Gov. Bojie Dy III meets Guangxi Gov. Chen Wu and Chinese businessmen
The governor of the Province of Isabela, Hon. Faustino G. Dy III and some major players in the province had a meeting with Guangxi officials and businessmen, led by Guangxi Governor Chen Wu, during the Chinese-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO) Promotion Conference held at the EDSA Shangri-La Hotel in Makati on July 16, 2013.
The Province of Isabela will be featured as City of Charm in this year’s 10th CAEXPO.
Gov. Chen Wu and his delegation which included the Secretary General of CAEXPO met with both government and private sector officials in Manila to give an update on the CAEXPO preparations and exchanged views on how the Philippines can maximize the benefits from its CAEXPO participation.
The event, organized by the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) with the Guangxi Foreign Affairs Office, proved fruitful for the Isabela delegation with the two governors agreeing on exploring the possibility of a twinning agreement between their respective provinces as both have similarities in their agriculture and industrial features. The Guangxi governor also accepted Governor Dy’s invitation to visit their Bambanti Festival next year.
Prior to this meeting, Gov. Dy and his Department Heads met with CITEM officials led by Ms. Doris Gacho, CAEXPO Project Manager, for briefing on the former’s participation as City of Charm. The Governor welcomed their participation in the CAEXPO with fervor as this is a very rare opportunity for Isabela to showcase its bounties and investment opportunities.
A City of Charm Pavilion will be set up installed with LED screens where aerial shots of the province, its tourism sites, products, festivals and infrastructure will be shown. Business meetings, cultural presentations and craft demonstration will also be staged in the pavilion.
Gov. Dy will likewise deliver a 15-minute presentation of Isabela province’s investment programs at the Philippine Investment Seminar.
Isabela Province City of Charm at 10th CAEXPO
The Province of Isabela takes center stage anew as the featured province in the City of Charm Pavilion during the 10th China-ASEAN EXPO (CAEXPO) to be held in Nanning, Guangxi, People's Republic of China on September 3-6, 2013.
CAEXPO, the 2nd largest trade event in China, next to the Canton Fair, aims to promote China-ASEAN Free Trade Area (CAFTA) through sharing of opportunities for cooperation and development between and among China and the ASEAN countries.
Isabela remains Philippines top corn producer
The province of Isabela has kept its title as Top Corn Producer in the Philippines for 2012. It placed 2nd in rice production.
In his year-end report, Agriculture Regional Director Lucrecio Alviar reported that the province of Isabela contributed the most to the 1.6 million MT aggregate corn production of Cagayan Valley producting 1,049,954 MT, Nueva Vizcaya with 218,446 MT, and Quirino with 73, 423 MT.Batanes production was not reflected in the report. Isabela's rice production was 1,068,275 metric tons.
The Province of Isabela Reigns... by chance or by choice?
“Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice.” So goes an old adage.
History has it that before 1856, there were only the provinces of Cagayan and Nueva Vizcaya to comprise Region 02. A Royal Decree issued on May 1, 1856 created the province of Isabela from a portion of the province of Cagayan and a portion of the province of Nueva Vizcaya.
Did anyone before, at the time it was created, predict that this province would reign and go far ahead than the rest in the race of economic progress?