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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

Neda to craft national transportation plan

Posted on 23 September, 2016 at 15:57

The National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) said it will draft a Philippine Transportation System Master Plan to improve the country’s logistics system and boost economic growth in rural areas.

Aviation black hole no more

Posted on 23 September, 2016 at 13:00

Not too long ago, we were the pariah in the aviation world. Having the world’s worst airport and its non functioning wash rooms were the least of our problems.

The dirty finger

Posted on 23 September, 2016 at 10:51

European businessmen and prospective travelers were expressing concern about instability in the Philippines even before President Duterte cussed at the European Union and flashed the dirty finger.

DTI pushes extension of income tax holiday

Posted on 22 September, 2016 at 12:20

Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez has urged the Department of Finance to consider extending the income tax holiday from the current four years, as part of the new administration’s thrust to “modernize” the fiscal incentive regime.

Conspiracy theorists

Posted on 22 September, 2016 at 09:43

Much of what is making the current political situation seemingly volatile can be described as self inflicted. We love scaring ourselves like children telling each other ghost stories and finding it difficult to sleep alone afterwards.

Rody wants 6 more months for war...

Posted on 21 September, 2016 at 08:00

Saying he was shocked by the extent of the drug problem, President Duterte yesterday asked for six more months to put an end to the drug menace and criminality, setting aside a promise that helped him achieve an overwhelming victory in the 2016 polls.

Traffic remedies

Posted on 20 September, 2016 at 17:30

In commentaries on and analyses of the horrendous traffic gripping Metro Manila, the government can find not just a few short-term solutions to ease the problem.

[Press Release] Court of Appeals injunction against...

Posted on 20 September, 2016 at 15:44

The Joint Foreign Chambers in the Philippines (JFC) expresses its concern over the preliminary injunction issued by the Court of Appeals enjoining the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) from reviewing the SMC-PLDT-Globe transaction in May 2016.

Trade chief bucks P125 wage hike proposal

Posted on 20 September, 2016 at 15:30

Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez warned Friday that implementing the proposed P125 across-the-board wage increase might only drag down local economic growth and bloat inflation and unemployment figures—much to the disadvantage of Filipino workers.

VP Leni should focus on housing

Posted on 20 September, 2016 at 13:30

Given the current toxic political situation, I think VP Leni Robredo should just focus on making a difference in the housing sector. That is after all, her formal assignment as a Cabinet member.

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