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     The company was originally incorporated under the name of Construction Development Corporation of the Philippines (CDCP) in 1966 for a term of fifty (50) years. In 1983, the company name was changed to Philippine National Construction Corporation (PNCC) in order to reflect the magnitude of the equity investment of the Government of the company.
     The primary purpose of the company is to carry on the conduct a general contracting business with the private or government department, subdivision, instrumentality, office, institution of agency, including the designing, constructing, enlarging, repairing, remodeling, operation, maintenance, financing or otherwise engaging in any work upon buildings, roads, sidewalks, highways, bridges, dams, public markets, irrigation systems, manufacturing plants or other public improvements, to engage in iron, steel, wood, bricks, concrete, stone, cement masonry and earth construction; and to enter into and execute contracts or to receive assignments of contracts therefore or relating thereto; also to manufacture and/or furnish building materials, equipment and supplies connected herewith; and to engage in any and all activities and business undertaking as may be necessary or incidental to accomplish the primary purpose and objectives of the Corporation that will contribute to the economic development of the country.


     On March 31, 1977, PD 1113 granted CDCP the franchise to operate, construct, and maintain the above toll facilities for a period of 30 years. From May 1, 1977 these roadways already then called the North and South Luzon Tollways, were operated and maintained under the franchise granted to CDCP. The franchise expired on April 30, 2007.
     While the terms of the franchise provided under PD 1113 for the North Luzon Expressway and the South Luzon Expressway which is thirty (30) years from May 1, 1977 shall remain the same, the franchise granted for the Metro Manila Expressway and all extensions, linkages, stretches and diversions that may be constructed after the date of approval of this decree shall also have a term of thirty (30) years commencing from the date of completion of the project. On December 22, 1983, PD 1894 was issued further granting PNCC a franchise over the Metro Manila Expressway (MMEX), and the expanded and delineated NLEX and SLEX. PNCC was granted the “right, privilege and authority to construct, maintain and operate any and all such extensions, linkages or stretches, together with the toll facilities appurtenant thereto, from any part of the North Luzon Expressway, South Luzon Expressway and/or Metro Manila Expressway and/or to divert the original route and change the original end-points of the North Luzon Expressway and/or South Luzon Expressway as may be approved by the TRB.”
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       In 1981, in order to strengthen the financial structure of the Corporation, LOI 1136 was issued mandating the National Development Company (NDC) to invest the sum of P250 million in CDCP at par value.  
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       In 1983, LOI 1295 was issued directing lender/guarantor government financial institutions to convert PNCC debts into equity in PNCC. However, only P1.4 billion of the estimated P7 billion debt was converted to equity and the balance of P5.5 billion remain unconverted due to Central Bank intervention.  
     The accomplished conversion in 1983 gave the Government a majority shareholding, and pursuant to this substantial change in ownership, the corporate name was changed from CDCP to Philippine National Construction Corporation (PNCC) in the same year. The increase in the company’s capital stock was approved by SEC on December 7, 1983. By virtue of LOI 1136 and LOI 1295, 76.96% of the PNCC’s voting equity has been held by the then Asset Privatization Trust (APT), now the Privatization and Management Office (PMO). The PMO was created on December 8, 1986 by virtue of Proclamation No. 50 that authorized the privatization program of government. The program is guided by the Committee on Privatization (COP) that was also created under Proclamation No. 50, and is now called the Privatization Council (PrC). As a result of the aforesaid PMO holdings, only 12.09% of the Corporation’s voting equity is considered as under private ownership. However, 24% of GSIS shares is considered private because owned by government employees and financed by the premiums they pay.

