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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

US border tax threatens Asian growth

Posted on 16 January, 2017 at 10:30

A border tax in the US could upend the export-based economic model that has brought prosperity to millions of people in Asia, say analysts, as the region wakes up to reforms proposed by Republicans in Congress.

Abe’s visit to Philippines highlights contest for...

Posted on 16 January, 2017 at 08:30

Shinzo Abe has become the first foreign leader to visit Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte, striking up a bond of potentially deep significance to the Asia-Pacific region.

Do it all together

Posted on 12 January, 2017 at 14:20

I don’t understand the rationale behind amending taxes in two phases. The first phase addresses personal taxes and estate and donor taxes, and the second, corporate, property and other taxes (e.g., carbon tax, lottery and casino tax, etc.).

Ecozone investments drop 26% in 2016

Posted on 10 January, 2017 at 14:13

Investment pledges approved by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) dropped by over a quarter last year on uncertainties brought about by the elections and controversial pronouncements of President Duterte and US president-elect Donald Trump.

PHL Dev’t Plan draft available for public...

Posted on 9 January, 2017 at 16:53

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) is finishing up the latest edition of the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) and will be posting a draft of the 2017-2022 economic blueprint on its web site this week.

DOLE defers new ‘endo’ policy implementation

Posted on 9 January, 2017 at 11:10

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) decided yesterday to defer the implementation of the new government policy on contractual employment.

Business not bullish

Posted on 6 January, 2017 at 14:05

It may be surprising that despite continuing good economic performance and prospects of maintaining the Philippine growth expectations, businessmen’s optimism for the future has seen a declining trend in the last two quarters.

DENR renews push for waste-to-energy solution to...

Posted on 6 January, 2017 at 10:09

With the failure of the local government units (LGUs) to enforce Republic Act (RA) 9003, or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000, an official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said there is no other way to solve the country’s garbage problem…

Key reforms to lure $10 B FDI...

Posted on 5 January, 2017 at 10:00

The Philippines has the potential to lure more foreign direct investments (FDI) this year to a level at par with other Southeast Asian economies, a top executive of the US business chamber in the country said.

A trade war in the works

Posted on 4 January, 2017 at 14:16

One of the biggest fears for this new year is a trade war in the works as the Trump administration takes office. Based on the strong campaign rhetoric of Donald Trump, one of his first acts from the White House will likely be to go after China for perceived unfair trade practices.

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