A press launching and mini-round table discussion with regard to ARMM investments was conducted on May 13, 2011 at the Asian Institute of Management in Makati City where heads of business chambers, ARMM cabinet secretaries of member agencies under the ARMM Regional Economic Development Committee as well as local and foreign chambers based in the Philippines were invited. The highlight of the program was the awarding of the Certificate of Registration of E.A. Trilink Corporation by ARMM Acting Regional Governor Ansaruddin A. Adiong assisted by Chairman Ishak V. Mastura of the RBOI which was accepted by EA Trilink Corporation chairman, Mr. Nasser Sampaco, Dr. Alfredo C. Panizales and Engr. Camilo de Jesus.

The EA Trilink project is the single biggest project registered with ARMM Regional Board Investments and it showcases the viability of large-scale investment project in the ARMM. The firm is a 100% Filipino-owned corporation and obtained...


COTABATO CITY, May 16, 2011, The Regional Board of Investments (RBOI) of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) announced that investments registered with their office in the first quarter has surged by 1,650% as a result of the recently approved investment of the EA Trilink Corporation in April of its P1.5 billion telecommunications project in the region. The project seeks to set up and franchise 2,000 internet-ready mobile tele-kiosks where each tele-kiosk will have 3 employees each so it has a potential to generate at least 6,000 jobs. Last year the RBOI managed to register only P91 million investments in a bio-mass power plant in Maguindanao and in a construction project in Tawi-Tawi.

ARMM-BOI chairman, lawyer Ishak Mastura, said that “This is a remarkable turnaround of the investment climate in the region considering that last year investor confidence in the region was negatively affected by the Maguindanao massacre of...

U.S. Ambassador Kenney Lauds “Creativity And Innovation” Of Women.

U.S. Ambassador Kenney lauds "Creativity and Innovation" of Women, Urges Greater Leadership Opportunities During Visit to Cotabato City


Ambassador Kristie A. Kenney traveled to Cotabato City on July 9-10, where she gave the keynote address at the Women’s Forum on Poverty Reduction, a gathering of Mindanao’s female leaders to address issues of poverty, environmental degradation, and conflict.


Pictured above is Ambassador Kenney (center) with the Forum’s organizing committee, including Bai Sandra S. Basar, Council for Women Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and Bai Sandra A. Sema, UNESCO Commissioner and First Lady of Cotabato City.

The Women’s Forum on Poverty Reduction...

Celebration Of The ARMM Symbolic Marker And Installation Of The "Wall Of Light"

ARMM Exec. Sec. Atty. Oscar Sampulna, Sr. with other ARMM Officials
(L-R: RPMA Manager Alejandro Ampatuan, DTI Asec. Maritess Maguindra,
RBOI Chairperson Sheryl Bacar Siao, TMS Dir. Bassit Accoy) during the
Unveiling of the "Wall of Light" 

The unveiling of  the “Wall of Light”,  which is a symbolic marker installation of the Alliance for Mindanao Off-grid Renewable Energy (AMORE) Program in ARMM, was celebrated on February 26, 2007 at   the Shariff Kabunsuan Hall  of the ARMM Complex. 


This important event was witnessed by some of the cabinet members spearheaded by Atty. Oscar Sampulna, Executive Secretary of ARMM who represented the Regional Governor Zaldy...

Seaweeds Processing Plant In Shariff Kabunsuan Province

A five million (P5M) worth Seaweeds Processing Plant,  a pilot project for the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao to produce Alkali Treated Chips, will soon operate in  Parang, Shariff Kabunsuan Province and the nearby provinces to the benefit of the seaweed farmers in the area.


This was an output of the 1st Seaweeds Congress in the ARMM last February 27-28 at Estosan Hotel, Cotabato City which was spearheaded by the Seaweeds Industry Association of the Philippines (SIAP) and BFAR-ARMM.


ARMM being the top producer of Seaweeds in the Philippine for export gives justice to putting up a processing plant within its region.

The plant is intended to address some of the issues and...