Bangsamoro Investor's Guidebook Launched

(Cotabato City. October 4, 2018). The Regional Board of Investments (RBOI) of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) together with the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), Hineleban Foundation Inc. (HFI), and the Australian Embassy recently launched the Business Sustainability Framework in the Bangsamoro (BSFB) in Makati City.

The launching was highlighted by a turnover of the BSFB Resource Book “Engaging with the Bangsamoro Communities: the Key to Sustainable Business in Muslim Mindanao” and the showing of investment promotion videos incorporating the essential narratives of the BSFB.


The BSFB is formally introduced to the public after it was developed through the implementation of the “Brokering Business Investments in the Bangsamoro to Achieve Inclusive...

ARMM Achieves 100% Investment Target For 2018




ARMM achieves 100% investment target for 2018


(Cotabato City, September 8, 2018).The Regional Board of Investments of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (RBOI-ARMM) has achieved  its 2018 target to register P2.11 billion worth investments after its board in a recent meeting approved the registration of Mina Vida De Mindanao Corporation’s Php 940.5 million nickel mining investment in Languyan, Tawi-Tawi. 


According to lawyer Ishak Mastura, chairman and managing head of RBOI, to date the total investments registered by RBOI in 2018 amounts to Php 2.246 billion or reaching  106 percent of the agency’s target, with the bulk of investments in agriculture. 


The Mina Vida’s mining operation has a production capacity...

ARMM Business Sector Faces Uncertain Business Prospects With BBL Less Than ARMM

(Cotabato City, June 29, 2018) “The ARMM business sector welcomes the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) however, we are apprehensive of what kind of BBL will emerge from the legislative mill. Will the BBL that will finally become law be better than ARMM?”, Dr. Rima Hassan, Ph.D., Chairperson of ARMM Business Council (ABC) said in her Opening Remarks during the “Forum on BBL and Business: Implications of the Senate and House Versions of the BBL on the Business Sector”. The forum was held on June 26, 2018 in Cotabato City and was organized by the Regional Board of Investments (RBOI), Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).



Hassan, who represents ABC, the umbrella organization of all business chambers and trade associations in the ARMM expressed doubts on the current BBL versions passed by both Senate and House of...

ARMM Approves Integrated Cacao Project Worth P1-B


(Cotabato City.April 17, 2018.), A Php 1.016 billion integrated cacao plantation project located in  Barangay Nuyo, Buldon, Maguindanao is set to be developed following the approval, this Monday, of the registration of ChocoInvest Corporation with the Regional Board of Investments (RBOI) in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).


From left to right: Sukarno G. Baraguir (RBOI Board of...

ARMM Forges Business To Business Ties With Taiwanese Companies

(Davao City, March 22, 2018), The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) thru its Regional Board of Investments (RBOI) recently joined in a business to business matching session with a 100-strong Taiwanese business delegation to Mindanao. 


The business matching session for the “2018 Taiwan Trade and Investment Delegation to the Philippines” organized by the Bureau of Foreign Trade of Taiwan and the Taiwan External Trade Development Council was held at Marco Polo Hotel, Davao City this Thursday. Mindanao Business Council served as the host for the business delegation.


RBOI brought participants to the business matching from its registered firms. In particular, RBOI was able to facilitate the business matching of EKASALAM Agriventures Corporation, a 100% Filipino and locally-based banana plantation company in Ampatuan, Maguindanao with Colorado Technology Marketing Co., Ltd., a company engaged in innovative,...