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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

‘Imports typically worth more than half reported...

Posted on 29 September, 2016 at 10:40

Import data is typically unreliable and the value of goods coming to the Philippines so undervalued such that more than half their actual value is captured in the statistics, Customs chief Nicanor F. Faeldon said in frustration on Tuesday.

EU cites difficulty in promoting PH as...

Posted on 28 September, 2016 at 17:30

European Union (EU) businessmen yesterday said it will take more effort to promote the Philippines as an investment destination as European businesses have shown disinterest in light of the stand of the 27-regional bloc on the issue of alleged extrajudicial killings thrown against the Duterte administration.

Philippines falls 10 notches in competitiveness list

Posted on 28 September, 2016 at 16:30

The Philippines has fallen behind in the annual competitiveness ranking of the World Economic Forum, marking its first step back in a decade.

DOF files tax reform package, seeks reduction...

Posted on 28 September, 2016 at 14:30

The Department of Finance (DOF) on Monday submitted to the Lower House bills comprising the first package of its proposed tax policy reform program, which will slash personal income tax rates but raise excise rates slapped on oil products as well as vehicles.

Digging in with Digong

Posted on 28 September, 2016 at 13:30

President Rodrigo Duterte unequivocally told his audience last Thursday that he was not cut out to be a statesman and that he did not “apply” to be one when he ran for president.

Not much change — yet

Posted on 28 September, 2016 at 12:30

It will shortly be a hundred days since President Duterte has taken office and I’ve been asked by the World Bank, the press, and other institutions about my evaluation of the administration’s economic policy so far.

Ports ready to handle holiday cargo volume...

Posted on 28 September, 2016 at 11:30

The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) yesterday gave assurance the country’s ports are ready to handle an increase in volume of cargo for the Christmas season.

‘Business as usual’ on economic, commercial side

Posted on 28 September, 2016 at 09:05

The Department of Trade and Industry is optimistic that investor confidence in the local economy will remain strong despite some nasty remarks made by President Duterte.

‘Daang Duterte’

Posted on 27 September, 2016 at 17:00

The Duterte administration will complete its first 100 days two weeks from now, but even now has made it undeniably clear that change has come—and how!

DTI gears for opening of PH economy...

Posted on 27 September, 2016 at 15:00

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will be pushing for a further liberalized Philippine economy to allow the entry of more players in local industries where foreign ownership or participation is currently restricted.

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