By Ryan D. Rosauro
The World Bank has committed to pour in more funds for initiatives geared at further fostering the peace in and the development of Mindanao, especially after the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) signed the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) last Thursday.
By Ronnel W. Domingo
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.
By Paolo G. Montecillo
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.
By Amy R. Remo
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.
By Tarra Quismundo
With peace at hand in Mindanao, President Benigno Aquino III on Friday invited the Malaysian business community to invest in the region, citing how government reforms and a fairer business climate have led to an economic revival in the Philippines in recent years.
By Karlos Manlupig
President Aquino said sustaining the economic growth achieved in 2012 would be among the serious challenges his administration would face in the next three years.
By Tarra Quismundo
Buoyed by the positive outlook arising from the initial peace agreement signed with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), the government held the first-ever Mindanao Business Networking Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to attract investors to Mindanao and hasten the development of the region.
By TJ Burgonio
President Benigno Aquino is upbeat about the prospects of the future Moro homeland in Mindanao, Bangsamoro, especially as a hub of information technology (IT) and business process outsourcing (BPO) companies.
Malaysia’s Felda Global Ventures, the world’s largest crude palm oil producer, is the first foreign investor to evince interest in Mindanao after the government agreed on a historic peace deal with Moro rebels, potentially opening up tracts of farm land.
By Jeffrey M. Tupas
The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) warned on Saturday that the peace process could be jeopardized by the Aquino government’s allowing of foreign companies to conduct off- and on-shore oil explorations in areas seen by the rebel group as part of the Bangsamoro ancestral domain.