The creation of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) brought about the existence of the Regional Board of Investments (RBOI) on May 17, 1991 by virtue of Executive Order No. 458 which devolves the powers and functions of the National BOI over investments within the region to the Autonomous Regional Government (ARG).

Its creation is anchored on its desire to serve as the forefront of the Autonomous Regional Government in the attraction, registration and administration of local and foreign investments as well as the granting of incentives in order to realize ARMM's greater vision of evolving an economically viable, stable and self-reliant autonomous region forcefully addressing the issues of poverty, mass unemployment, low standard of living, balanced environment, equitable distribution of wealth and technology capability build-up.

ARMM's vision is to have an economically viable, stable and self-reliant Autonomous Region consistent with the aspirations, values and culture of Muslims and other indigenous cultural communities within its jurisdiction. Coupled with this is its mission, which is to promote the general well-being of the people of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, to achieve equitable distribution of wealth and to attain an ecologically-balanced environment and by transforming the Autonomous Region into an agro-industrial Region in the country anchored on its rich agricultural and natural resources through encouragement of local and foreign investments and markets; and attain competitive productivity and products quality.

Investment Priority Areas

  • Business Process Outsourcing
  • Agri-Aqua Industry
  • Builders/Woodworks Industry
  • Garments/Industry
  • Tourism Industry
  • Halal Industry


  • Fiscal Incentives
    • Income Tax Holiday
    • Reduced Duty on the Importation of Capital Equipment
    • Exemption from Taxes and Duties on Imported Spare parts
    • Exemption from Wharfage Dues and Export Tax, Duty, Impost and Fee
    • Tax Exemption on Breeding Stocks and Genetic Materials
    • Additional Deduction from Taxable Income
    • Tax Credits
  • Non-Fiscal Incentives
    • Employment of Foreign Nationals
    • Simplification of Customs Procedures
    • Importation of Consigned Equipment
    • The privilege to operate a bonded manufacturing warehouse


Atty. Ishak Mastura Chairman and Managing Head Email: ishakmastura@gmail.com Fax No: (064) 421-1591 Address: ORG Compound, Cotabato City 9600 Mr. Larzon Santos Chief Investment Specialist, Reseasrch Div. Email: larzonsantos@yahoo.com Fax No: (064) 421-1591 Ms. Farida Biruar Technical Chief Email: fmbiruar@yahoo.com.ph