Private sector representatives on Wednesday presented five recommendations deemed ripe for quick action by the Duterte administration. Delegates to the “Sulong Pilipinas 2017” workshop trimmed a list of suggestions that included strategies for procurement, a national ID system, tax reform, and social programs, choosing instead to focus on the following: • identifying competitive advantages versus other Southeast Asian countries and rallying both the government and private sector to drive growth and competitiveness; • improving the ease of doing business through the convergence of different agencies and also local governments; • completing the C-6 from Skyway-FTI in Taguig City to the Batasan Complex in Quezon City to ease traffic congestion in Metro Manila; • allowing new players in the telecommunications industry; and • improving agricultural support infrastructure and services such as farm to market roads, cold storage and irrigation to facilitate the distribution of agricultural goods and increase farmer incomes. “This is how public-private partnership really works. The government side delivers the medium, and the private sector the content. It is a productive symbiosis,” Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd said in a press conference. Highlighting the recommendation to improve telecommunications services, Dominguez said Congress would need to get involved. “Primary, I… Read full this story
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