Regional IPP Roadshow to start May 22


The Board of Investments (BOI) will conduct an Investments Priorities Plan (IPP) Regional Roadshow in several key cities in the country starting on May 22 in General Santos City.

The IPP Roadshow is an agency initiative to bring its services to the regions by informing the public on the salient features of the IPP 2014-2016 and its implementing guidelines, specifically on the investment opportunities for potential and existing investors.

The IPP is a fundamental investment policy tool for industry development, which aims to build industries not necessarily through incentives, but through policy interventions and initiatives. The IPP targets investment opportunities and needs to create jobs, expand industries’ capacity and enhance the competitiveness of local industries.

This year’s IPP Roadshow will be held in the following cities:

Regions XI & XII              General Santos                        May 22

CAR                                    Baguio                                       May 29

Region IX                          Dipolog                                     June 19*

Regions I & II   Ilocos    San Fernando, La Union         June 25*

Region X & CARAGA        Cagayan de Oro                       July 2*

Region V                            Naga City                                  July 10 *

Region VII                         Cebu                                           July 23 *

Region IV-B                        Puerto Princesa                      August 6*

NCR, Regions III & IV-A Metro Manila                          August 18*

Region VI                           Iloilo                                         August 24*

*Tentative dates

Participants from various the national government agencies, chambers of commerce, business support organizations, the academe, LGUs, members of the Regional Development Council, NGOs, consumer organizations and the media are expected to attend the forum.

The IPP 2014 – 2016 is more focused on eight preferred activities (four broad sectors and four specific activities), subsectors, and specific supply/value-chain gaps. These are Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Fishery, Services, Economic and Low-cost Housing, Hospitals, Energy, Public Infrastructure and Logistics, PPP Projects.

Officials from the Board of Investments who will be the speakers in the roadshows include BOI Governor Oliver B. Butalid, Governor Pelagio Tan Ricalde, Governor Lucita P. Reyes, Executive Director Efren V. Leaño, Executive Director Raul V. Angeles, and Supervising Director Ma. Corazon H. Halili-Dichosa.

President Benigno S. Aquino III issued Memorandum Order No. 74 dated 28 October 2014 approving the 2014 – 2016 Investment Priorities Plan (IPP).

For more information and for the final forum schedules, please visit www.boi.gov.ph or you may email your inquiries at 2014ipp@gmail.com or contact Ms. Raquel Echague at (02) 896-9239

Posted By: Edrillan Pasion

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