Prospects for the Bangsamoro: Halal Industry
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On April 21, Honorary Aleem Siddiqui Matabalao Guiapal presented a talk on the Philippines-ASEAN-U.S. initiative in developing the Halal industry in Bangsamoro.
He examined the political and economic prospects for the Bangsamoro focusing on the promotion of the Halal industry in the Philippines with other ASEAN member countries and the U.S. as trading partners. With close to 2 billion Muslims and with Halal products increasingly used by the general consuming public all over the world, the Halal market presents an unprecedented opportunity for expanding economic ties between the Philippines, its ASEAN partners and the U.S., and thus to become a critical element in the peace building initiatives of the Bangsamoro in the Philippines.
Aleem Siddiqui M. Guiapal
The event took place at the American University (AU) and was co-hosted by the US-Philippines Society and AU’s ASEAN Studies Initiative.