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24/7 efforts promised to get Manila-Clark trains running on time

Marilao, Meycauayan, Valenzuela, Caloocan, and Tutuban will be the first five stations of a new railway to connect Manila with Clark Airport. The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has also said that work on the 225-billion peso line will be conducted on a 24/7 basis in order to have it open to…



WATCH: Ambitious plans for futuristic island city revealed

Details have been revealed of a futuristic ‘city within a city’ on a man-made island in the heart of Manila. UAA Kinming, a consortium of Chinese and Filipino developers, say the so-called ‘New Manila Bay — City of Pearl’ will be a showcase of cutting edge technology including driverless trains…



End of the road: Can plan to phase out old jeepneys ever get into gear?

The latest attempt to remove smoke-belching traffic-clogging old jeepneys from the nations gridlocked streets are causing controversy. Talk of a “jeepney phaseout” has been heard for decades, and now a new “jeepney modernisation” scheme is ruffling feathers. Jeepney operators and drivers say the measure is just an attempt to force small…