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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

[VIDEO] Competition chief: Telco assets acquisition needs...

Posted on 1 June, 2016 at 14:20

There was much fanfare when Globe Telecom and PLDT announced their takeover of San Miguel’s telco assets. But the competition watchdog is now saying — not so fast.

Villar: Agri law to benefit farmers, fishermen

Posted on 1 June, 2016 at 13:30

Manila, Philippines – The passage into law of an agricultural program extending funding to small farmers and fishermen will help legitimate beneficiaries, a lawmaker said yesterday.

Anti-trust body faces tough test in telco...

Posted on 1 June, 2016 at 11:30

Manila, Philippines – A tough initial test lies ahead for the country’s newly-formed anti-trust commission as it is expected to collide with three of the Philippines’ largest conglomerates to probe a multi-billion-peso telecommunications deal.

Palace signs customs modernization act into law

Posted on 1 June, 2016 at 10:16

A measure seeking to upgrade the Bureau of Customs’ (BoC) ability to fast-track import processing and install safeguards against smuggling has been signed into law by President Benigno S. C. Aquino III.

Legislative Tracker – May 2016

Posted on 31 May, 2016 at 15:48

Legislative Priorities –May 2016
16th Congress Legislative Tracker – May 2016

PCC Statement on Globe and PLDT purchase...

Posted on 31 May, 2016 at 14:00

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has received numerous inquiries from the press about the purchase of San Miguel Corporation’s (SMC) telecommunications business by Globe and PLDT, which was publicized in the news on 30 May 2016.

Anticompetitive practice in SMC telco deal eyed

Posted on 31 May, 2016 at 12:00

Looking into possible anticompetitive practices in the telecommunications in-dustry is expected to be one of the first cases that the newly formed Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) will take on, but consumers need to do their part.

Duterte, a social democrat

Posted on 31 May, 2016 at 10:06

A few days before the May 9 elections, I met Carlos (Sonny) Dominguez, one of the closest economic advisers of presumptive President-elect Rody Duterte, at a board meeting of a conglomerate in which both of us are independent directors.

Cabinet mirrors President

Posted on 30 May, 2016 at 17:30

A president chooses his or her official family according to his or her personal standards for vetting who can best help transform his or her thoughts and dreams into reality.

Duterte to businessmen: Invest in the provinces

Posted on 30 May, 2016 at 16:42

Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday urged local and foreign investors to consider putting up businesses in other areas of the country as he pledged to set up economic zones in the provinces.

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