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DOTr awards contract packages for PNR Clark

The Department of Transportation has completed the award of civil work contract packages for the Clark Phase 2 project, or the Malolos-Clark extension of the North-South Commuter Railway system......»»

Category: financeSource: philstar philstarSep 28th, 2020

DOTR awards 3 contract packages for 45-km Malolos-Clark rail project

The Department of Transportation said the construction of the Malolos-Clark extension of the North-South Commuter Railway System is on track after awarding three contracts for the project......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 27th, 2020

P51-B airport railway launched

Project to generate 38,000 jobs The country’s first airport railway express service soon starts construction after the government and proponents signed the P50.8-billion contract packages for PNR Clark Phase 2 (Malolos-Clark) segment of the P777.5-billion North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR) virtually over the weekend  (August 1, 2020). The construction is expected to generate 38,000 new local jobs in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade led the virtual signing of the contracts, marking the start of civil works for the 53-km extension that will bring passengers from Makati City in Metro Manila to Clark International Airport in Pampanga in just under one  hour. The first signing was for the P32.7-billion Contract Package N-04, which covers the civil engineering and building works  6.3 kilometers of the main line and 1.6 kilometers of the depot’s access line with an underground station serving Clark International Airport. They also signed the P18.1-billion Contract Package N-05, which covers the civil engineering and building works for the Clark Railway Depot.  The depot covers an overall area of approximately 33 hectares.  The contract covers the construction of the Operations Control Center, stabling yard, workshops, training center and other ancillary buildings in Mabalacat, Pampanga. This proves that flagship projects under the government’s BUILD, BUILD, BUILD program continue despite challenges posed by the pandemic, Tugade underscored. The PNR Clark Phase 2 paves the way for the country’s first-ever airport railway express service, he reiterated. “Since the NSCR will feature the country’s first airport express train service allowing travelers to get from Makati to Clark Airport in under one hour, we can consider it as a trail-blazing project, ” the DOTr Secretary  elaborated. “To achieve this, trains will run at 160 kilometers per hour, making it one of the fastest modes of land public transportation.”  The signing of contracts is likewise timely, noted Asian Development Bank (ADB) Southeast Asia Director General Ramesh Subramaniam. “The civil works contracts will help kickstart the economic revival of the Philippines over the next 12 months as the country faces the pandemic ” he pointed out. Under the railway project, we estimate that 24,000 local construction jobs will be directly created during the next three years.  And another at least 14,000 jobs needed for operating the railway system,” according to Subramaniam. The signing of contracts is a major milestone for the Malolos-Clark Railway Project as well as for the Philippine transport sector, he added. Once partially operational by 2022, PNR Clark Phase 2 (Malolos-Clark), a 53-km rail line segment, will connect Malolos, Bulacan to Clark International Airport, will cut down travel time to 30-35 minutes, from the original 1 hour and 30 minutes. The DOTr signed contract Package N-04 was virtually signed with Acciona Construction Philippines, through Director Ruben Eugenio Garcia and Chief Financial Officer Angel Fernandez de la Pradilla, and EEI Corporation, through President and CEO Roberto Jose Castillo. Contract Package N-05 was virtually signed with POSCO Engineering and Construction Co., Ltd., through Executive Vice President Dong Ho Kim and POSCO E&C Vice President Sung Wook Chung......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2020

DOTr inks PNR contract packages for Makati-Clark line

The Department of Transportation signed yesterday the first two contract packages for PNR Clark Phase 2, marking the start of construction works for the 53-kilometer extension that will connect Makati City and the Clark International Airport to cut travel time to less than an hour......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 1st, 2020

DOTr, Sumitomo sign contract for Package 3 of Tutuban-Malolos railway

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Pampanga, July 16 (PIA) -- Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Sumitomo Corporation signed Tuesday Package 3 of the Philippine National Railways (PNR) Clark Phase 1 (Tutuba.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 16th, 2019

DOTr, Sumitomo sign contract for Package 3 of Tutuban-Malolos railway

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Pampanga, July 16 (PIA) -- Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Sumitomo Corporation signed Tuesday Package 3 of the Philippine National Railways (PNR) Clark Phase 1 (Tutuba.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 16th, 2019

Construction of CRK s New Passenger Terminal Building now complete

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Pampanga, Oct.13 (PIA) -- Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced Tuesday the completion of the New Passenger Terminal Building (PTB) of Clark International Airport (CRK).....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 14th, 2020

DOTR signs $1.7-b deals for Malolos-Clark Railway

The Department of Transportation said Thursday it signed three civil works contracts worth more over $1.7 billion for the construction of the Malolos-Clark Railway Project, a flagship project funded by the Asian Development Bank......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 9th, 2020

Megawide, 2 Korean firms win Malolos-Clark rail deal

The joint venture of Megawide Construction Corp. and Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd. and Dong-ah Geological Engineering Company Ltd. of Korea bagged the P28-billion contract from the Department of Transportation to build the Malolos-Clark Railway Project Package 1......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2020

Megawide, Korean partners bag P28 billion MCRP

Megawide Construction Corp., the listed construction company, and its Korean partners Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd. and Dong-ah Geological Engineering Co. Ltd. have bagged the contract to build a P28-billion railway project from Malolos to Clark......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 21st, 2020

1.4K contract tracing teams formed, 11 labs in Central Luzon- RTF 3

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Pampanga, Sept.9 (PIA) -- Central Luzon has so far formed 1,400 contact tracing teams and has 11 functional diagnostic laboratories as part of its Detect strategy to contain CO.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 10th, 2020

NLEX backstops DOTr cashless RFID 100% campaign

The battery-powered Easytrip tags in use since 2005 at the North Luzon Expressway and the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway will be phased out by September 30, 2020 as NLEX Corporation transitions its cashless payment system to the radio frequency identification or RFID platform......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 15th, 2020

EEI, ACCIONA bag contract to build section of Malolos-Clark railway

EEI Corp. and foreign partner ACCIONA won a contract from the government to build one of the sections of the new railway that will link the city of Malolos in Bulacan province and Clark International Airport in Pampanga......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 7th, 2020

MLB: Players want more games, no more salary cuts

By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball players appeared likely to propose increasing the number of regular-season games this year while holding to their demand for full prorated salaries, people familiar with their deliberations told The Associated Press. A day after Major League Baseball proposed a sliding scale of salary slashing for a pandemic-delayed season in ballparks without fans, the union held a conference call that included its executive board, player representatives and alternate player representatives, the people said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because no details were announced. One of the people said many players were angered by the proposal teams made Tuesday. It was unclear when the union will respond to MLB's plan, the people said. Stars Mike Trout and Gerrit Cole would lose the most under MLB's plan, about 77% of the $36 million each they were set to be paid this season. In all, there are 133 players whose contracts call for salaries of $10 million or more, not including shares of signing bonuses. A big leaguer earning $1 million or less would keep at least 43% of his salary under the six-tier scale. That includes a share of $200 million earmarked for players that is contingent on the postseason being completed. About 460 of approximately 900 players on rosters and injured lists when spring training was stopped in mid-March due to the new coronavirus make $1 million or less. Trout and Cole would be cut to about $8 million each. Colorado’s Nolan Arenado would drop from $35 million to $7.84 million. “Interesting strategy of making the best most marketable players potentially look like the bad guys,” Milwaukee pitcher Brett Anderson tweeted. The players’ association called the proposal “extremely disappointing.” The union has argued players already accepted a cut to prorated shares of their salaries in a March 26 agreement and should not have to bargain again. MLB would like to start the season around the Fourth of July in empty ballparks and proposed an 82-game regular-season schedule. It claims teams would lose billions of dollars by playing with no ticket money and gate-related revenue. “This season is not looking promising,” New York Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman tweeted. “Keeping the mind and body ready regardless.” Union head Tony Clark has not commented publicly on MLB’s proposal and has said very little publicly since late March. Agent Scott Boras has repeatedly criticized MLB for proposing more salary reductions and has questioned the accuracy of management’s financial claims. “Hearing a LOT of rumors about a certain player agent meddling in MLBPA affairs,” Cincinnati pitcher Trevor Bauer tweeted Wednesday. “If true — and at this point, these are only rumors — I have one thing to say... Scott Boras, rep your clients however you want to, but keep your damn personal agenda out of union business.” Boras did not respond to a request for comment on Bauer’s remarks. “Working together to manage the public health issue has brought great solidarity among the players,” Boras said earlier in the day. “They are a strong united front and resolute in their support of the MLBPA.” A season with more games would lead to players earning a higher percentage of their original salaries. MLB says that without fans each additional game would result in a $640,000 loss. Brewers chairman Mark Attanasio told the Greater Milwaukee Committee on Tuesday “the be-careful-what-you-wish-for part is hours every day.” “It’s got to come together very quickly or we won’t be able to, we will just run out of time," he said. “To pay players at a full contract rate, pretty much 90% of that would go to pay them and wouldn’t cover any other costs.” Details of the plan have been disclosed to the AP by several people familiar with the proposal. They spoke on condition of anonymity because details had not been announced. MLB’s proposal says that within 48 hours of the ratification of an agreement for player compensation terms and health and safety protocols, the commissioner’s office would announce a proposed timeline for the resumption of the season. The resumption would include a training period of at least 21 days, and each team would be allowed a maximum of three exhibition games, all in the final seven days of the training period. Opening day would be in early July, and the final scheduled regular-season game would be no later than Sept. 27 — the same as in the original 2020 schedule. Issues such as roster size, trade deadlines, series length and treatment of the luxury tax would be delegated to a subcommittee. ___ AP Sports Writer Steve Megargee in Milwaukee contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 28th, 2020

