Metro Pacific Tollways Welcomes New President and CEO

Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) announces a transition in its leadership with the retirement of its President and CEO Rodrigo Franco and the introduction of his successor Rogelio ‘Babes’ Singson. 

Effective June 2023, MPTC Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan announced Singson as MPTC CEO and President to continue and further amplify the group of companies’ customer-centric approach in serving its customers in over eight expressways in the Philippines and manage its businesses in the ASEAN region. Public servant Singson brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record in his roles in both public and private endeavors.  

Before joining MPTC, Singson served as the President and CEO of Metro Pacific Water Investments Corporation. From 2010 to 2016, he served as the Secretary of the Department of Public Works and Highways. He had also overseen some companies under the MVP Group such as Maynilad, Light Rail Manila Corporation, and MERALCO Powergen Corp.  

This announcement has been made public after Franco rendered his retirement as the company’s CEO and President. With over 20 years within the MPTC group of companies, Franco served as CFO and President and CEO of then Manila North Tollways Corporation— now NLEX Corporation, the concession company of north Luzon expressways NLEX, SCTEX, and NLEX Connector. Franco also led the creation and management of the south Luzon concession companies MPT South Management Corp, Cavitex Infrastructure Corp., and MPCALA Holdings to build and operate CAVITEX and CALAX. He also expanded MPTC’s expressway foothold in the Visayas-Mindanao area through Cebu Cordova Link Expressway Corp., builder of the country’s longest and iconic toll bridge CCLEX; and the ASEAN region through investments in Indonesian infrastructure conglomerate Nusantara Infrastructure, and Vietnam’s CII Bridges and Roads. Under his leadership, the company experienced remarkable growth in terms of kilometers, vehicle entries, and revenues in both local and international business scenes. The most recent of the business expansions Franco spearheaded was MPTC’s mobility infrastructure business via MPT Mobility, which products and services are aimed to fulfill MPTC’s vision of providing a safe, convenient, and pleasurable mobility experience for Filipinos. 

MPTC Champions an Integrated Approach to Smart Urban Mobility

Urban mobility that is economically- and environmentally sustainable and technologically efficient is a subject of increasing importance as cities globally adapt to post-pandemic needs, thus, the trending phenomenon of “smart urban mobility” that makes urban settings smart, synergized and sustainable. 

MPTC’s Mobility unit serves highly mobile customers inside, outside its tollways

A new company is now actively serving the huge wants and needs of a widening base of customers inside and outside its network of tollways in Luzon and soon the Visayas, principally enabled by digital solutions and innovations.

MPTC backs UNICEF’s Child Road Safety Program to benefit children in more cities

Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC), a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation, promotes the safety of children on the road through its support to UNICEF under the United Nations’ Second Decade of Action for Road Safety.

Cordova eyes CCLEX-driven tourism growth, braces for visitor influx

The once sleepy town of Cordova is preparing for the expected influx of tourists with the opening of the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) in March 2022.

Business leaders: CCLEX will quicken Central Visayas economic growth

Business leaders in Central Visayas are bullish over the socioeconomic benefits from the operations of the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX), not just for Cebu province but for the entire region.

CCLEX main bridge span now connected

A major construction milestone was reached by the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) project, when the final main bridge has been cast in concrete, concluding a complex project covering more than three years of non-stop construction, even rising above unprecedented challenges brought mainly by a pandemic.

MPIC vows to support ASEAN Green Initiative

Metro Pacific Investments Corporation has committed to fully support the ASEAN Green Initiative (AGI) led by the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) in line with the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.

CALAX gearing up to be a Green Highway

The Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX), project of MPCALA Holdings Inc. (MHI), a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC), the infrastructure arm of the Metro Pacific Investment Corporation (MPIC), plans to showcase MPTC’s role in decarbonizing the transport sector in the country.

‘We respect the Arbitration Tribunal’s ruling’- MPTC

Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation’s subsidiaries — NLEX Corporation (NLEX) and Cavitex Infrastructure Corporation (Cavitex) — received notice today, September 7, on the decisions of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in their respective arbitration cases.