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P550M revolving fund to fast-track PPP projects

P550M revolving fund to fast-track PPP projects

Source: ABS-CBNnews.com Published: 12 October 2011   MANILA, Philippines – The government has approved the guidelines on the use of a P550-million revolving fund that will fast-track the rollout of projects under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) scheme. PPP Center Executive Director Cosette Canilao said that over 20 government agencies and firms have expressed interest to... continue reading

Gov’t pushes for hybrid PPP

Gov’t pushes for hybrid PPP

ABS-CBN News MANILA, Philippines – The government is reviewing its public-private partnership program (PPP) to include concessional loans in the implementation of infrastructure programs. President Benigno Aquino III told members of the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (FOCAP) on Wednesday that enough fiscal space will now allow the government to roll-out infrastructure projects through... continue reading

Palace announces appointment of new PPP Center head

Palace announces appointment of new PPP Center head

Source: GMA News Malacañang on Friday announced the appointment of Cosette Canilao as the executive director of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center. PPP is the Aquino administration’s economic centerpiece program aimed at tapping private sector funds for 80 infrastructure projects worth P740 billion to be undertaken starting this year. At a press briefing, presidential spokesperson Edwin... continue reading

Canilao named PPP Center chief

Canilao named PPP Center chief

Source: InterAksyon.com   MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno Aquino III has named Public-Private-Partnership Center officer-in-charge Cosette Canilao as the new executive director of the agency. Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office head Secretary Ramon Carandang said Canilao was “the logical choice. She’s performed well and this eliminates the need for transition since she’s already there. She’s... continue reading

DOTC unveils P426-B five-year plan

DOTC unveils P426-B five-year plan

Source:  Business Mirror   A P426-billion five-year plan to rehabilitate and modernize the country’s transport sector was unveiled on Thursday by the Department of Transportation and Communications. Speaking before the Makati Business Club (MBC), Transportation Secretary Manuel A. Roxas II said he sees his team at the DOTC as a “problem solver” and vowed results... continue reading

Public-private partnership benefits school in Argao

Public-private partnership benefits school in Argao

Source: Inquirer   A partnership between the Department of Agrarian Reform Cebu and Julie’s Franchise Corp. (JFC) has benefited the schoolchildren in Argao recently. Employees of Julie’s Franchise distributed school supplies, T-shirts, lunch boxes and snacks to the 276 pupils of Alambijud Elementary School in barangay Alambijud, Argao town, southern Cebu. The JFC, together with Fr. Ulrich... continue reading

P-Noy orders PPP review to ensure “Five Rs”

P-Noy orders PPP review to ensure “Five Rs”

Source: Business World   THE AQUINO ADMINISTRATION’S centerpiece infrastructure program could be headed for further delays as the president has directed his economic team to ensure that a proposed policy adjustment would have the “least cost” for the government. Palace spokesperson Edwin Lacierda told reporters yesterday that President Benigno S. C. Aquino III had asked... continue reading

Japan willing to participate in “hybrid PPP”

Japan willing to participate in “hybrid PPP”

Source: Philippine Star   MANILA, Philippines – The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is receptive about participating in the government’s public-private partnership (PPP) projects using a “hybrid” model, Transportation Secretary Manuel Roxas II said yesterday. Roxas, who just came from Japan with President Aquino, made the disclosure as he reported additional foreign funding from international donors through... continue reading

“Agropolis” to feed the cities

“Agropolis” to feed the cities

Source: Inquirer Business World food crisis seems to be more real than imagined. If one were to base it on increasing food prices (as a measure of scarcity), then this is what it is all about. The obvious question then is, how do we avert this food crisis and how do we feed the population especially those in... continue reading

BoI proposes easing of ownership caps

BoI proposes easing of ownership caps

Ownership caps to be tackled in negative list review Source: Business World AN EASING of ownership limits will be proposed by the Board of Investments (BoI) during an upcoming review of the Foreign Investment Negative List, a senior trade official said. “We are consulting with lawyers on the foreign ownership rules on construction with regard... continue reading