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Australia seen to expand aid program to Philippines

Australia seen to expand aid program to Philippines

Source: Inquirer Business, 25 November 2011   Australia’s development cooperation program in the Philippines is set to grow with continued focus on education, disaster risk reduction, peace and human security, and support for public-private partnerships. “We’re seeing growth in the aid program with the Philippines,” Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Rod Smith said in a roundtable discussion at... continue reading

3 PPP projects get pre-investment financing

3 PPP projects get pre-investment financing

Source: ABS-CBN News, 25 November 2011     MANILA, Philippines – Funding for the pre-investment studies of 3 Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects, involving water supply, hydro-electric power and post-havest facilities, has been approved by the Project Development and Monitoring Facility (PDMF) Board. The PDMF is a P550 million revolving facility to conduct project preparation and pre-investment... continue reading

New PPP schedule drawn up

New PPP schedule drawn up

Source: Business World, 24 November 2011   THE GOVERNMENT’S delayed public-private partnership (PPP) initiative could finally take off next year with 15 projects having been tentatively scheduled for rollout. “We are looking at bidding out 15 projects next year; at least seven [projects] in the first half and eight in the second half,” said Cosette... continue reading

Status of five Mindanao projects on the PPP program list still unclear

Status of five Mindanao projects on the PPP program list still unclear

Source: Business World, 22 November 2011   DAVAO CITY — Although five projects in Mindanao are in the pipeline under the government’s public-private partnership program (PPP), the agency tasked to facilitate all these proposals remains in the dark as to the projects’ status. Ronaldo F. Corpus, head of the PPP Center’s project development service, said... continue reading

PH ‘well-positioned’ against global shocks –WB

PH ‘well-positioned’ against global shocks –WB

ABS-CBN News, 22 November 2011   MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines is “well-positioned” to cope with any new financial shock that may evolve from the current global turmoil, but it still needs to attract more investments, the World Bank (WB) said. To do this, the multilateral lender urged the Philippine government to develop much-needed infrastructure... continue reading

1.4M Koreans seen to visit Philippines by 2013

1.4M Koreans seen to visit Philippines by 2013

Inquirer MANILA, Philippines—The number of Korean visitors to the Philippines may double in the next two years from the current 700,000 tourists a year, as both countries strengthen their ties in the fields of business, investment, arts and culture. In a speech before Filipino and Korean government officials and businesses on Monday, visiting Korean President... continue reading

British boost for President’s PPP program

British boost for President’s PPP program

Source: The Manila Times, 21 November 2011   IT’S the flagship project of the presidency of President Be-nigno Aquino 3rd, and it is getting the full support of the British government though its embassy in Manila. We are talking about the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) initiative of the government, and as part of its continuing support... continue reading

Govt eyes transfer of Bilibid prison

Govt eyes transfer of Bilibid prison

Source: Business Mirror, 20 November 2011   THE government plans to transfer the New Bilibid Prison from Muntinlupa City to another location in the outskirts of Luzon, according to the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center. This is because the government wants to use the land where the prison currently is. “This is still at the very... continue reading

5 more PPP projects may get development funding

5 more PPP projects may get development funding

Source: Business Mirror   BEFORE the end of the year, the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Center expects to approve at least five additional projects to draw from the Project Development and Monitoring Facility (PDMF). In an interview on Thursday, PPP Center Executive Director Cosette Canilao said the PDMF board is set to discuss several water... continue reading

British companies interested in PPP

British companies interested in PPP

Manila Bulletin MANILA, Philippines — British companies are keen on joining the public-private partnership (PPP) program of the government. This gleaned from the seminar conducted by the British Embassy, through UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), on November 14-15 which featured experts from British firms companies who shared their experience and expertise in every aspect of... continue reading