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DILG chief: MinBizCon pushes Mindanao’s economic agenda

DIPOLOG CITY, Zamboanga del Norte, July 13 –- Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Manuel Roxas II has ordered all chief executives of the six regions in Mindanao to attend the 24th Mindanao Business Conference (MinBizCon) in this city.

Roxas’ order, through a memorandum circular, came after the request of Atty. Paul Gudmalin, Dipolog Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) president and conference co-director, urging all governors and mayors from Regions 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) to attend the 24th MinBizCon.

The 24th MinBizCon is set to be held from September 2 to 4, this year, in this city with the DCCI as the host chamber.

“Upon the request of Atty. Paul G. Gudmalin, DCCI president and conference co-director, concerned Local chief executives of Region 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and ARMM are encouraged to attend the said conference,” Roxas stated in his Department Memorandum Circular No. 2015-62 dated July 11.

“The payment of transportation expenses and per diem may be charged against their respective local funds subject to the usual accounting and auditing rules and regulations,” he added.

Roxas also ordered all Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) regional directors and ARMM Gov. Mujiv Hataman to conduct widest dissemination of his memorandum circular to the local government units within their respective areas of jurisdiction.

The 24th MinBizCon is organized through the initiative of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI)

, AS AN OFFICIAL AREA BUSINESS CONFERENCE IN MINDANAO.

ROXAS SAID THE MINBIZCON AS THE LARGEST ANNUAL GATHERING OF BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY LEADERS, GOVERNMENT POLICY MAKERS, AND STAKEHOLDERS IN THE REGION IN ORDER TO PUSH FORWARD THE MINDANAO’S ECONOMIC AGENDA.

GUDMALIN SAID HE EXPECTS MORE THAN 1,000 DELEGATES COMING FROM THE DIFFERENT CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE IN MINDANAO, POLICYMAKERS, INVESTORS, LOCAL EXECUTIVES, FOREIGN TRADE PARTNERS, FOREIGN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND THE MAJOR INDUSTRY PLAYERS IN THE REGION TO ATTEND THE 24TH MINBIZCON.

GOV. ROBERTO UY AND HIS WIFE, MAYOR EVELYN UY, EXPRESSED SUPPORT TO THE HOLDING OF THE 24TH MINBIZCON, SAYING IT WOULD BOOST THE ECONOMIC GROWTH` OF THIS PROVINCE.

THE 24TH MINBIZCON IS ANCHORED ON THE THEME “WINNING THE ASEAN, GAINING THE GLOBAL MARKET.” IT WILL BE HELD AT ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE CONVENTION AND SPORTS CENTER IN THIS CITY. (PNA FFC/TPGJR/DENNIS C. BAGUIO

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