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MALVAR, Batangas — The Batangas Development Summit (BDS) marked its 15th year run which had the theme of Destination Batangas: Right Place, Right Time, Right Now, December 1 .

The summit this year featured esteemed speakers such as: the Country Head of Jones Lang-LaSalle-Philippines, Mr. Joey Radovan, joined by the Senior Director for Office, Mr. Jason Abraham; Head of Capital Markets, Mr. P. Ryan Isip; and, Director for Logistics and Industrial, Mr. Charles McNaught. 

Aside from them, Ar. Sylvester Wong the National Chair of the Urban Land Institute – Philippines, and Amb. Jose Maria Cariño the Former Director General of the Foreign Service Institute of the Department of Foreign Affairs were also part of this BDS 2023’s roster of distinguished resource speakers. 

Governor Mandanas also attended the summit and delivered a keynote address.

Mr. Radovan, together with his associates, talked about the real estate 

investment potentials of Batangas. Meanwhile Ar. Wong presented on sustainable land use within the province. And finally, Amb. Cariño discussed possible and future initiatives for Batangas’ art and culture scene.

The summit also marked the return of the Key to the Province of Batangas (KTTP) Awards since the pandemic. During the pre-event press conference, 2 business heads were presented this award by none other than Governor Mandanas himself. The recipients were: Ms. Elena Trusova, Cluster Operations Lead of JTI Asia Manufacturing Corp.; and Mr. Masatoshi Hioki, Director of Sohbi Kohgei (Phils.) Inc. The KTTPB award is given by the Governor of Batangas to foreign nationals and select Filipino leaders with presence in the province of Batangas. The award is a symbol of goodwill and appreciation for their support to the growth and development of the province.

Since its inception, BDS has been a venue for discourse for different stakeholders from various sectors and industries. Discussions on plans and programs for the sustainable development of the region have also been a staple of the summit.

About Batangas Development Summit

BDS an annual conference that highlights the business, tourism, economic, and social developments in the province of Batangas. Now on its 154 year, it is the only conference of its kind in the province of Batangas.

The summit was first held in 2002 as a biannual event dubbed as the North Batangas Summit. It has gained significant attention through the years as well-known and respected personalities from different fields share their knowledge and insights.

Batangas Development Summit 2022 is organized by the Center for Batangas Initiatives (CBI) of FAITH Colleges. To learn more about BDS you may visit its website at www.batangasdevelopmentsummit.com.The construction of the solar project started in August last year and was rolled out into two phases. The first phase was completed in December 2022 with a capacity of 5.8 megawatts (MW) while the second phase was completed in April with a capacity of eight MW.| -BNN

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