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

  Jun 28, 2018    

(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...

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ARMM Approves Integrated Cacao Project Worth P1-B

  Apr 19, 2018    


(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...

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ARMM Forges Business To Business Ties With Taiwanese Companies

  Mar 22, 2018    

(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,...

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ARMM Approves P290-M Agri Project

  Mar 9, 2018    

(Cotabato City, March 9, 2018), The Regional Board of Investments, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (RBOI-ARMM) approved the registration of a Php290 million cavendish banana plantation project owned and managed by EKASALAM AgriVentures  Corporation located in Kauran, Ampatuan, Maguindanao. 


RBOI chair and managing head, lawyer Ishak Mastura, said that for the first time in the history of RBOI, the project registered is initiated by one hundred percent Filipino investors residing in the locality who managed  to link with the international banana market particularly Bahrain  and other middle east countries.


According to Mastura, the project is a confirmation that Maguindanao Province  is still the top investment hub of the ARMM in terms of agriculture related projects. “Last year, the agency registered non- agri projects but this time, the ARMM is back to agricultural investments basing on the...

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Bright Prospects For 2018: Marawi Reconstruction To Boost Investments In ARMM By P38-B Up To P86-B

  Jan 3, 2018    

(Cotabato City, January 3, 2018). The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), which is the poorest region in the country, is set to get a big boost in investments, if the plans of the administration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Marawi proceeds apace and bears fruit as it is envisioned. 
Housing Secretary Eduardo del Rosario, Task Force Bangon Marawi chair, announced earlier that the government has received six (6) proposed master plans for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Marawi City, with investment costs ranging from P38 billion to P86 billion. 
Whoever is chosen would be subjected to a Swiss challenge, where other developers could submit a competing bid to match the proposal. The government...

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