LOOK. Read. Ponder. By John Felix Miciano Unson

  Aug 5, 2019    


Malaysian diplomats and Bangsamoro officials met in Cotabato City today, August 5, 2019, to discuss trading ventures among Malaysians and Moro traders via the Regional Board of Investments-BARMM.

The meeting was facilitated by top RBOI-BARMM officials, among them Hexsan Mabang and Mohammad Em Pasigan.

By: John Felix Miciano Unson


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RBOI-BARMM Awards Certificate Of Registration To LABCO

  Aug 2, 2019    


From left. RBOI-BARMM Executive Director Eshan Karl O. Mabang and BARMM Chief Minister Ahod Balawag Ebrahim handing the RBOI certificate of registration to LABCO representatives Lamitan City Vice Mayor Roderick H. Furigay and Alberto F. Bacani, President of Unifrutti Tropical Philippines Inc .


The Regional Board of Investments (RBOI)-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) on approval of the RBOI Board of Governors awarded a Certificate of Registration to Lamitan Agri-Business Corporation (LABCO) on August 2, 2019 at the Office of the Chief Minister –BARMM, Cotabato City.


BARMM Chief Minister Ahod Balawag Ebrahim and RBOI-BARMM Executive Director Eshan Karl Mabang led the awarding ceremony that was also attended by Lamitan City Vice Mayor Roderick Furigay and Unifrutti Tropical Philippines Inc....

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Php 1.4 B First Investment Registered Under BOL

  Feb 7, 2019    

(Cotabato City, February 7, 2019), The newly ratified Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) is up for a good start after a Php1.4 billion sand and gravel project was approved by the Regional Board of Investments (RBOI) following the registration of JMI Sand & Gravel and Truck Services Corporation.



This is the very first project approved after the ratification of the BOL this January and perhaps the biggest this year. The BOL provides the legal framework to replace ARMM and establish a new political entity, the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).


JMI Corp with business address at Brgy. Gang, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao, is a DENR accredited supplier of sand and gravel supplying Southwest Mindanao including Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi. JMI is engaged in a Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) with CCIL Mining and...

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RBOI Offers Fiscal Incentives To P8-B Banana Investments In Camp Abubakar

  Jan 16, 2019    

(Cotabato City, January 16, 2018). The Regional Board of Investments (RBOI) has offered fiscal incentives to the planned Cavendish banana plantation in the former Camp Abubakar that used to be the headquarters of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).


Russian investors led by French-Russian Robert Gaspar, accompanied by Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, inspected the proposed investment area in Barangay Oring, Buldon, Maguindanao on Monday and identified 5,000 hectares suitable for midland bananas and 2,000 hectares for highland bananas.


MILF Central Committee member Edward Guerra and former Buldon Vice Mayor Hadji Nasruddin Maluag welcomed them.


Under the Investment Priorities Plan of the government, agricultural investments are entitled to fiscal incentives such as 4 to 6 years income tax holiday, reduced duty importation of capital equipment, exemption from wharfage dues for...

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MILF Chief Wants Inclusive Business Model In Bangsamoro

  Dec 21, 2018    


(Cotabato City. December 21, 2018). Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Chairman Al Hajj Murad Ebrahim in a message read by Architect Edward Guerra, Co-Chairman of GPH-MILF Joint Normalization Committee lauded the concept of “inclusive business model” during the Tuesday launching of the Business Sustainability Framework in the Bangsamoro (BSFB) in Cotabato City.


Ebrahim said that the inclusive business model is the one best suited for the region where poverty incidence is 48%, the highest in the country. The inclusive business model, while for profit, benefits the poor. It attends to higher calling of benefiting low income communities, not through charitable acts but through the inclusion of the poor in the business operations providing them livelihood that will build a dignified society.


“This BSFB...

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