The 2017 Investment Priorities Plan (IPP)

  1. Preferred Activities
  1. All Manufacturing Activities including Agro-Processing

This covers the manufacture of industrial goods and processing of agricultural and fishery products, including Halal and Kosher food, into (a) semi-finished/intermediate goods for use as inputs in the production of other goods, or (b) finished products or consumer goods for final consumption.

  1. Agriculture, Fishery, and Forestry

This covers commercial production of agricultural, fishery, and forestry products. This also covers production of seeds and seedlings, establishment of nurseries and hatcheries, and support services and infrastructure.

  1. Strategic Services

This covers IC Design; Creative Industries/Knowledge-Based Services; Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) of aircraft; Charging/Refueling Stations for Alternative Energy Vehicles; Industrial Waste Treatment; Telecommunications; and State-of-the-art Engineering, Procurement, and Construction

  1. Healthcare Services including Drug Rehabilitation Centers

This covers the establishment and operation of general and specialty hospitals, and other medical/healthcare facilities including drug rehabilitation centers.

  1. Mass Housing

This covers the development of mass housing units based on a price ceiling of Php2.0 Million.

This also covers in-city low-cost housing projects for lease.

  1. Infrastructure and Logistics including LGU-PPPs

This covers the establishment and operation of physical infrastructures vital to the country’s economic development and prosperity such as, but not limited to: airports, seaports, (air, land and water) transport, LNG storage and regasification facilities, pipeline projects for oil and gas, bulk water treatment and supply, training facilities, testing laboratories, and domestic industrial zones.

This also covers PPP projects including those initiated and/or implemented by Local Government Units (LGUs).

  1. Innovation Drivers

This covers research and development (R&D) activities, conduct of clinical trials (including drug trials) and the establishment of Centers of Excellence, innovation centers, business incubation hubs, and fabrication laboratories (fablabs)/co-working spaces.

This also covers commercialization of new and emerging technologies and products of DOST or government-funded R&D.

  1. Inclusive Business (IB) Models

This covers business activities of medium and large enterprises (MLEs) in the agribusiness and tourism sectors that provide business opportunities to micro and small enterprises (MSEs) as part of their value chains.

  1. Environment or Climate Change-Related Projects

This covers manufacture/assembly of goods and the establishment of energy efficiency-related facilities where either utilization of which would significantly lead to either the efficient use of energy, natural resources or raw materials; minimize/prevent pollution; or reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

This also covers green ship recycling based on international standards, and the establishment of privately-owned materials recovery facility.

  1. Energy

This covers power generation projects utilizing conventional fuels (i.e., coal, diesel, bunker, natural gas, and geothermal), waste heat and other wastes, and the establishment of battery energy storage systems.

  1. Export Activities
  1. Production and manufacture of export products
  2. Services Exports
  3. Activities in support of exporters
  1. Special Laws

This covers activities where inclusion in the IPP is mandated for purposes of incentives, as follows:

  1. Industrial Tree Plantation (P.D. 705);
  2. Mining (R.A. 7942) (limited to capital equipment incentive);
  3. Publication or Printing of Books/Textbooks (R.A. 8047);
  4. Refining, Storage, Marketing and Distribution of Petroleum Products (R.A. 8479);
  5. Rehabilitation, Self-Development and Self-Reliance of Persons with Disability (R.A. 7277);
  6. Renewable Energy (R.A. 9513); and
  7. Tourism (R.A. 9593).