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EIA champions balanced energy investments at the Financial Times Summit

EIA was a panelist on ‘Policies and Strategies to Boost Investment, Productivity, and Competitiveness’ at the 2016 Financial Times-First Metro Philippines Investment Summit.

The event gathered senior policymakers, financiers, economists and business leaders to discuss the policy and strategic initiatives required for the Philippines to take full advantage of ASEAN integration and maintain its strong investment performance in a persistently volatile economic and financial environment.  

Joining EIA at the panel, which was chaired by FT Asia News Editor Victor Mallet, were: Ramon del Rosario, Jr, Chairman of the Makati Business Club; Arsenio Balisacan, former NEDA chief and now Chairperson of the Philippine Competition Commission; Lilia de Lima, retired head of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority; and Paola Alvarez, spokesperson for the Department of Finance.

You can watch a video of the discussion here.


We believe in balance in investing in energy, which should be treated as a long-term investment. You can’t bet on just one energy type or fuel. Diversification is, maybe, the more prudent and more intelligent thing to do on a long-term basis. How we achieve balanced investment in energy is something that we have to work on.

– Erramon I. Aboitiz, President and CEO, Aboitiz Group