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4 PPP projects seek final approval in Jan.

4 PPP projects seek final approval in Jan.

THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE Partnership (PPP) Center will seek the President’s approval to roll out four infrastructure projects worth around P96 billion when the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board meets in January next year, its top official said. “(Socioeconomic Planning) Secretary (Arsenio M.) Balisacan said they will try to have one NEDA Board meeting in... continue reading

Airport Terminal 2 construction starts

Airport Terminal 2 construction starts

Construction of the new terminal of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport is progressing well with the first concrete pouring today. The first batch of concrete mix was poured into the structure six months after work started on the second terminal, said GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC) head of corporate affairs Estee Marie Plunket. The structure will... continue reading

P74-B NAIA upgrade, 3 other PPP projects up for approval

P74-B NAIA upgrade, 3 other PPP projects up for approval

Four more big-ticket infrastructure projects will be presented for approval of President Benigno Aquino III in the first meeting of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) next year, as the public-private partnership (PPP) Center seeks to rollout more projects before his administration ends. “We’ll try to have one more meeting by January,” PPP Center Executive... continue reading

Five more gov’t agencies ink job-matching MOA with Kalibrr to democratize recruitment

Five more gov’t agencies ink job-matching MOA with Kalibrr to democratize recruitment

Joint Press Release Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Finance – Bureau of Local Government Finance (DOF-BLGF), Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Public-Private Partnership Center of the Philippines (PPPC), Bagumbayani Initiative, and Kalibrr   Gov’t has received 38,000 applications for 3,800 job vacancies since May 2015 Five... continue reading

Marcos sees smooth sailing for amendments to BOT legislation

Marcos sees smooth sailing for amendments to BOT legislation

THE PROCESS of amending the Build-Operate and Transfer (BOT) Law is expected to go smoothly in the Senate, with only one lawmaker expected to raise issues on the recently proclaimed priority measure once the sessions resume in January. In a chance interview with BusinessWorld last week, Senator Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. said that Senate Bill... continue reading

Auction of P19-B Davao project to push through

Auction of P19-B Davao project to push through

The government is set to proceed with the auction of the P19-billion Davao Sasa Modernization public private partnership project, despite opposition raised by the Davao City Council, the head of the PPP Center said. The statement comes as the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Davao formally opposed the Aquino administration’s first seaport PPP deal, saying it was... continue reading

Bill setting perks, strengthening PPP scheme hurdles House panel

Bill setting perks, strengthening PPP scheme hurdles House panel

A Palace priority measure institutionalizing and strengthening the public-private partnership (PPP) scheme has been approved at the House Committee on Appropriations on Monday. Liberal Party (LP) Rep. Isidro T. Ungab of Davao said the substitute bill seeks to recognize the indispensable role of the private sector as the main engine for national growth and development,... continue reading

House of Representatives rushing bill to make PPP program permanent

House of Representatives rushing bill to make PPP program permanent

WITH credit raters and other economists tagging policy uncertainty with the change in political leadership next year as increasingly a key risk facing investors, the House of Representatives is moving to make the current government’s public-private partnership (PPP) infrastructure centerpiece a permanent fixture in the country’s development efforts. The House Appropriations committee yesterday approved a... continue reading

House panel OKs bill institutionalizing PPP

House panel OKs bill institutionalizing PPP

A measure institutionalizing and strengthening the public-private partnership (PPP) program is one step closer to becoming a law after hurdling the House committee on appropriations. Voting 16-2, the panel approved the proposed Public-Private Partnership Act of 2015. It is considered one of the priority measures of the Aquino administration. The substitute bill seeks to recognize... continue reading

Private sector funding eyed for gov’t housing projects

Private sector funding eyed for gov’t housing projects

The on-going Housing Summit has strongly recommended the tapping of the private sector to finance the construction of four- to five-story housing buildings as part of addressing the rising housing backlog in Metro Manila. Negros Occidental Rep. Alfredo “Albee” Benitez, chairman of the House Committee on Housing and Urban Development, disclosed yesterday that the proposal... continue reading