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PPPs can help develop ‘green’ economy

PPPs can help develop ‘green’ economy

Source:  Business Mirror MANILA, Philippines – The government’s public-private partnership (PPP) initiative is one way by which the Philippines can encourage private companies to go green and help develop a green economy, a study released by four major international institutions said. With storms getting stronger during rainy season, businesses need to implement climate-change adaptation measures... continue reading

PPP to spur development in SocCSKSarGen, says RDC-12 chair

PPP to spur development in SocCSKSarGen, says RDC-12 chair

Source:  Philippine Information Agency GENERAL SANTOS CITY, June 20 (PIA)– The public-private partnership (PPP) scheme of the national government has got a boost of support from the local government units (LGUs) in SocCSKSarGen (South Cotabato-Cotabato-Sultan Kudarat-Sarangani-General Santos City). City Mayor Darlene Antonino-Custodio, chairperson of the Regional Development Council (RDC) 12 lauded the public-private partnership as... continue reading

Gov’t adopts higher growth goal for 2012

Gov’t adopts higher growth goal for 2012

Source:  BusinessWorld A SLIGHTLY HIGHER growth target has been adopted by the government for its 2012 budget, with reforms expected to bear fruit and the public-private partnership (PPP) scheme slated to get off the ground. The interagency Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC), which met on Saturday to discuss next year’s outlay, approved a 5.5-6.5% gross... continue reading

Australia increases PPP assistance

Australia increases PPP assistance

June 19,2011, BusinessWorld CANBERRA — Australia has more than doubled funding to help the Philippines start private-public sector partnership (PPP) projects, announcing up to $9 million in additional co-financing arrangements with multilateral agencies. The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) will tie up with the World Bank and its private sector financing arm, the International... continue reading

BSP OK’s $13-M SoKor loan for Cagayan de Oro airport

BSP OK’s $13-M SoKor loan for Cagayan de Oro airport

June 19, 2011, BusinessWorld THE CENTRAL BANK has approved a $13.3-million loan from the Export-Import Bank of Korea (Korea EXIM) to be used to buy navigation aids and train personnel for the Laguindingan International Airport in Cagayan de Oro City. “We have approved the $13.3-million loan from Korea EXIM for the Laguindingan airport support facility... continue reading

Broader Network of Trade Links Key to Philippine Growth and Stability

Broader Network of Trade Links Key to Philippine Growth and Stability

June 19,2011 , The EconoMonitor The Aquino administration is seeking to expand the country’s trade links with emerging markets and developed economies to enhance export performance, encourage FDI, and sustain growth. In 2011, RGE is forecasting GDP to expand 5.2% in our outlook as President Aquino’s Public Private Partnership program, aimed at improving the country’s infrastructure,... continue reading

Mining firm’s info proj wins Tambuli award

Mining firm’s info proj wins Tambuli award

June 19, 2011, Philstar Sagittarius Mines, Inc.’s (SMI) Interactive Mining Information Center (iMIC) on the Tampakan Copper-Gold Project has won the Bronze Award for Best Public Relations Initiated Campaign in the UA&P Tambuli Awards for 2011. The iMIC is a multimedia display that aims to inform visitors on the use of minerals in daily life, the... continue reading

Water concessionaire gets $137.5-M loan

Water concessionaire gets $137.5-M loan

June 18, 2011, Manila Bulletin World Bank has granted a $137.5 million loan to a water concessionaire to partially finance its wastewater treatment projects which will start construction this year. Engineer Tony Garcia, head of West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services Inc. (Maynilad), said the loan will help accelerate the construction of sewerage and sanitation... continue reading

Gov’t secures agriculture for food-secure future

Gov’t secures agriculture for food-secure future

June 19, 2011, Inquirer   If we want a food-secure future, secure agriculture. The prospect of the country’s food system failing at a time of growing hunger crisis worldwide has galvanized a public-private partnership aimed at changing the way the country’s leaders envision food security for the Philippines. “The Department of Agriculture alone cannot achieve... continue reading

Gov’t sets higher growth target for 2012

Gov’t sets higher growth target for 2012

June 18, 2011, BusinessWorld The Government has set a higher economic growth goal for 2012, with more projects under the public -private partnership (PPP) scheme expected to get off the ground. The inter-agency Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC), which sets macroeconomic targets, on Saturday set a gross domestic product (GDP) growth goal of 5.5-6.5% for... continue reading