Public Hearing on The Proposed Investment and Incentive Code of Misamis Occidental

Oroquieta City – A daunting but nevertheless challenging experience was how Hon. Pablo Stephen C. Ty, Chairperson of the Committee on Commerce, Trade, Industry, Labor and Employment, depicted the public hearing held on April 7, 2017. Its purpose of which was to consult representatives from the business, industrial and other sectors regarding the proposed “Investment and Incentive Code of Misamis Occidental”. The event was graced by the presence of the Governor, Hon. Herminia M. Ramiro, who in her message congratulated the Sangguniang Panlalawigan for another milestone legislation aimed at encouraging investors to pour in capital into the province that will spur economic activities and create employment opportunities for Misamisnons.

The Vice-Governor, Hon. Aurora Virginia M. Almonte also gave her solidarity message and praised the Sangguniang Panlalawigan for being hardworking and proactive.

During the Public Hearing, the different provisions of the Proposed Code were presented by the Chairperson as well as the members of the Committee namely, Hon. Zaldy G. Daminar, Hon. Dodge L. Cabahug, Sr. The open forum was facilitated by the Vice-Chairperson, Hon. Tito B. Decina. Committee member, Hon. Emeterio B. Roa, Sr. gave the closing statement.

The Committee on Commerce, Industry, Labor and Employment commends the members of the Technical Working Group /TWG, the technical staff from the Office of the Secretary to the Sanggunian and the legislative assistants who were instrumental in the realization of the Code which was approved on third and final reading during the Regular Session held last May 8, 2017.

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