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Palawan plans to set up business office in Sabah
Published on: Sunday, April 16, 2017

PUERTO PRINCESA (Palawan): Palawan Governor Jose C. Alvarez said his administration is toying with the idea of setting up a Palawan Business Office in Sabah before end of year.

He said the establishment of the Palawan Business Office will safeguard the interests and welfare of Filipinos doing business in Sabah.

In an exclusive interview with Daily Express at his office here, Alvarez said it is only proper and logical to set up the office in view of the increasing number of Filipino traders, particularly those coming from Palawan, doing business in Sabah under the Bimp-Eaga framework concept.

"We intend to establish a Palawan Business Office in Sabah and not a Philippine office...this office will assist Filipinos in terms of Philippine passport applications, renewal of travel documents and other requirements as well extending business assistance to our people as and when the need arises," the Governor said.

Alvarez said he will submit a proposal for the setting up of the Palawan Business Office to the House of Congress in Manila for further study and possible approval.


Once approved by the House of Congress, he said the Malaysian Government will officially be informed to pave the way for realisation of the initiative.

Meanwhile, Alvarez said a co-ordination meeting between him and interested Sabah businessmen will be held middle of May in Puerto Princesa City.

"I will be organising a co-ordinating meeting with our friends in Sabah, particularly businessmen and companies interested to work closely with us, to further help develop the fast growing Palawan," he said.

Alvarez said priority is now given to our friends in Sabah who are qualified and capable to provide us with the construction materials, water and power supplies and other items and products required by the province's tourism, plantation, manufacturing housing and trading sectors, among others.


"We are now furthering developing Palawan in all aspects and I have decided to give priority to our friends in Sabah," he stressed. - Nikko Fabian

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