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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

[OPINION] Perspectives on ‘Dutertenomics’

Posted on 24 April, 2017 at 10:04

Build, build, build” is the new mantra of the Duterte administration, as our top infrastructure officials joined Cabinet economic managers in the “Dutertenomics Forum” held earlier this week.

Where have all the projects gone?

Posted on 21 April, 2017 at 16:46

When Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade talked of “revisiting” the vision for public-private partnership deals last July, few in the private sector could have anticipated the drastic impact it would have on the cornerstone initiative…

[OPINION] Reboot

Posted on 21 April, 2017 at 14:50

When I was first introduced to the personal computer decades ago, there were times when the operating system did not work properly.

Antitrust body brings telco case to SC

Posted on 20 April, 2017 at 15:00

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) took a defiant stand against industry giants PLDT Inc. and Globe Telecom, elevating to the Supreme Court a long-running legal row over their May 2016 joint acquisition of San Miguel Corp.’s telco assets.

[OPINION] Are they building yet?

Posted on 20 April, 2017 at 13:00

I stayed in town during the Holy Week break and enjoyed a relatively less congested metropolis. The Holy Week population of Metro Manila may just be its maximum carrying capacity.

Dutertenomics: ‘Golden age of infrastructure’

Posted on 20 April, 2017 at 10:50

President Duterte and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are set to sign in November an agreement that would jump-start the construction of the country’s first subway system, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said on Tuesday.

[OPINION] Our stubborn rice policy

Posted on 19 April, 2017 at 17:00

I have written so much over the years, including in this column, about our deeply flawed policies on rice. It has been tiring and exasperating.

ODA deal with Japan to fund subway...

Posted on 19 April, 2017 at 15:13

Transportation Secretary Arthur P. Tugade said yesterday that the subway project, the first of its kind in the country, will be funded both through official development assistance (ODA) and from the government’s budget.

Senate to review policy wishlist forwarded by...

Posted on 18 April, 2017 at 15:22

The Senate assured on Monday it will consider a wish list forwarded by foreign business groups for inclusion to the Duterte administration’s comprehensive tax-reform program…

WB flags risks amid growth promise

Posted on 17 April, 2017 at 16:00

The Philippines “will remain a top performer” in East Asia and the Pacific, the World Bank said yesterday, even as it flagged risks that include rising global interest rates that could weaken the peso…

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