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Panay rail project pushed as a priority

Panay rail project pushed as a priority

Source:  Business World Online ILOILO CITY — The proposed revival of Panay’s railway system is viable to be undertaken under the government’s flagship public-private partnership (PPP) program, the head of the office overseeing this project asserted here recently. Cesar S. Capellan, Panay Railways, Inc. (PRI) officer-in-charge, said that studies conducted by the Department of Transportation... continue reading

Fitch backs fiscal tack

Fitch backs fiscal tack

July 19, 2011, BusinessWorld Online DEBT watcher Fitch Ratings supports the government’s focus on tax adminsitration and its public-private partnership (PPP) program, target by critics as of late. “There is considerable progress to make in tax compliance. It is a low-hanging fruit,” Fitch Asia-Pacific Sovereigns head Andrew Colquhoun said during a media briefing yesterday. “There... continue reading

Sec. Abad underscores public-private partnership for a better economy

Sec. Abad underscores public-private partnership for a better economy

July 19, 2011, PIA Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) today underscored the importance of public-private partnership to improve the country’s economy. In today’s “Pilipinas Natin” program aired over government-owned radio and tv networks, Sec. Abad said the country’s economy will not prosper if only government will be involved... continue reading

Israel Investors Interested In PPP

Israel Investors Interested In PPP

Source:  Manila Bulletin MANILA, Philippines — Israeli investors are interested to participate in President Aquino’s Public-Private Partnership (PPP) program particularly in water and railways projects. Outgoing Israeli ambassador to the Philippines Zvi A. Vapni said in an interview with Business Bulletin that a business delegation from the Philippines was being organized to visit Israel later... continue reading

Increased competition seen to boost investment inflows

Increased competition seen to boost investment inflows

Source:  Inquirer.Net A HIGHER degree of competition in various sectors, particularly in utilities, is key to jacking up the amount of investments infused by local and foreign investors, according to the World Bank. In a presentation at the Economic Journalists Association of the Philippines Economic Forum yesterday, World Bank Philippines country director Bert Hofman said... continue reading

Closer LGU, private sector cited

Closer LGU, private sector cited

Source: Manila Bulletin July 14, 2011 MANILA, Philippines — The chief of the Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) Thursday said close collaboration between local government units (LGUs) and the private sector is needed to boost food adequacy programs. BAR executive director Nicomedes P. Eleazar made this pitch for public-private partnership (PPP) as he called for... continue reading

Purisima says PPP on track despite delays; asks for positive outlook

Purisima says PPP on track despite delays; asks for positive outlook

Source:   ABS-CBN News MANILA, Philippines – Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima on Wednesday reiterated that the government will put 10 public-private partnerships (PPP) on track this year even after the first was suspended. Purisima appealed for press and public to focus on what has been achieved — such as debt rating upgrades — rather than on... continue reading

Korean bank signifies interest to finance Iloilo’s P19-B multi-purpose project

Korean bank signifies interest to finance Iloilo’s P19-B multi-purpose project

July 12, 2011, usnewslasvegas.com By PNA and U.S. News Agency / Asian The Korea Export Import Bank (Eximbank) has already signified its interest to finance the P19 billion project of the Jalaur River Multi-Purpose Project II (JRMP II) through a public-private partnership (PPP) scheme. Subsequently, interested Korean construction firms are currently conducting inspections of the... continue reading

PPP urged for aviation

PPP urged for aviation

July 11, 2011, ABS-CBNNews.com One of the country’s foremost experts on aviation has urged the Aquino administration, through its Public- Private Partnership (PPP) Program, to support the industry, noting that it would be a source of thousands of jobs in the coming years in the light of the continued increase in the production of commercial... continue reading

Solon backs PPPs in telehealth

Solon backs PPPs in telehealth

July 12, 2011, Newsbytes.ph Senator Edgardo J. Angara expressed his support for a public-private partnership (PPP) that utilizes information and communications technology (ICT) to improve healthcare systems in some parts of the country that would otherwise be virtually inaccessible. Angara, chair of the Senate Committee on Science and Technology, cited the pilot program between Smart... continue reading