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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…


Mega subway planned as part of “Dutertenomics” infrastructure programme

The Philippines will have its first subway system from Mindanao Avenue in Quezon City to the airport in Pasay City by 2024, it has been announced. The “Mega Manila Subway” project is part of a new economic programme called “Dutertenomics” which was launched yesterday (Tuesday, April 18) under the banner…


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…