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27 October 2014

40th PBC submits 8-point Resolutions to PNoy

The following are the approved 8-point Resolutions of the 40th Philippine Business Conference and submitted to President Benigno S. Aquino III during the final day of the conference on October 24, 2014 at the Manila Hotel.

1.ENERGY AND POWER:

•Resolution urging the National Government to formulate an integrated and sustainable energy and power development roadmap with a clear, definite target level of power supply capacity and rate; doable and time-bound strategies to achieve the desired goals; a well-defined process that shall be directed, facilitated and regularly reviewed by an authoritative body; and, premised on the goal to revitalize manufacturing, attract more quality foreign investments and achieve sustainable and inclusive growth

•Resolution supporting the implementation of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Demand Aggregation and Auctioning Policy (DASAP) which will induce transparent and efficient supply contracting, attract more direct investments in power generation, create greater competition and generation adequacy and thereby defining a firm process policy of specified periodic public international bidding for base load and reserve capacity based on 100% of aggregated projected demand and standardized Power Supply Agreement (PSA) with strong participation and role of the Energy Regulatory Commission to expedite simultaneous approval of the Power Supply Agreement .”

•Resolution to support the implementation of the Philippine Qualifications Framework (PQF) and the ASEAN Qualifications Framework for global competitiveness.

•Resolution to support the K-12 Program of the government thru the Department of Education and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

•Resolution for government and business chambers, associations and enterprises to enter into partnerships in the implementation of the National Qualification and Certification System, and thereby ensure the preparation of our human resources with relevant competencies for the world of work.

3.ASEAN INTEGRATION:

•Resolution urging the Government to draw strategies and programs that would promote and support the integration of the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the global and regional value chains.

•Resolution urging the Government to come up with a clear program, developed jointly with the private sector, for the promotion and security of Philippine brands in view of the ASEAN.

•Resolution urging the Government to improve the physical connectivity of Mindanao to BIMP-EAGA and the rest of ASEAN.

4.PORT CONGESTION:

•Resolution urging the National Government to decongest Metro Manila, develop the countryside and strengthen provincial and regional economic growth areas to complement, supplement, fortify and sustain Metro Manila’s Economic Growth and Development.

•Resolution urging the relevant government authorities to maximize the utilization of the Subic and Batangas Ports by shifting container traffic and focusing all future port developments thereat.

5.TRAFFIC CONGESTION:

•Resolution urging the National Government, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority and local governments within Metro Manila to ensure the smooth flow of traffic within the Metropolis, instill discipline among drivers and operators of public utility vehicles (PUVs), promote road use efficiency and safety and driver/operator responsibility by designating and strictly enforcing pick-up and drop-off points for passengers and designating terminals for said PUVs

6.TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE:

•Resolution urging the prioritization of the full development of the Clark International Airport parallel/twin with the Ninoy Aquino International Airport before other airports.

•Resolution urging the President to revisit the plan to construct C-6 and to complete the construction of C-5.

7.AGRICULTURE:

•Resolution urging the National Government to implement the proper infrastructure and policy directions to ensure food security specifically hastening Agri-Mechanization and modernization to be at par with our ASEAN neighbors especially with the advent of the AEC Integration in 2015.

8.REHABILITATION OF EASTERN VISAYAS:

•Resolution urging President Benigno Simeon Aquino III to start and fast track the completion of the Yolanda rehabilitation and recovery projects in Eastern Visayas.

http://www.mb.com.ph/40th-pbc-submits-8-point-resolutions-to-pnoy/

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