Reviews and Testimonials



is magnificent….”

  – F. Sionil Jose, National Artist for


Arangkada’ is worth its weight in

– Dr. Bernardo  Villegas, Senior VP, University
of Asia and the Pacific

“The Arangkada
report is thoughtful, thorough, and timely.”

– Ambassador Harry K. Thomas, Jr., U.S. Ambassador to the


report is timely in light of the Aquino government’s commitment to positive
change with a focus on governance and transparency, which should help generate
more investments in the country. As we consider our focus and work in the Philippines, the World Bank
Group will continue to look into the various recommendations of this
comprehensive document."


– Robert Zoellick, President, The World Bank


“…With the wealth of data on business and the economy
contained in it, [‘Arangkada’]
serves as a handy reference tool,
a gift that will keep on giving over the years. When the administration comes to the end of its term in 2016,
Arangkada’ should serve as a benchmark
against which to measure its

– Dr. Edilberto C. de Jesus,
President, Asian Institute of Management and former Secretary of the Department
of Education

“…It is by far the most comprehensive and incisive report
that encourages the Philippines to be at par
with our ASEAN neighbors through accelerated growth,
befitting of the word ‘Arangkada’.”

 Usec. Ferdinand B. Cui, Jr.,
Presidential Management Staff


“…[Arangkada‘] truly a signal work that deserves the full attention of
all stakeholders in the needed resurgence of this country….”

Chancellor Adolfo S. Azcuna, Supreme

Philippine Judicial Academy

“’Arangkada‘ is more bullish on our growth than
many Filipinos. We must live up to these expectations.”


 Usec. Cristino Panililio, Board of

“…This incisive study on the country’s business
climate will undoubtedly help weather the economic storms that beset the

Associate Justice Conchita Carpio-Morales,

Supreme Court of the Philippines


“I remain very impressed with the initiative, so keep it up.
You can be rightly proud with what you and your team have set in


– Jon Lindborg, Advisor,
Director General’s Office,

Southeast Asia Department, Asian Development Bank

 and former USAID Mission Director



“…This proposed roadmap for achieving faster and more
inclusive economic growth which identified 41 priority legislative measures will
certainly be useful in our committee and plenary discussions on key reform

 – House Speaker Feliciano “Sonny” Belmonte, Jr.,

House of Representatives


“…We find the material intensely informative and useful for
our tourism development, planning and investment initiatives and we have
incorporated the recommendations in the Department of Tourism’s short
and medium term strategies as well as in the formulation of the Philippine
National Tourism Development Plan….”

Usec. Daniel G. Corpuz,
Tourism Planning and Promotions, Department of Tourism


“…[Arangkada‘] would definitely help me in the
House of Representatives and it will give me more insight on the trade and
investments relations of the Philippines with its neighbors.
With this book, I will be able to get more ideas on what legislation
to file in order to give support and accelerate the growth of trade and
investments in the country….”

– Rep. Rufus B. Rodriguez, 2nd District, Cagayan de Oro City,

House of Representatives


“… Nice piece of work, excellent and comprehensive
recommendations. Surely something you and your team can be proud of. Well

 – Dr. Charles E. Feibel, Chief of

USAID’s Growth with Equity in Mindanao Program


“Thank you for ‘Arangkada Philippines 2010′. Congrats for never ever giving

– Maj. Gen. Jose “Joe” Almonte,
AFP (Ret.), former National Security Advisor and Director
 General of the National Security Council 


“’Arangkada‘ is an amazing

– Alex Feldman, President, US-ASEAN Business Council




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