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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3rd Naia runway costly; best option is...

28 February, 2018 at 15:00

Businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan appears to back the construction of a new international airport near Sangley Point, Cavite, as a future replacement for Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia).

Gov’t seeks bidders for Clark

28 February, 2018 at 13:00

The Duterte administration is readying an invitation to bidders for the operation and maintenance of the Clark International Airport in Pampanga province.

[OPINION] Betting on the Philippines

27 February, 2018 at 08:00

Returning to my hotel room on Saturday night in this city in Japan’s Hokkaido prefecture, I realized I had lost my smartphone.

PAL warns against removal of tax incentives

26 February, 2018 at 11:08

The proposed removal of the tax incentives given to local airline companies will result in higher fares and would weaken their global competitiveness, flag-carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) warned.

[VIDEO] Philippine Seaports and Shipping RTD |...

23 February, 2018 at 10:29

Closing Remarks by Ms. Doris Magsaysay-Ho during the roundtable discussion on Philippine Seaports and Shipping last February 21, 2018.

Gov’t gets P350-B offer for NAIA rehab

15 February, 2018 at 14:00

A consortium composed of some of the country’s biggest conglomerates has submitted to the government a P350-billion unsolicited proposal for the rehabilitation, operation and maintenance of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

P350B NAIA airport upgrade proposed

14 February, 2018 at 11:01

A P350-billion unsolicited proposal to upgrade the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and transform it into a “world-class” regional aviation hub has been submitted to the government…

China’s high-speed railway ambitions hit snags

13 February, 2018 at 08:00

Exports of high-speed railway systems by China to Southeast Asian nations are lagging behind schedule due to trouble with importers over the sharing of costs and delays in the procurement of land.

[OPINION] Leapfrog

8 February, 2018 at 15:00

DICT Acting Secretary Eliseo Rio Jr. is confident the third player they will select to compete with our telco duopoly will not be hampered by the fact that Globe and Smart/PLDT already control 70 percent of the frequencies.

Palace rejects DICT request to extend deadline...

7 February, 2018 at 10:49

President Rodrigo Duterte has rejected the request of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to extend the deadline in selecting the third telecommunications player in the Philippines.

[OPINION] NAIA gets its act together

5 February, 2018 at 17:30

For much of the decade, traveling through the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) has always been an emotionally exhausting experience for my peers and I.

‘Traffic making Philippine cities uninhabitable’

5 February, 2018 at 15:30

Metro Manila and key cities in the provinces are on their way to becoming “uninhabitable” as foreign business leaders continue to lament the worsening traffic situation in the country.

[OPINION] White elephant

2 February, 2018 at 13:00

NEDA may yet frustrate President Duterte’s desire to bring about a golden age of infrastructure. NEDA has through the years shown a bias for ODA and GAA and against PPP and unsolicited proposals.

Hanjin unveils world’s biggest container vessel made...

26 January, 2018 at 17:00

Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction – Philippines (HHIC-Phil., Inc.) unveiled yesterday the biggest container vessel in the world at its Redondo shipbuilding facility inside this premier Freeport.

Competition body zeroes in on 10 sectors...

18 January, 2018 at 16:30

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) is embarking on a study of anti-competitive practices in 10 priority sectors that may touch on the impact of a contentious deal involving the country’s telecommunication duopoly.

4 foreign firms eyeing 3rd telco slot

16 January, 2018 at 15:00

Four foreign telecommunication companies had expressed interest in becoming the third telco player in the country, Malacañang said on Sunday.