The parallel session looks into Philippine cases of formal and informal arrangements for networking and partnerships among different stakeholders. One case examines informal coalition building among political actors to promote a specific agenda (i.e., autonomy), while the other looks into partnerships built under formalized legal and institutional frameworks (i.e., public-private partnerships or PPPs). The session is chaired by Professor Jae Sung Kwak, Associate Dean and Professor of Kyung Hee University, Korea.
Dr. Milagos Rimando of the National Economic and Development Authority – Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR) presented the prospects of the Cordilleras in a federal Philippines. To contextualize the region’s demand for autonomy, Dr. Rimando narrated the long history and development of the Cordillera people’s struggle for self-governance and autonomy. She shared the issues and challenges they experienced while engaging in alliance-building in their campaign for autonomy.
The study by Dr. Severo Madrona, Jr. proposes a framework for evaluating public-private partnerships (PPP) in the context of good
governance. Dr. Madrona also traced the history of PPP programs in the Philippines from 1992 to 2016, and analyzed the institutional and legal frameworks adopted by the Philippine government in its implementation of the PPP programs in the given period. Using the yardsticks of governance and development, Dr. Madrona enumerated a number of issues in implementing PPP programs in the country.