Posted on April 17, 2017
The Presidential delegation of Rodrigo Duterte to the Middle Eastern country of Bahrain was met with considerable success. Duterte announced in a speech to the Capital Club of Bahrain to afford more employment opportunities to Philippine workers. Apart from agriculture and Halal-based food production in Mindanao, he also emphasized the fields of information technology and business process outsourcing (BPO) industries.
“I see great potential in increasing bilateral trade and investments. The areas include oil and gas, food, agricultural staples, tourism, as well as establishment of Halal production in Mindanao. Investors can look upon the country’s IT (information technology) and BPM (business processing management) industries,” Duterte spoke to a crowd of Bahraini CEO’s and businessmen. “You have my word. We will make the Philippines worth your while and your money . . . It will be a safe journey of business for you. I just want employment for my people.”
This comes in a series of diplomatic trips that Duterte has taken to improve relations with other countries, the latest being with the government of Burma. He gave State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi USD 300,000 to aid the Rohingya refugee crisis.
Rappler reports on the expansion of agricultural operations “between AMA Group Holdings Corporation and Nader & Ebrahim Sons of Hassan Company WLL,” expanding operations in Mindanao.
Duterte’s stop in Bahrain was part of a three-country tour that included Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
Duterte invites Bahraini businessmen to explore PH, Rappler.com