PPP projects - updates

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Addressing myths of PPPs

Apr 30, 2017 - 4:00 PM

PPPs offer alternative financing solutions to the country’s massive infrastructure needs But despite the success of PPPs in the Philippines certain misconceptions continue to undermine the PPP program’s accomplishments

Alvarez slams bidding process of 5 PPP regional airport deals

Jan 27, 2017 - 7:26 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says the operations and maintenance scheme to be implemented for the 5 airports may unnecessarily tie the government s hands

QUESTIONING THE DOTR. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez continues criticizing the moves of the Department of Transportation.

SEC approves PPP listing rules

Nov 10, 2016 - 7:45 PM

This comes after over a year of consultations among the PSE SEC PPP Center and the Asian Development Bank which started in August 2015

ANOTHER SOURCE OF FUNDING. SEC says this is in line with President Rodrigo Duterte's openness to continue former President Benigno Aquino III's infrastructure thrust. Left photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

DILG chief wants citizens' law enforcement groups in barangays

Jul 04, 2016 - 1:53 PM

Interior Secretary Mike Sueno says he wants to prioritize curbing criminality by organizing barangay level citizens arrest groups

TURNOVER. Newly-installed DILG Secretary Ismael 'Mike' Sueno receives the flag of the department from Undersecretary Austere Panadero. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

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

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

NEDA board approves 5 infra projects

Dec 16, 2015 - 9:51 PM

The National Economic and Development Authority board approves 2 public private partnership and 3 official development assistance deals for roll out

President Benigno S. Aquino III leads his official family in prayer before presiding over the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board meeting. Also in photo are Secretary to the Cabinet Jose Rene Almendras, DOTC Joseph Emilio Abaya DOST Mario Montejo and Finance Secretary Cecar Purisima. Photo by Joseph Vidal / Malacañang Photo Bureau

Philippines showcases PPP projects in Canada

Dec 08, 2015 - 8:45 PM

The country s PPP Center says the Philippines has been a role model of Southeast Asian countries in structuring their own framework

PPP INTEREST. The three-day roadshow was participated by several companies, including Canarail, SNC-Lavalin Capital, PSP investments, Dagua, and Palmex

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

Gov’t reiterates commitment to PH infra dev’t

Apr 25, 2015 - 6:34 PM

NEDA chief Arsenio M Balisacan says the government is committed to increase public infrastructure spending to 5 or P826B by 2016

DOTC awards LRT1 Cavite project to MPIC-Ayala tandem

Sep 12, 2014 - 9:24 PM

Light Rail Manila Consortium as the MPIC Ayala partnership is called has 20 days to comply with the post award requirements including paying 10 of the P9 35 billion premium offer

18 PPP projects worth P602B for rollout before June 2015

Aug 05, 2014 - 7:32 PM

Two of the biggest PPP projects to be launched are the P265 billion North South commuter rail and the P132 billion mass transit loop

TO BID. The largest PPP project under the current administration, the Laguna Lakeshore Expressway Dike project will be open for bidding before 2014 ends, President Aquino says in his 5th SONA, Monday, July 28. Map from dpwh.gov.ph

Aquino: Philippines ‘more open for business’

Jul 28, 2014 - 10:45 PM

In his 5th SONA the President urges his ‘bosses’ – the Filipino people – to choose a successor who will continue the economic reforms of his administration

Aquino: More PPP projects awarded than past 3 admins

Jul 28, 2014 - 9:07 PM

President Aquino says they ve awarded more PPP projects than the past 3 administrations

TO BID. The largest PPP project under the current administration, the Laguna Lakeshore Expressway Dike project will be open for bidding before 2014 ends, President Aquino says in his 5th SONA, Monday, July 28. Map from dpwh.gov.ph

DOTC vows to address infra backlog in 5 to 10 years

Jul 21, 2014 - 1:18 PM

To do this the agency says fairness openness and transparency in the bidding process must be maintained

