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Gov Lacson bares major plans

Gov Lacson bares major plans

BACOLOD CITY: Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson bared his priority programs and projects in his inaugural address during the oath-taking rites of provincial officials on Saturday, June 25, at the provincial capitol grounds. Lacson took his oath of office before San Carlos Regional Trial Court Judge Amy Alabado Avellano while Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer... continue reading

Marcos admin bringing back PPP mode for project financing

Marcos admin bringing back PPP mode for project financing

MANILA, Philippines — The Marcos administration has committed to retain infrastructure spending at five percent of the economy, as it vouched for the return of public-private partnership (PPP) as a mode of financing for big-ticket projects. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin Diokno – who is set to head the Department of Finance (DOF)... continue reading

NIA may open 50 irrigation projects to PPP

NIA may open 50 irrigation projects to PPP

THE National Irrigation Authority (NIA) said it has prepared a list of 50 projects that may be opened up to public-private partnerships (PPPs), including hydropower and floating solar power facilities. In a statement over the weekend, NIA said: “At present, NIA has 50 potential irrigation projects for PPP nationwide (including) major or big-ticket multipurpose projects... continue reading

Lapu-Lapu City, LLEX sign MOA for construction of skyway

Lapu-Lapu City, LLEX sign MOA for construction of skyway

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu Government on Friday, June 17, 2022, has entered into an agreement with the Lapu-Lapu Expressway (LLEX) Corporation for the construction of the skyway project. The memorandum of agreement (MOA) signing serves as the highlight of the city’s 61st Charter Day Anniversary celebration. During the MOA signing, the city was... continue reading

LRT-MRT-Subway Common Station expected to be complete this month

LRT-MRT-Subway Common Station expected to be complete this month

THE Transportation department said on Thursday that the Unified Grand Central Station, or Common Station, in North EDSA, Quezon City, is set to be completed this month, before President Rodrigo R. Duterte leaves office. The construction of the project, which will interconnect Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1), Manila Metro Rail Transit System Line 3... continue reading

Expert pushes PPP for Asean’s full-scale digital transformation

Expert pushes PPP for Asean’s full-scale digital transformation

Collaboration between government and the private sector is the best option for Asean governments to build their capabilities towards digitalization. “The private public partnership [PPP] is the best model to explore and manage the digital transformation of countries in Asean region,” said Sudev Bangah, managing director of International Data Corp (IDC) Asean, at an online... continue reading

San Miguel to open Bulacan gateway by Q1 2026

San Miguel to open Bulacan gateway by Q1 2026

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 14) — San Miguel Corporation (SMC) expects to begin commercial operations of its airport in Bulacan in less than four years’ time. SMC President and CEO Ramon Ang said during Tuesday’s annual stockholders meeting that construction of the megaproject in Bulakan, Bulacan is “in full swing.” The company has housed... continue reading

Iloilo City mayor mulls markets rehab through PPP

Iloilo City mayor mulls markets rehab through PPP

To further stimulate the local economy, two of the biggest markets in Iloilo City are set to get major revamping. Mayor Jerry Treñas wants to upgrade the Iloilo Central Market and the Iloilo Terminal Market via the public-private partnership (PPP) scheme. None of the market vendors would be displaced, said Treñas. He assured that the... continue reading

España-PUP section of NLEX-SLEX connector project seen complete by end of Q2 next year

España-PUP section of NLEX-SLEX connector project seen complete by end of Q2 next year

THE second section of the North Luzon Expressway-South Luzon Expressway (NLEX-SLEX) Connector Road Project is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2023, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said. The 5.15-kilometer first section of the project between Caloocan and España is expected to be completed by the third quarter of... continue reading

PPP seen needing overhaul to be more attractive to investors

PPP seen needing overhaul to be more attractive to investors

A SENIOR LEGISLATOR said public-private partnership (PPP) schemes for infrastructure require more attractive terms to ensure private-sector participation, and promised to reorganize the government’s offerings to help it pursue its public-works agenda in fiscally unfavorable conditions. After a meeting with the incoming Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Manuel M. Bonoan, Albay Rep. Jose Ma.... continue reading