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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

Forge PPPs, local governments urged

Forge PPPs, local governments urged

June 17, 2011 , Manila Bulletin The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Friday urged all local government units (LGUs) to forge public-private partnerships (PPPs) in order to boost the local economy. Speaking at the two-day forum held at the A-Venue Hotel in Manila tackling Local Governance Support Program for Local Economic Development... continue reading

Aussies keen on boosting PH business ties; eye mining, BPO sectors

Aussies keen on boosting PH business ties; eye mining, BPO sectors

June 18, 2011  Inquirer THE AUSTRALIAN government has committed to further strengthen its business linkages with the Philippines, especially by way of projects included in the public-private partnership program list and those in the mining and business process outsourcing sectors. According to the joint ministerial statement released at the close of the 3rd Philippines-Australia Ministerial... continue reading

Aussies keen on boosting PH business ties; eye mining, BPO sectors

Aussies keen on boosting PH business ties; eye mining, BPO sectors

Source: Inquirer THE AUSTRALIAN government has committed to further strengthen its business linkages with the Philippines, especially by way of projects included in the public-private partnership program list and those in the mining and business process outsourcing sectors. According to the joint ministerial statement released at the close of the 3rd Philippines-Australia Ministerial Meeting last... continue reading

PHL-Aussie ties get boost with PPPs

PHL-Aussie ties get boost with PPPs

Source:  BusinessMirror THE Philippines and Australia have committed to use the public-private partnership (PPP) platform to deepen their commercial ties, according to a joint ministerial statement issued on Thursday in Canberra. The statement followed a meeting between Australian officials, led by Minister for Foreign Affairs Kevin Rudd and Minister for Trade Craig Emerson, and Foreign... continue reading

Megawide 2011 profit seen hitting P800M

Megawide 2011 profit seen hitting P800M

June 16, 2011 , Inquirer Listed Megawide Construction Corp. sees its 2011 profit growing by more than double as the company moves to diversify its portfolio of projects to include developments by other local real-estate giants. The company, which is 20-percent owned by retail group SM, said it also planned to venture into the infrastructure... continue reading

Philippines seeks Aussie financing for priority infrastructure

Philippines seeks Aussie financing for priority infrastructure

June 15, 2011, Business World CANBERRA — The Philippines is seeking Australia’s help in launching public-private partnership (PPP) projects, in particular by providing financing, a Trade envoy said here on Wednesday. The joint statement to be issued at the conclusion of the Philippines-Australia Ministerial Meeting today will contain Manila’s request for support from the Australian... continue reading

Philippines, Australia out to cement ties

Philippines, Australia out to cement ties

Source:  BusinessWorld SYDNEY — Philippine and Australian officials will start a two-day meeting today to discuss trade and investments, development assistance, and defense and security matters as relations between the two nations deepen further under a regional trade deal. Foreign affairs and trade officials will also hold a dialogue with businessmen, including major investors in... continue reading

Citibank raising financing for PPP

Citibank raising financing for PPP

Source:  Manila Bulletin MANILA, Philippines — Citi (Citibank Philippines), the country’s largest and oldest foreign bank, is exploring power-generation and transportation projects listed under the Aquino government’s private-public partnership (PPP) program for potential fund raising either through corporate bonds or syndicated loans. “We’re interested in arranging financing,” said Citi Country Officer for the Philippines, Sanjiv... continue reading