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Biz Buzz: Calax is halfway there

Biz Buzz: Calax is halfway there

By Doris Dumlao-Abadilla

First, the good news: construction of the much-delayed portion of Cavite-Laguna Expressway (Calax) between Silang exit and the unfinished Aguinaldo highway exit is finally set to resume after years of costly delay.

There appears to be some breakthrough in the right-of-way negotiations as the owner of the parcel of the land that stands in the way — as we recall, backed by a powerful Metro Manila-based political dynasty — has agreed to give way.

The bad news is that it’s not a 100-percent resolution. According to the reliable grapevine, the group is no longer opposing the expropriation of just half of the farm. There’s a structure on this other half that the group apparently wants to protect, but sources said it’s just a “dilapidated” building.

This other half remains a concern for the developer, Metro Pacific Tollways Corp., and its contractors.

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But at least, there’s now some proverbial light at the end of the tunnel for anyone looking forward to easier travel to busy Tagaytay. 

(This item appeared on the Biz Buzz column of today’s issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer)