Reiterating his government’s support to Chinese investors, Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte recently said he has instructed his trade chief to ensure the facilitation of all government permits and licenses. The President was addressing the Philippines-China Business forum in Beijing recently organised by his department of trade and industry.

The delegation comprised representatives from the Philippine construction industry, the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), Silk Road, the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) and the China International Chamber of Commerce for the Private Sector (CICCPS), according to a report. There will be no corruption and all investments will be protected in his country, Duterte added.