ARMM Bullish On Investments To Rebuild Marawi

"Now is the time to start the rehabilitation process. Though, we are deeply saddened by what happened to Marawi City which is currently in serious ruins however, we have to move forward and turn this crisis into opportunities”, RBOI chair and managing head, lawyer Ishak V. Mastura, said in a statement during a recently conducted Investments Priorities Plan (IPP) Roadshow   in Cagayan de Oro City organized by the Regional Board of Investments (RBOI), Autonomous Region Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).
Guests who came to the ARMM Investments Priorities Plan (IPP) Roadshow in Cagayan de Oro

ARMM Joins Hong Kong (HK) Belt And Road Summit In Time For The ASEAN-HK Free Trade Agreement


The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) regional cabinet economic cluster joined the Belt and Road Summit, the second such Summit sponsored by the Hong Kong government today, September 11, 2017. The theme of the event is "From Vision to Action" and is held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

This is just a day after the Department of Trade and Industry - Board of Investment Undersecretary and Managing Head Ceferino Rodolfo announced that the ASEAN have formally agreed upon a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the sidelines of ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting in Manila. The signing ceremony of the FTA will be in November on the occasion of the ASEAN Summit in Manila.

The ARMM delegation to Hong Kong is led by Regional Board of Investments Chairman Ishak Mastura, who is also the regional cabinet...

Australian Businesses Want To Invest In ARMM

The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) has attracted interest from Australian investors wanting to invest in the region.  
The good prospect for Australian business investments in ARMM came after its Regional Board of Investments (RBOI) joined in the recent Philippine Investment Mission and Roadshow to Australia led by the Board of Investments (BOI) – Manila under its Philippine Investment Promotion Plan (PIPP).  The PIPP serves as the BOI’s investment programming platform composed of all investment promotion agencies.  The investment promotion agencies made a pitch to Australian investors in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in the second week of August.
In his letter to lawyer, Ishak Mastura, RBOI chairman and managing head,...

P129-M Polloc Port Investment To Boost Mindanao Economic Corridor

The recent registration by the Regional Board of Investments (RBOI) of the investment of Bangsamoro Terminal Services, Inc. (BTSI) amounting to P129 million, a company based in Polloc Freeport in Parang, Maguindanao is seen to boost the Mindanao Economic Corridors strategy for Mindanao economic development.  This is because Polloc Port provides easy access for bulk cargo in Central Mindanao, particularly Maguindanao, the land-locked areas of North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat and the coastal municipalities of Lanao del Sur.
Polloc Port is a key node in the South Central Mindanao Corridor under the Mindanao Development Authority’s (MinDA) Economic Development Corridors strategy for economic growth.  The Mindanao Development Corridors is a spatial development strategy that aims to increase the...

Marawi Crisis Won't Stop ARMM Investments As Indicated Newly-registered P129-M In Port Services Project

A Php129 million port related services project was recently approved for registration by the Regional Board of Investments, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (RBOI-ARMM). The Bangsamoro Terminal Services Inc. (BTSI) based at Polloc Freeport, Parang, Maguindanao invested in this project to provide efficient logistics support to the thriving businesses in the provinces of ARMM such as Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur, also the provinces of North Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat, both in Central Mindanao including Cotabato City.
Chairman and Managing Head of RBOI, lawyer Ishak Mastura said that with the addition of BTSI, the worth of investments registered with RBOI this 2017 is now totaled to Php3.2 billion. “This signifies an uninterrupted growth of investments in the region despite the Marawi crisis. The...