What does it take to move twice as fast?

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

TV5 News | Administrasyon ni U.S. President-elect...

Posted on 23 January, 2017 at 16:55

The American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines Senior Adviser John D. Forbes on U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’ s administration and what it means for Philippine businesses…

Philippine outsourcing sector braces for Duterte and...

Posted on 23 January, 2017 at 14:00

Business from the US has driven a long boom in the Philippines’ flagship outsourcing industry, but potential political threats to ambitious growth plans now loom in both countries.

JICA keen on funding Metro Manila subway

Posted on 23 January, 2017 at 12:00

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) remains interested in helping finance the construction of a subway system that would link the business centers of Makati, Pasay and Taguig.


Posted on 23 January, 2017 at 09:57

The only thing worse than living under a police state is living under a criminal police state.

Robots Will Take Jobs, but Not as...

Posted on 20 January, 2017 at 13:00

The robots are coming, but the march of automation will displace jobs more gradually than some alarming forecasts suggest.

Martial law?

Posted on 20 January, 2017 at 10:54

If a president wants to enforce martial law, the Constitution requires concurrence from Congress and the Supreme Court. President Duterte has said he wants to remove those constraints in a new constitution.

From field to factory: Vietnam’s globalisation winners

Posted on 19 January, 2017 at 16:00

Nguyen Thi Thanh Loan grew up on a small plot of land in rural Vietnam, with just enough food to eat, few new clothes and no disposable income.

Investment priorities seek to make growth inclusive

Posted on 19 January, 2017 at 10:59

Incentives will be granted to new ventures that will help spread the benefits of the country’s fast economic growth to the countryside, according to the current administration’s draft first Investment Priorities Plan (IPP) shown to reporters yesterday.

[PRESS STATEMENT] Business groups call for the...

Posted on 18 January, 2017 at 16:42

The Philippine Business Group and Joint Foreign Chambers, a coalition of local and foreign business groups, support the Department of Finance’s position to fully implement the “Sin Tax Reform Act” or RA 10351 passed in 2012.

Business groups back full implementation of sin...

Posted on 17 January, 2017 at 16:33

Business groups in the country said yesterday the full implementation of the sin tax law is an important catalyst in reaching the government’s revenue and health targets in the coming years.

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