U.S. Civil Affairs Team 351 In La Frutera, Inc.


They were met by Datu Abubakar "Totoy" Paglas of Paglas Corporation, Mr. Jose Agoilo, Jr. (Production Manager of LFI), Mr. Edwin Ledesma (Comptroller of LFI) and some staff from the La Frutera, Inc.

The purpose of their visit is, for them to learn from successful business leaders and models on development best practices in conflict-affected areas as well as the range of the company's corporate social responsibility programs.

The U.S. Civil Affairs Team 351 served as liaison between the military and the civilian sector and their mission is to bridge the divide between the government and the people in conflict-affected areas so that they may facilitate peace and development. The team was headed by Lieutenant Colonel Edmund Oliveros ,U.S. Army (CAT)- 351.


CCIPT Beijing


Atty, Ishak V. Mastura Chairman of Board of Investments, ARMM, Mr. Bernardo F. Angeles, Jr., Asst. Vice President of Clark Development Corporation (center) and Ms. Farida M. Biruar, Chief Investments Specialists of BOI-ARMM during the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) Beijing Trade and Investment Forum on July 18, 2011 at Boracay Ballroom, Sofitel, Philippine Plaza Hotel, Manila City. It was during this forum that Chairman Panlilio of BOI National mentioned about the availability of the lands in ARMM specifically in Camp Abubakar suitable for Palm Oil plantation. Present during the investment forum were DTI National Office officials , Chaiman Panlilio of BOI National, Dir. Dennis R. Millares of BOI, Officials of the CCPIT , CDC, CEZA, BOI-ARMM, SBMA and ZCSEZA (all members of Investment Promotion Agencies) and business...

Study Tour In Thailand For The Local Industry Promotion In ARMM


Study Tour in Thailand for the Local Industry Promotion in ARMM

Nine (9) Staff from the Economic sector of different ARMM offices went on a two (2) weeks study tour as part of the Study for the Local Industry Promotion in ARMM

The study tour in Thailand was made possible through the sponsorship of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The main objective is to let the participants learn from the current situation and challenges on the community development by promoting local industries and marketing through visit to the sites of productions, processings, logistic, and marketing of local products of Thailand. To study the community participation in One Town One Tambon through interaction with concerned persons on their approach for promotion through participatory methods, and how to apply learned methods, awareness and ideas during the site visits and discussions with concerned persons.

The Last two (2) days of the tour was...

RBOI-ARMM Investments Meeting

An explorary talk on investments took place on October 15, 2011 at the Makati Shangrila Hotel.

Shown at the pictures are RBOI-ARMM Chairman Atty. Ishak Mastura, Board of Governor Abdulrashid Macala, businessman Mr. Tony Echavez, Business Consultants Peter Antig and Ms. Cecilia Mandi . Talks focused on housing and tourism in the ARMM region.

Mindanao One

A trade exposition that showcased Mindanao's ingenuity and creativity's local produce, services and tourist destinations was graced by the Board of Investments –Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. It was held at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.

The exposition includes some of the works of Mindanao's best craftsmen like handicrafts, fashion jewelries, clothings, furniture and many more. The exposition started October 14 and lasted on October 17, 2011

The expo drew the special participation of the Philippines' neighbors in Southeast Asia—Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia and Malaysia through the BIMP East Asean Growth Area or BIMP-EAGA.

The MinDa headed by Madame Lualhati Antonino, DTI National and ARMM, Mindanao Young Scholars and the Philippine Exporters Confederation, a group of Filipino businessmen engaged in exports, also took part in the event.

Rep. Rufus Rodriguez...