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Issues confronting Mindanao business up in 24th Minbizcon

POLICIES aim to address various issues confronting the Mindanao business sector will be highlighted during the 24th Mindanao Business Conference (Minbizcon) slated in Dipolog City on September 2-4.

Final list of these policy issues have already been identified and finalized, an official said.

Bench G. Tacumba, project director of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI)-Mindanao, told Sun.Star Davao in an interview these final policy issues were derived from various concerns raised during Minbizcon’s roadshows in the cities of General Santos, Davao, Surigao, Cagayan de Oro and Dipolog.

“Among the top issues that will be discussed in this year’s business conference are power development, Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), improvement of transportation and logistics facilities, K to 12 implementation, conflicting government issuances and regulations and/or policies,” Tacumba said. READ MORE

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PNOY ENDORSEMENT OF ROXAS TO BOOST BINAY PRESIDENTIAL BID

Vice President Jejomar Binay said on Friday, July 31, that the declared presidential bid of Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II would “boost” the opposition leader’s candidacy, as the public would now compare their track records.

Asked about the relevance of Roxas’ declaration to him, Binay said in a media interview in Cavite City, “Pinatitingkad lamang niyang pagkakandidato ni Mar Roxas na malaman ng tao na si Jojo Binay ay kandidato sa pagka-pangulo (The declared bid of Mar Roxas only boosts public awareness that Jojo Binay is a presidential candidate).”

Among reported aspirants, only Roxas and Binay have declared their intention to run in the 2016 presidential race.

Sought for a clarification, Binay said in Filipino that he believed Roxas’ declaration would boost his candidacy as now, “there will be a comparison [between us] in terms of experience, competence, and concern for the country. President Benigno Aquino has endorsed Roxas as standard bearer of the ruling Liberal Party. RAPPLER

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