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(From BusinessWorld (Philippines))
Byline: Ruby Anne M. Rubio and Roulee Jane F. Calayag
First Philippine Holdings Corp. (FPHC) and Metro Pacific Corp. are pursuing ventures in toll operations, attracted by the promise of a boom in the infrastructure sector.
"Metro Pacific and FPHC are keen on tollways projects because infrastructure is the government's focus now. Infrastructure is an artery for growth," said Astro del Castillo, managing director of First Grade Holdings, Inc.
Mylene Mercado, investment analyst at 2tradeasia.com, agrees. She said First Philippine Holdings "is interested in expanding in infrastructure especially now with the …