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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] Riding the tiger

Posted on 25 May, 2017 at 18:13

There is no such thing as foreign aid without conditionality. The Chinese give only loans rather than outright grants that need not be repaid.

[OPINION] Guilty as charged?

Posted on 25 May, 2017 at 17:13

I am still trying to understand the statement of Finance Secretary Sonny Dominguez not to accept the EU’s offer of a grant of about $280 million because it would involve a review of our adherence to the rule of law.

5 regional airports removed from PPP

Posted on 25 May, 2017 at 16:13

The Public-Private Partnership (PPP) program, already suffering from the perception its projects are being sidelined in favor of government loans overseas, received another blow yesterday after the Department of Transportation (DOTr) canceled…

Duterte declares martial law in South

Posted on 25 May, 2017 at 15:12

Duterte declares martial law in South By: Leila B. Salaverria, Richel Umel, Edwin Fernandez and Julie Alipala | Philippine Daily Inquirer /

Satisfaction with gov’t stays ‘very good’

Posted on 25 May, 2017 at 09:52

The administration of President Rodrigo R. Duterte maintained its “very good” net satisfaction rating among Filipinos half a year into his term despite noticeable drops in Metro Manila and among the “masa”

Philippines on cusp of turning into FDI...

Posted on 24 May, 2017 at 16:41

The Philippines is on the brink of becoming a foreign direct investment (FDI) juggernaut in the Southeast Asia due to reforms being undertaken by the Duterte administration…

[OPINION] Throwing down the gauntlet

Posted on 24 May, 2017 at 14:09

For all his professed goodwill toward China, President Duterte, in his heart of hearts, must be angry.

[OPINION] Why the slowdown?

Posted on 24 May, 2017 at 11:13

The first-quarter economic growth figures announced last week disappointed many, including the country’s economic managers. The 6.4-percent gross domestic product (GDP) growth was shy of the lower end of the government’s projected or target range of 6.5-7.5 percent for the year.

Clark airport expansion gets Neda-ICC approval

Posted on 23 May, 2017 at 18:00

The National Economic and Development Authority’s Investment Coordination Committee (Neda-ICC) last week approved the proposal of state-run Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) to expand the annual capacity…

MRT-3 maintenance exec skips Senate probe anew

Posted on 23 May, 2017 at 16:51

An incorporator of three separate firms that won bids to maintain MRT-3 since 2012 remains elusive despite efforts of the Senate to make him appear before an inquiry into the ongoing inefficiency mess at the railways.

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