The objective of the study is to identify, validate and prioritize major regulatory inefficiencies, particularly in basic education and propose alternative solutions to maximize regulatory benefits and minimize regulatory costs to the public and private sectors
and society in general.

The study is national in scope. It focused mainly on domestic / industrial water supply (for households and industries) for both urban and peri-urban water supply and ground water.

The administration started its term with a clear focus on environmental issues facing the country. Given that climate change was a major issue, the mining industry was at the limelight due to the heavy damages that the industry purportedly caused. Mining audits closed or suspended a lot of the operating mines while the audits were being done, and contributed to the decline in contribution to the national economy.

The review on the transportation sector regulatory environment, the Development Academy of the Philippines’ Modernizing Government Regulatory (MGR) Study Team conducted 1) key informants interviews (KIIs) from representatives of the transportation sector, 2) perception survey, and 3) documents review and media audit.

Among other factors, a country’s economic growth is propelled by sustainable agriculture, business, industrial and manufacturing activities, and increased productivity of the services sector. In the recent past (2015-2017), the Philippines attained 6 to 7 percent annual growth rate as reported by its Central Bank; but being an oil-importing country from which power is mostly generated, its economic expansion fluctuated in 2018 due to oil price increases.

Decent and affordable shelter has been the long-time goal of the Philippine government as stipulated in the 1987 Constitution, its subscription to the attainment of safe, resilient, and sustainable human settlements which is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Housing goal is again reiterated in the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022. Presently, the country’s housing need is estimated at six (6) million units and it is projected to increase to 12.5 million by 2030.

This report covers the regulatory review findings for the year 2018 on five (5) priority industries namely: 1) chemicals, 2) housing, 3) logistics, 4) power, and 5) the transportation industries. Relative to ease of doing business (EODB), the review aimed at streamlining unnecessary regulations and reducing documentary requirements and business fees exacted by both the national regulatory agencies as well as by the local government units (LGUs).