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...

ARMM Joins Australia Investment Mission In The Wake Of Australian Security Interest In Marawi Crisis

For the first time, the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) has joined an official Philippine government investment mission and trade delegation abroad.
ARMM Regional Governor Mujiv Hataman authorized the chairman of the Regional Board of Investments (RBOI), lawyer Ishak Mastura, to actively participate in the Trade and Investment Mission to Australia from August 6-11, 2017. This is organized by the Board of Investments (BOI) - Manila under the Philippine Investment Promotion Plan (PIPP) program. 
The PIPP is the umbrella platform of all Investment Promotion Agencies in the country, such as the BOI, RBOI-ARMM, Philippine Economic Zone Authority, Mindanao Development Authority, Tourism Infrastructure and...

ARMM Calls For Greater Investments In Basilan And Sulu

In the recent 2017 Investment Priorities Plan (IPP) Roadshow for Basilan and Sulu held in Zamboanga City organized by the Regional Board of Investments, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (RBOI-ARMM), the business sector together with the ARMM regional government (ARG) agreed to call for greater investments in Basilan and Sulu.
Sulu and Basilan are surrounded by rich fishery grounds such as Basilan Strait, Moro Gulf, Sulu Sea and Celebes Sea producing quality aqua marine products and fishes. Both provinces have good soil attributes and sound climatic conditions suitable for highly valuable agricultural and industrial crops such as corn, coconut, rubber and many others. These positive characteristics attract investors to come and invest in the island provinces.

ARMM Wants To Supply Cassava From Marawi And Lanao To Nestle's P2-B Milo Plant

In a statement today, the Regional Board of Investments (RBOI) of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) said that the ARMM is eager to supply the need for cassava and cassava flour to Nestle's Php 2 billion Protomalt processing plant for its MILO health food drink. 
Nestle recently announced that construction of the MILO malt plant in Lipa, Batangas began in December 2015 and is expected to be completed in October 2017. Earlier it was reported that Nestle sought the help of the Department of Agriculture to source and increase supply of cassava for its MILO plant. 
The main ingredients for the MILO drink processing plant are barley and cassava. In 2016, ARMM recorded the highest production of...