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Vice President Leni Robredo will meet with businessmen from three major regions in the country on Friday during the 28th South Luzon Area Business Conference (SOLABC) in Puerto Princesa City.

Robredo has already confirmed her attendance to the event which will also be attended by the city and provincial officials, said Atty. Joel Tan, president of the Palawan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), the host of the conference.

Tan said businessmen from Regions IV-A, IV-B, and Region V are expected to attend the conference.

The 28th SOLABC is a platform for social and business networking, encompassing both private and government businesses, industry and investment sectors, aimed at collaborating and engaging towards a better, healthier and more robust national business climate.

Tan said the conference will feature sessions with resource persons on issues affecting the business sector in the three regions.

“This is in consonance with the world-class and sustainable business community that PPCCI seeks to fortify,” Tan said.

There will also be an agreement between the PPCCI and the Office of the Vice President to launch the “Angat Buhay Program.”

Angat Buhay is a flagship anti-poverty program of Robredo’s office which provides assistance to the marginalized sectors through the building classrooms and health care centers, financial training for women, feeding programs, providing capital funds for local farmers, and livelihood projects for agri-entrepreneurs.

Plenary talks and sessions will tackle pressing national business issues and trends in line with this year’s theme of “Inclusive Growth for South Luzon.”

On Thursday, a Tourism Stakeholder’s Meeting which will be led by Director Samie Lim, Director for Tourism, Retail, and Franchising of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) will be held with the board of trustees of PPCCI and city and provincial tourism offices.