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ADB cites New Clark City as a model PPP

Published by rudy Date posted on December 26, 2019

by INQUIRER.net, 26 Dec 2019 MANILA, Philippines — “New Clark City will provide a modern, livable space for more than one million people, easing pressure on Manila,” the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said in its video entitled “How Public-Private Partnership Is Building A New Smart City in the Philippines.”

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Hybrid PPP scheme worries businessmen

Published by rudy Date posted on May 24, 2017

By Iris Gonzales (The Philippine Star), May 24, 2017 MOSCOW – Filipino businessmen are quietly raising concerns over the government’s proposed hybrid approach for public-private partnership (PPP) infrastructure projects which President Duterte is expected to present during his official visit here.

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What we can learn from Africa on public-private dialogue in health

Published by rudy Date posted on May 28, 2015

The author attended this year’s EAHF Annual Conference in Kigali, Rwanda, where stakeholders engaged in a bold and direct dialogue with private and public sectors on health.

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“PH most improved country in Asia-Pacific for PPP readiness” – The Economist

Published by rudy Date posted on May 22, 2015

From the Public-Private Partnership Center The Philippines has been recognized as most improved country in Asia-Pacific for PPP readiness in the recent report by The Economist Intelligence Unit last April entitled “Evaluating the environment for public-private partnerships in Asia-Pacific, The 2014 Infrascope.”

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We really haven’t seen much yet

Published by rudy Date posted on March 30, 2015

I like P-Noy’s chutzpah when he told a business conference last week that, we “ain’t seen nothing yet” in terms of the country’s economy. Then again, at the risk of sounding negative, I would like to echo the sentiment of a large part of the business community: we are still waiting to see much of…

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Gov’t approves new PPP projects for accelerated growth

Published by rudy Date posted on June 19, 2014

MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) – The government approved today a number of key Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects, mainly on infrastructure construction, in a bid to boost the country’s economic development.

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In catch up mode, daw!

Published by rudy Date posted on February 26, 2014

Administration insiders I have talked to in recent days open the conversation by saying that they are now in catch up mode, specially in the infrastructure area. I shouldn’t worry too much about DOTC, some of them reassured me, because P-Noy is already on their case.

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Aquino OKs 6 PPP projects worth P76.5 B

Published by rudy Date posted on June 28, 2013

MANILA, Philippines – President Aquino approved on Wednesday six public-private partnership projects with a combined total of P76.5 billion among five government agencies, but two of the National Economic Development Authority-approved projects carried “conditions.”

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PPP auction successful

Published by rudy Date posted on August 16, 2012

AN AUCTION for a second public-private partnership (PPP) project has been deemed a success by the government, which yesterday named two groups as the winners of contracts to build classrooms in three Luzon regions.

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PPP in education

Published by rudy Date posted on July 12, 2012

Here is a portion of a report on a survey of education done in 2001 by the RAND Corporation: “RAND’s analysis identified key system strengths and weaknesses, most of which were already well-known. A key problem was the rigidity of the Department of Education, whose insular, bureaucratic structure discouraged innovation and limited communication both within…

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More PPP projects planned

Published by rudy Date posted on April 16, 2012

With additional funds for public-private partnership (PPP) projects from three donors expected in the next few months, the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) said more projects may be rolled out this year.

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Speed up PPP projects, Neda told

Published by rudy Date posted on March 27, 2012

PRESIDENT Aquino has ordered the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) to speed up the processing of the project proposals for the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Program to accelerate its implementation.

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Faster PPP rollout ordered

Published by rudy Date posted on March 27, 2012

STATE AGENCIES have been ordered to hasten infrastructure project approvals this year in a bid to take advantage of increased investor appetite, President Benigno S. C. Aquino III yesterday said, and also prepare for fierce economic competition from neighboring countries.

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Speed up PPP projects, Neda told

Published by rudy Date posted on March 27, 2012

PRESIDENT Aquino has ordered the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) to speed up the processing of the project proposals for the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Program to accelerate its implementation.

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Aquino gov’t allocates P19.6B for PPP

Published by rudy Date posted on February 15, 2012

The Aquino government allocated P19.6 billion in counterpart funds for the government’s Public-Private Partnership (PPP) program this year, registering a 56.8-percent increase from 2011’s P12.5-million counterpart budget.

