Tech issues mar first day of SIM card registration

Tyrone Jasper Piad 12/27/2022

MANILA, Philippines – Mobile subscribers are reportedly dealing with technical difficulties during the first day of SIM (subscriber identity module) card registration. “Due to the high volume of registrants, some subscribers may experience difficulty accessing the SIM…

PAL to open Cebu-Borongan route

Tyrone Jasper Piad 12/01/2022

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is set to operate its Cebu-Borongan flights this month, a move that is seen to boost business and tourism activities in the Eastern Samar province. The Lucio Tan-owned airline and the city…

Fuel surcharge in December unchanged

Tyrone Jasper Piad 11/26/2022

The fuel surcharge reflected in plane ticket prices will be kept at the same level in December, when air travel is expected to surge with the holiday season. In an advisory issued on Friday, the Civil Aeronautics…

DPWH pushes for P94-B Cebu expressway

Tyrone Jasper Piad 11/22/2022

The government is ramping up efforts to start the bidding process for the 73.7-kilometer (km) Metro Cebu Expressway project, which is currently under review, according to an official of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).…

Globe pitches digital platform for SIM registration

Tyrone Jasper Piad 11/16/2022

Using a digital platform is the way to go for SIM (subscriber identity module) card registration in order that mobile subscribers would be able to comply with the deadline mandated by law, according to Globe Telecom Inc.…

Metro Pacific eyes P1-B Cebu toll bridge expansion

Tyrone Jasper Piad 09/19/2022

Tycoon Manuel Pangilinan-led Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC) is looking to extend the 8.9-kilometer Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEx) to Barangay Guadalupe in Cebu City via a P1-billion ramp project, in a bid to increase usage of the…

Aboitiz buys into Mactan airport

Tyrone Jasper Piad 09/03/2022

Aboitiz InfraCapital will take full control of Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) in 2024 following the current operator’s decision to leave and explore other opportunities in the infrastructure space. Megawide Construction Corp. and GMR Airports International BV…

Holiday travel seen to boost PAL’s H2 business

Tyrone Jasper Piad 08/24/2022

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is hoping to maintain its momentum in the second half with the anticipated surge in passenger traffic during the holiday season. PAL president Stanley Ng said they have observed a good volume…

Airfares continue to go up

Tyrone Jasper Piad 07/20/2022

Passengers will be paying more to travel by air next month with the higher fuel surcharges allowed to be collected by the airlines to cover the cost of elevated oil prices. The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) recently…

New undersea fiber optic cable to boost PLDT capacity

Tyrone Jasper Piad 06/27/2022

Manuel Pangilinan-led PLDT Inc. is set to activate next month its 14,000-kilometer submarine fiber optic cable system, which is seen to support its data center capacity. The US-Transpacific Jupiter cable system will increase the fully integrated telecommunication…

Truckers seek extra pay to cover rising fuel costs

Tyrone Jasper Piad 06/25/2022

Truckers have asked their clients to pay an additional fixed cost of P5,000 per trip on top of the base rates to cover increasing fuel expenses. Some operators have already temporarily halted their business as revenues had…

Airfares next to go sky high

Tyrone Jasper Piad 06/25/2022

Travelers will be paying higher airfares starting July 1 as surging fuel prices continue to raise the operating costs of many industries, from manufacturing to transportation. The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) on Wednesday issued a resolution raising…

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