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Bangsamoro: The quest for inclusive growth

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With the Bangsamoro Peace Framework Agreement between the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the government having been signed, a Transition Commission will be drafting the bill for Congress. The 40-year war hopefully will end and could mean recouping many lost opportunities in Mindanao

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

In Mindanao, small plants seen to ease power crunch

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RESIDENTS of electricity-starved Mindanao will benefit from every single power plant that can be brought online over the short term, including those with smaller generating capacities.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

In Mindanao, agri groups heave sigh of peace

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Agriculture industry groups on Thursday heaved a collective sigh of relief during the signing of the comprehensive peace agreement between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), hoping that the pact would open up more “productive opportunities” in Mindanao.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Megaworld invests P15 B in new Davao business district

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Property developer Megaworld Corp. is investing P15 billion within the next five to seven years to develop its first “township” project in Mindanao.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Malaysian investors seen keen on Mindanao

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Maybank, Malaysia’s biggest bank. Malaysian investors are expected to start exploring investment opportunities in Mindanao—particularly in the banking, palm oil and rubber plantations, infrastructure and tourism industries—following the successful business mission held alongside the state visit of President Aquino to Malaysia last week. CDN FILE PHOTO

Malaysian investors are expected to start exploring investment opportunities in Mindanao—particularly in the banking, palm oil and rubber plantations, infrastructure and tourism industries—following the successful business mission held alongside the state visit of President Aquino to Malaysia last week.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Bangsamoro development plan launched

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Promoting the development of Mindanao’s economy will be among policymakers’ top priorities once the peace deal between the government and Muslim rebels is signed this year.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Peace deal seen to open Mindanao to investment

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The Department of Trade and Industry expects the signing of the Bangsamoro Peace Agreement to open up Mindanao to investment opportunities, particularly in the agriculture sector.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Aquino invites Malaysian businessmen to invest in Mindanao

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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, center, listens to an unidentified officer as he walks with Malaysian King Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah, left, during a welcome ceremony at Parliament Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. AP

With peace at hand in Mindanao, President Benigno Aquino has invited the Malaysian business community to invest in the region’s untapped resource potential, citing how governance reforms and a fairer business climate have led to an economic revival in the Philippines in recent years.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

GNPower seeks tax perks for power project

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US-based GNPower Ltd. Co. is seeking tax incentives and other perks for its planned 405-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Mindanao.

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

IFC supports lending activity of RCBC unit

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International Finance Corp., the World Bank’s private sector funding arm, seeks to help create new jobs and reduce poverty in Mindanao by supporting the agribusiness lending of Rizal Microbank, a thrift bank owned by Rizal Commercial Banking Corp.

Posted: December 16th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Mindanao cacao production gets boost

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Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes. FILE PHOTO

The hot chocolate you drink in the morning may soon be coming from Mindanao.

Posted: November 27th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Logistics firm infuses additional investments in PH operations

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Logistics firm Deutsche Post DHL is investing $25 million in its operations in the Philippines to further expand its supply chain business and warehousing facilities.

Posted: October 11th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

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