Investors upbeat in setting up businesses in ARMM, says Hataman


MANILA, Philippines—Several investors have already expressed interest in putting up their businesses in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao several days before the formal signing of the “Framework Agreement” forged between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front that is hoped to end the decades-old war in the region, ARMM Governor-in-charge Mujiv Hataman said Tuesday.

In an interview with anchors Susan K, Den Macaranas and Captain Dylan Halili of “Good Morning Inquirer” on Radyo Inquirer 990AM, Hataman said that two to three days before the signing in Malacañang Palace Monday, an investor expressed interest in building a 10,000-hectare plantation in their province.

“Hindi pa nagkakapirmahan, marami nang nagpahiwatig . . . what more ngayong napirmahan na and what more kung magkaron na ng final peace agreement (Even when the peace agreement was yet to be signed, may expressed interest already, how much more now that it’s signed),” Hataman said as he uttered confidence that socioeconomic developments in the region will help in speeding up the completion of the peace pact that will establish a new political entity called Bangsamoro.

Hataman said many Muslims, including those who witnessed the signing from afar, went emotional when Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles, Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chair Murad Ebrahim, and President Benigno Aquino III delivered their speeches in Malacañang during the signing of the Framework Agreement Monday.


Kung i-compare natin itong framework agreement sa MOA-AD [Memorandum of Agreement on Ancestral Domain], malayo (If we compare the framework agreement with the MOA-AD, it’s too far-fetched),” Hataman said, noting that the Bangsamoro agreement is “99 percent accepted not only by the Bangsamoro people, muslims, [but] throughout the country.”

For the full interview, listen to the attached audio clip from Radyo Inqurier 990AM.

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  • Jon

    “99 percent accepted not only by the Bangsamoro people, muslims, [but] throughout the country.”

    Presumptuous of you to generalize for the entire country.
    Don’t believe the hype until firm accomplishments have been actually done. 

  • O.o

    incomplete information. actually, it’s arab/muslim investors. other investors are not interested.

    • Handiong

      Arab investors are okay. They are awash with cash.

      • O.o

        … and suicide bombers. don’t forget that.

  • juncas

    Malek_abdul, dapat sa inyo isisi ang mga problema ninyo kasi kayo din naman ang pumili ng lider ninyo.

  • malek_abdul

    Bago pa man pirmahan ang peace pact na yan marami nang investor na nag-invest sa Mindanao particularly in Marawi and Pagadian. People from all walks of life from politicians to professionals, from farmers to fishermen and from trike drivers to even tambays invested their hard earned money to a company named Aman Future Trading. Marami ang yumaman most especially the politicians and businessmen pero mas marami ang namulubi lalo na ang mga ordianryong tao. They were scammed of their hard earned money. Ang masakit marami ang nagbenta ng kanilang mga ari-arian para may i-invest sa Aman Trading pero hindi na nila nabawi ang kanilang mga pera. Habang tinatamasa ng mga scammers at cahoots na politicians and businessmen ang kanilang na-scam na pera marami ang nabaliw at nagpatiwakal mula sa mga nadenggoy. I can name names of those who were not able to retrieve their money. Its a good thing am not one of those victimized by these scammers because I find their sweet talks are too good to be true. This scam is like the PONZI Scheme of the early 20th century.

  • sanjuan683

    Malayo pa ang lalakbayin ng usapan yan hindi naman agad mag-iinvest ang mga negosyante diyan. Kaya huag mo muna kami bolahin.

    • ern

      hindi nila kailangan hintayin ang katapusan ng usapan na yan. Nasa investor yan kung gusto na nila pumasok.

    • juncas

      at sino ka na bubulahin nila? maganda na nga ang balita di mo pa gusto. Typical Filipino attitude very pessimistic. Ang buting gawin mo ay ipagdasal para matuloy.

      • Iggy Ramirez


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