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Arangkada Progress Report

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

DTI to scrap SRP system…

Posted on 30 March, 2017 at 18:00

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will do away with the suggested retail price (SRP) system and will let market forces play.

Alvarez: Dump automatic grant of franchise to...

Posted on 30 March, 2017 at 16:14

The leader of the House of Representatives is pushing for a measure that will require private proponents seeking to build, operate and maintain public utilities to secure first a franchise from Congress.

DTI wants private sector to dictate prices...

Posted on 30 March, 2017 at 14:00

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) wants to deregulate how suggested retail prices (SRP) are fixed, thus giving the private sector a free hand in setting the prices sans government approval.

Spooking tourists

Posted on 30 March, 2017 at 11:59

As the “mummies” started piling up last year in the administration’s vicious war on drugs, several foreign diplomats told me that investors and travel industry players had expressed concern about the situation in the Philippines.

Would banning mining jeopardize our quality of...

Posted on 29 March, 2017 at 10:15

Anti-mining groups proliferate these days. They want to ban mining because it is anti-environment. Do they really mean what they say?

Philippines’ Duterte seeks alliance with China but...

Posted on 27 March, 2017 at 10:08

Since his ascent to power, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has overseen a remarkable shift in his country’s foreign policy, particularly towards China. The tough-talking Filipino leader, who is as notorious abroad as he is popular at home

Becoming Duterte: The Making of a Philippine...

Posted on 24 March, 2017 at 10:05

President Rodrigo Duterte relishes the image of killer-savior. He boasts of killing criminals with his own hand. On occasion, he calls for mass murder.

Jimenez: Naia expansion better option

Posted on 22 March, 2017 at 11:54

Jimenez: Naia expansion better option By Ma. Stella F. Arnaldo | March 16, 2017 The government should just expand the Ninoy Aquino

Business wants common train station project fast-tracked

Posted on 22 March, 2017 at 11:28

Thirteen influential foreign and local business groups in the country have urged the government to fast-track completion of the common train station that would link three major rail commuter lines in the metropolis…

Duterte: I can’t stop China in Panatag

Posted on 22 March, 2017 at 10:53

President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday said he would not stop China from building on a disputed shoal near the Philippine west coast because it was too powerful.

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