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Marcos pinabibilisan ang digital

Marcos pinabibilisan ang digital

MANILA, Philippines — National ID Naglabas ng direktiba si Pangulong Ferdinand Marcos Jr. para bilisan ang digitalization ng National Identification (ID) system na gagamitin para sa public at private ­transactions. Sa pakikipagpulong sa Private Sector Advisory Council (PSAC) on Digital Infrastructure sa Malacañang, tinalakay ang panukalang Public-Private Partnership (PPP) ng Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) para... continue reading

‘Libreng Sakay’ back soon with fresh funds; but for how long?

‘Libreng Sakay’ back soon with fresh funds; but for how long?

Commuters may again avail themselves of the “Libreng Sakay” (free rides) program on the Edsa Busway System after the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) confirmed fresh funding for the transport project that was introduced two years ago at the height of the pandemic. The program will soon be revived with a P1.285-billion funding under... continue reading

Gov’t plans to privatize Naia operations — DOTr chief

Gov’t plans to privatize Naia operations — DOTr chief

MANILA, Philippines — The government, led by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., is planning to privatize the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) operations. Transportation Secretary Jaime Bautista said this on Thursday during the Senate committee on public services’ hearing on the air traffic fiasco on New Year’s Day. “We confirm that this government is planning to... continue reading

Heads must roll over New Year’s Day fiasco: Zubiri

Heads must roll over New Year’s Day fiasco: Zubiri

MANILA – Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri on Wednesday said heads must roll, noting that what transpired during the New Year’s glitch at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) is unforgivable and a national embarrassment as he also pushed for more Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) for effective transportation. Speaking before the Kapihan sa Manila Bay, Zubiri said... continue reading

Gov’t weighs multiple airport PPP projects

Gov’t weighs multiple airport PPP projects

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) continues to assess unsolicited proposals for public-private partnership (PPP) projects involving several regional airports, which it expects to draw more investor interest moving forward. Transportation Secretary Jaime Bautista, in a recent interview with reporters, said they had received a proposal for the Laguindingan airport last month. “We are continuing the... continue reading

PANAY RAILWAYS ATTRACTS MORE INVESTORS

PANAY RAILWAYS ATTRACTS MORE INVESTORS

ILOILO City – With many potential investors, the state-owned Panay Railways, Inc. (PRI) is optimistic that the revival of Panay Island’s railway system will materialize. Ten foreign investors have expressed interest in doing the work. “They are from Turkey, the United States, Saudi Arabia, Japan, England, and China,” said Cesar Capellan, Panay Railways, Inc. (PRI)... continue reading

Solon says gov’t should prioritize PPP over Maharlika fund; here’s why

Solon says gov’t should prioritize PPP over Maharlika fund; here’s why

If Deputy Minority Leader and Bagong Henerasyon Party-List Rep. Bernadette Herrera would have her way, she would have government prioritize Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) over the proposed Maharlika Investment Fund (MIF). Herrera, in a statement Monday, Jan. 2, said that she is of the belief that the intention of the proposed Philippine sovereign wealth fund can... continue reading

NEDA releases six-year plan on PH transformation

NEDA releases six-year plan on PH transformation

The National Economic and Development Authority said Sunday it released to the public copies of the six-year economic blueprint that aims to transform the Philippine economy and society. “The Philippine Development Plan 2023-2028 is out,” NEDA Secretary Arsenio Baliscan said in a social media post Sunday. He said the PDP 2023-2028 is a plan for... continue reading

PPP Center to support LGUs’ climate projects

PPP Center to support LGUs’ climate projects

MANILA, Philippines — The Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center has reaffirmed its support to local government units (LGUs) in developing and implementing climate-related projects following the turnover of the resilience roadmaps and Investment Portfolios for Risk Resilience (IPRRs) of 16 climate-vulnerable areas in the country. In a statement, PPP Center executive director Cynthia Hernandez emphasized the... continue reading

Palace eyes more PPPs for infrastructure

Palace eyes more PPPs for infrastructure

MANILA, Philippines — The government is aiming for more infrastructure projects funded under the public-private partnership (PPP) scheme in 2023 to further boost the economy and create additional jobs, Malacañang said yesterday. Citing the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)’s accomplishment report, the Office of the Press Secretary said the government also aims to facilitate... continue reading