BSP to promote BARMM as investment destination for Islamic banking and finance

COTABATO CITY: The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) seeks to promote BARMM as an investment destination for Islamic banking and finance. This is according to the regional Bangsamoro Board of Investments (RBOI), which received a letter from BSP dated February 17, 2021 in response to the RBOI’s initiative to provide fiscal and non-fiscal incentives for… Read More BSP to promote BARMM as investment destination for Islamic banking and finance

The Chinese Entrepreneurs: A Huge Factor in the Economic Development of Bongao, Tawi-Tawi (Part 2)

Like much of this country’s premiere urban or metropolitan districts, Chinese migrants  dominate commerce at every level of society, particularly here at the Municipality Bongao.  The Chinese—or at least the first-generation migrants that came from China to the Philippines and spread to the islands (including Tawi-Tawi) shortly before the war—were steeped in the Confucian values… Read More The Chinese Entrepreneurs: A Huge Factor in the Economic Development of Bongao, Tawi-Tawi (Part 2)

The Chinese Entrepreneurs: A Huge Factor in the Economic Development of Bongao, Tawi-Tawi (Part 1)

From a sleepy town to a bustling business center in the Province of Tawi-Tawi, Bongao is a microcosm of ‘business district’ that is widely happening in rich regions of the country like Metro Manila, Cebu City, Davao City and down south in Zamboanga City.  It cannot be denied that all the above-named regions became economically… Read More The Chinese Entrepreneurs: A Huge Factor in the Economic Development of Bongao, Tawi-Tawi (Part 1)

UN assures continued support to BARMM evolution

COTABATO CITY: The United Nations (UN) has assured continued support to peace processes across the globe, citing the birth of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) as a template of success in roundtable negotiations now reaping “concrete achievement” despite “plenty of challenges.” UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in the Philippines Gustavo Gonzalez conveyed… Read More UN assures continued support to BARMM evolution

Health workers first to get Covid-19 vaccine in BARMM

COTABATO CITY: Health workers in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) would be the first to receive the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines once the vaccination rollout starts in the region by the end of March or early part of April this year. This was according to Dr. Zul Qarneyn Abas, deputy chief… Read More Health workers first to get Covid-19 vaccine in BARMM

BARMM starts P15-B infra projects for 2021

COTABATO CITY: The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) will begin the implementation next week of this year’s PHP15 billion worth of development projects, including in special geographic areas, the regional public works office announced Saturday. “The region’s Ministry of Public Works (MPW) will build roads, bridges, flood control, and water supply projects, and… Read More BARMM starts P15-B infra projects for 2021

BSP to promote BARMM as investment hub for Islamic banking

COTABATO CITY: The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has vowed to help promote the region as an investment destination for Islamic banking and finance, the Bangsamoro Regional Board of Investments (RBOI) chairperson said Friday. Lawyer Ishak Mastura, RBOI chief, said the regional investment board’s initiative to provide fiscal and non-fiscal incentives for investors has received… Read More BSP to promote BARMM as investment hub for Islamic banking

Andanar cites role of MisOcc youth in fight vs. Covid-19

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY: Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar on Tuesday reminded the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) officials in Misamis Occidental of their role in helping the government spread the right information in combating the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). In a dialogue held in Ozamiz City, Andanar urged the young officials in the province… Read More Andanar cites role of MisOcc youth in fight vs. Covid-19

Alert up in Maguindanao town vs. riding-in-tandem gunmen

COTABATO CITY: Additional checkpoints were set up in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao after the killing of a former town official by motorcycle riding-in-tandem gunmen on Wednesday night. Col. Donald Madamba, Maguindanao police director, identified the victim as Kagui Said Karim, 64, former councilor of Sultan Sumagka town (formerly Talitay) in the same province. Police investigation… Read More Alert up in Maguindanao town vs. riding-in-tandem gunmen