Marinduque, 3 other provinces ready to welcome Chinese investments

4 provinces ready to welcome Chinese iinvestments Source: Rodel Alzona | Business Mirror Four provinces and one municipality in the Philippines are all saying they are ready to welcome Chinese businessmen and investments. In separate interviews, the governors of Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Negros Occidental said they would not hesitate to accept Chinese investments into their jurisdictions. Oriental Mindoro Gov. Alfonso Umali Jr. said they are looking to have Chinese investments in tourism and agriculture. “We will welcome Chinese investments. We want to develop the province and our beaches. We…

PHL showroom spotlights less known destinations

By Press Release | Asian Journal The MIMAROPA region, including cities of Calapan and Puerto Princesa, is on display for two weeks beginning October 17 at the Philippine Showroom, a year-round tourism and trade fair at the lobby of the Department of Tourism Building along Gil Puyat Avenue in Makati. The provinces of Mindoro Occidental, Mindoro Oriental, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan, which go by the acronym MIMAROPA, displays for sale some of their export-quality products like marble figurines with on-the-spot electro-engraving, uraro pastries, ethnic-inspired fashion accessories, and the uniquely designed…

Marinduque, No. 1 Most Competitive Province in Mimaropa

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Marinduque Provincial Director Oscar Agbay, giving the Plaque of Recognition to Gov. Carmencita Reyes for ranking No. 27 Most Competitive Province in the Philippines and No. 1 Most Competitive Province in Mimaropa. Also in picture is Marinduque Board Members John Pelaez, John Hernandez and Mr. Dindo Asuncion. Photo courtesy: DTI Mimaropa Region

Mimaropa Naturally Agri-Trade and Tourism Fair 2016 – Bigger, Better

The Mimaropa Naturally Agri-Trade and Tourism Fair 2016 will once again take the center stage as it brings the finest and best quality products from the five provinces of the region on 19-23 October 2016 in Megatrade Halls 1 & 2, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City. After its successful pilot launching in 2015, MIMAROPA Naturally returns this year with more exhibitors, grandiose island pavilions, and eccentric cultural presentations. Joining this year’s fair are 125 MSMEs and exhibitors including DOT accredited establishments which are given the opportunity to showcase homegrown products such as…

Marinduque, Seeks Environmental Justice 20 Years After Mining Disaster

In Philippines, Seeking Environmental Justice 20 Years After Mining Disaster By Jason Strother, Worldcrunch MARINDUQUE — Elisa Hernandez dips her yellow blouse into the Boac River’s rushing water and then slaps it up against the shoreline’s gray stones. The 73-year-old used to earn a living washing her whole community’s laundry this way. “We felt at home in this river … It was so clean, we played in it and we used to catch a lot of fish here too,” she says. But that all changed in March 1996, when a drainage…