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BDO Unibank keen on financing PPP projects

BDO Unibank keen on financing PPP projects

Source:  GMA News Online Banco de Oro Unibank Inc. (BDO) on Friday said it is keen on funding public-private partnership (PPP) projects as the government hits the ground running to implement the program in the next few months. The rollout of the initial PPP projects will also boost its 2011 growth as contractors seek funding... continue reading

Aquino strengthens ties with Thailand

Aquino strengthens ties with Thailand

Source:  Manila Bulletin BANGKOK, Thailand – Injecting fresh momentum into bilateral relations between the Philippines and Thailand, President Aquino arrived here Thursday for a two-day visit seeking to broaden cooperation on trade, investment, anti-drug trafficking, and disaster management. The President touched down in Bangkok past Thursday noon for an official visit upon the invitation of... continue reading

Aquino to seek Thai investment

Aquino to seek Thai investment

Source:  Manila Bulletin BANGKOK, Thailand – President Aquino embarks on a two-day official visit Thursday in Thailand to bolster economic and security relations and attract more investments in the country. The President, who is expected to arrive in the Thai capital before 1 p.m. Thursday, is scheduled to meet with Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva... continue reading

Phl, ROK Convene 4th Policy Consultations, Pledge to Sustain Rapid Growth of Relations

Phl, ROK Convene 4th Policy Consultations, Pledge to Sustain Rapid Growth of Relations

Source:  Department of Foreign Affairs 25 May 2011–The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Republic of Korea (ROK) Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MOFAT) successfully convened the 4th Philippines-ROK Policy Consultations at the MOFAT Headquarters in Seoul on May 20. Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Policy Erlinda F. Basilio and MOFAT First Vice Minister... continue reading

Public Works department finalizing changes to design of Daang Hari-SLEx toll road project

Public Works department finalizing changes to design of Daang Hari-SLEx toll road project

Source: Business World THE DEPARTMENT of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is finalizing adjustments to the design of the P1.6-billion Daang Hari-South Luzon Expressway (SLEx) link in a bid to enable the government to formally invite bidders for the project by next month, the agency’s chief said yesterday. “We will publish [the invitation to bid]... continue reading

Binay taps PPP scheme to cut 3.6-M housing gap

Binay taps PPP scheme to cut 3.6-M housing gap

Source:  Business Mirror VICE President Jejomar C. Binay said the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) is applying the Aquino administration’s public-private partnership (PPP) arrangement in the shelter sector to considerably cut a 3.6-million housing gap. Speaking at the 1st Philippine Urbanization Forum at the University of the Philippines-Diliman on Wednesday, the Vice President... continue reading

U.K. keen on private-public partnerships in PH

U.K. keen on private-public partnerships in PH

Source: Inquirer MANILA, Philippines — The U.K. is interested in participating further in the Philippines’ Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) program, according to a statement from the British Embassy. Peter Wilson, Director of the Asia Pacific Directorate of the United Kingdom’s Foreign Office in London, said British companies have taken an interest in doing business in the... continue reading

Phl, UK Agree to Intensify Ties

Phl, UK Agree to Intensify Ties

Source:  Department of Foreign Affairs 24 May 2011–The Philippines and the United Kingdom agreed to further intensify their bilateral and multilateral partnership in their second high-level meeting held Monday at the Manila Diamond Hotel. The meeting was co-chaired by Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Erlinda F. Basilio and Foreign and Commonwealth Office Asia-Pacific Director Peter Wilson.  The... continue reading

PHL, UK to Hold High Level Meeting

PHL, UK to Hold High Level Meeting

Source: Department of Foreign Affairs 22 May 2011–The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will host the 2nd Philippines-United Kingdom High Level Meeting on May 23. Heading the Philippine and British delegations are Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Erlinda F. Basilio and Director Peter Wilson of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office-Asia Pacific Directorate, respectively. The talks will... continue reading

Sustainable construction urged for PPP projects

Sustainable construction urged for PPP projects

Source:  Philippine Star MANILA, Philippines – With the Aquino administration bent on putting in place infrastructure projects that would spur economic development in the Philippines, real estate developers have raised the idea of making sustainable construction principles work for PPP projects. PPP or public-private partnership (PPP) projects are infrastructure projects such as roads, bridges, schools,... continue reading