Growing industries through the IPP; BOI briefs stakeholders in key cities starting May

The Board of Investments (BOI) will conduct an Investments Priorities Plan (IPP) Roadshow in key cities in the country from May to August 2015.

The IPP Roadshow aims to inform stakeholders on the salient features and implementing guidelines of the IPP 2014-2016. Likewise, the event will discuss opportunities for investments.

 

“The IPP is a strategic plan to grow industries. It is a fundamental investment policy tool that ensures continuity, consistency and predictability in the business” DTI Undersecretary and BOI Managing Head Adrian S. Cristobal Jr., said.

 

The IPP 2014 – 2016 focuses 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. The IPP, approved last year by President Aquino, will be reviewed annually for effective implementation.

 

“The IPP has innovative features such as analyses based on the industry roadmaps, geographical relevance, supply/value chain requirements, and industry clustering. The main purpose is to invest in economic activities that create decent and quality jobs,” Cristobal added.

 

The IPP also promotes Inclusive Business (IB), Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Good Corporate Governance as tools for development.

Officials from the Board of Investments who will be the speakers during 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.

 

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 participate in the IPP Roadshow.

 

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

CAR                                          Baguio                                          May 29

Region IX                                 Dipolog                                        June 19*

Regions I & II                          San Fernando La Union           June 25*

Region X & CARAGA             Cagayan de Oro                         July 2*

Region V                                  Naga                                            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 date

 

Interested parties may inquire through their local DTI offices or visit gwhs-stg02.i.gov.ph/~s2boigov for schedule updates. You may also email your inquiries at [email protected] or contact Ms. Raquel Echague at (+632) 896-9239.