BOI is continuing its efforts to further strengthen the awareness level of its stakeholders on the latest government investment policies, regulations, and procedures. This year, it plans to conduct about 5 investor awareness seminars throughout the country.

The BOI Investment Awareness Seminar to Strengthen the Investors and STakeholders (BOI ASSIST) BOI-registered and prospective investors are briefed on the latest investment policies and business registration procedures of various government agencies.

Two seminars were already conducted in the first half of the year at the Best Western Plus Antel Hotel in Makati City and at the Development Academy of the Philippines. Three more seminars will be conducted at the second half of the year.

Attended by around 60 participants, the first seminar was specifically geared for companies in the renewable energy sector and in the healthcare facilities and services sector planning to register, expand and/or diversify their business projects with the BOI.  Partner government agencies such as the Department Energy, the Department of Health, and the Department of Agrarian Reform, sent resource persons to address the concerns of participants.
The second seminar was attended by around 70 participants. Topics include the agencies’ policies and procedure on availment of incentives.  Atty. Euvimil Nina R. Asunsion of the Bureau of Internal Revenue who discussed the Bureau’s policies and procedure on availment of Incentives, Atty. Maria Corazon A. Arancon of the Investment Ombudsman, and Mr. Jose Antonio S. Vilar of the Philippine Stock Exchange who highlighted the benefits of publicly listing a company, which is a requirement for a BOI-registered company.