Policy Briefs and Policy Notes

PRESIDENT DUTERTE’S 10-POINT SOCIO-ECONOMIC AGENDA

10_point_info_sm Date Published: September 2016

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An infographic representing President Duterte’s 10-point Socio-Economic Agendain relation to The Arangkada Philippines Project (TAPP) advocacies.

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TOURISM, MEDICAL TRAVEL, AND RETIREMENT POLICY NOTE

PN_TOURISM Date Published: March 1, 2016

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In late January 2016, the Korean Chamber of Commerce organized a roundtable of business leaders to review the state of the tourism, medical tourism, and retirement sector. The objective was to identify bold solutions to sustain the momentum of the sector’s growth in the next decade…

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INFRASTRUCTURE POLICY NOTE

PN_INFRASTRUCTURE Date Published: March 1, 2016

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This policy note was prepared following a roundtable of industry experts in late 2015 organized by the Australian- New Zealand Chamber of Commerce with the Joint Foreign Chambers to discuss the status of the infrastructure sector in the Philippines…

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MINING POLICY NOTE

PN_MINING Date Published: March 1, 2016

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The abundance of mineral resources the Philippines has remained underdeveloped. As a result the potential to cre- ate millions of needed new jobs for the poor in rural areas and to generate billions of pesos in additional tax revenue required by the government to support, amongst other things, environmental management and social development has been foregone…

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MANUFACTURING POLICY NOTE

PN_MANUFACTURING Date Published: March 1, 2016

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On January 22, 2016, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Philippines (JCCIPI) organized a round table discussion on the manufacturing sector as part of the annual Arangkada Review of the Philippines’ Seven Big Winner Sectors. This policy note incorporates results of said discussions, including key challenges and issues confronted by manufacturing companies…

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CREATIVE INDUSTRIES POLICY NOTE

PN_CREATIVE-INDUSTRIES Date Published: March 1, 2016

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When the Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC) launched Arangkada in 2010 and focused – among others – on 7 Big Winner Sectors, Creative Industries was seen as one of the sectors that has great potential:

“Filipinos enjoy a well-deserved international reputation for creativity…

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BUSINESS PROCESS OUTSOURCING (BPO) POLICY NOTE

PN_BPO Date Published: March 1, 2016

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In late 2015, PAMURI organized a rountable with the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce and the IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines” (IBPAP) to assess progress of the IT-BPM industry since the original Arangkada Roundtable Discussion (RTD) in 2010 and make recommendations for its future over the coming decade…

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AGRIBUSINESS POLICY NOTE

AGRIBUSINESS_PN Date Published: March 1, 2016

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In early 2016, the American Chamber of Commerce with the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce of the Philippines (JFC) organized a roundtable of industry participants to review the state of the agriculture sector and offer bold solutions to guide its resurgence over the next decade…

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AIRPORT POLICY BRIEF

Date Published: February 15, 2017

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This policy brief is about the state of the three “A’s” of Philippine air transport infrastructure–airlines, airports, and air traffic management–and the regulatory and institutional infrastructure that binds these pillars together. As humanly devised constraints, institutions are supposed to create order…

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AGRIBUSINESS POLICY BRIEF

Date Published: September 5, 2016

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While the Philippines can no longer claim to be an
agrarian society, the agriculture sector still plays an
important part of the economy, particularly for rural
households who depend largely on exploiting the land
for their livelihood…

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BROADBAND POLICY BRIEF

policy brief_BROADBAND_small Date Published: February 23, 2016

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Broadband internet access has been widely considered as a tool that can help achieve development and accelerate economic growth. An often-cited World Bank study estimates that a 10-percent increase in broadband penetration can lead to a 1.38-percent increase in a country’s GDP….

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MINING POLICY BRIEF

Mining Policy Brief Date Published: September 10, 2014

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Thirty percent of the Philippine land area with a total of 9 million hectares has high mineral potential. Of this, only 60,000 hectares – about 35 percent the size of Quezon City – are occupied by large-scale mines. The Fraser Institute of Canada has ranked the Philippines in the top 10 most attractive countries for mineral development based on mineral potential alone…

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MANUFACTURING POLICY BRIEF

Manufacturing_Policy_Brief-1 Date Published: December 5, 2013

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Creating more and better jobs is the biggest challenge facing the Philippine economy. For the Philippines to achieve inclusive growth—as President Aquino has declared to be his principal goal for the remainder of his term—strengthening the manufacturing sector is imperative…

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LEGISLATION POLICY BRIEF

Legislation_Policy_Brief-1 Date Published: September 12, 2013

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Each branch of government plays a role in the national body of laws. The Congress proposes, studies, deliberates, and passes new laws and amendments to existing ones and oversees their implementation, and passes the president’s budget…

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