The Philippine Board of Investments (BOI) represented by Supervising Director Corazon Dichosa with the Industry Development Group and Director Angelica Cayas with the International Investments Promotion Service, spoke at a recent seminar hosted by the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) and supported by the Philippine Trade & Investment Center (PTIC)-Singapore and International Enterprise (IE) Singapore. Themed, “Philippines-Singapore Partnerships for Industrial Growth”, the event focused on areas for bilateral collaboration for growth and the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).

The seminar is a significant opportunity for the BOI to share updates and insights on the opportunities in the Philippines for Singapore business particularly in the resurging Manufacturing sector and on key industries to invest in such as in infrastructure and public private partnership (PPP) projects; food and agribusiness and IT & engineering services including maintenance, repair & overhaul (MRO) of aircraft.

Cebu Business Club president Gordon Joseph presented on Cebu as another business destination in the Philippines highlighting the vast opportunities in the booming economy and in the implementation of the Mega Cebu Development Plan.

The event concluded with an invitation from PTIC–Singapore Commercial Counsellor Glenn Peñaranda to the planned Singapore business mission to Cebu, Philippines from September 29 to October 2, 2015.

The BOI team and PTIC-Singapore also met with several Singapore companies which are keen on investing in the country particularly in commercial real estate, health facilities, retail trade and MRO.

singapore_boi(from left) Cebu Business Club President Gordon Joseph, SBF ASEAN Manager Iris Wang, BOI Supervising Director Corie Dichosa, BOI Director Angie Cayas, PTIC-Singapore Commercial Counsellor Glenn Peñaranda and SBF ASEAN & South Asia Director Allan Tan at the SBF seminar

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Honorable Antonio Morales, Philippine Ambassador to Singapore delivers the keynote address

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With Ambassador Antonio Morales (third from left) and Consul Edna May Lazaro (third from right)