TODAY'S HEADLINES

VIDEO | PCIJ bares net worth of VP Binay, Alan Cayetano, Trillanes 16-Sep-14, 6:27 AM | Jove Francisco, News5

Apple iPhone 6 pre-orders hit record 4 million on first day 16-Sep-14, 8:23 AM | Lehar Maan, Reuters

Bagong LPA, posibleng pumasok ng bansa sa Miyerkules 16-Sep-14, 7:32 AM | Rommel Rio, News5

US in first air strike near Baghdad on IS - officials 16-Sep-14, 8:37 AM | Agence France-Presse

WORK LIFE | 6 traits we can learn from children 15-Sep-14, 5:17 PM | Photos courtesy of mom Mia Deslate Felber (daughter Tala Felber - son Ian Felber)

National

Aquino to launch construction of Skyway connector

InterAksyon.com
The online news portal of TV5

MANILA, Philippines -- President Benigno Aquino III will lead this week the launching of a 14.8-kilometer skyway that will connect the North Luzon Expressway and South Luzon Expressway.

Stage 3 of the Skyway connector road will stretch from Buendia in Makati City to Balintawak in Quezon City.

"Expected to be completed in 2017, this project is a tangible sign of the progress that can be attained when the public and private sector work together," Malacanang spokesman Edwin Lacierda said at a briefing aired over state-run Radyo ng Bayan on Monday.

"The Skyway Stage 3 will not only benefit Metro Manila citizens by decongesting traffic; it will also stimulate trade and travel throughout Luzon," Lacierda said.

Citra Central Expressway Corp., a unit of San Miguel Corp., is expected to start excavation and piling work along Osmena Highway, from F. Torres Street to Quirino Avenue in Manila.

The P26.5-billion project is expected to be completed within 36 months.

Other partners in the Skyway Stage 3 project include Citra Lamtoro Gung Persada and the Philippine National Construction Corp.

 

OTHER NATIONAL STORIES
BREAKING NEWS