Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Davao hosts business leaders meet; president-elect to discuss 10-point agenda

DAVAO CITY June 21 (PIA)- More than 300 business leaders from across the country are in Davao City for a two-day conference dubbed as Sulong Pilipinas: Hakbang Tungong Kaunlaran.

Business tycoons, regional business leaders, incoming cabinet secretaries attended the event held at the SMX Lanang. The event started yesterday (June 20) and will culminate today.

A business workshop was conducted in the first day it aims to gather recommendations from the attending businessmen regarding the 10 point agenda of the incoming President. 

Sulong Pilipinas was initiated and spearheaded by the incoming President’s economic team.

The 10-point agenda of incoming President Duterte  delves into continuing present macroeconomic policies with reforms particularly in revenue generation, accelerating infrastructure spending, attracting foreign direct investments, pursuit  of genuine agricultural strategy, addressing bottlenecks in land administration and management, strengthen basic education, a progressive tax income system, expanding the conditional-cash transfer program, promoting science and technology and the creative arts, strengthening the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Law.

George Barcelon, president of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industries cited the event as a way of thinking-out-of-the box, to move forward in achieving inclusive growth.
Vicente Lao of the Mindanao Business Council said that never in the political history of the country has there been an administration that starts with a consultation until now.

Incoming Secretary of Finance Carlos Dominguez said that businessmen should build coalitions of reform which aims to benefit not just the oligarchs but also the whole community. He stressed the need for good governance not just in the public sector but also for the private sector. (PIA/RG Alama)

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