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Lone bidder qualifies for P84-million Baggao Water Supply Project

Mar 28, 2018 - 6:00 PM

The public-private partnership deal is seen to benefit 24 barangays in Baggao, Cagayan

Clark airport maintenance among PPP projects set for rollout in 2018

Dec 18, 2017 - 7:36 PM

The PPP Center is also eyeing 5 to 8 water projects under some local government units

PPP Center rebuilds pipeline with new focus: LGUs

Sep 07, 2017 - 7:06 PM

The Public Private Partnership PPP Center of the Philippines promises to add more local government unit LGU projects to the pipeline

NEW FOCUS. Amid the shift of focus to official development assistance and local financing, the PPP Center is rebuilding its pipeline with a new role: helping local government units. Rappler file photo

DOTr keen on removing Davao airport rehab from PPP pipeline

May 04, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade says the government is considering funding the rehabilitation of the airport in President Rodrigo Duterte s hometown

AMONG THE BEST. Davao International Airport is among the best 30 airports in Asia, says a survey conducted by a travel website. Photo by Jim de Francia/Google Maps

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

1st PPP rolled out under Duterte: 5 regional airports

Jan 24, 2017 - 2:49 PM

Even if these regional airport PPP deals were unbundled they continue to lure big investors

1ST PPP CALL. These 5 airport PPP deals – cumulatively worth some P108.9 billion – were previously rolled out under the administration of former president Benigno Aquino III. Rappler file photo

South, southwest bus terminals to be opened in 2018

Aug 28, 2016 - 11:05 PM

These terminals will be the end point for about 1 642 provincial buses currently entering Metro Manila daily effectively decongesting main thoroughfares

EDSA RELIEF. These terminals will be the end-point for about 1,642 provincial buses currently entering Metro Manila daily. Rappler file photo

Ex-Holcim exec Pecson named new PPP Center chief

Jul 26, 2016 - 11:18 AM

Ferdinand Pecson worked as a vice president at Holcim Philippines for almost 7 years and taught at UP s mechanical engineering department for 11 years

NEW CHIEF. Pecson earned his mechanical engineering degree from UP in 1981, and his Master of Business Administration degree at Northwestern University-Kellogg School of Management in 2000. Person's photo from his LinkedIn page

Duterte admin to roll out stalled PPP deals by 2017 – NEDA chief

Jul 06, 2016 - 5:37 PM

This administration will not do what the last administration did Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says

INFRA BACKLOG. The Duterte administration will push forward public-private partnership (PPP) projects that stopped making progress under former President Benigno Aquino III's watch

5 failed, shelved PPP projects under Aquino admin

May 29, 2016 - 11:15 PM

The Philippines public private partnership thrust faces a stern test Will the Duterte administration continue these stalled projects?

STERN TEST. Getting PPP projects from advertisements to the tarmac seems to take ages. Images from Wikipedia.org

Postponing 7 PPP deals means delaying public service – PPP chief

Mar 25, 2016 - 12:57 PM

Getting PPP projects from advertisements to the tarmac seems to take ages

REHAB NEEDED. Due to poor maintenance, existing railway systems in the Metro deteriorated and the fleet size decreased. File photo by Adrian Portugal/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

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

PPP Center to next admin: Prioritize airports, trains, subway

Feb 11, 2016 - 8:46 PM

Decongesting Metro Manila and other urban areas should be the main goal says the PPP Center

CONTINUITY. PPP Center Executive Director Cosette Canilao says airports, mass transit railways, and subway projects should be the focus of the next administration. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Ayala to start building ITS-South terminal by September

Jan 26, 2016 - 5:27 PM

Ayala Land s group signs 35 year concession agreement to build and operate Integrated Transport System South Terminal

INTEGRATED HUB. It was in November when Ayala bagged the project, after offering a lower annual grantor payment than rival Filinvest Land. Image from Department of Transportation and Communications

NEDA 2016 budget increase set to sustain reforms

Sep 21, 2015 - 7:00 PM

The 2016 budget is up by 8 to P7 06 billion led by a P2 billion proposed funding for the Public Private Partnership Center

President Benigno S. Aquino III presides over the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board Meeting at the Malacañang Palace on Friday, September 4, 2015. File Photo by Joseph Vidal/ Malacañang Photo Bureau)

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

Ayala Land offers better bid for P4B ITS-South terminal project

Aug 11, 2015 - 3:30 PM

The Philippine government says it wants the winning concessionaire to start the construction of the terminal in the second quarter of 2016

BETTER BID. Ayala Land offers better bid with a government subsidy lower than that sought by rival Filinvest Land

Filinvest, Ayala battle for P4B ITS-South terminal project

Jul 31, 2015 - 7:45 PM

Datem the consortium of Megawide and WM Property Management opts out of the bidding for the Integrated Transport System ITS South terminal Project

BATTLE BETWEEN DEVELOPERS. Only 2 of the 4 qualified bidders move forward to bid for the ITS-South Terminal deal. Photos 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

PH bids out biggest PPP: P171-B North-South railway deal

Jul 15, 2015 - 10:08 AM

Once the North South Railway is operational in 2020 there will be 10 daily trips with 7 train sets passing through 66 stations

BIGGEST RAILWAY. Phase 2 of the North-South Commuter Railway will connect Tutuban in Manila to the southern peripheries of Metro Manila and a long-haul network to the Bicol region. Photo from pnr.gov.ph

San Miguel, DMCI, Megawide eye regional prison in Nueva Ecija

Jun 27, 2015 - 9:00 AM

The winning bidder will finance design build and maintain the prison facility for 23 years

SMART INVESTMENT. We find Prison PPP as a smart opportunity to invest in. If you look at Australia, the US, and Brazil, investing in prisons is profitable, says one of the interested bidders. Photos from bucor.gov.ph

