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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

340 heads are better than one

Posted on 30 June, 2016 at 11:57

Last week I talked about the importance of meetings. I attended one, which set the incoming administration’s stage. There we were at Day Minus 10 and already, then President-elect Rodrigo Duterte had met with business; appointed members of his Cabinet and…

Academe as development driver

Posted on 29 June, 2016 at 17:00

“How can academe help support our region’s economic roadmap?” asked a faculty member from Eastern Visayas State University to kick off the open forum in Tacloban City, where I spoke the other day.

Squaring the Circle and Buang

Posted on 29 June, 2016 at 15:00

I must confess to an unabashed glee over Leni Robredo’s victory in the official tally. The Marcos camp was cackling and manufactured eggs would not be out of character with its ancestry.

Philippines among top 15 FDI destinations in...

Posted on 29 June, 2016 at 13:00

The Philippines is now among the top 15 preferred investment destinations of multinational enterprises in the next three years, according to the latest World Investment Report 2016 of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

Incoming Transport Chief Sumitomo willing to return...

Posted on 29 June, 2016 at 12:27

ANC Top Story | June 28, 2016 – Incoming Transpot Chief Arthur Tugade being interviewed regarding the MRT-3 on ANC’s Top Story

Business leaders give economic agenda to Duterte

Posted on 29 June, 2016 at 10:50

THE business community presented its counter 10-point economic recommendations to the Duterte administration at the close of the two-day business forum-cum-workshop, dubbed “Sulong Pilipinas,” held in Davao.

Six years not that long

Posted on 23 June, 2016 at 11:00

When talking of building infrastructure or seeing the results of development programs, the six years of a presidential term is not that long. It is over too soon. Because every new administration wants to start from scratch, a president realizes too late he or she has little to show for the six years in power.

Duterte Environment Chief Decries Mining’s ‘Pathetic’ Record

Posted on 23 June, 2016 at 08:51

The Philippines will have an anti-mining crusader running the environment department, after Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s choice accepted the post this week. Shares of resources companies plunged a second day.

S&T as engine for inclusive growth

Posted on 21 June, 2016 at 16:05

One big challenge before us now is to find the “engine” that can bring us on a sustainable path toward inclusive growth.

Philippines joins list of most promising FDI...

Posted on 21 June, 2016 at 14:02

The Philippines has emerged as among the world’s most promising destinations of foreign investments in the next three years, according to the United Nations Conference of Trade and Development (UNCTD).

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