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Gov't construction body to evaluate private sector projects too

Apr 25, 2019 - 4:20 PM

The Philippine Domestic Construction Board is also looking to increase its pool of evaluators to cover more regions nationwide

Workers remove the debris from the collapsed balcony of the Emilio Aguinaldo College building in Manila caused by the 6.1 magnitude earthquake as they further inspect the structural integrity of the building on April 23, 2019. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Want to work from home? Write well or do the math

Jan 20, 2019 - 6:20 PM

Jobs focused on the creation of websites and content rose in 2018, according to the latest report of

Duterte signs law on work-from-home arrangements

Jan 10, 2019 - 6:50 PM

The Telecommuting Act orders employers to ensure employees working remotely are entitled to overtime pay, leaves, and other benefits, just like employees working from traditional workplaces

ADB, region push for more PPPs as Duterte gov't mulls less

May 06, 2017 - 8:56 PM

The Asian Development Bank also launches Public Private Partnership initiatives in an effort to strengthen its bankability and implementation and approves 2 5B in financing support to private sector operations

CRUCIAL PPP'S. Private Sector Operations Director General Michael Barrow expressed hope the Duterte administration would continue with PPP projects. Photo by Natashya Gutierrez

DOE urges more investments from private sector

Dec 04, 2015 - 5:51 PM

Investors can step in as the Luzon and Visayas grids need more capacity by 2017 and 2018 an official says

INVESTMENTS NEEDED. “We urge more private investments in the energy sector and the timely installation of the committed projects,” saYS DOE Undersecretary Donito Marcos during December 4's Energy Investment Forum, wherein he delivered the keynote speech on Energy Investment Opportunities.

PH to lead global webinar on building disaster management partnerships

Nov 26, 2014 - 8:40 PM

Press Release: Building disaster management partnerships private sector experiences in the Philippines and beyond

Rebuilding #AfterYolanda: Private sector projects moving faster

Nov 07, 2014 - 8:25 PM

The rehab office is working with 20 private companies 21 private foundations 15 local NGOs and 17 international NGOs that don t have the bureaucratic restraints of gov t agencies

Grace Poe on good governance: 'Make it a norm'

Sep 03, 2014 - 12:38 PM

Our optimism helps us bounce back but our high tolerance for lousy service and corruption disables us from having foresight for what’s best for the country

ADB private sector investments hit $4.75B in 2013

Jul 30, 2014 - 12:52 PM

Clean energy health agriculture are among the sectors that benefited from ADB’s investments

INVESTING IN PRIVATE SECTOR. ADB’s private sector operations cumulative investment reached $4.75 billion in 2013, a performance report shows. File photo by EPA

What will make public-private partnerships on climate change work?

Jun 11, 2014 - 5:35 PM

Speaking to development professionals and members of the academe Dr Glen Anderson asks Can you really separate mitigation and adaptation from good development practice?

Osmeña: Petilla should resign over Meralco rate hike

Jan 25, 2014 - 9:28 PM

Osmeña calculates that using the Malaya plant could have significantly brought down market prices by at least P20

'DYNAMITE MALAYA.' Senators criticize government agencies for failing to use the state-owned Malaya power plant to bring down the prices of electricity and help consumers. Photo by Albert Calvelo/Senate PRIB

9 giant firms lead Yolanda rehab

Jan 23, 2014 - 6:11 PM

UPDATED Rehabilitation Secretary Panfilo Lacson says the private sector should be engaged and government should [only] be the fallback

DepEd to private sector: Adopt schools in Yolanda areas

Jan 10, 2014 - 6:33 PM

Latest figures show 12 500 classrooms need repair and rehabilitation in 4 regions

RUINS. The inside view of what was once a high school classroom in Hernani, Eastern Samar. File photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Giant firms pledge to lead Haiyan rehab

Dec 15, 2013 - 5:02 PM

No strings attached says rehabilitation czar Panfilo Ping Lacson

Greeneration Summit: Creating climate-smart industry

Nov 27, 2013 - 9:08 AM

UPDATED The 3rd day of the summit focuses on preparing the private sector for climate change

3 things the private sector can do for basic education

Oct 19, 2013 - 11:15 PM

After passing the K to 12 bill into law the easy part is over Both government and private sector are now gearing up for the tougher part: the road to 2016

PAINFUL OR NOT. Now that the K to 12 has been institutionalized, the easy part is over, former Education Secretary Edilberto de Jesus says. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Minimize PPP risks, gov't told

Oct 13, 2013 - 5:00 PM

Private firms urge the Aquino administration to ensure that its infrastructure projects can stand the scrutiny of succeeding administration

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

The rains of Maring: Lessons learned

Aug 22, 2013 - 9:00 AM

To work preparedness must be a public private endeavor Unfortunately the business and commercial sectors went their merry way

Megaworld invests P20-B in Mactan Newtown

Feb 20, 2013 - 5:57 PM

President Aquino compliments tycoon Andrew Tan for helping make the Philippines the next Asian Tiger

President Benigno S. Aquino III looks at the Mactan Newtown scale model presented by Megaworld Corp. chairman and chief executive officer Andrew Tan during the Mactan Newtown Grand Launch.