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PCCI-Mindanao seeks bigger role in BIMP-EAGA

BANGKOK (MindaNews/02 March) -- Upbeat with the prospects of the Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines-East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA), business chambers in Mindanao are now pushing for more representation in ongoing policy discussions and in various trade and investment initiatives within the sub-region.

More talks needed to boost RP, Indon backdoor trade ties

TAHUNA, Indonesia (for MindaNews/22 November) – More formal talks are needed to accelerate trade and commerce between the neighboring provinces and cities of the southern Philippines and Indonesia, Sarangani Governor Miguel Rene Dominguez on Wednesday said.

RP, Indonesia end joint patrol exercise

TAHUNA, Indonesia (for MindaNews/22 November) – The Philippines and Indonesia ended its three-day annual joint border patrol exercise Wednesday with a visit from the Philippine delegation for talks on possible expanded trade ties between the two neighboring countries.

Sarawak officials to talk with Ekran to reopen Samal casino

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/05 November) --  Officials in Sarawak, Malaysia have agreed with their Philippine counterparts to touch base with Ekran Berhad for the possible reopening of the mothballed multi-billion peso Samal Casino Resort.

ADB: environment first before development

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 October) - Protecting the environment should be a precondition to development, an official of the Asian Development Bank, one of the biggest supporters of the BIMP-East Asean Growth Area said.


Language barrier remains a problem in EAGA

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 October) -- Failure to bridge language differences is viewed as one of the reasons why the BIMP East Asean Growth Area has not taken off 13 years after it was created to promote sub-regional economic cooperation.

EAGA leaders to set up more business-friendly policies

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/24 October) -- Local government leaders from Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines-East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) agreed Thursday to align their policies to establish a more viable sub-regional investment and trade exchanges.

EAGA forum hopes to clinch 10 new trading agreements

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/24 October) -- Local government leaders in the Brunei, Indonesia,  Malaysia, Philippines-East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) are pushing for the forging of least 10 new trading agreements, tourism and investment cooperation to help boost the sub-region's economy.

BIMP-EAGA meet opens in Koronadal despite security issues

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/23 Oct) – Top local government leaders from the Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines-East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) opened discussions here this morning for the possible integration of various local government initiatives in the sub-region despite lingering security threats in this part of Mindanao and also in the country.

Gov’t to launch grand sales pitch for Region 12 in EAGA meeting

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/26 June) -- The government is planning to launch a grand sales pitch for Region 12 or Southwestern Mindanao's business and tourism sectors when the region hosts the Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines-East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) Senior Officers Meeting and the Second Local Government Forum in October. 

No clues yet on killing of Army soldier in NorthCot

PRESIDENT ROXAS, North Cotabato (MindaNews/23 May) -- Police authorities in this town are still clueless as to the identity of the suspects responsible for the Tuesday killing of a soldier of the 39th Infantry Battalion.

Borderless ICT cooperation eyed in EAGA talks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 May) – Issues and concerns of the ICT stakeholders in Mindanao and hopes for a "borderless ICT cooperation" in the BIMP-EAGA is among the top agenda of the Mindanao Information Communications Technology (MICT) Congress in October, organizers announced Wednesday.

Asian Spirit flies Zambo-Sandakan

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MEDCo/23 May) -- A new air service is renewing Mindanao's direct link to its neighboring areas in the East ASEAN Growth Area (EAGA) with Asian Spirit now flying the Zamboanga-Sandakan route, bringing in more opportunities for closer trade, tourism and investment ties between the Philippines and Malaysia.

Tuna industry, MinBC hit NEDA chief on BIMP-EAGA statement

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/27 Feb) -- The local tuna industry here has disputed statements by Secretary Romulo Neri, of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), that the Mindanao has made a mistake by partnering with fellow poor areas in the Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines – East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA)

Tourism exec says Neri got it all wrong re EAGA

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 Feb)– East ASEAN Growth Area Tourism chair Mary Ann Montemayor said Economic Secretary  Romulo Neri was quite mistaken about
BIMP-EAGA being a "wrong economic partner " for Mindanao.

BIMP-EAGA wrong economic partner, says NEDA chief

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 Feb) – The East ASEAN Growth Area (EAGA) is not Mindanao's natural economic partner with the grouping composed of the sub-region's "all-poor" areas, the chief government planner said Wednesday.

Davao losing to Cebu because of lack of convention center

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 February) -- Davao City should have its own international convention center because it is losing to Cebu as national convention venue.

Soon: Journalism awards for EAGA writers

KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia (MindaNews/2 Feb) – Journalists in the East Asean Growth Area (EAGA) have agreed to come up with journalism awards for reporters writing about developments in the four-country sub-region of Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines.