Aboitiz InfraCapital pushing through with regional airport bid

Aboitiz InfraCapital Inc. is sticking to its regional airport projects for now as the company said it was not interested to bid for the development of the Sangley Point International Airport, one of major airport projects in the country......»»

Category: financeSource: philstar philstarApr 19th, 2021

Aboitiz InfraCapital ready to pursue airport bids 

Aboitiz InfraCapital Inc. is ready to pursue talks with the government on airport projects and the National Identification Card system, its top official said. In a statement on Wednesday, Aboitiz InfraCapital President and Chief Executive Officer Cosette Canilao said the company was committed to support the government’s Build, Build, Build infrastructure program as part of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 13th, 2020

Aboitiz infrastructure unit investing P3.8 billion for Bohol airport

Aboitiz InfraCapital Inc. is planning to invest P3.8 billion for its unsolicited proposal to operate and maintain the Bohol-Panglao International Airport, which will soon be undergoing a Swiss challenge......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 5th, 2019

Aboitiz infra unit gets go-ahead for Bohol-Panglao airport

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has cleared Aboitiz InfraCapital Inc.’s unsolicited proposal to upgrade, operate and maintain the Bohol-Panglao International Airport after finding the revised offer aligned with the concession terms of the Clark International Airport......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 19th, 2019

Aboitiz infrastructure forms JV for common towers

Aboitiz InfraCapital Inc. has formed a joint venture with global private markets firm, Partners Group, for the establishment of a telecommunications infrastructure platform called Unity Digital Infrastructure Inc......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 29th, 2021

DOH 7 Plans Revival of Swab Tests in MCIA

The Department of Health Region 7 (DOH 7) plans to reactivate its protocol of having the Reverse Transcription – Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) at the Mactan-Cebu Internation Airport. According to DOH-7 Chief Pathologist and COVID-19 Regional Spokesperson Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, the swab tests will help identify individuals that are positive with COVID-19 through while […].....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 25th, 2021

Aboitiz InfraCapital hikes capex by over three-fold to P13 billion

The infrastructure arm of the Aboitiz Group has earmarked over P13 billion in capital expenditures this year to pursue projects that would significantly contribute to boost the economy......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 12th, 2021

Aboitiz infra unit allocates P13B to fund & lsquo;21 projects

Aboitiz InfraCapital Inc. said Friday said it is spending more than P13 billion this year for the rollout of various projects, including telecommunication towers......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 12th, 2021

Globe Telecom taps Aboitiz InfraCapital

Globe Telecom Inc. has tapped Aboitiz InfraCapital, the infrastructure arm of the Aboitiz Group, to roll out affordable internet in key urban areas in Visayas and Mindanao through the former’s KonekTayo WiFi service......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2020

Aboitiz InfraCapital small cell venture off to a good start

Aboitiz InfraCapital Inc.’s small cell business venture is off to a good start as it looks to end the year with more than 300 poles leased to telcos......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 8th, 2020

US votes on Trump’s fate under threat of election turmoil

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Americans vote Tuesday in an election amounting to a referendum on Donald Trump and his uniquely brash, bruising presidency that Democratic opponent and frontrunner Joe Biden urged supporters to end, restoring “our democracy.” US President Donald Trump leaves after speaking during a Make America Great Again rally at Fayetteville Regional Airport November 2, 2020, in Fayetteville, North Carolina. – The US presidential campaign enters its final day Monday with a last-minute scramble for votes by Donald Trump and Joe Biden, drawing to a close an extraordinary race that has put a pandemic-stricken country on edge. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) The United States is more divided and angry than at any time since the Vietnam War era of the 1970s — and fears that Trump could dispute the result of the election are only fueling those tensions. Despite an often startlingly laid-back campaign, Biden, 77, leads in almost every opinion poll, buoyed by his consistent message that America needs to restore its “soul” and get new leadership in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 231,000 people. “I have a feeling we’re coming together for a big win tomorrow,” Biden said in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a vital electoral battleground where he was joined by pop superstar Lady Gaga. “It’s time to stand up and take back our democracy.” But Trump was characteristically defiant to the end, campaigning at a frenetic pace with crowded rallies in four states on Monday, and repeating his dark, unprecedented claims for a US president that the polls risk being rigged against him. After almost non-stop speeches in a final three-day sprint, he ended up in the early hours of Tuesday in Grand Rapids, Michigan — the same place where he concluded his epic against-the-odds campaign in 2016 where he defeated apparent frontrunner Hillary Clinton. Despite the bad poll numbers, the 74-year-old Republican real estate tycoon counted on pulling off another upset. “We’re going to have another beautiful victory tomorrow,” he told the Michigan crowd, which chanted back: “We love you, we love you!” “We’re going to make history once again,” he said. Packing Trump’s bags While Tuesday is formally Election Day, in reality Americans have been voting for weeks. With a huge expansion in mail-in voting to safeguard against the Covid-19 pandemic, nearly 100 million people have already made their choice. Biden has the wind in his sails after indications that Democratic enthusiasm in the early voting may be matching the more visible energy at Trump’s impressive rallies. In one of US history’s great political gambles, Biden stuck to socially distanced gatherings with small crowds right up to the last moment, in stunning contrast to Trump’s constant, large rallies where few supporters so much as bothered with masks. But the Democrat, making his third attempt at the presidency, clearly senses that his calmer approach and strict attention to pandemic protocols is what Americans want after four tempestuous years. “It’s time for Donald Trump to pack his bags and go home,” Biden told supporters in Cleveland. “We’re done with the chaos! We’re done with the tweets, the anger, the hate, the failure, the irresponsibility.” In chilly downtown Pittsburgh, Justine Wolff said she had cast her ballot for Biden already and was cautiously hopeful he would carry Pennsylvania, which along with Florida may be the tightest of all the swing states that decide close national elections. “I hope that people have seen the writing on the wall,” said the 35-year-old nurse. “We need some kind of change because this isn’t working for anybody.” But where many early votes are believed to have been cast by Democrats, Trump’s side is hoping for a massive wave of Republican supporters voting in person on Tuesday. “Whether he wins or loses, this is history,” said Kolleen Wall, who turned out to cheer Trump in Grand Rapids. But “when you come to one of these rallies, all you think is, how could he not win?” The first polling stations opening were in two New Hampshire villages, Dixville Notch and Millsfield, starting at midnight. Most polling stations on the East Coast were to open at 6:00 am or 7:00 am (1100 or 1200 GMT). A tiny hamlet of 12 residents in the middle of the forest, near the Canadian border, Dixville Notch has traditionally voted “first in the nation” since 1960. The vote took minutes, as did the count: five votes for Biden, and none for Trump. Warning of violence Trump himself is planning to visit his campaign headquarters in Virginia on Tuesday, while Biden will travel to his birthplace of Scranton, the scrappy Pennsylvania town where Trump also visited on Monday. There are worries that if the election is close, extended legal chaos and perhaps violent unrest could ensue — not least because Trump has spent months trying to sap public trust in the voting process in a nation already bitterly divided along political fault lines. He ramped up these warnings in the final days, focusing especially on Pennsylvania’s rule allowing absentee ballots received within three days after Tuesday to be counted. In a tweet flagged with a warning label by Twitter on Monday, he said this would “allow rampant and unchecked cheating.” “It will also induce violence in the streets. Something must be done!” Trump tweeted......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsNov 3rd, 2020

Dito, Globe tap Aboitiz InfraCapital for small cell towers

Globe Telecom and Dito Telecommunity Corp. have teamed up with Aboitiz InfraCapital Inc. for small cell deployments to help boost their respective network capacity and coverage......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 31st, 2020

