Region IV-B MIMAROPA (Puerto Princesa)

The conference in Region IV-B was held on October 15, 2015 in Puerto Princesa City and focused on the coco coir,  carrageenan, rubber, and processed cacao industries.

In her opening remarks, DTI Regional Director Joel Valera emphasized the role that stakeholders from the region will play in localizing industry roadmaps and that the government and the private sector should work in coordination with one another.

Delivering the keynote on behalf of Undersecretary Adrian Cristobal, Jr., Assistant Secretary Rafaelita Aldaba highlighted the need to achieve inclusive growth and take advantage of the opportunities in the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and the country’s acceptance in the European Union’s Generalized System of Preferences Plus (EU GSP+). Asec. Aldaba stressed the importance of continuously increasing the competitiveness of Philippine industries to create more and better jobs for Filipinos, particularly in MIMAROPA.

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Download the presentations:

The Philippine New Industrial Policy for More Competitive Regional Economies by Assistant Secretary Rafaelita Aldaba

Regional Integration and the National Development Agenda by Anne Robeniol, USAID TRADE

Doing Business with the European Union using the GSP+ Scheme by Asst. Dir. Agnes Legaspi, DTI Export Marketing Bureau

Greening the Industry Roadmaps by Elpe Canoog, GIZ ProGED

Potentials and Challenges in the Region by Regional Director Atty. Romeo Escandor, NEDA IV-B

National Coco Coir Road Map by OIC-ARD Marcelina Alcantara, DTI IV-A

Rubber & Rubber products Industry Roadmap (Part 1) by Dir. Nestor Arcansalin, BOI

Rubber & Rubber products Industry Roadmap (Part 2) by Dir. Nestor Arcansalin, BOI

Processed Cacao – Kennemer Foods, Intl by Ike Guanio

Way Forward & Closing Remarks by Dir. Nestor Arcansalin, BOI