East ASEAN Growth Area - updates

Rappler's latest stories on East ASEAN Growth Area


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'

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.

3 potential bidders for Davao Sasa port project

May 21, 2015 - 6:12 PM

So far San Miguel Corporation Davao International Container Terminal and Portek International have bought bid documents for the country s first seaport PPP project

FIRST SEAPORT PPP. San Miguel, along with two other firms, buys bid documents for the P17-billion ($382.35-million) Davao Sasa Port Modernization Project. File photo from the Philippine Ports Authority

ICTSI not keen on Davao Sasa seaport project

Apr 20, 2015 - 11:06 AM

We may not bid for that says ICTSI chairman Enrique Razon Jr when asked about the P17 B first seaport public private partnership project of the Aquino administration

Gov’t rolls out Davao Sasa port project

Apr 11, 2015 - 5:39 PM

The P17 B modernization effort is the first seaport PPP project to be rolled out by DOTC

Bid guidelines for P18.9B Davao port PPP out Jan 9

Jan 08, 2015 - 9:48 AM

Davao’s international seaport modernization project will be the first PPP venture to be rolled out this year

DAVAO WHARF. The modernization project for Davao City's Sasa Wharf is one the 12 infrastructure projects under the public-private partnership scheme approved by the National Economic and Development Authority in October 2014. Photo from the Philippine Ports Authority

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.