership with the Department of Tourism (DOT).

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SMC taps foreign banks for P735-B airport project

San Miguel Corp. revealed that Standard Chartered Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. will be SMC’s co-financial advisors for the proposed P735-billion aerotropolis project in Bulacan.

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British air taxi firm takes flight, inspired by F1 racing advances

A British energy entrepreneur and one-time Formula 1 racing team owner is entering the race to build new inter-city “flying taxi” services that tap recent aerospace advances.

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Clark has priority over SMC’s aerotropolis

Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III will choose to prioritize the development of New Clark City over San Miguel Corp.’s (SMC) proposed P735.6-billion “aerotropolis” in Bulacan.

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Government okays return of fuel surcharge by airlines

The government has approved the petition by local airlines to re-impose a fuel surcharge on tickets so air carriers can survive the high oil prices compounded by a weakening peso.

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