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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

NEDA eyes policy change to allow commercial...

Posted on 26 August, 2016 at 11:15

Policy reforms would be implemented in land administration to pave the way for large scale commercial farming which is deemed productive and profitable for farmers, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia said yesterday.

Neda raises ICC project cost floor to...

Posted on 25 August, 2016 at 10:12

The National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) has raised the Investment Coordination Committee (ICC) project cost floor to P5 billion.

Duterte to convene Ledac to speed up...

Posted on 24 August, 2016 at 16:00

President Rodrigo Duterte will convene the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (Ledac) in September or October to accelerate infrastructure development plans in his term, particularly projects that will address the worsening traffic crisis in the metropolis.

Falling short on telecoms policy

Posted on 24 August, 2016 at 14:14

There’s much more to our being a laggard in telecommunications than our slow and unreliable internet. We fall short of emerging world standards in telecoms regulatory policy as well.

Tugade: Train plan to link Clark, Metro...

Posted on 24 August, 2016 at 11:30

A railway plan for Clark International Airport (CRK), which is being considered as an alternate global gateway, is ready for presentation next month to the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda), according to Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade.

Everything going for it

Posted on 24 August, 2016 at 09:47

The good news is that the economy grew faster than expected in the second quarter, surprising many market watchers, several of whom wonder whether the Philippines will continue to be the international investors’ darling that it was under the previous administration.

First 50 days

Posted on 23 August, 2016 at 14:38

From our office in Port Area last Friday, it took me nearly two hours to reach the NAIA Terminal 3 for a flight to Taipei. Traffic was at a standstill and I would have walked from the rotunda leading to the airport except it was raining.

Business groups on Rody’s first 50 days:...

Posted on 23 August, 2016 at 12:00

The country is now more than halfway through the Duterte administration’s first 100 days and the business community so far likes what it is seeing.

Killings prompt ‘hesitation’ among European investors

Posted on 23 August, 2016 at 09:47

The president of the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines said there is a sense of “hesitation” among European businesses considering investing in the country, amid the spate of extrajudicial killings…

Media Statement of the Secretary of Foreign...

Posted on 22 August, 2016 at 16:56

Ladies and gentlemen, I wish to refer to today’s reports about the joint media statement issued by the Special Rapporteur for Extrajudicial, Summary and Arbitrary Executions and the Special Rapporteur for the Right to Health…

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