Biden knocks Trump as rivals barnstorm heartland in election finale

Joe Biden intensified his attacks Friday on President Donald Trump as they battled over the American Midwest, chasing every last vote with four days to go in a region that propelled the Republican to victory in 2016. RUS President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Rochester International Airport October 30, 2020 in Rochester, Minnesota. With Election Day only four days away, Trump is campaigning in Minnesota despite the recent surge in coronavirus cases in the state. In accordance with state orders, only 250 people will be able to attend the rally with Trump while thousands of others will gather outside the airport to watch on a large television screen. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP) Trump and Biden barnstormed three heartland states each — with a resurgent coronavirus passing the milestone of nine million cases as they hit the stump — highlighting their differences in a race overshadowed by the pandemic. Trump, heralded a “big day” of campaigning as he left the White House, then held a rally in Michigan before heading to Wisconsin and Minnesota, all states battling climbing numbers of virus cases. “We just want normal,” Trump told supporters — many of them unmasked — at an outdoor rally near Detroit as he pushed states to relax public health restrictions and resume daily life. He again bucked his own administration’s health experts as he downplayed the Covid-19 threat, saying “if you get it, you’re going to get better, and then you’re going to be immune.” Covid-19 has killed nearly 230,000 people in the US, which is experiencing surges in most states as the winter flu season looms. The outbreak has ravaged the economy, and while there have been signs of recovery, millions remain jobless. Biden was also stumping in Wisconsin and in Minnesota, where he sharpened his attacks on the president on everything from Trump seeking to dismantle Obama-era health care protections and keep his taxes secret to climate change and trade policy with China. “We can not afford four more years of Donald Trump,” the 77-year-old Democrat said at a socially distanced drive-in rally in St. Paul, Minnesota. “So honk your horn if you want America to lead again!” he said, embracing the awkward pandemic-era campaign trend of rallying supporters in their vehicles. “Honk your horn if you want to have civility again, and honk your horn if you want America to be united again!” Earlier in Iowa he attacker Trump over his handling of the pandemic. “Donald Trump has given up (and) waved the white flag,” Biden told a drive-in rally with more than 300 cars in Des Moines. – ‘Less divided’ – Trump flipped Iowa, Michigan and Wisconsin from the Democrats to clinch his shock victory four years ago.  Now polls show Biden leading in all three, albeit narrowly in Iowa. It was Biden’s first visit to Iowa since his inauspicious campaign start in February, when he placed a dismal fourth in the opening Democratic nominating contest. So can Biden win over enough voters to prevail in the Hawkeye State? “I wouldn’t put money on it,” Iowa attorney Sara Riley, 61, said at Biden’s event, although she was more confident about him clinching the White House. “I think Americans, even Trump supporters, want to get to a place where the country is less divided,” Riley said. With voters concerned about the health hazards of crowded polling stations on November 3, a record 86 million have already cast early ballots by mail or in person. Even as the US hit a grim new high in daily Covid-19 infections Thursday, Trump has stuck to his guns, downplaying the dangers and branding Democrats as rampaging “socialists” intent on shuttering the country. And while Trump has touted the economic successes of his presidency, including positive GDP figures Thursday, US stocks closed out their worst week since March, highlighting concerns about a shaky recovery. – ‘Turn Texas blue?’ – After a campaign largely muted by the pandemic, Biden is on the offensive, pushing Trump onto the back foot in unexpected battlegrounds like Texas, a large, traditionally conservative bastion now rated a toss-up by multiple analysts. On Friday the state reported that a staggering nine million residents had already voted, surpassing its entire 2016 total. Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris visited Texas Friday in a bid to turn the state Democratic for the first time since president Jimmy Carter in 1976. “We have a chance to turn Texas blue,” the 96-year-old Carter said in a fundraising email. Biden winning there would be a dagger to Trump, but the president dismissed the notion, saying: “Texas, we’re doing very well.” Trump and Biden are focusing their greatest efforts on traditional battlegrounds that will decide the election — such as Florida, where both campaigned on Thursday. On Saturday Biden returns to the Midwest bringing with him perhaps his strongest surrogate: ex-president Barack Obama, making his first joint in-person campaign appearance of the year with his former VP. Motown music legend Stevie Wonder will join them, the Biden campaign said. Trump will spend the day campaigning in the critical state of Pennsylvania, where he narrowly trails Biden in polls. Biden will follow suit there both Sunday and Monday in a clear sign that his campaign sees the Keystone State as absolutely crucial to his victory......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 31st, 2020

Globe, DITO tap Aboitiz InfraCapital for small cell sites

Aboitiz InfraCapital Inc. said Friday it secured separate deals with Globe Telecom Inc. and DITO Telecommunity Corp. for the deployment of small cell sites to boost network capacity and coverage......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 30th, 2020

Aboitiz to venture into small cell business

Aboitiz InfraCapital Inc. is venturing into the small cell network business to supplement its common tower venture......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 11th, 2020

Entry of locally stranded individuals in Negros Occidental suspended from Oct. 3 to 9

The Western Visayas Regional Inter-Agency Task Force (RIATF) on COVID-19 has approved the suspension of the arrival of locally stranded individuals (LSIs) in Negros Occidental from October 3 to 9. LSIs bound for Bacolod, however, may enter through the Bacolod Silay Airport. The RIATF acted on the request of Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson […] The post Entry of locally stranded individuals in Negros Occidental suspended from Oct. 3 to 9 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 6th, 2020

Go: Bulacan airport to decongest Metro Manila, boost regional development

The new airport set to rise in Bulacan will be perfect in complementing the government’s program to decongest Metro Manila and boost regional development, Sen. Bong Go said the other day......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 1st, 2020

Bicol International Airport seen to be operational by May 2021 -- Regional Development Council

Bicol International Airport seen to be operational by May 2021 -- Regional Development Council.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolstandardRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2020

Region 12 seeks P124B in investments to recover from impact of pandemic

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 28 August) – Development planners in Region 12 (Soccsksargen) are pushing for around P124 billion in public and private investments in the next two years to help the region fully recover from the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. Teresita Socorro Ramos, vice chairperson of the Regional Development […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsAug 29th, 2020

DA, Aboitiz team up for RE use in food production

The Department of Agriculture and the Aboitiz Group will optimize the use of renewable energy in pushing for urban farming in a bid to boost food production in the country......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 29th, 2020

Philippines, Asean push RCEP deal in November

The Philippines has joined members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and other trade partners in pushing for the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership deal by November this year......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 26th, 2020