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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

Statement of Executive Director Canilao at the Senate Inquiry on the Davao Sasa Modernization Project

Statement of Executive Director Canilao at the Senate Inquiry on the Davao Sasa Modernization Project

Read the statement of Executive Director Cosette V. Canilao during the Senate Hearing on the Davao Sasa Modernization Project last 09 December 2015.   ↓ Download File (PDF, 1MB)  

Year-end Press Conference

Year-end Press Conference

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

PPP Act advances in Congress, President Aquino certifies its urgency

PPP Act advances in Congress, President Aquino certifies its urgency

The proposed Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Act has reached second reading in the Senate and has been certified as an urgent legislative measure by President Aquino. In the Senate, the PPP bill began its second reading last Tuesday, December 15. Senator Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., chair of the Senate Public Works Committee, and co-sponsor Sen. Ralph G.... 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