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MANILA, Philippines – The Cavite provincial government has cancelled the joint venture agreement to develop the $10-billion Sangley Airport with China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) and Lucio Tan’s Macroasia Corporation, Governor Jonvic Remulla said on Wednesday.
In a Facebook post, Remulla said the provincial government’s Special Selection Committee has recommended the non-approval of the redevelopment of the former airbase as presented by the applying parties “due to various deficiencies” in the submission of requirements.
His office accepted and approved the recommendation on Tuesday, January 26, he added.
This means that the notice of award issued to Macroasia and CCCC for the project to develop Sangley Airport into an international gateway last February 2020 has been cancelled.
Remulla, however, noted that talks about the project with “any qualified partner” will restart and “hopefully have a successful negotiations” by October 2021.
“I still believe that a new international airport is important for the country in the long run and it must be stressed that cancellation is not in prejudice of anyone applying again,” he said.
In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, Macroasia confirmed it received notification on January 27 about the cancellation of notice of selection and award.
The consortium of Macroasia and CCCC were the sole bidders for the Sangley Airport development project when the bidding opened in December 2019.
In August last year, the CCCC was among the Chinese firms blacklisted by the United States for their involvement in Beijing’s reclamation of maritime features and militarization of the South China Sea islands.
The government, however, gave the go signal for the airport project despite the sanctions imposed by the United States against the company.
MANILA, Philippines – Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla on Friday clarified that only individuals aged 15 to 65 are allowed to visit shopping malls in the province during the holiday season.
“As of today December 4, only those ages 15 to 65 years old shall be permitted to enter the mall premises and mall hours shall remain the same,” Remulla said in a Facebook post.
The governor issued the clarification after he announced Wednesday that accompanied minors aged 10 and above, as well as senior citizens, will be allowed to go to malls.
“I was wrong to be too enthusiastic in the resumption of personal freedom for the people of Cavite. I take full responsibility and I apologize,” he said.
Remulla said he made the decision following reports that the Inter-Agency Task Force would allow minors accompanied by their parents and guardians in general community quarantine areas to go out of their homes and enter commercial establishments for the holidays.
“Pagkatapos ko mabasa sa pahayagan na pumayag na ang IATF na papasukin sa mall ang mga accompanied minors ages 15 below ay mabilisan naman ako gumawa ng patakaran para dito,” he said.
“Kahapon ay nagbago na naman ang direksyon: Wala pang malinaw na patakaran ukol sa mga minors sa mall, ayon kay [DILG] Sec. [Eduardo] Año,” he added.
The Cavite governor said he only wanted children to be allowed to go out after being cooped up in their homes due to the pandemic.
“Ang kagustuhan ko lang naman ay mapagbigyan ang mga kabataan na matagal nang naka-bartolina sa bahay. Makaramdam man lang sana ng kaunting saya ang mga bata na makapasyal ngayong kapaskuhan kasama ang buong pamilya,” he said.
“Hindi pala puede. I have no one to blame but myself,” he added.
Metro Manila mayors earlier agreed to maintain the policy against allowing minors from visiting malls.
MANILA, Philippines – The provincial government of Cavite on Thursday announced that minors will be allowed to visit malls in the province, provided that they are accompanied by their parents or guardians.
“Ang mga accompanied minor na puede pumasok ng mall must be 10 and above,” Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla said in a Facebook post.
In an earlier post, Remulla said that accompanied minors must wear face mask and face shield, which are part of the health protocols against COVID-19.
He likewise said that senior citizens, aged 60 and above, are not required to be accompanied when they go to malls.
The Department of Health on Wednesday insisted that minors aged 14 and below, as well as senior citizens aged 66 and above, should still not be allowed to go out due to the risk of contracting COVID-19.
Interior Secretary Eduardo Año, for his part, said there is no final decision yet on the matter.
The council of Metro Manila mayors, on the other hand, said they have agreed to still not allow minors to go outside for non-essential purposes following a discussion with health experts.
Meanwhile, Remulla announced that the operating hours of malls in Cavite will be extended until 9 p.m. this December.
“Ang curfew ay 10PM to 4AM. Maliban sa mga authorized under the IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force) rules,” he added.
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