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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

Poverty statistics at multi-year lows

Posted on 27 May, 2016 at 13:25

Researchers now estimate some 10.5 million Filipino families consider themselves poor — their numbers shrinking from last year’s tally — while an even fewer 6.9 million reported they barely have enough food to put on their tables.

Population growth slows as contraceptive use spikes

Posted on 27 May, 2016 at 10:53

The country’s population of 100.98 million recorded in 2015 was half a million lower than what was forecast in 2010, an indication that population growth had slowed down nationwide as more couples use contraceptives, according to the Population Commission (PopCom).

Agriculture among sectors opened to foreign investment...

Posted on 26 May, 2016 at 16:30

Indonesia has opened a string of new sectors to foreign businesses to attract more investment and help pull Southeast Asia’s biggest economy out of a slowdown, an official said Tuesday.

The third utility

Posted on 26 May, 2016 at 14:30

Two weeks after the 2016 elections, and six weeks before his term ends, President Aquino signed the “Department of Information and Communications Technology Act of 2015” into law.

Change requires new ideas

Posted on 26 May, 2016 at 13:38

The Duterte campaign promised the nation that change is coming. Close to 40 percent of the voters bought that promise. The question now is… can Mr. Duterte deliver change?

Aquino signs law creating ICT dep’t

Posted on 24 May, 2016 at 16:30

The signing of the law creating the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is seen as making the Philippines a more attractive destination for ICT, outsourcing and offshore companies…

Rody tells telcos: Shape up or face...

Posted on 24 May, 2016 at 15:10

Davao City—The two dominant telecommunication firms in the country better shape up and improve the speed of Internet download, one of the slowest in the world.

‘Federalism a tough sell’

Posted on 24 May, 2016 at 14:09

Manila, Philippines – Even with a widely popular incoming president as its main advocate, federalism appears to be a tough sell as it would certainly entail extensive constitutional amendments, Senate leaders said yesterday.

Dep’t of Information and Communications Technology created

Posted on 24 May, 2016 at 09:50

President Benigno Aquino III signed on Monday a new law creating a Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), Malacañang said.

IMF backs removal of tax exemptions, incentives

Posted on 23 May, 2016 at 18:30

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is urging the Philippine government to eliminate or drastically reduce its tax exemptions and incentives given to corporations, particularly for mass housing projects.

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