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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

A continuing tragedy

Posted on 25 November, 2015 at 14:00

The Maguindanao massacre, which marked its sixth anniversary Monday, has been called the worst election-related violence in Philippine history.

San Miguel front-runner for water PPP

Posted on 25 November, 2015 at 11:30

A CONSORTIUM led by San Miguel Holdings Corp. has made the “most aggressive” offer for the P24.4-billion Bulacan Bulk Water Supply Project deal under the government’s public-private partnership (PPP) program…

DTI wants e-commerce at 25% of GDP...

Posted on 25 November, 2015 at 10:39

THE DEPARTMENT of Trade and Industry (DTI) will launch next month a five-year road map that is intended to help e-commerce make up a quarter of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 2020.

How to reap the benefits from APEC,...

Posted on 24 November, 2015 at 12:12

Unknown to many, after the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders meeting on Nov. 18-19 meeting in Manila, about half of the participants in the APEC meeting will converge in Malaysia

Asean creates unified economic community

Posted on 24 November, 2015 at 10:45

KUALA LUMPUR—Thirteen years after mooting the idea, Southeast Asian leaders on Sunday formally created a unified economic community in a region more populous and diverse than both the European Union and North America, and one that hopes to compete with China and India.

ASEAN Community launched

Posted on 24 November, 2015 at 10:00

THE ASSOCIATION of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) marked a milestone yesterday as it declared “the formal establishment” on Dec. 31 of the ASEAN Community…

ADB, Jica set up $16-B fund for...

Posted on 24 November, 2015 at 10:00

Asia-Pacific countries now have more options for financing key infrastructure projects, after Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) announced the establishment of two new infrastructure funds.

Poe: Tech infra crucial; gov’t must make...

Posted on 24 November, 2015 at 09:30

Sen. Grace Poe wants better technology infrastructure put in place to better support small businesses as well as startups.

Apec to sharpen next PH admin’s focus

Posted on 24 November, 2015 at 09:00

THE PHILIPPINES’ hosting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) is seen as a significant opportunity to showcase the issues that the country’s next president should focus on…

EDITORIAL – A lost investment

Posted on 23 November, 2015 at 14:15

As this year’s host of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, the government presented the country as an attractive place for doing business.

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