    The Company’s debt of P5.552 billion which remained unconverted to equity is treated as part of equity in the Company’s books, instead of a liability with the interest and penalties unilaterally charged thereon by the PMO/BTr amounting to P52.066 billion and P52.482 billion as of December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively, are not considered or taken up in the Company’s books. The Company maintains the position that the account/amount shall be booked as equity and not as a liability (inclusive of interests and penalty charges). The assertion that the P5.552 billion should be part of equity is supported by a Supreme Court ruling that recognizes the validity of LOI 1295 confirming that the P5.552 billion is no longer a debt but equity. The Office of the Government Corporate Counsel, and a private firm engaged by PMO have concurred with this ruling. Pursuant to the mutual agreement between the Company and the PMO, the option/authority to convert the mentioned debt into equity was submitted to the Department of Justice (DOJ) on June 21, 2012 for arbitration. In view of the decision dated February 18, 2014 on the arbitration case dismissing the Company’s petition against the PMO, the former filed a Motion for Reconsideration (MR) at the DOJ on March 14, 2014.  On January 22, 2015, the DOJ denied PNCC’s Motion for Reconsideration. Thereafter, PNCC filed a Supplement to the Motion for Reconsideration on May 28, 2015 which was also denied by the DOJ in its order dated July 13, 2015. On June 26, 2015, PNCC filed a Notice of Appeal at the Office of the President of the Philippines and filed the corresponding Appeal Memorandum on July 27, 2015. PNCC is awaiting the resolution of the OP on the appeal by PNCC.
     From 1987 to 2001, PNCC still implemented selected construction projects, but this resulted in losses. Since 2002, the Corporation has refrained from actively engaging in the construction business, and focused more on the operation and maintenance of its tollways. Earlier in 1995, PNCC entered into Joint Venture Agreements (JVAs) that resulted in the division of the Tollways into 3 portions, the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), the Skyway, and the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX). The objective was to improve the manner by which the tollways were operated and maintained.
     The NLEX JVA was entered into originally with First Philippine Infrastructure Development Corporation (FPIDC) together with Leighton Contractor Asia Ltd. and Egis Project Systems, which formed the JV company, Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC). The operation of the NLEX was officially turned over to MNTC on February 10, 2005, where PNCC had 20% shareholding. PNCC’s inability to respond to succeeding capital calls limited its participation to 2.5% in MNTC. FPIDC was acquired by the Pangilinan (MVP) Group in November 2008. In the O&M company for NLEX, the Tollway Management Corp. however, PNCC is a 20% shareholder.
     For the South Luzon Tollways, PNCC entered into a partnership with Indonesia’s P.T. Citra Lamtoro Gung Persada to build the elevated toll road or Skyway System from Nichols to Alabang and to upgrade the at-grade portion for the same stretch. Citra Metro Manila Tollways Corporation (CMMTC) is the Joint Venture Company and concessionaire, and has been running these segments since 1999. The PNCC Skyway Corporation (PSC) originally managed the operation and maintenance of the Skyway System and its corresponding at-grade section, but due to operational inefficiencies, PSC suffered financial losses. The Skyway Operation and Maintenance Corporation (SOMCO) took over the operations and maintenance of the Skyway Systems in 2008. PNCC has 11% share in CMMTC (also diluted from 20%) and a 20% share in SOMCO, which up to this day remains unissued to PNCC because of legal disputes with CMMTC.
     For the Alabang to Calamba stretch, PNCC entered into a JVA with the Malaysian Corporation, MTD Manila Expressways, Inc. (MTDME) under the corporate name of South Luzon Tollway Corporation (SLTC). Under this JVA, are the following South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) Projects: the rehabilitation and upgrading of the Alabang Viaduct, the expansion and rehabilitation of the Alabang to Calamba segment, and the construction of a 7.8 km. toll road extension from Calamba to Sto. Tomas, Batangas. The O&M company for the said stretch is the Manila Toll Expressway Systems, Inc. (MTESI). PNCC owns 20% of SLTC and 40% of MTESI.
     San Miguel Corporation and its partner Citra Group of Indonesia had acquired an 80% indirect equity interest in SLTC and 60% in MTESI. The acquisition was made by its wholly-owned subsidiary San Miguel Holdings Corporation (SMHC) and Atlantic Aurum Inc., the joint venture corporation of SMHC and the Citra Group. SMHC has accepted the invitation of the Citra Group of Indonesia to invest in Atlantic Aurum Inc, the corporate vehicle of the Citra Group which has a controlling equity interest in CMMTC, the concession holder and operator of the Skyway project.
     Although the original franchise of PNCC expired on April 30, 2007, the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) issued a Toll Operations Certificate (TOC) dated April 27, 2007 to PNCC, for the continued Operation and Maintenance of the SLEX. The said authority from the TRB, pursuant to its powers under PD 1112, allowed PNCC to operate and maintain the SLEX and to collect toll fees, in the interim. The effective date of the TOC commenced on May 1, 2007, but in no case to exceed the date of substantial completion of the SLEX Project Toll Roads under the STOA dated February 1, 2006, or unless sooner revoked by the Board. On April 8, 2010, the TRB issued the Certificate of Substantial Completion for Project Toll Roads 1 and 2, and accordingly issued the Toll Operation Permit (TOP) over the said Project Toll Roads to MATES. On May 2, 2010, the operation and maintenance of the SLEX was officially turned over to SLTC and MATES.
