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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

Govt to award P23.2B connector project to...

Posted on 29 July, 2016 at 15:30

The government is awarding the P23.2 billion North Luzon Expressway – South Luzon Expressway (NLEX – SLEX) connector road project to Metro Pacific Tollways Development Corporation (MPTDC)…

Tampakan project prospects dim

Posted on 29 July, 2016 at 14:30

Once touted as potentially the Philippines’ biggest foreign investment, the Tampakan copper-gold mine project in Mindanao — initially estimated to cost some $5.9 billion…

MRAIL, ICTSI to invest P10B in cargo...

Posted on 29 July, 2016 at 13:30

MRAIL, Inc. is partnering with International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) for a P10-billion railway cargo project that would revive the network operations between the ports of Manila and an inland container terminal facility in Laguna.

Alvarez: Congress to form Con-Ass to change...

Posted on 29 July, 2016 at 11:15

It’ll be Con-Ass (Constituent Assembly) not Con-Con (Constitutional Convention) for Charter change, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez revealed on Thursday.

Philippines’ House Speaker wants Congress to license...

Posted on 28 July, 2016 at 11:00

The Philippines’ newly elected House Speaker said on Monday he wants new mining companies to get a legislative license before they are allowed to operate in the country as part of efforts to protect the environment.

Duterte’s SONA: Music to businessmen’s ears

Posted on 28 July, 2016 at 09:00

The first State off the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte generated strong support from the business community, calling the President’s directives and policy pronouncements music to every businessman’s ears.

Unsolicited proposals for rail projects sought

Posted on 27 July, 2016 at 15:00

The Department of Transportation is now accepting unsolicited proposals for ambitious new railway projects, including a so-called Mindanao rail project.

[VIDEO] Businessmen laud Duterte’s 1st SONA

Posted on 27 July, 2016 at 14:01

Despite that perceived repercussions for miners, most other business groups give President Duterte a high mark for his first address to the nation. – Business Nightly, ANC, July 25, 2016

MPIC unit bags connector road project

Posted on 27 July, 2016 at 13:00

Manuel V. Pangilinan-led Metro Pacific Investments Corp. finally bagged an elevated “connector road” expressway project that will link the northern and southern portions of Metro Manila following delays that spanned an entire administration, a government official said.

BSP to push easing of bank secrecy...

Posted on 27 July, 2016 at 11:02

Tightening antimoney laundering rules while easing the bank secrecy law, alongside amendments to its charter, is among the priority legislation to be pushed by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas during the 17th Congress, BSP Governor Amando M. Tetangco Jr. said Monday.

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