Arab business group tagged Hermosa as ‘best location for investment’


HERMOSA, Bataan – Bataan Governor Albert Raymond “Abet” Garcia on Tuesday afternoon welcomed the delegates from the First 2019 Management Solutions Consultancy (MSC) at the Villa Hermosa here.

Hermosa Mayor Antonio Joseph “Jopet” Inton and Public Private Partnership Investment Center Head, Atty. Aurelio “Joey” Angeles joined Governor Garcia as he presented to the Arab Business Delegates to the Philippines, the business potentials of the province.

Mayor Inton proudly reported the Arab business group even tagged the Municipality of Hermosa as “the best location for investment and the ‘most business friendly’” among other sites they have visited in other parts of the country.

“Maraming salamat sa Business Delegation of MSC Arab Investment Mission sa pagbisita sa ating bayan at sa pagkilala sa Hermosa bilang isa sa mga pinakamaganda at pinakamaayos na location for investment. Ayon sa kanila, ang ating Bayan ang pinaka investor-friendly na lugar sa lahat ng kanilang nabisita sa maraming sulok ng Pilipinas,” Mayor Inton said thru his Facebook Page.

Since last year 2018, the province of Bataan is already gearing for an influx of infrastructure projects for various investments from private corporations.

The provincial government announced that more than 10 real estate developers and commercial leasing corporations are planning to invest more than P1 billion for the construction of housing projects and commercial property leasing structures in the province.

Housing and land developers based in Central Luzon and Metro Manila are eyeing more than 100 hectares of land near the seven special economic zones in Bataan as viable sites for the projects.

Land developers have also started building housing and commercial property leasing projects in Pilar, Orion, Limay, Mariveles, Bagac, Morong, Orani and Hermosa towns and in Balanga City.

The increasing economic activity in the province’s industrial growth centers has also encouraged workers from other regions in Luzon island to look for residences and conducive employment locations in Bataan.

Meanwhile, the MSC Arab Business Delegation to the Philippines was slated from July 9-16, 2019 by Management Solutions Consultancy (MSC), the Qatar-based proponent of this trade mission has partnered with the Association of Chief of Police of the Philippines Inc. (ACPPI) through its Global Police Community Relations (GPCR) program under the Philippine National Police (PNP) during simple LOI signing ceremonies held last 25 June 2019 at the Radisson Blue Hotel.

Signifying their intent & commitment was MSC Managing Partner Abdulrahman Hassan and ACPPI National President & GPCR Program Director PNP General Rhodel Sermonia witnessed by Col. Renante Pinuela of the PNP and Mr. Joseph Timothy Rivera, PEZA Investment Promotions Partner for the Middle East.

In the outset, MSC will collaborate with ACPPI through the GPCR program in jointly promoting the Philippines as a premier investment & tourist destination by co-hosting promotional and business missions to the Philippines organized by MSC. MSC shall also adhere to all ACPPI and GPCR standards, rules and regulations and will diligently support the ACPPI through the GPCR program with it’s resources in boosting the capacity of the PNP to address transnational crimes.

A salient feature of this endeavor includes ACPPI through the GPCR program in providing investor security confidence briefings and  assistance in securing the necessary police protection to MSC’s visiting investors to the Philippines particularly to the MSC Arab Business Delegation to the Philippines this 2019 and to MSC’s subsequent business missions of MSC in the future.

In a brief statement delivered by Mr. Hassan from MSC Managing Director Adel Sa’adeh who was in Manila at the time of the signing ceremony, Sa’adeh exclaimed that MSC is truly honored to be the organizer of this business delegation as a result of more than 2 years of planning and solicitation of investment interest towards the Philippines from the region’s business community.

The said business mission is in cooperation with the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA), the Chamber of Furniture Industries of the Philippines (CFIP), Megaworld International and the local government units of Iloilo City and the provinces of Iloilo, Antique, Guimaras & Bataan and will cover 8 days of intensive trade & tourism tours to 5 prosperous regions, 9 progressive provinces including Bataan and 10 cosmopolitan cities. Delegates include businessmen from Qatar, Jordan, the U.A.E., Pakistan & India while some will be accompanied by their Filipino business partners. — MHIKE R. CIGARAL