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'Voice Kids PH' finalist Esang joins 'Les Miserables' Manila cast

Apr 06, 2016 - 3:53 PM

Esang coached by Les Mis alum Lea Salonga on The Voice Kids joins Rachelle Ann Go in Les Miserables Manila as young Cosette

Aquino admin gift to successor: $6.6B 'jumpstarted' PPP deals

Mar 10, 2016 - 1:33 PM

We will gift wrap these projects for the next administration and expect these [deals] to be honored even beyond June 30 says PPP Center chief Andre Palacios

TRANSITION. Palacios says his office is confident that they will be able to auction of these 11 projects before Aquino steps down. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Aquino appoints Andre Palacios as new PPP Center chief

Mar 01, 2016 - 9:00 PM

Palacios a technical adviser for the PPP Center since January 2015 moves up next week

NEW APPOINTMENT. 'Palacios is highly reliable with unquestionable integrity,' outgoing PPP Center Executive Director Canilao says. Photo from PPP Center

PPP Center's Canilao: Include PPP chief in Cabinet

Feb 23, 2016 - 5:37 PM

Outgoing PPP Center head Cosette Canilao also says the next administration should adopt what her office has started and hit the ground running with policies and institutional arrangements

BIG PART. Playing a big part in developing infrastructure, it might be necessary to include PPP in the Cabinet, PPP Center's Canilao says

PPP Center head Cosette Canilao resigns

Feb 22, 2016 - 8:48 PM

Canilao cites pressing family concerns as reason for her resignation

What will sustain PH momentum come ASEAN integration?

Sep 10, 2015 - 6:00 PM

To sustain its economic momentum the Philippines will have to address low productivity a problem that plagues most Southeast Asian countries says McKinsey Company s Oliver Tonby

TIME FOR SHARED PROSPERITY. Despite the Philippines’ status as one of the fastest-growing economies Asia, McKinsey & Company's Oliver Tonby says about a quarter of Filipinos still live in poverty. File photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

Cebu Action Plan to boost PPP share of infra projects

Sep 04, 2015 - 11:37 AM

The private sector is expected to contribute about 40 of the Philippines infrastructure financing gap until 2020

INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT. Population growth and growing urbanization has also been a phenomenon observed in the Asia-Pacific region, thus requiring a greater requirement for infrastructure. File photo by Francis Malasig / EPA

LRT4, LRT6, NAIA dev't projects up for final approval

Sep 03, 2015 - 7:29 PM

This is in line with the Philippine government s bid to lock in as many infrastructure deals before the current administration ends in mid 2016

MORE PPPs. The Philippine government will be rolling out two LRT extension and NAIA development PPP deals soon.

North-South railway PPP draws 30 local and foreign investors

Aug 20, 2015 - 4:20 PM

This marks the largest number of local and foreign companies participating in a Philippine public private partnership PPP project

BIGGEST RAILWAY. The country's biggest railway PPP deal, thus far, attracts the largest conglomerates in the Philippines and infrastructure titans in the world. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Aquino: No promises to make PPP implementation faster

Jul 28, 2015 - 8:30 AM

Instead of discussing actions to prevent delays in the implementation of public private partnership projects President Aquino asks for public s understanding in his last State of the Nation Address

MEETING EXPECTATIONS? The Aquino administration targets to complete 5 PPP projects by mid-2016, but only one has been constructed as of now

Iloilo pitches massive infrastructure plan for the city

Jul 24, 2015 - 11:10 AM

A seamless railway an intelligent transport system and a government center may soon be built in Iloilo City through public private partnerships

Rappler Talk: How public-private partnerships work in infra projects

Jul 18, 2015 - 7:03 PM

Infrastructure underspending is one of the culprits of lower than expected Philippine economic growth in the first quarter of the year

PH's PPP thrust: Work in progress

Jul 18, 2015 - 6:44 PM

UPDATED After 5 years since its kickoff in 2010 did the flagship public private partnership program of President Benigno Aquino III meet expectations?

PPP TRAFFIC JAM. 41-year-old Celina Garcia is just one of the millions Filipino motorists and commuters who find getting around Metro Manila more time-consuming than ever. Illustration by Mara Mercado/Rappler

NEDA Board approves IT PPP project

Jul 16, 2015 - 11:59 AM

UPDATED The P1 16 billion public private partnership deal will computerize the Philippine Statistics Authority’s civil registry operations and make this available nationwide

FIRST IT. This is the first information technology project under the Philippines' public-private partnership thrust. Image from Shutterstock

'Invest in PH now' - Gov't, business make pitch to US investors

Jun 29, 2015 - 12:27 AM

The conference is part of a high level 3 city trade mission aimed at encouraging US investment in the country

Fate of 1st PH subway proposal known late March

Mar 04, 2015 - 5:52 PM

If approved by the NEDA Board the project will be up for bids by the second quarter of 2015 the PPP Center chief says

Gov’t changes rules on Cavite-Laguna rebidding

Dec 23, 2014 - 8:54 PM

Pre qualification documents technical and financial proposals of the CALAX project will be verified simultaneously

CALAX map courtesy of the Public-Private Partnership Center

SMC, Ayala, MPIC eye P2.5B terminal project

Feb 06, 2014 - 5:46 PM

The project deals with the creation of a Southwest terminal connecting passengers coming from Cavite to other transport systems in Metro Manila

Aquino to end term with 7 completed PPP projects

Dec 19, 2013 - 7:06 PM

50 other PPP projects are still in the pipeline says the PPP Center

SEVEN. The PPP Center says 7 PPP projects will be completed by 2016. Photo courtesy of the PPP Center.

Govt considers P2-B subsidy for LRT-1 Cavite

Sep 07, 2013 - 10:14 AM

The DOTC seeks the approval of NEDA for government to shoulder some costs for the LRT1 Extension project

SUBSIDY. The government may shoulder P2-billion-worth of real property taxes in the LRT-1 Cavite extension project. Photo courtesy of the PPP Center

Daang Hari-SLEx PPP 30% complete — Ayala exec

Sep 02, 2013 - 7:52 AM

Two years since the 1st project under the Aquino government s PPP scheme was awarded the Daang Hari SLEx road is only 30 complete

Daang Hari - SLEX

VIDEO: Ricky Lo interviews Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried

Jan 19, 2013 - 9:19 AM

The Lo Hathaway interview is going viral on social media with people calling it disastrous Do you agree?

DISASTROUS? Watch the video and let us know what you think. Screen grab from YouTube (Belle Diesta)

Why Daang Hari-SLEX road link project is delayed

Dec 22, 2012 - 1:37 PM

The Daang Hari SLEX road link project is experiencing delays particularly in the construction of segment 2 of the project

STALLED. The Daang-Hari SLEX road link project is currently experiencing delays. Photo courtesy of the PPP Center.

6 PPPs to start construction in 2013

Dec 21, 2012 - 6:48 PM

After successfully rolling out its 8 promised projects this year the Public Private Partnership PPP Center expects 6 projects to start or continue construction in 2013

The PPP Center office in Quezon City. Photo courtesy of the PPP Center.

DOTC keen on fast-tracking PPP projects

Nov 22, 2012 - 12:46 PM

DOTC Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya says he no longer needs to reassess projects in the pipeline and his priority is just to push things out

'Les Misérables' international trailer released

Nov 12, 2012 - 7:53 AM

The new trailer shows other cast members singing

'FIGHT. DREAM. HOPE. LOVE.' Les Misérables fans can not wait for the movie. Image from Facebook