PH sticks to bundled plan for 5 regional airports project

Jun 19, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Some of the top Philippine conglomerates and world s aviation experts have partnered to bag the bundled regional airports PPP deals

MORE AIRPORT PPP. Winners for the regional airports bundled deals could still join future airport PPP auctions, DOTC says. Photos from Wikipedia

Gov’t pursuing Mega Manila subway line along EDSA

Jun 15, 2015 - 8:19 PM

‘I strongly believe that we cannot just rely on road expansion or increasing road capacity We need mass transit ’ DPWH secretary Rogelio Singson says

San Miguel, Megawide eye regional prisons PPP project

Apr 09, 2015 - 5:30 PM

Other interested firms for the P50 2B facility have until May 6 to submit pre qualification documents

5 groups interested in regional airports projects

Apr 07, 2015 - 6:30 PM

The usual players in the public private partnerships in the country are joining the bid for the P108 2B regional airports projects

BUNDLED. Package B of the bundled airports project Davao, Laguindingan (in photo), and New Bohol (Panglao) airports worth P66.9 billion. File photo Bobby Lagsa / Rappler

Orthopedic Center for modernization, not privatization

Mar 23, 2015 - 12:42 PM

A modernized Philippine Orthopedic Center will be returned to the government after 25 years but poor patients will continue to have access to ‘world class’ trauma and orthopedic care there the PPP Center says

Modernize, enhance public-private partnership law – senator

Mar 03, 2015 - 8:30 PM

‘We must learn from successful and failed projects in the past as well as global best practices in PPP ’ Senator Sonny Angara says

SIGNIFICANT. Senator Sonny Angara's PPP Act calls for prioritization of "projects of national significance," which include toll road and mass transit mass transit. File photo by Francis Malasig / EPA

15 PH PPP projects crucial to ASEAN connectivity – World Bank

Jan 08, 2015 - 5:39 PM

World Bank’s Singapore Infrastructure Hub tags P495 84B worth of critical projects to help realize the master plan for ASEAN connectivity

Gov't seeks investors for $1-B water projects

Jun 08, 2014 - 8:40 PM

The 3 water infrastructure projects aim to improve water security for Metro Manila and surrounding provinces

WATER SECURITY. La Mesa Dam supplies water to Metro Manila and nearby provinces. Photo from Twitter by @trish_roque

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

MVP group lone bidder for LRT-1 extension

Aug 15, 2013 - 3:29 PM

Three other prequalified groups withdraw from the race for the country s largest PPP

LONE BIDDER. Only Light Rail Manila Consortium of Pangilinan-led MPIC submitted bid proposal to the LRT-1 Cavite Extension Project. Photo courtesy of the PPP Center

MVP, SMC, Ayala groups eye CALA expressway

Jul 30, 2013 - 3:12 PM

Eleven companies led by the country s biggest conglomerates signify interest to bid for the P35 4 billion expressway project that will link the provinces of Cavite and Laguna

COMING SOON. 11 companies are interested in bidding for the project that will decongest traffic along Cavite and Laguna roads. Photo from the PPP Center

Deadline for Cebu airport contractor licenses set

May 29, 2013 - 7:27 PM

DOTC announces bidders have until July 15 to secure necessary licenses for construction contractors

MACTAN AIRPORT. DOTC announces the deadline for bidders to secure necessary licenses for the Mactan-Cebu expansion project. Photo by PPP Center

4 firms prequalify for classroom PPP bidding

Apr 17, 2013 - 6:41 PM

The firms will undergo mock up test in Pampanga that will help determine their technical capability to undertake the project

Photo courtesy of the PPP Center

MVP v SMC: Who will win NAIA Expressway?

Apr 15, 2013 - 2:41 AM

It s a battle between Pangilinan s MPIC and Ang s San Miguel

BIDS. The Pangilinan and San Miguel groups submit offers for the NAIA Expressway project, the first PPP auctioned off by government in 2013. Photo courtesy of PPP Center

MPIC, Ayala, SMC, Sy vie for MRT-LRT ticketing system

Apr 12, 2013 - 7:30 PM

The 9 business groups advancing to the next stages of project bidding include Andrew Gotianun Lucio Co and partners that include retailers banking and telecommunication units and technology firms

FARE COLLECTION. The national government intends to improve fare collection in the LRT and MRT through the P1.72 bilion-worth Automatic Fare Collection System project. Photo obtained from the PPP Center

34 firms keen on LRT, MRT fare collection project

Apr 11, 2013 - 4:59 PM

The firms buy pre qualification documents for the bidding of the P1 72 B project

FARE COLLECTION. The national government intends to improve fare collection in the LRT and MRT through the P1.72 bilion-worth Automatic Fare Collection System project. Photo obtained from the PPP Center

MPIC, San Miguel bid for NAIA Expressway

Apr 08, 2013 - 7:59 PM

Financial bids will be opened on April 15 says the PPP Center

BIDS. The Pangilinan and San Miguel groups submit offers for the NAIA Expressway project, the first PPP auctioned off by government in 2013. Photo courtesy of PPP Center

'PPPs key to agriculture growth'

Apr 02, 2013 - 3:58 PM

The government says private sector can fund agriculture projects through PPPs

MORE INVESTMENTS. The country's agriculture sector needs more investments and Public Private Partnerships can provide the needed funds. Photo by AFP

MPIC, JG Summit trim list of possible Cebu airport partners

Mar 18, 2013 - 6:46 PM

The groups are choosing among only 4 airport operators from Singapore Kuala Lumpur and Europe

MACTAN AIRPORT. The Pangilinan and Gokongwei groups are in the process of choosing a foreign partner to undertake the P17.5 billion-worth project. Photo courtesy of the PPP Center