Bagunas back in Japan to continue international stint

Volleyball star Bryan Bagunas flew back to Japan on Wednesday to continue his commitment with his club team Oita Miyoshi Weiss Adler. The member of the Philippine men’s volleyball team that bagged the silver medal in the 30th Southeast Asian Games, bared that his club already expressed interest in keeping him on the team. “Kinakausap na ako noong club team ko na kukunin nila ulit ako, ire-renew nila ako,” said Bagunas, who went back to the country to accept his award as Mr. Volleyball given by the Philippine Sportswriters Association its annual awards rites last Friday. Bagunas is one of the four homegrown volleyball stars who are making strides in the international stage. Sisters Jaja Santiago and Dindin Santiago-Manabat are playing in the women’s division of the Japan V. Premier League for Saitama Ageo Medics and Kurobe AquaFairies, respectively, while Marck Espejo is currently in Thailand suiting up for Visakha Volleyball Club.      Bagunas and the Weiss Adler will participate in Kurowashiki pocket tournament in Japan in May. However, he added, the tourney may be in peril of cancelation following the development in the global outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19).      “Tuluy-tuloy na ulit hanggang May. Pero may chance din na ma-cancel ang league namin on May pero hindi pa sure kasi gawa ng outbreak ng coronavirus,” he said. “Sa ngayon kasi yung JVL talagang sobrang ano talaga sila sa coronavirus, kasi yung ibang leagues talaga wala nang nanonood na audience talagang sila na lang mga players na lang. sobrang takot na [ng mga tao].” Despite the threat, Bagunas will continue to fulfill his current contract and at the same time work on further developing his skills.   “Magtutuluy-tuloy ako sa international league and doon lang muna ako and aral ng mga volleyball techniques,” said Bagunas. “Then pagdating dito apply din sa national team para makatulong sa bansa.” Bagunas also assured that he will be available for another tour of duty if called upon by the national team. “’Yung owner naman ng team namin sa Japan is ano eh sobrang bait niya. Sabi niya basta may liga kami sa national team papayagan daw niya ako,” said the UAAP Season 81 Most Valuable Player. “So basta may liga ang national team makakapaglaro ako [para] sa Pilipinas,” he said.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 11th, 2020

DOTr eyes opening of Clark passenger terminal by mid-2020

The Department of Transportation said Thursday it expects the new passenger terminal of Clark International Airport to be operational by the middle of the year. .....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 9th, 2020

DOTR: Contract of new trains for PNR Bicol signed

LEGAZPI CITY (PIA) - Albayanos are excited for the resumption of the railway service in the Bicol region after the Department of Transportation (DOTR) announced the recent signing of contract for t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 8th, 2020

DOT, DOTr ink Memorandum of Agreement on Airport development

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Pampanga, Jan.8 (PIA) -- Department of Tourism (DOT) and Department of Transportation (DOTr) signed a Memorandum of Agreement for the Institutionalized Leveraging of Infrastruc.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 8th, 2020

DOTR: Contract of new trains for PNR Bicol signed

LEGAZPI CITY (PIA) - Albayanos are excited for the resumption of the railway service in the Bicol region after the Department of Transportation (DOTR) announced the recent signing of contract for t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 8th, 2020

DOT, DOTr ink Memorandum of Agreement on Airport development

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Pampanga, Jan.8 (PIA) -- Department of Tourism (DOT) and Department of Transportation (DOTr) signed a Memorandum of Agreement for the Institutionalized Leveraging of Infrastruc.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 8th, 2020

Rich Hill could earn $12.5M from Twins, Homer Bailey $8M

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rich Hill can earn $9.5 million in performance bonuses in his contract with the Minnesota Twins and Homer Bailey can earn $1 million. Minnesota announced the one-year deals with the pitchers on Dec. 31. Hill was guaranteed $3 million and Bailey $7 million. Hill's bonuses are based on starts or innings: $1 million each for five starts or 25 innings, seven or 35 and nine or 45, $1.5 million for 11 or 55, $2 million for 13 or 65 and $3 million for 15 or 75. Bailey would get $333,333 each for 150 and 165 innings, and $333,334 for 185. Both have identical awards bonuses: $100,000 for winning the Cy Young Award, $75,000 for finishing second in voting, $50,000 for third and $25,000 for fourth through sixth. He also would get $25,000 for making the All-Star team and winning a Gold Glove, $50,000 for League Championship Series MVP and $100,000 for World Series MVP. A 33-year-old right-hander, Bailey was 13-9 with a 4.57 ERA last year for Kansas City and Oakland, which acquired him in July. He is 80-86 with a 4.57 ERA in 13 big league seasons. He is coming off a $105 million, six-year contract he signed with Cincinnati. Hill, a left-hander who turns 40 in March, was 4-1 with a 2.45 ERA in 13 starts last season for the Los Angeles Dodgers, completing a $48 million, three-year contract. He missed about two months with a left forearm strain. He is recovering from left elbow surgery and is likely to miss the first half of next season. Hill is 65-42 in 15 big league seasons......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 7th, 2020