MANILA, Philippines- Siniguro sa “accountability, openness, at efficacy” sa ipinalabas kamakailan lamang na implementing rules and regulations (IRR) ng Maharlika Investment Fund (MIF).
Sinabi ni Department of Budget and Management Secretary Amenah Pangandaman na tiniyak ni Pangulong Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. sa mga miyembro ng Maharlika Investment Corporation (MIC) Board, kung saan ang pangunahing trabaho nito “to rule and administer” ang MIC, assets nito, at investments, na magkakaroon ng “necessary freedom to oversee the fund without undue political interventions that will impede its fulfillment of functions.”
“I am glad of this development, as this shall allow the MIC Board to have the liberty and flexibility to fulfill its mandate, and explore beneficial investment opportunities while adhering faithfully to the letter of the law and ensuring high-impact investments that are in line with the country’s socioeconomic development policies and programs,” ayon sa Kalihim sa isang kalatas.
Kumpiyansa naman si Pangandaman na sa pagtatapos ng taon ay magsisimula na ang operasyon ng MIF.
“The MIC, created under Republic Act (RA) 11954 or the Maharlika Investment Fund Act of 2023, shall act as the sole vehicle for mobilizing and utilizing the MIF for investments in transactions to generate optimal returns on investments while reinvigorating job creation and accelerating poverty reduction by sustaining the economy’s high growth trajectory,” base kay Pangandaman.
“The MIC will identify financially and commercially viable infrastructure projects to invest in and will formulate investment strategies covering emerging megatrends, such as environment, social and governance, digitalization, and health care,” aniya pa rin sabay sabing “As a member of the Philippine economic team, I commit my full and unequivocal support for the smooth implementation of the MIF’s IRR, with trust and confidence that MIF’s managers will perform their duties and responsibilities to the best of their abilities for the good of the nation,” dagdag niya.
Matatandaang tinintahan ni Pangulong Marcos ang RA 11954 upang maging ganap na batas noong Hulyo, na “first ever sovereign investment fund” na itinatag sa bansa. Kris Jose