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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

Duterte, a social democrat

Posted on 31 May, 2016 at 10:06

A few days before the May 9 elections, I met Carlos (Sonny) Dominguez, one of the closest economic advisers of presumptive President-elect Rody Duterte, at a board meeting of a conglomerate in which both of us are independent directors.

Cabinet mirrors President

Posted on 30 May, 2016 at 17:30

A president chooses his or her official family according to his or her personal standards for vetting who can best help transform his or her thoughts and dreams into reality.

Duterte to businessmen: Invest in the provinces

Posted on 30 May, 2016 at 16:42

Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday urged local and foreign investors to consider putting up businesses in other areas of the country as he pledged to set up economic zones in the provinces.

SMC sells telco assets to PLDT, Globe

Posted on 30 May, 2016 at 14:07

Industry giants Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) and Globe Telecom will jointly buy out the telecommunications assets of conglomerate San Miguel Corp.

Duterte eyes ecozones outside Metro Manila

Posted on 30 May, 2016 at 13:54

Incoming president Rodrigo Duterte is planning to establish economic zones outside Metro Manila to create jobs for the poor and to promote development outside the capital.

Duterte to pursue PPP projects

Posted on 30 May, 2016 at 11:29

The administration of incoming president Rodrigo Duterte is set to vigorously pursue public-private partnerships (PPP) for infrastructure projects which the government cannot finance.

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.

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