ONE OF 7 PPP PROJECTS AWARDED. GMR-Megawide will take over airport operations in the last quarter of 2014, and is among the 7 of the PPP projects that have been awarded by the government. Photo from the PPP Center

Aboitiz to bid for more PPP projects

Jul 03, 2014 - 12:00 PM

Through its property arm AboitizLand Aboitiz Equity Ventures is looking into participating in more PPP projects to support both its business and national growth

Deadline for Cavite-Laguna tollroad bids moved

May 13, 2014 - 11:23 PM

The new deadline is to give interested bidders time to adjust to revised guidelines set by the DPWH

LINKING ROADS. The Cavite-Laguna Expressway project gets a bidding extension. Photo from Cavitex's Facebook page

DOTC: 20 days to complete post-award requirements for Mactan airport rehab

Apr 05, 2014 - 6:53 PM

Winning bidders have 20 days to complete post award requirements before signing the contract for the expansion of the Mactan Cebu International Airport

PPPs are complicated — Abaya

Sep 29, 2013 - 10:42 AM

Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya shares why infrastructure projects auctioned under the public private partnership scheme are not as straightforward as buying bond paper

Aquino highlights PPP woes

Jul 22, 2013 - 10:07 PM

President Benigno Aquino III outlines in his State of the Nation Address on July 22 the problems that have plagued the Public Private Partnership scheme his flagship infrastructure program

DOTC rejects LRT-2 bidder's plan to get new partners

Jul 01, 2013 - 11:38 AM

The agency says the consortium led by Schema Konsulta cannot take in international partners because the prequalification stage is over

NO NEW PARTNERS. DOTC rejects proposal for approved bidders to take on new partners. Photo obtained from the PPP Center

San Miguel, Lamco pay appeal fees for train ticketing system

May 30, 2013 - 6:28 PM

SMC and Lamco pay the non refundable fee of P8 6 million to appeal their disqualification from the project bidding

APPEALS. SMC, Lamco groups file appeals to the DOTC to reconsider their bids for the Automatic Fare Collection System. Photo courtesy of the PPP Center

Abaya on PPPs: Better cautious than sorry

Apr 27, 2013 - 7:02 AM

Being cautious takes time but it s a compromise to avoid future headaches says Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya

STEEP FINE. Transport Secretary Jun Abaya said that he wants to fine owners of colorum public utility vehicles P1 million.

Daang Hari-SLEx road complete by mid-2014

Apr 20, 2013 - 10:06 AM

It likely takes about 2 5 years to complete the first infrastructure project the Aquino government has awarded under its public private partnership scheme

Daang Hari - SLEX

PH real estate, tourism to boost Thai firm's cement sales

Mar 14, 2013 - 9:40 AM

The real estate boom and the pick up in government spending on roads airports and bridges are behind Siam Cement s 18 revenue growth projections

POSITIVE OUTLOOK. Siam Cement Group (SCG), ASEAN's largest industrial conglomerate, is expecting an 18% growth in 2013 due to the PH's real estate boom. Photo from SCG's website

Public construction spending posts turnaround in 2012

Feb 03, 2013 - 5:40 PM

Public spending on construction grew 32 4 in 2012 demonstrating the drive of the government to focus on building infrastructure

MVP group looks for foreign partner for Mactan airport bid

Jan 16, 2013 - 4:10 PM

MVP says a joint venture will be formed for the planned bidding

UP FOR BIDDING. The government is auctioning off the contract to expand and upgrade the country's second busiest airport. Photo taken from DOTC website

'Economy to get big boost from tourism next quarter'

Nov 29, 2012 - 6:07 PM

Tourism industry to fuel services sector for Q4 GDP

PICTURE PERFECT. The resort town of El Nido hosts white beaches, enchanting islets, lush vegetation and several small islands which make it a draw for island hopping. Photo taken by Lala Rimando