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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

House to prioritize emergency powers on traffic

Posted on 25 July, 2016 at 18:00

Incoming House speaker and Davao del Norte Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez yesterday stressed the need to grant President Duterte emergency powers to solve the worsening traffic problem.

New layer added in securing coal power...

Posted on 25 July, 2016 at 17:00

The permit process for coal-fired power plants just got harder as project proponents now need to get additional clearances from the Climate Change Commission (CCC) and the office of Sen. Loren Legarda, who chairs the Senate Committee on Climate Change.

Church: Thou shall not kill

Posted on 25 July, 2016 at 16:00

Thou shall not kill. The Sixth Commandment is the message for President Duterte that will emanate from a Mass which the Archdiocese of Manila will hold Monday afternoon as he delivers his first State of the Nation Address (Sona) to Congress.

Processing of Uber, Grab applications stopped

Posted on 25 July, 2016 at 15:00

Uber and Grab went on the defensive Friday, saying their operations helped ease road congestion as the Department of Transportation ordered a review of existing regulations and placed on hold thousands of new applications in Metro Manila.

Court lets probe of PLDT, Globe deal...

Posted on 25 July, 2016 at 14:00

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) claimed a victory on Saturday in its fight to look into possible unfair business practices in the recent acquisition by telecommunication giants PLDT and Globe Telecom of San Miguel Corp.’s (SMC) telco unit.

PCC gets boost in bid to review...

Posted on 25 July, 2016 at 12:00

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) received a boost Friday in its fight to assert authority over the acquisition of San Miguel Corp.’s telco unit by industry giants PLDT and Globe Telecom.

Duterte willing to talk about Paris climate...

Posted on 25 July, 2016 at 10:06

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte softened in his stance about international climate change agreements.

Cusi vows to lower power rates

Posted on 22 July, 2016 at 15:54

Newly installed Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi has vowed to bring down high electricity rates in the Philippines, which have remained the second most expensive in Asia.

Lessons from NAIA’s Monday mess

Posted on 22 July, 2016 at 14:00

My flight home from Kansai Osaka International Airport was due to arrive at NAIA around 1 p.m. last Monday. Before 12:30 the pilot announced we were about 100 nautical miles away from Manila, but we were number 17 in the long line of aircrafts trying to land or take off.

‘Intelligent’ trackways

Posted on 22 July, 2016 at 10:42

I have been having a series of conversations with someone who has a very interesting concept. Francis Yuseco has developed, in considerable detail, a new kind of public transport. In essence, it’s a light rail transit (LRT)—but without the rails. It consists of isolated lanes that are called trackways.

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