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PHL ‘ideal’ site for PPPs

PHL ‘ideal’ site for PPPs

Business Mirror, 30 May 2012 The Philippines, among member-countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), offers the most ideal environment for public-private partnerships (PPPs). The verdict was handed down recently by Asian Development Bank (ADB) in its 2011 Infrascope. In the Asia-Pacific region, ADB ranked the Philippines eighth in PPP-readiness. It said on... continue reading

PH beats neighbors in PPP readiness, study says

PH beats neighbors in PPP readiness, study says

Source: Yahoo News, 30 May 2012 The Philippines beat other developing economies in an Asian Development Bank-commissioned study on Public-Private Partnership (PPPs) readiness, coming up behind Japan and China. The country ranked higher than Indonesia and Thailand in the 2011 Infrascope study conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) for ADB. The study was meant to measure... continue reading

Public Private Partnerships Key to Meeting Asia’s $8 Trillion Infrastructure Needs – Study

Public Private Partnerships Key to Meeting Asia’s $8 Trillion Infrastructure Needs – Study

Source: Asian Development Bank, 30 May 2012 MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Asia and the Pacific has seen a boom in public private partnerships (PPPs) in the past decade but it needs more effective public sector oversight agencies, and in some instances more political will, to advance the process even further, says a new study commissioned by... continue reading

Manila ranks 8th in nations ready for PPP

Manila ranks 8th in nations ready for PPP

The Manila Times, 31 May 2012 Out of the selected 16 countries in Asia-Pacific region, the Philippines ranked eighth in terms readiness and capacity to accomplish sustainable, long-term public-private partnerships (PPP) projects, a new study called “2011 Infrascope” commissioned by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on Wednesday. The study revealed that reflecting their robust... continue reading

PNoy to visit UK, ‘bring PHL in the radar of European investors’

PNoy to visit UK, ‘bring PHL in the radar of European investors’

GMA News Online, 30 May 2012 By Amita Legaspi President Benigno Aquino III is set to visit United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from June 4 to 6 to bring the Philippines “in the radar of European investors.” At a press briefing in Malacañang Wednesday, Foreign Affairs assistant secretary Elizabeth Buensuceso said this... continue reading

Housing PPP pitched to Malaysians

Housing PPP pitched to Malaysians

Business World, 29 May 2012 MALAYSIAN BUSINESSMEN were invited yesterday to participate in planned public-private partnerships (PPP) for housing projects as part of efforts to enhance bilateral and trade ties with Filipino counterparts. “It is time for us to see more Malaysian investments in the Philippines… they could participate in the Philippine government’s Public-Private Partnership... continue reading

The Philippine economy on the comeback

The Philippine economy on the comeback

The Philippine Star, 30 May 2012 By Gerardo Sicat The Philippines was recently referred to as the “comeback economy” in Asia. What that means is that it was once in the league of good economic performers and that it is returning to the same league. I have written about the brightening prospects for the future and why... continue reading

Government intervention needed to make PPPs effective

Government intervention needed to make PPPs effective

The Asset, 30 May 2012 The Asia-Pacific has witnessed a boom in public private partnerships (PPPs) in the past decade but it needs more effective public sector oversight agencies, and in some instances more political will, to advance the process. These are the findings of a new study commissioned by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).... continue reading

Balisacan sees training of government personnel as key reform

Balisacan sees training of government personnel as key reform

The Manila Times, 25 May 2012   Public leaders need training programs to improve the quality of government service that will translate to an improved investment climate and inclusive growth in the long run, National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Director General Arsenio Balisacan said during the recent launch of Public Management Development Program (PMDP)... continue reading

Aboitiz family eager to get into PPPs for airports, water

Aboitiz family eager to get into PPPs for airports, water

Source: Rappler, 25 May 2012 By Katherine Visconti   MANILA, Philippines – A holding company with investments in power, banking and food, Aboitiz Equity Ventures, is considering throwing its hat in the ring for the government’s much anticipated public-private partnerships (PPP). “We also are keeping our eyes open for the PPPs (with) airports or maybe... continue reading