The President, Her Excellency Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will once again visit Soccsksargen for two days, starting tomorrow, Thursday, June 11 until June 12th, 2009.  This is actually her 3rd visit this year, the latest being her acceptance of rebel returnees with People’s Champ Manny Pacquiao and her full cabinet meeting at the Phela Grande Convention Center in General Santos City last May 2009.

First on her agenda is the Formal Signing of the Statement of Acceptance of the Business Registration and Licensing Unified Form and Memorandum of Agreement for the Pangasius Techno-Demo Farm at the Dolores Farm, Polomolok, South Cotabato, a sister establishment of Dolores Tropicana Resort Hotel. [quote1]

One of the signatories to these docs is Mayor Jun Acharon of General Santos City, chief executive of one of the key cities which hosts the National Economic Research and Business Assistance Center (NERBAC).  The Business Registration and Licensing Form which will be accepted by both the President and the Mayor together with other stakeholders will be utilized by the NERBAC all throughout the country.

This form was purposely rolled out to simplify the process of business registration.  It is a multi-paged electronic document containing a custom-designed form and all the necessary forms required to apply for business licenses in the country.  Take note however that these forms are designed for sole proprietorships and domestic corporations.

The unified form contains those of the DTI, SEC, LGU, BIR, SSS, PHIC, CDA and PAG-IBIG aside from detailed instructions and navigation elements to facilitate encoding and submission of the forms to concerned government agencies.

Below is the invitation card to this activity.

GMA Invite

Aside from that, President Arroyo will also be signing the Memo of Agreement for the Pangasius Techno-Demo Ponds.

Pangasius, a variety of catfish endemic in Vietnam are now being grown in various ponds in Soccsksargen. It is one of Vietnam’s biggest export earners and the President’s signing of the MOA will strengthen the Philippines’ competitiveness in the whitefish market in the EU, USA and ASEAN countries.

Right now, Pangasius fish fillet is being served in some GenSan Restaurants.

The following day, June 12th, the President will proceed to Koronadal City where she will lead in the 111th Independence Day Celebration.