LATEST: BFBCI, MBC and PBSP to Sign a Historic Deal Today …..Makati Business Club invites BFBCI to Joint Membership Meeting on Federalism Series…BFBCI AND MCCI TO STRENGTHEN COOPERATION AND COLLABORATION…In a manifestation of cooperation between the Bangsa Moro Federal Business Council (BFBCI) and the Malaysian Chamber of Commerce and Industries Philippines, (MCCI) the two groups convened at Berjaya Hotel in Makati on Friday….President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, together with his counterparts from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states and dialogue partners, formally opens the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) in Pasay City on November 13, 2017… BFBCI.COM REACHES 100,000 HITS ALREADY…The Office of DTI Assistant Secretary and DTI Export Marketing Bureau organize HALAL FUNDAMENTALS awareness seminar today (Friday, Oct. 20) at Vivere Hotel Alabang Muntinlupa City …. ASA PHILIPPINES EXPRESSES SUPPORT TO BFBCI UPCOMING GLOBAL ECONOMIC SUMMIT… Bangsamoro Internationa l Economic Summit to be held in 2018. This was announced today following the Top Officials meeting on Sunday……. DTI AND PBSP DISTRUBUTE SEWING MACHINES TO IDPs OF MARAWI ….BFBCI, MAKATI BUSINESS CLUB AND PHILIPPINES BUSINESS FOR SOCIAL PROGRESS ARE DUE TO JOIN FORCES FOR MARAWI REHABILITATION….. BFBCI INKED MOU WITH KOROOTI INTERNATIONAL – A DUBAI-BASED MARKETING FIRM THAT PROVIDES DISCOUNT CARDS TO OFWs. THE DEAL SEEKS TO BRING ARAB INVESTORS TO THE PHILIPPINES…”Congratulations to BFBCI. I do hope and pray that BFBCI will achieve its vision and the business in Muslim Mindanao shall thrive with greater excel. I am sure it will be able to bring investments from the Middle East” said Mr. Kamrul Hasan Tarafder, President & CEO of ASA Philippines Foundation in his letter to BFBCI on Oct. 12 prior to the scheduled meeting of the two organizations this week. .. In her reply Ms Emma Leslie, Executive Director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies said ” Such a wonderful affirmation, thank you so much. She adds “We journey on together for peace”. The letter came following the participation of BFBCI in ANC TV program “Bangsamoro and Beyond” …

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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 adapt, remaining 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 headed.

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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."

Top Executives

DATU Nasraili B. Conding, CPA LLB

DATU Nasraili B. Conding, CPA LLB

President

Worked at BIR Department of Finance

Sibanah “Ivan” R. Menor

Sibanah “Ivan” R. Menor

Acting Chairman

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.

Dr. Abdul Hannan Tago

Dr. Abdul Hannan Tago

Executive Director

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

Abdul Hannan M. Tago is a public speaker, presentor and lecturer in various local and international events.

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.