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Regional Roadmaps for Competitiveness. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Board of Investments (BOI) met stakeholders in Region IV-B or MIMAROPA during the “Industry Roadmaps and the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Game Plan: Regional Roadmaps for Competitiveness,” forum at The Legend Hotel, Puerto Princesa City. DTI IV-B Regional Director Joel B. Valera stated that the region is well known for its thriving tourism industry. But to sustain the tourism sector, there should be industries i.e agro-processing or the manufacture of agricultural products to support it. From left to right: Ms. Ann Robeniol, USAID TRADE Project; Agnes Legaspi, Assistant Director of Export Management Bureau; Ms. Elpe Canoog, German International Cooperation Green Economic Development (GIZ); DTI IV-B Regional Director Joel B. Valera; Mayor Lucena D. Demaala, President of League of Mayors of Palawan; DTI Assistant Secretary Rafaelita M. Aldaba; Mr. Enrique Guanio of Kennemer Foods Inc.; and BOI Director Nestor P. Arcansalin. “Agribusiness is the driver for regional economic transformation. The region must transform and upgrade agriculture from traditional farming to a globally competitive agribusiness sector,” DTI Assistant Secretary Rafaelita M. Aldaba said at the forum. (DTI-PRU)