The Philippines is significantly underinvesting in physical infrastructure, with its public sector infrastructure budget consistently below 3% of GDP. Spending on social infrastructure for education and health is also inadequate at slightly over 4% of GDP. Polls of businessmen repeatedly show poor infrastructure as one of the top challenges facing the Philippine economy, second only to corruption. Like corruption, poor infrastructure severely weakens economic competitiveness.

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[VIDEO] PH Ranks lowest in air transport...

17 February, 2017 at 13:27

ANC Business Nightly | February 15, 2017

Sangley airport complements Clark – ARRC

17 February, 2017 at 12:00

The country needs two international airports, with one located in Sangley and another in Clark, to serve passengers in the northern and southern parts of Luzon as well as cope with future demand…

San Miguel’s Ang Offers $14 Billion Airport...

17 February, 2017 at 11:00

San Miguel’s Ang Offers $14 Billion Airport in Tycoon Battle by Cecilia Yap and Clarissa Batino | February 16, 2017, 11:48 AM     The

Gov’t urged to implement multi-airport system

17 February, 2017 at 10:12

The government is urged to implement a multi-airport system policy in the greater capital region while accelerating the development of Clark International Airport instead of the proposed dual airport system

Gov’t urged to develop Clark, Sangley as...

17 February, 2017 at 09:54

The government should consider having two international gateways to cope with anticipated passenger growth in the future…

Airport options, strategies

17 February, 2017 at 08:30

Last Wednesday, the Joint Foreign Chambers presented a rather comprehensive paper on what we should do to enable our airports to meet our needs and be competitive with other airports in the ASEAN region. As always, John Forbes and his Arangkada team delivered a fantastic job.

Business groups urge gov’t to resolve aviation...

16 February, 2017 at 16:03

Business groups and the Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC) are urging the government to take immediate action to resolve the country’s air transport woes for the industry to take off and enjoy its benefits in the process.

[VIDEO] PH Lags ASEAN in air transport:...

16 February, 2017 at 15:59

Bloomberg TV Philippines – Starting Gate | February 16, 2017

NAIA PPP on hold amid review of...

14 February, 2017 at 10:01

The planned P74.56-billion Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Development Project, a public-private partnership (PPP) initiative, is on hold for now…

NAIA upgrade needed before building new airport

10 February, 2017 at 14:48

Despite traffic congestion and clamors for a new airport, the government still has to increase the capacity of the existing Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) before anything else, the latest study of the Center for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) stressed.

Air travel growth lags GDP due to...

6 February, 2017 at 14:00

The Philippines will eventually need to build a new airport to accommodate increasing passenger traffic, the Center for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) said in a report…

Joint Foreign Chambers laud PCC efforts to...

6 February, 2017 at 11:48

Given the focus of the Duterte Administration on Infrastructure development which is fully supported by the business community, it will be necessary to create an environment in which infrastructure projects can be implemented effectively and timely.

BCDA sees completion of new Clark airport...

3 February, 2017 at 16:55

A new Clark airport terminal for domestic and international passengers with an 8-million-visitor capacity will be finished within the first half of 2019.

P100-B tollroad projects proposed

3 February, 2017 at 10:55

Two unsolicited tollroad projects valued at more than P100 billion have been proposed to ease road congestion in Metro Manila and nearby provinces.

At last… a PNP clean up

2 February, 2017 at 08:30

It took a brutal murder of a South Korean business executive to make President Duterte finally realize that a PNP clean up must happen for his anti drug war to succeed.

Too many TROs? SC chief debunks Duterte...

30 January, 2017 at 13:56

Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno has debunked President Rodrigo Duterte’s oft-repeated, sweeping claim that the courts have abused the issuance of temporary restraining orders (TRO) that have been the bane of government infrastructure projects.