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Shortcomings and gaps: Philippine economy and Aquino presidency, 2010-2016

January 13, 2016

Crossroads by Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) January 13, 2016   After presenting the macroeconomic aspects of the economy during the Aquino years, I will now focus on the shortcomings and gaps. This leads us to a closer look at the quality and depth of the development process, to the exposition of problems lurking […]

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Will Mar Roxas reappoint DOTC’s Abaya?

September 14, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) September 14, 2015   There is one way to test whether you really want to vote for Mar Roxas next year. Ask him if he will reappoint DOTC’s Jun Abaya. We all know how close the two are. Abaya is also acting president of the Liberal […]

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Categories: Boo Chanco / DOTC / Opinion / PCCI / PPP

More private-sector representation proposed

August 24, 2015

August 11, 2015 THE PUBLIC Private Partnership (PPP) Governing Board should have more private sector representatives, an advocacy organization said during a technical working group panel meeting on the PPP Act at the Senate last week.           The Infrastructure Policy group Program Head of the Foundation for Economic Freedom, lawyer Elaine […]

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Were they done?

January 8, 2015

Like It Is by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) January 8, 2015   Last week I released a To-do list that I’d like to see President Aquino focus on. I did the same thing last year, in a two-part column. I decided to look at how much of last year’s list was addressed. I started […]

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Categories: Good Governance / Opinion / Peter Wallace / PPP

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Defending CALAX at Plaza Miranda

November 17, 2014

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) November 17, 2014   As I was telling friends, I expected P-Noy to decide exactly the way he did on the CALAX bidding controversy. My technocrat friends, many of them working for the biggest conglomerates, have been insisting that San Miguel technically lost the bid with […]

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Sustainable public-private partnerships: The right way forward

November 10, 2014

Introspective by Romeo Bernardo (Business World) November 9, 2014   FROM WHERE it started in 2010, the government has made significant strides in terms of project awards and in building a pipeline of public-private partnership (PPP) projects using the donor-supported Project Development and Monitoring Fund (PDMF). The PDMF framework has led to a coherent, solicited […]

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Categories: Opinion / PPP / Romeo Bernardo

Think tank urges reforms based on PPP experience

November 4, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – A high profile think tank has urged government to institutionalize reforms based on the four-year performance of the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) program. In a statement, the Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) also recommended that government allow equal opportunities to unsolicited proposals and Swiss Challenges. The FEF is a non-government organization (NGO) chaired […]

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Categories: FEF / News / PPP

The PPP promise, a work in progress

November 3, 2014

Introspective by Romeo Bernardo (Business World) November 2, 2014   AFTER A FALSE START back in 2010, the Aquino administration’s flagship public-private partnership (PPP) program finally roared to life. Several large projects have been auctioned off under seemingly competitive conditions that, contrary to model forecasts, yielded substantial revenues for the government. Moreover, the government, with […]

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Categories: Good Governance / Opinion / PPP / Romeo Bernardo

Should Calax be rebid?

November 3, 2014

Like It Is by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) October 30, 2014   The controversy over Calax (Cavite-Laguna Expressway) is a difficult one, and one that President Benigno Aquino should be very careful about intervening. It is not just about who should win this project, but also what sort of process can be expected if […]

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Those clueless Usecs of DOTC!

June 9, 2014

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) June 2, 2014   Why am I not surprised that after all the huffing and puffing and press releases about how seven interested bidders will compete for the right to build LRT1 extension to Cavite, only one showed up with an actual bid? It will be […]

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