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Public-Private Partnership Monitor


Ensuring transparency of public-private partnerships (PPPs) gives Filipinos more opportunities to access modern infrastructure. Adequate power and water supply, improved transportation systems, and telecommunications respond to the needs of a growing urban population. [ Check Progress ]

Legislative Reform Tracker


The Arangkada Philippines supports legislative developments that encourage investment and job creation. Timely enactment of new laws and amendment of existing ones are crucial factors in sustaining the Philippine economy as well as boosting the country’s global competitiveness. [ Check Progress ]

News Updates

[OPINION] Labor mobility in Asean: Free or...

Posted on 22 June, 2017 at 11:32

Economic community-hood is the primary goal of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean). The idea is to transform the economies of the 10 Asean countries into one Asean Economic Community (AEC).

Duterte vows no civil war under his...

Posted on 22 June, 2017 at 09:53

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Tuesday, June 20, said his administration will not allow a civil war to break out amongst Filipinos suffering the brunt of war.

[OPINION] ‘Unli rice’ and rice trade

Posted on 20 June, 2017 at 10:24

Poor Sen. Cynthia Villar. She was well meaning, I’m sure, when she made that controversial remark last week about prohibiting unlimited rice servings in restaurants.

Seminar tackles hybrid PPP, G2G transactions

Posted on 19 June, 2017 at 17:30

To capture the opportunities and take full advantage of the administration’s pronouncement they will launch hybrid public-private partnership (PPP) programs and government-to-government transactions to address the infrastructure and procurement needs of the government…

PCC teams up with Ombudsman

Posted on 19 June, 2017 at 16:30

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has teamed up with the Office of the Ombudsman in a bold new campaign to weed out bid-rigging, price fixing and cartels in government procurements and projects.

‘Fixing tax system to hike PHL revenues...

Posted on 19 June, 2017 at 15:30

The government can collect some P433 billion in additional revenues, equivalent to 2.7 percent of GDP, by implementing reforms in the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s (BIR) tax policy and administration, according to the Department of Finance (DOF).

Gov’t sets aside plans to build new...

Posted on 19 June, 2017 at 14:16

The government has put on hold a plan to build a new international airport as it is prioritizing the decongestion of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

Duterte, Focused on Drug Users in Philippines,...

Posted on 14 June, 2017 at 16:27

It was classic bravado from the Philippines’ tough-guy president, Rodrigo Duterte.

PHL tagged among promising FDI sites

Posted on 13 June, 2017 at 17:00

The Philippines now figures as one of the world’s preferred sites for foreign direct investments (FDI), according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD) World Investment Report 2017

[OPINION] Nationalism revisited

Posted on 13 June, 2017 at 15:39

As we mark the 119th anniversary of the declaration of our people’s emancipation from Spain, it is worth revisiting the values and experiences that led us to that historic event.

DOF to pitch reduced corporate income tax...

Posted on 8 June, 2017 at 17:49

The Department of Finance (DOF) will submit to Congress in October a revenue-neutral second tax reform package aimed at slashing corporate income taxes while putting a cap on the fiscal incentives being enjoyed by investors.

NEDA clears 4 infra projects worth P542...

Posted on 8 June, 2017 at 15:49

Four infrastructure projects with a combined value of P541.6 billion have been approved by the National Economic and Development Authority’s Investment Coordination Committee (ICC).

Duterte and generals split on China rapprochement

Posted on 8 June, 2017 at 13:47

Analysis of Philippine foreign policy, especially in recent months, has largely revolved around the bigger-than-life persona of President Rodrigo Duterte.

High-speed rail to Clark seen running by...

Posted on 7 June, 2017 at 16:30

By 2022, Metro Manila will be connected to the international airport at the Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga via a Japan-funded high-speed rail system to be built in line with the government’s plan to decongest the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

[OPINION] How ISIS Got a Foothold in...

Posted on 6 June, 2017 at 16:35

For about two weeks now, dozens of Islamist militants have faced off against the Philippine armed forces in the city of Marawi, on the southern island of Mindanao, where most of the Philippines’ Muslim minority lives.

Trump Talks Tough on Trade, but His...

Posted on 6 June, 2017 at 13:00

President Trump has called the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal a “rape” of the United States. He has scolded Germany for being “very bad” on trade because it runs a surplus.

NEDA rolls out new Philippines development plan

Posted on 6 June, 2017 at 09:57

Malacañang has ordered the implementation of the new medium term development plan that aims to transform the country into an upper-middle income economy by 2022 through rapid poverty reduction in rural areas.

[OPINION] Financing the Philippine golden age of...

Posted on 1 June, 2017 at 17:00

In recent years, the Philippines has enjoyed strong and sustained economic growth founded on sound macroeconomic fundamentals.

[VIDEO] President Duterte and other Cabinet members...

Posted on 1 June, 2017 at 15:58

President Rody Duterte and other Cabinet members receive United States of America (USA) Senator Cory Gardner of the State of Colorado in a courtesy call and working dinner at Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on May 31, 2017.

[OPINION] Is anyone in charge?

Posted on 1 June, 2017 at 15:25

A Facebook friend posted that it took him a miraculous 30 minutes from Quezon City to NAIA, three minutes to check in and one hour and forty five minutes to clear immigration.

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