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SSS ready to invest P50 B on PPP projects

Published by rudy Date posted on February 6, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – The Social Security System (SSS), the state-owned pension fund for private employees, is ready to invest as much as P50 billion in the government’s Public-Private Partnership (PPP) program for infrastructure, its top official said.

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Eight major PPP projects set for bidding

Published by rudy Date posted on January 5, 2012

THE Aquino administration plans to accelerate the implementation of its public-private partnership (PPP) program, targeting to bid out eight to 16 projects this year. In a briefing, Cosette Canilao, PPP Center executive director, told reporters on Wednesday that the indicative cost of the eight to 16 projects to be rolled out this year amounts to…

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Investors cite leadership change for doubts on PPP

Published by rudy Date posted on December 22, 2011

A change in the political wind particularly the transfer of power after President Aquino’s term to a political rival is the greatest fear cited by investors in committing investments to flagship projects of Aquino under the Private-Public Partnership (PPP) scheme, representatives from the private sector said at a recent PPP Breakfast Forum sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers…

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Local businessmen urged to enter into PPP projects with LGUs

Published by rudy Date posted on October 13, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Jejomar Binay urged yesterday local businessmen to enter into Public Private Partnership (PPP) with local government units (LGUs) in order to develop infrastructure and other projects.

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Administration scales back PPP projects to 2 from 10

Published by rudy Date posted on October 7, 2011

THE government on Wednesday said it may offer at least two projects to investors under the so-called public-private partnership starting this quarter, scaling down from an earlier plan for 10 proposals this year.

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Hybrid or not, PPP take-off seen unlikely

Published by rudy Date posted on October 5, 2011

A NEW York-based think tank said the Philippine economy would likely slow down until next year on expectations the Aquino administration’s public-private partnership (PPP) scheme would fail to take off in the near term.

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The perils of PPP

Published by rudy Date posted on October 4, 2011

In September, Alliance of Concerned Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio questioned the practicality of the Philippines engaging in public-private partnerships (PPPs) as they would become a burden on taxpayers. The UK parliament, he said, had concluded that the system is inefficient.

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Businessmen urge government to speed up, spend more on PPP projects

Published by rudy Date posted on October 3, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – The local business community is urging the Aquino administration to spend more and speed up projects under the public private partnership (PPP) program to boost the economy.

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Govt to ditch PPP, resort to ODA

Published by rudy Date posted on September 30, 2011

THE Aquino administration may ditch its stalled public-private partnership (PPP) scheme and instead go it alone in pursuing key infrastructure projects, according to the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC).

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Lawmaker: Give portion of PPP funds to infrastructure, SUCs

Published by rudy Date posted on September 25, 2011

With the more than P12 billion government counterpart funds for the public-private-partnership projects for 2011 still intact, a senior member of the minority bloc in the House of Representatives yesterday suggested that a portion of the 2012 PPP budget be realigned for infrastructure and State Universities and Colleges (SUCs).

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PPP program expands to LGUs

Published by rudy Date posted on August 15, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – The government is aggressively campaigning for its Private-Public Partnership program as the centerpiece of its economic development strategy. Those projects include big-ticket infrastructure projects such as two airports, extension of the Metro-Manila light rail system, a highway that connects the north and south superhighways which have been lined up for bidding by…

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PPP seen to boost FDI inflows

Published by rudy Date posted on July 28, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – The much-awaited launching of the Aquino government’s public private partnership (PPP) scheme would pave the way for the strong recovery in foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows into the Philippines, an official from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said.

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Administration eyes P22 billion to fund 2012 PPP projects

Published by rudy Date posted on July 28, 2011

THE Aquino government is looking at allocating P22.1 billion of its P1.816 trillion national budget to fund the pubic-private partnership (PPP) program next year.

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Sorry state of ICT public-private partnerships

Published by rudy Date posted on July 22, 2011

In spite of the current controversy surrounding the LTO and its technology partner, Stradcom, drivers’ licenses continue to be renewed in Land Transportation Offices located in malls and other public places. NBI clearances, prior to the current situation, were also issued in many satellite facilities around the country. Similarly if one needed an authenticated birth…

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ADB outlines problems of past infrastructure projects

Published by rudy Date posted on July 21, 2011

PAST public-private partnership (PPP) projects in the Philippines were “unsuccessful” mostly because of lack of transparency, competition and preparation, according to a study by the Asian Development Bank.

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