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President Aquino vows to address business sector’s concerns on energy, port congestion
 

President Benigno S. Aquino III on Friday vowed to address the concerns of the business sector, especially those on power supply and port congestion, to achieve the country's goal of inclusive growth.
 
Speaking before hundreds of the country’s top business executives and entrepreneurs during the 40th Philippine Business Conference and Expo held at the Manila Hotel, the President thanked the business sector for coming up with resolutions that will help the government pinpoint areas that need to be improved.
 
“Let me be the first to say that we are in agreement with your concerns; this is not the first time we have heard about these matters, and I can assure you that practically all aspects of your resolutions are already being addressed by government,” he said.
 
On the formulation of an integrated and sustainable energy and power development roadmap, President Aquino said “the efforts to reform the power industry, as embodied in the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA), is still a work in progress.”
 
He noted that “just-in-time” energy supplies do not attract more investment, hence the need to change the business model, which he said is also a work in progress.
 
“The work will infinitely be faster and more efficient with the cooperation of the business sector.
 
There are around three major entities in power today who are investing in the sector, even without long-term power purchase agreements or power supply contracts,” he said, adding that he hopes more investors would follow suit and would seek ways and means to encourage more to follow their track. (full story: 10.24.14)

 
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President Benigno S. Aquino III answers questions during the open forum in connection with the annual Presidential Forum of the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (FOCAP) at the Marco Polo Ortigas Manila in Pasig City on Wednesday (October 22). The FOCAP forum is a traditional event where the President discusses key policies and answers questions on foreign affairs, politics, the economy and social issues from the foreign media. Also in photo are PCOO Secretary Herminio Coloma, FOCAP President Manny Mogato, and DOTC Secretary Joseph Abaya.
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