• 08 October 2015
 MANDALUYONG, Oct. 8 -- To ensure continued improvement of the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3) system, the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) acquired a rail grinding machine for better railroad track maintenance.  The DOTC awarded the improvement project for the MRT-3 system to minimize operational disruptions by ensuring better track upkeep. Kempal Construction & Supply Corp. and TPE Share Sales Inc. bagged the P160-million contract to supply a brand-new rail grinding machine which will remove track irregularities and extend track life. The machine, along with operations and maintenance manuals, repair tools, and a five-year supply of spares, will be delivered within 360 calendar days from issuance of the Notice to Proceed.  This will put an end to the classification of systematic rail grinding as special repair works and instead characterize it as ordinary preventive maintenance. With its own rail grinding machine, the MRT-3 management can minimize costs, as similar equipment will no longer be leased from other firms. Last week, the DOTC awarded the signaling system upgrade project to Bombardier Transportation Signal, Ltd. Under the contract, the exis ...Read more

CSOs hail reforms in BuB implementation

 CENTRAL  08 October 2015
MANILA, Oct. 8 -- Representatives of civil society organizations (CSOs) participating in the Bottom-up Budgeting (BuB) Summit in Cebu lauded the program’s success in giving communities a say on how public funds may be used to address local needs.   The summit is being held to highlight and tra ...Read more

Lawmakers, peace panels apprise public on prospects of BBL passage

 CENTRAL  08 October 2015
MANILA, Oct. 8 -- The Government of the Philippines (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) negotiating panels, together with House of Representatives members who have taken active roles in the bill’s legislative process, held a press conference yesterday to shed light on the status of th ...Read more