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No winner yet for ticketing deal

No winner yet for ticketing deal

Business World, 01 January 2014   THE GOVERNMENT has put off naming the winner of an automatic ticketing contract for Metro Manila’s light railways, noting appeals filed by interested investors. The winning bidder for the P1.72-billion Automatic Fare Collection System (AFCS), offered last month by the government under its flagship public-private partnership (PPP) program, was... continue reading

Gov’t allots P30B as PPP backup kitty

Gov’t allots P30B as PPP backup kitty

Philippine Daily Inquirer, 03 January 2014 By Michael V. Remo   Fund will ensure promises are kept, obligations settled, says DBM exec The government has set aside P30 billion from this year’s national budget as contingency fund for the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) program. With the contingency fund, referred to as “Risk Management Program” in the... continue reading

Davao port PPP set for Q1 auction

Davao port PPP set for Q1 auction

Business World, 01 January 2013 By Lorenz Cristoffer S. Marasigan   THE TRANSPORTATION agency is poised to auction off the P4.04-billion Davao-Sasa Port Modernization public-private-partnership (PPP) in the first quarter of the year, government officials said. “We are looking at bidding out the Davao-Sasa project in the first quarter of the year,” Transportation Secretary Joseph... continue reading

Govt commits to honor PPP deals

Govt commits to honor PPP deals

Manila Standard Today, 26 December 2013 By Jennifer Ambanta   The Public-Private Partnership Center assured investors the government will honor all contracts with the private sector in the future, despite the controversy surrounding the deal between Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System and its two private concessionaires. PPP Center executive director Cosette Canilao said the government... continue reading

Review of PPP, infra program sought

Review of PPP, infra program sought

Business Mirror, 01 January 2014 By Mia M. Gonzalez   A SENATOR is seeking a review of the government’s infrastructure and Public-Private Partnership (PPP) programs. Sen. Grace Poe filed Senate Resolutions (SR) 408 and 409 before Congress went on break, urging the proper Senate committees to review the PPP scheme and the government’s infrastructure program. Poe... continue reading

DOTC to bid out P4-B Davao wharf

DOTC to bid out P4-B Davao wharf

Philippine Star, 01 January 2013 MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) will bid out the construction, operation and maintenance of the proposed P4.04-billion Sasa Wharf at the Davao Port in Mindanao in the first quarter this year. Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Aguinaldo said the agency is set to present the project... continue reading

PPP gets moving

PPP gets moving

Inquirer, 31 December 2013 Bracing news to usher in 2014: Something positive is happening to the Aquino administration’s flagship public-private partnership (PPP) program, which had been roundly panned for failing to take off. (Some have even begun to refer to PPP as “PowerPoint presentation”—a term to twit the administration for supposedly failing to go beyond... continue reading

‘Teka-teka’

‘Teka-teka’

For more than three years now, heads of government offices have seemingly adopted “teka-teka” mode. This has sort of become the order of the day for those running the various government agencies in the “Tuwid na Daan” of President Benigno “Noy” Aquino III. Typical of Filipino words that are loosely repeated, “teka-teka” means literally “wait,... continue reading

Connectivity

Connectivity

The Philippine Star, 06 January 2014 By Ana Marie Pamintuan   Once upon a time, there was a railway connecting Northern Luzon to the south, all the way to Bicol. It’s in our history books: the Philippine Army under Gen. Antonio Luna took the train to the north from Caloocan as the seat of the... continue reading