The Bangsa Moro Federal Business Council, Inc.
A non-stock, non-profit domestic corporation organized under Philippine laws and registered at the Philippines’ Securities and Exchange Commission, Bangsa Moro Federal Business Council, Inc. (BFBCI) is envisioned
Welcome to BFBCI
BFBCI would like to welcome each of you to its official website. It’s an exciting time for us as we continue to grow and remain always adaptable, motivated and responsive. We’re transforming the way we operate to continuously improve our ability to promote Bangsa Moro Economic Opportunities, improve linkages and provide assistance. We should all be very proud of where we are today and excited about where we are
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CNN Interview with Usec Macatoman
In an interview with CNN Philippines, BFBCI Chair Emeritus Abdulgani Macatoman explained the importance of Malaysia as a trading partner
PRRD Revived Barter Trade thru EO 64.
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed Executive Order No.64 reviving Barter Trade in Mindanao, an Act which will surely uplift the
BFBCI UNVEILS BANDAR-A-INGED SMART CITY MASTER PLAN
Makati City. BFBCI presented the Bandar-A-Inged Smart City (BAIS CITY) Master Plan to its foreign and local partners at Berjaya
Our Mission and Vision
Bangsamoro Economic Summit
Collaboratively administrate empowered markets via plug-and-play networks. Dynamically procrastinate B2C users after installed base benefits. Dramatically visualize customer directed convergence
The 2014 G20 Leaders’ Summit called for the “promotion of competition, entrepreneurship and innovation”. BFBCI aims to promote the
Provide linkages between Moro businessmen and foreign investors
Capitalize on low hanging fruit to identify a ballpark value added activity to beta test. Override the digital divide with
Promote a pro-business climate
Leverage agile frameworks to provide a robust synopsis for high level overviews. Iterative approaches to corporate strategy foster collaborative thinking
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The President’s Message
"The time is ripe for a shift in our economic orientation. Mindanao remains the land of promise. The Bangsa Moro, in particular, is blessed with abundant natural resources which can be tapped to fuel progress and development in the area. The creation of economic opportunities and promotion of robust investments in the Region will ultimately be the best solution in order to secure peace and stability in the Region."
Mr. Sibanah R. Menor, (63) from Marawi City is appointed as Acting Chairman of the Board of Trustees, BFBCI on July 23, 2017. He is also the President of Halal Food & Nutrition Council Philippines. He has registered a new medium-B construction firm.
Mr. Menor has 18 years of experience in the field of supervision & construction of high-rise buildings, hotels and palatial residences to the Royal Families in Saudi Arabia during his previous employment as OFW in one of the prestigious consultancy firm based in Jeddah in 1985.
He is currently engaged in SMEs’ textile trading since 2003, supplying several variety of textiles which are all procured in China and Korea. He is the managing co-owner of three (3) single proprietorship establishments, namely: A & I Fabrics (formerly Twinbucks Enterprise), Amtex Trading, & Melieurre Textiles, all located in Binondo/Divisoria, Manila.
He graduated from the University of the Visayas, Cebu City in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering thereafter his college sophomore years in Mindanao State University, Main Campus. He is married to Hadja Nurliella Ayonan Menor and blessed with two (2) daughters and three (3) sons.
DOCTOR OF HUMANITIES, POLITICAL ANALYST AND A TOP-NOTCH MEDIA CONSULTANT WITH 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE (1992-2016) AS FORMER SENIOR STAFF WRITER OF THE ARAB NEWS, SAUDI ARABIA’S FIRST ENGLISH DAILY
He has 35 years of academic and professional experience in the Middle East, of which eight years were devoted to studies in Cairo, and 25 years as media practitioner and advocate of the rights of OFWs (Overseas Filipino Workers) in Saudi Arabia.
He was backed by the three million-strong OFWs in Middle East for his nomination for ambassadorship to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Has also leveraged his media resources to champion the cause of his compatriots in distress in mobilizing the support of mainstream media—including social media, for OFWs in death row in Saudi Arabia.
He worked as Special Adviser to the Director General of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) for the Middle East for six months from April – September 2017.
He is also Executive Director of the Bangsamoro Federal Business Council, Inc. (BFBCI), the first high-profile Filipino Muslim business council in the country.
Due to his 25 years of media work and public relations experience in Saudi Arabia, he was commissioned to the oil-rich country twice prior to the state visit of President Rodrigo R. Duterte in April 2017 as advance party to reach out to Saudi top entrepreneurs and investors that resulted in signing nearly US$500-million investment deals.
He is notably the first Middle East media professional to conduct one-on-one interview with then presidential contender Duterte in February 2016.
He is the first Arabist Filipino multilingual journalist, political analyst and top-notch media consultant with deep insight into Arabic culture and Middle East affairs.
He is the only Filipino journalist who can write in chaste Arabic as regular contributor to leading Arabic newspapers in the Middle East.
He often represented not only the Arab News but also the Saudi media in various regional and international conferences on political and economic issues as well as on tourism.
He appeared on Saudi TV, both in Arabic Channel and the English service (Channel 2), to speak on current issues in Saudi Arabia.
He was Senior Staff Reporter of the Arab News, the Saudi Arabia-based English daily, from 1992 to 2016. His articles appear in well-known publications like Al-Sharq Al-Awsat and Al-Eqtisadiah frequently, besides other Arabic newspapers.
He also worked with Saudi government’s stocks regulator, Capital Market Authority (CMA), and the Saudi Stock Market in its Media and Investment Awareness Department for two years.
On September 12, 2012 he was awarded the title, “Doctor of Humanities AUGP Ambassador of Goodwill of Peace, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia” with the approval of the AUGP (Academy of Universal Global Peace) Board of Directors, Founder and Chairman Most Rev. Dr. Madhu Krishan, for saving an OFW, Dondon Lanuza, from death row.
A Dubai-based magazine Illustrado chose him in 2015 as among the Top 100 Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf with the title “Media’s Filipino Custodians” (http://www.illustradolife.com/most-influential-filipinos-in-the-gulf-abdul-hannan-tago-medias-filipino-custodians).
In 2016, he was chosen as Thoughtleader among Top 100 Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf. (http://www.illustradolife.com/influential-filipinos-gulf-dr-abdul-hannan-tago-thoughtleader).
He was also conferred as Filipino Media Icon in 2016 for the 4th Global Official Dignity (G.O.D) Awards of the US-based humanitarian organization We Care for Humanity (WCH).
He is Vice-Chairman/Board of Directors and Senior Vice-President for International Relations and Cooperation with the rank of Goodwill Ambassador to Saudi Arabia for SPMUDA (Southern Philippines Muslim Unity and Development Association Inc.) International, a non-government organization (NGO) based in Dumaguete City and recognized by the United Nations.
He is CEO of a Mindanao-based NGO for peace, Bangsamoro International Solidarity Conference (BISC). While in Saudi Arabia, he founded the Riyadh-based Filipino Expatriates Council for Justice and Peace (Fil Expats Council) and also the Integrated Mindanao Economic Forum (IMEF).
In 1991, he obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Arabic Literature, with major in Mass Communications and Public Relations, from Al-Azhar University in Egypt.
In 2010, he obtained courses in Public International Law and Relations from Negros Oriental State University, Main Campus in Dumaguete City. In the same period, he also obtained certificate of training in International Diplomacy and Etiquette from the said university.
Due to his unequalled stint and great trust he enjoys from the business community and the good people and Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Bangsamoro Oil and Fuels Corporation (Moro Oil, for brevity) has appointed Dr. Abdul Hannan Magarang Tago as Business Consultant and Representative to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.