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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

Six years not that long

Posted on 23 June, 2016 at 11:00

When talking of building infrastructure or seeing the results of development programs, the six years of a presidential term is not that long. It is over too soon. Because every new administration wants to start from scratch, a president realizes too late he or she has little to show for the six years in power.

Duterte Environment Chief Decries Mining’s ‘Pathetic’ Record

Posted on 23 June, 2016 at 08:51

The Philippines will have an anti-mining crusader running the environment department, after Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s choice accepted the post this week. Shares of resources companies plunged a second day.

S&T as engine for inclusive growth

Posted on 21 June, 2016 at 16:05

One big challenge before us now is to find the “engine” that can bring us on a sustainable path toward inclusive growth.

Philippines joins list of most promising FDI...

Posted on 21 June, 2016 at 14:02

The Philippines has emerged as among the world’s most promising destinations of foreign investments in the next three years, according to the United Nations Conference of Trade and Development (UNCTD).

Duterte offers DENR post to Gina Lopez...

Posted on 21 June, 2016 at 10:13

Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday offered the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) post to ABS-CBN’s Gina Lopez.

Philippines: President Aquino Signs Law Institutionalizing Financial...

Posted on 20 June, 2016 at 13:58

In his last month in office, President Benigno Aquino III signed into law the creation of Financial Inclusion Steering Committee (FISC), the governing body for the delivery of financial services to low-income households in the Philippines.

Duterte’s coming reality check

Posted on 20 June, 2016 at 13:00

I’m not perturbed at the stream of consciousness rants of President-elect Duterte against the Catholic hierarchy, media, the judiciary, the BIR, Customs, government officials on the take from drug lords, and most everything else.

In praise of …

Posted on 20 June, 2016 at 11:13

I’m going to do something out of character and beyond a columnist’s task, our role being to criticize the government. The government does more than enough boasting of its achievements, or supposed achievements.

Incoming Speaker bares legislative agenda

Posted on 20 June, 2016 at 10:06

The 17th Congress will spend its maiden year pushing three ambitious items on the incoming Duterte administration’s agenda: the switch to a federal government, restoration of the death penalty and…

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Key Provisions and...

Posted on 17 June, 2016 at 15:03

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a proposed free trade agreement (FTA) among 12 Asia-Pacific countries, with both economic and strategic significance for the United States.

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