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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

Pimentel backs Charter amendments to upgrade PH’s...

Posted on 9 December, 2016 at 14:18

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III threw yesterday his support to the proposal of President Duterte to liberalize the country’s economy to attract more investments and to strengthen the competition in the local market.

New RFINL to exclude public utilities–Pernia

Posted on 9 December, 2016 at 09:16

The government’s plan to open up public utilities to foreign players will be included in the major amendments to the country’s Regular Foreign Investment Negative List (RFINL), according to the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda).

Balisacan backs liberalization of professional, education sectors

Posted on 8 December, 2016 at 16:46

Philippine Competition Commission chair Arsenio Balisacan said yesterday the opening up of professions and ownership of educational institutions to foreigners would improve further the country’s competition landscape.

Helping boost the manufacturing and energy sectors...

Posted on 8 December, 2016 at 14:31

A country’s manufacturing sector is a good indicator of its degree of industrialization and prosperity. The sector provides most of the basic needs of the people…

BoC to implement electronic value declaration system

Posted on 8 December, 2016 at 12:00

The Bureau of Customs (BoC) is currently working on an electronic Value Reference Information System (VRIS), intended to deter technical smuggling from the undervaluing of imports.

Politics of disunity

Posted on 8 December, 2016 at 10:06

It happened just as I have always feared it would. I knew it was just a matter of time. The difference in their world view was too stark for any compromise to survive.

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Posted on 6 December, 2016 at 08:58

It has been five months since President Rodrigo Roa Duterte took office. Enough time has passed to make some conclusions. Here are my impressions…

New ‘party’ Kilusang Pagbabago formed to protect...

Posted on 5 December, 2016 at 16:27

President Rodrigo Duterte’s most trusted ally, Cabinet Secretary Leoncio “Jun” Evasco Jr, is going around the country to launch a nationwide mass movement – Kilusang Pagbabago (KP).

Mindanao hubs get subsidized power rate

Posted on 5 December, 2016 at 12:00

The Department of Energy is expected to provide a subsidized electricity rate of P2.75 per kilowatt-hour to the locators in existing and future economic zones in Mindanao to encourage investors to set up shop on the country’s second biggest island.

Elevated toll road near C5 eyed as...

Posted on 5 December, 2016 at 09:59

The tollroad unit of Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) welcomed the Duterte administration’s policy to accept unsolicited proposals as it prepares to submit one of its own: An elevated toll road project near C-5 road in Metro Manila.

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