By Dr. Willie T. Ong.
â€‹One of the controversial issues in health is the modernization of the Philippine Orthopedic Center (POC) under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) program of the government. Because of the complexity of the issue, the public has not been getting the correct information on the matter.
Read InfraPPPâ€™s article entitled "Five lessons emerging countries should learn from the Philippine PPP Program" published last 11 February 2014.
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A heart-warming video on how DepEd's PPP for School Infrastructure Project will impact future generations of school children in the country. Video courtesy of Megawide Corporation
21 February 2014 - I am pleased to announce that Australia is providing a further US$2.5 million contribution to the highly successful and innovative Philippines Public-Private Partnership Centre, bringing Australiaâ€™s total contribution to US$30 million. Australian support for the Philippine Governmentâ€™s ambitious Public Private Partnership (PPP) reform agenda has helped the PPP Centre deliver five projects worth in excess of US$1 billion ... Read more
10 February 2014 - The PPP Center invites eligible consulting firms to submit expressions of interest to prequalify to be part of the Project Development and Monitoring Facility panel of consulting firms. Selection process shall be undertaken in accordance with Asian Development Bank (ADB) Consultant Selection Guidelines. Deadline for submission of EOIs is on 22 March 2014...Read more
06 February 2014 - Providing quality service to the poor is a continuing tradition of the Philippine Orthopedic Center (POC). Even with the deteriorating state of this 50-year old facility, the heroic doctors, nurses, and staff of the POC continue to provide the best orthopedic and rehabilitation care to its patients. Built in 1963, the POC has not received any major upgrade or renovation... Read more
03 March 2014 - PPP Center Director for Policy Formulation, Evaluation and Monitoring Service (PFEMS), Atty. Sherry Ann Austria, joined the Arangkada Philippines Forum as one of the distinguished panelist during the discussion on the assessment of the countryâ€™s infrastructure sector... Read more
25 February 2014 - PPP Center Executive Director Cosette V. Canilao was one of the speakers during the panel on Accelerating PPP and Infrastructure Development... Read more
10 February 2014 - DZRH Interview with PPP Center Executive Director Cosette Canilao on Automatic Fare Collection System (AFCS) project of the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC)
The Automatic Fare Collection System (AFCS) project involves the decommissioning of the old-magnetic-based ticketing system and replacing the same with contactless-based smart card technology on LRT Line 1 and 2 and MRT Line 3, with the introduction of a centralized back office that will perform apportionment of revenues. The private sector will operate and maintain the fare collection system.Implementing Agency: Department of Transportation and Communication
The Modernization of Philippine Orthopedic Center involves the construction of a 700-bed capacity super-specialty tertiary orthopedic hospital to be located within the National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) Compound along East Avenue, Quezon City. The concessionaire will design, build, finance, operate and maintain the facility until the end of the concession period, and then transfer the hospital to the DOH.Implementing Agency: Department of Health
Status: Ongoing procurement of Independent Consultant; for financial negotiation with the highest rated bidder
The PPP for School Infrastructure Project (PSIP) Phase II seeks to supplement the current initiatives and program of the Department of Education on classroom construction classroom nationwide. The objective of the government is to expand the supply of classrooms in all public school system as fast as it could reasonably be done and cut the current shortage of around 66,800 classroom units nationwide.Implementing Agency: Department of Education
The PPP for School Infrastructure Project (PSIP) seeks to supplement the current initiatives and programs of the Department of Education on classroom construction nationwide. The objective of the government is to expand the supply of classrooms in all public school system as fast as it could reasonably be done, and cut out the current shortage of around 68,000 classroom units nationwide.Implementing Agency: Department of Education
The Daanghari-SLEX Link Road project involves the Construction of a new 4-kilometer 4-lane toll road, from the junction of Daang Reyna and DaangHari in Las PiĂ±as/Bacoor, Cavite to SLEX through the Susana Heights Interchange in Muntinlupa, traversing the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) Reservation. The proposed link-road will use the Susana Heights Interchange as exit and entry from north and south of SLEX and will include the construction of a new bridge/widening of the existing bridge crossing SLEX as well as the expansion of the Susana Heights toll plaza..Implementing Agency: Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)
The project is a 4-lane, 7.75 km elevated expressway and 2.22 km at-grade feeder road that will provide access to NAIA Terminals I, II and III, and link the Skyway and the Manila-Cavite Toll Expressway. It starts at the existing Skyway then follows the existing road alignments over Sales Avenue, Andrews Avenue, Domestic Road, and NAIA Road, and has entry/exit ramps at Roxas Boulevard, Macapagal Boulevard, and PAGCOR City.