Public-Private Partnership in the Philippines

Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in the Philippines was institutionalized through R.A. No. 6957, entitled “An Act Authorizing the Financing, Construction, Operation and Maintenance of Infrastructure Projects by the Private Sector, and for the Other Purposes”. It was meant to recognize the indispensable role of the private sector as the main engine for national growth and development. In 1994, R.A. No. No. 7718 amended R.A. 6957 in to expand the modalities of partnership between the government and the private sector.

In 2010, the Office of the President issued Executive Order No. 8, entitled “Reorganizing and Renaming the Build-Operate and Transfer Center to the Public-Private Partnership Center of the Philippines and Transferring its Attachment from the Department of Trade and Industry to the National Economic and Development Authority and for Other Purposes”, which designates the PPP Center as the central coordinating body for all PPP projects.

It must be noted that despite the creation of the PPP Center, National Government Agencies (NGA), Government-Owned and -Controlled Corporations (GOCC), and Local Government Units (LGU) with infrastructure and development projects remain to be the owners and implementing agencies of the PPP projects.

Example of awarded projects under the PPP include the DaangHari – SLEX Link Road, PPP for School Infrastructure Project (Phase I), NAIA Expressway Project, PPP for School Infrastructure Project (Phase II), Modernization of the Philippine Orthopedic Center (MPOC), Automatic Fare Collection System (AFCS), and Mactan-Cebu International Airport Passenger Terminal Building.

The following projects are currently in the pipeline:

  1. Manila Heritage and Urban Renewal Project
  2. Clark Green City Food Processing Terminal
  3. Central Spine Roll-on/Roll-off (RoRo)
  4. Manila-East Rail Transit System Project
  5. R1-R10 Link Mass Transport System Development Project
  6. LRT Line 4 Project
  7. Central Luzon Link Expressway (CLLEX) Phase II, Cabanatuan-San Jose Section and Operation and Maintenance of Phases I (Tarlac- Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija) and II Project
  8. Improvement and Operation & Maintenance of Kennon Road and Marcos Highway
  9. Rehabilitation of National Center for Mental Health
  10. NLEX East Expressway
  11. Camarines Sur Expressway Project
  12. PPP for School Infrastructure Project (PSIP) Phase III
  13. Sucat Gas Power Plant
  14. Duty Free Retail Development Project
  15. Motor Vehicle Inspection System
  16. Laguna Lakeshore Expressway-Dike Project
  17. Clark International Airport Project
  18. San Ramon Newport Project

Respicio Law & Co. can help interested investors participate in the bidding of these projects.