Philippine Orthopedic Center - updates

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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

Megawide terminates PH Orthopedic modernization project

Nov 17, 2015 - 1:46 PM

Megawide says this is because the health department has not yet given the certificate of possession for the project site

TERMINATED. Megawide says it terminates its PPP-Philippine Orthopedic Center modernization project because the "Department of Health has not given us the certificate of possession for the project site yet,” Megawide chief information officer Louie Ferrer says in a text message reply on Tuesday, November 17. File image from Wikipedia

Aquino's orders on PH Orthopedic: 'No displacement of workers'

Sep 09, 2015 - 1:36 PM

Health Secretary Janette Garin says President Benigno Aquino III also directed the department to make sure that the hospital will continue to cater to its patients – around 500 to date

Philippine Orthopedic Center file photo from Wikipedia

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

Megawide quadruples spending budget for 2015

Jun 30, 2015 - 9:47 PM

Megawide has roughly P8 billion 177 31 million in cash earmarked for various identified public private partnership projects says its CFO Oliver Tan

5TH PPP. Megawide has bagged 5 of 10 awarded PPP deals since Aquino administration launched its flagship project in 2010. In the photo are the top executives of Megawide. Photo from Megawide Construction

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

Fears abound in Orthopedic Center's privatization

Mar 20, 2015 - 1:58 PM

Will indigents still be able to afford services of the Philippine Orthopedic Center once it is privatized?

MORE SUPPORT. Patients are wary that POC's free services will cease once the hospital is privitized.

Megawide consortium borrows P2.9B to modernize PH Orthopedic

Oct 04, 2014 - 6:15 PM

The consortium is still working on another P1 billion loan for the long term lease of hospital equipment

SC to Palace: Explain orthopedic center's privatization

Feb 19, 2014 - 8:24 PM

Indigent patients hospital workers militant lawmakers say privatization violates constitutionally guaranteed equitable access to health services

Modernization of gov't hospital raises fears of privatization

May 31, 2013 - 7:00 PM

Patients and health workers of the Philippine Orthopedic Center are worried that a modernization plan will lead to the end of charity in government hospitals

Major infra, healthcare firms eye PH Orthopedic Center

Jan 28, 2013 - 6:29 PM

Some 9 firms have expressed interest to bid for the modernization of the Philippine Orthopedic Center

HOSPITAL MODERNIZATION. The government is upgrading the Philippine Orthopedic Center through Public Private Partnership. Photo courtesy of the PPP Center