BIMP-EAGA - updates

Rappler's latest stories on BIMP-EAGA


Flying to BIMP-EAGA? Travel tax waived for certain travelers

May 10, 2018 - 6:30 PM

BIMP-EAGA includes Brunei, Indonesia, and Malaysia, and the travel tax exemption aims to 'accelerate economic development in Mindanao and Palawan'

DUTERTE'S ORDER. President Rodrigo Duterte orders the travel tax exemption of Mindanao and Palawan travelers flying to BIMP-EAGA. Malacañang file photo

House urges Duterte to exempt BIMP-EAGA from travel tax

Dec 22, 2017 - 5:44 PM

House Resolution 1463 seeks to grant the travel tax exemption 'to help enhance trade, tourism, and investments in the said area'

P30-B superhighway project to boost Palawan economy

Jul 27, 2017 - 11:19 AM

The project part of the national government priority program will expand to 6 lanes the two lane national highway that traverses El Nido town in the north to Bataraza town in the south

Duterte, Jokowi launch PH-Indonesia shipping route

Apr 30, 2017 - 2:23 PM

Both leaders expect a boost in trade between the two countries with the opening of the new Davao General Santos Bitung route

LAUNCH. Philippines President Rodrigo Roa Duterte welcomes Indonesian President Joko Widodo upon his arrival at the Francisco Bangoy International Aiport in Davao City for the launching of the Davao-General Santos-Bitung Roll-on/Roll-off (RORO) shipping service on April 30, 2017. Photo by Presidential Photo

PH-Indonesia RoRo first to sail on new shipping route

Apr 28, 2017 - 4:59 PM

The new route within the BIMP EAGA will open on April 30 and is expected to boost trade and relations between PH and Indonesia

NEW ROUTE. The new shipping route between the Philippines and Indonesia is expected to boost trade and relations between the two countries.

Brunei to help PH tap trillion dollar halal market

Oct 17, 2016 - 8:08 PM

The Philippines also seeks to revive the Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area BIMP EAGA initiative

PH gov't budgets P50M for oil palm plantation

Aug 21, 2015 - 7:00 PM

The government aims to have 1 million hectares of land dedicated to oil palm planting within a 10 year program

Malaysian investors eye PH ports operation

Nov 18, 2014 - 3:22 PM

The Embassy of Malaysia Trade Office says Malaysian businessmen are eyeing investments in some Philippine ports for further connectivity in the BIMP EAGA region

$134 million worth of foreign investments eyed for Mindanao

Oct 29, 2014 - 4:32 PM

The business matching in the 2nd BIMP EAGA conference yielded 11 proposed foreign investment projects which would generate about 117 000 jobs for the island

Sriwijaya Air revives Davao-Manado route

Sep 04, 2014 - 5:16 PM

The route will reduce travel distance and costs to Davao s sister city located in the Indonesian province of North Sulawesi

Aquino: Connectivity to boost trade in east ASEAN

May 12, 2014 - 7:13 PM

The President reports on developments in the 10th Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area Summit

CONSENSUS. President Benigno Aquino III says the statement of ASEAN leaders expressing concern over China's aggression is sufficient. Malacañang Photo Bureau

'Sabah clash has no impact on trade pacts'

Mar 05, 2013 - 6:04 PM

The Asian Development Bank says economic ties in the region have remained resilient despite tensions

MANILA BASED. The Asian Development Bank (ADB), established in 1966, is the only multilateral based in Manila. Photo by Roopak Ramachandran Nair.

'Power shortage holds back Mindanao growth'

Feb 04, 2013 - 12:36 PM

Power outages in Mindanao make it an unattractive investment destination says the NEDA chief

CRISIS. The Aquino administration vows to find solutions to the Mindanao energy crisis and invites investors to put up sustainable power supply in the region.

Davao-Manado chartered flights resume

Jul 12, 2012 - 4:07 PM

Indonesian carrier Wings Air has resumed its chartered flights services between Manado and Davao using a 70 seater twin engine aircraft

MANADO-DAVAO LINK. Wings Air uses a 70-seater twin-engine regional airliner to help revive trade and tourism between the two cities in the East Asean Growth Area. Photo from BIMP-EAGA Secretariat