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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

Manila signs Asean protocols on aviation

Posted on 10 February, 2016 at 14:22

The Philippines has finally signed protocols 5 and 6 of the 2009 Multilateral Agreement on Air Services (MAAS) that would give airlines of Asean member-states unlimited third, fourth and fifth freedom rights to operate between capital cities.

Business groups: Delay in passage of PPP...

Posted on 10 February, 2016 at 11:20

Now in limbo, the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Act, which generally amends the decades-old build-operate-transfer law, could have been instrumental in fast-tracking the movement of infrastructure deals out of the government’s pipeline of projects.

TPP’s implementation watched

Posted on 9 February, 2016 at 16:35

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), one of the world’s biggest multinational trade deals, was signed by 12 member nations on Thursday in New Zealand, but the massive trade pact will still require years of tough negotiations before it becomes a reality.

Three steps in three days

Posted on 4 February, 2016 at 11:47

If the Department of Trade and Industry can make good on its promise to drastically cut the steps and processing time for starting a business, it would be a welcome parting achievement for the outgoing administration.

The leadership we need

Posted on 2 February, 2016 at 18:37

While we have given this administration good marks for its management of our economy, it is only fair that we also speak of those things that have frustrated us.

Sustaining reforms

Posted on 2 February, 2016 at 09:48

He can’t seem to make the luster rub off on his anointed, and even in the lynchpin of his watch, the nation has just slipped 10 notches to 95th out of 167 countries in the Corruption Perceptions Index.

Confounded by the bureaucracy

Posted on 1 February, 2016 at 16:17

I was intrigued by the invitation to attend a meeting with DOTC Secretary Jun Abaya at the Star offices last Monday. He must have been told by P-Noy to meet us. They have pretty much survived the last few years by ignoring us.

PHL auto sales seen to hit 500,000...

Posted on 1 February, 2016 at 14:17

VEHICLE sales in the Philippines are expected to hit 500,000 in 2021, or a year before the end of the government program that aims to jumpstart the local car manufacturing industry, according to a Trade official.

The fate of many

Posted on 1 February, 2016 at 11:27

The controversial resumption of the Senate inquiry into the Mamasapano incident will likely focus on President Aquino and his decision-making process.

Where do our candidates stand on China...

Posted on 1 February, 2016 at 09:38

As the campaign season kicks into high gear, several issues, scandals and assorted gossip have hogged the headlines, while other equally pressing matters have dropped out of view.

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