News

ARMM Gets P.5 Billion Investment For Banana Plantation

Cotabato City- Residents of Datu Abdullah Sangki town of Maguindanao need not to go to nearby municipalities to work for other fruit plantations as Delinanas Development Corporations poured in P569 million worth of investments for a banana plantation that will employ 866 people in their municipality.

"We believe in the capacity of the people of ARMM. We ask for your full cooperation on this project," said Almario Dacuna, Land lease Manager of Del Monte Philippines.

During its launching yesterday, November 14 at DAS, Engr. Miguel Portuguez, Project Manager of the Banana Expansion Program said that the program will initially cover 550 hectares of land and another 500 hectares for its second phase.

Sakiran Hajan, chairman of the Regional Board of Investment gave assurance that security issues like extortion or kidnapping among the people involved in the program will not be a problem. "There will be...

RBOI Awards ARMM Top Investors During Its 21st Anniversary

Seven (7) top investors in ARMM received recognition from the Regional Board of Investments (RBOI-ARMM) during the agency's 21st Anniversary on May 17, 2012, acknowledging their great contributions in the socio-economic growth of ARMM through the creation of employment, providing income to families, generation of government revenues and helping improve the peace and order condition in the areas where these companies are located.

The awardees were Agumil Philippines, Inc., Alip River Development Export Corp (ARDEXCOR), Philippine Trade Center, Inc., Mt. Kalatungan Agri-Ventures, Inc., Wao Development Corporation, Matling Industrial and Commercial Corporation and La Frutera, Inc.

The occasion bearing the theme "RBOI: 21 Years of Service Towards Sustainable Investments in ARMM" commemorated the creation of the agency pursuant to the signing of the Executive Order No. 458 on May 17, 1991 by former...

Local Execs As Investment Promoters Thru The NILE Project

Local Executives of the five (5) provinces of ARMM will be tapped as investment promoters of their own municipalities and provinces through the Networking on Investments for Local Executives (NILE Project). The project which will be implemented through a conduct of marathon seminar-workshops all over the region is aimed to improve and promote investment opportunities in ARMM.

In cooperation with BOI Manila and Davao, the Regional Board of Investments (RBOI-ARMM) will be inviting leaders and members of the local government units, private sector and other stakeholders to a one-day workshop-seminar on NILE.

Said activity is designed to capacitate Local Government Units (LGUs) to craft their own local investments and incentives code and for them to establish their own Investment Promotion Centers (IPCs). This will also encourage the local executives to appreciate the value of investment promotion as a tool to local economic...

RBOI-ARMM Conducts PRAE

The Regional Board of Investments (RBOI-ARMM) conducted its Performance Review, Assessment and Evaluation (PRAE) last February 29-March 1, 2012 in Davao City. The activity was aimed at improving the agency's performance by assessing if the office was able to accomplish its deliverables for 2011, determine performance gaps and identify required interventions and collaborative strategies that will lead to the successful implementation of RBOI projects and programs as well as avoid recurrence of lapses in the future.

The PRAE had three major emphases, first was the emphasis on target versus actual accomplishments through a reporting session per division (research, technical and administrative) wherein all outputs were scrutinized based on target to actual performance.

Second was the planning and setting up of agency directions for the year 2012. The work plan includes the forging of a partnership agreement to undertake a...

RBOI Joins Womens Month Celebration

The Regional Board of Investments (RBOI) ARMM joined the annual celebration of Women's Month with this year's theme "Women Weathering Climate Change: Governance and Accountability, Everyone's Responsibility" in recognition of the role of women as powerful agents of change in relation to disaster risk reduction (DRR). The celebration shall focus on curbing the negative impacts of climate change and instituting measures at the national and local levels in order to reduce disaster risk and build resilient communities.

The celebration spearheaded by the Regional Commission on Bangsamoro Women (RCBW-ARMM) kicked off with an early morning parade of ARMM employees on March 8, 2012 at the ARMM Compound, Cotabato City followed by an Opening Program in front of Shariff Kabunsuan Complex.

In implementing the Gender and Development (GAD) Program, all government agencies are required to conduct activities in support to...