ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal, November 21– The Investment Summit, spearheaded by the Antipolo City Economic Enterprise Office (CEEO) headed by Amalia Engalla and other departments and program offices and Mayor Nilo Leyble encouraged local and multinational investors to come, invest, and grow with Antipolo during the Investment Summit 2012.
About 303 delegates from the business sector, cooperatives, NGOs, barangays and other national agencies participated in the recently concluded Antipolo City Investment Summit 2012 held at the First Pacific Leadership Academy.
This city is envisioned to become a Pilgrimage City at the center of the Eastern Growth Corridor as it aspires to be like the Holy Land of Israel, the Mecca of Saudi Arabia, Wailing Wall of Jerusalem, Angkor Wat of Cambodia or Borobudur of Indonesia supported by the desire to become a globally competitive economy with an ecologically balanced environment, accountable, dynamic, participatory and result oriented governance, empowered and God-centered citizenry.
“This investment summit marks the announcement to the world of the new Antipolo City, stronger, more vibrant, innovative, dynamic and forward looking. With this in mind, we wish that you Come to, Invest in and Grow with us here in Antipolo.” said Mayor Leyble.
Five key investment areas were emphasized such as Tourism, Agribusiness, Information and Communication Technology, Sustainable Forest Development and Industrial Development with the unique selling proposition facilitated by two important assets which is good governance and good people.
Speakers included Dr. Lloyd Bautista Associate Professor of the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) who talked about Competitiveness of Antipolo City; and Dr. Eleazar Ricote from the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) who talked about Public-Private Partnership as a Tool for Investment Promotion.
Meanwhile, Desiree Duran a Farmer Entrepreneur from Bulacan made a testimonial regarding money in agribusiness, keynote address was delivered by Arlene Go-Magtibay – Business Unit General Manager of Robinsons Land Corporation and Dr. Bernardo Villegas Co-Founder of the University of Asia and the Pacific as he shared his vision for Antipolo City to Moving Forward Beyond 2012.
The highlight of the event is the signing of the Memorandum of Intent (MOI) participated by Cecilia R. Patricio Vice-President Corporate Tax Division of SM Investment Corporation; Arlene Go-Magtibay – Sr. VP and General Manager of the Commercial Centers Division of Robinsons Land Corporation; Alfonso T. Aquino – Business Development Officer of LC Lopez Resources Inc. and Johanson D. Lamayan of A Brown Co., Inc. (Antipolo PIO/FMGM)