     A Subscription Agreement was also executed by and among the Alabang-Sto. Tomas Development Inc. (ASDI), the NDC, and the PNCC on November 14, 2008, wherein PNCC subscribed to 12,500 shares from the unissued portion of the 150,000 shares authorized capital stock (with par value of P1,000 per share) of ASDI. ASDI is a joint venture company between PNCC and NDC and incorporated to undertake the Daang Hari-SLEX connector road (DHLRP). In 2009, as the construction activities of the DHSLRP was underway, PNCC infused additional equity to total P255 million, thereby increasing its ownership share to 51%.
     On December 15, 2009, a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the Advance Works on the Daang Hari-SLEX Link Road Project (DHSLRP) was entered into by and among the ASDI and PNCC. The Corporation was designated as the Main Turnkey Contractor responsible for undertaking the Advance Works and to implement of the design and construction of the Road Project, which consists of a toll road facility connecting Daang Hari Road in Cavite to the SLEX adjacent to the Susana Heights Interchange. The project was 25% complete when the DPWH, pursuant to its PPP mandate, took over the project for the purpose of bidding it out. The project was bidded out and awarded to Ayala Corporation in the amount of P900M and ASDI was reimbursed in the amount of P353M representing its cost plus a premium for its efforts.
     Meanwhile, pursuant to Executive Order No. 605 which directed all government agencies to install a Government-wide quality management program, and prior to the above turn-over to MATES, PNCC has acquired and maintained an ISO 9001 Certification to cover its expressway operations in the SLEX. The company, with the full support of its Board, adopted and implemented its Quality Management System Manual. On December 15, 2009, Stage 1 (Documentation) Certification Audit was conducted by a Certification Body, the SGS Philippines. Before the end of the first quarter of 2010, SGS Philippines, Inc. granted to PNCC the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System Certificate for Tollway Management. The certificate was valid from 18 March 2010 until 17 March 2013.  The PNCC Management is now pursuing the ISO 9001:2015 certification,. The development and documentation of requirements is now on-going led by its ISO Core Team headed by the President and CEO Miguel E. Umali as its Quality Management Representative.  The ISO Certification Project was one of the company's strategic measure in its 2021 Performance Scorecard required by the Governance Commission for GOCCs (GCG).
     About the same period in Ernesto B. Francisco vs. TRB, PNCC et. al. (G.R. Nos. 166910, 169917, 173630, and 183599, October 19, 2010) and in the case of Strategic Alliance Development Corporation vs. Radstock Securities Limited, et. al (G.R. No. 178158, December 4, 2009), the Supreme Court ruled and declared that with the expiration of PNCC’s franchise, the toll assets and facilities of PNCC were automatically turned over, by operation of law, to the National Government (NG) at no cost. Consequently, this resulted in the latter’s ownership of the toll fees and the net income derived, for the period starting May 1, 2007, from the toll assets and facilities, including PNCC’s percentage share in the toll fees collected by the joint venture companies currently operating the tollways. This has adversely affected PNCC’s entitlement to a share in the gross proceeds of the operation of the SLEX and dividends, if declared.
     PNCC through the Office of Government Corporate Counsel (OGCC) filed a Motion for Clarification with the Supreme Court (SC) asking for definition of “Net Income”. The SC resolved to grant the Motion of PNCC. In addition, it ordered the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) with the assistance of Commission on Audit (COA) to formulate the Guidelines to determine what can be retained by PNCC to determine the Net Income to be remitted to NG. Due to inevitable delays and in fairness to PNCC, the TRB on 22 March 2012, issued “Interim Guidelines” that determined amounts to be remitted to the NG and PNCC “by the JV Companies in relation to the operation of the NLEX and SLEX projects, respectively.”
     On October 14, 2013, Executive Order No. 141 was issued transferring the supervision of the Philippine National Construction Corporation from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to the Office of the President.
      On November 22, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved the extension of PNCC's corporate term to another fifty (50) years.