MCCI elects 21 new trustees to join board-A A +A
By Mia A. Aznar
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
AS THEY welcomed 21 new members into the organization, the Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry also elected eight new members into the board of trustees at the general membership assembly last Friday.
MCCI president Phillip Tan admitted that they also lost some members last year who were inactive and did not participate in activities or pay their dues, but assured that this meant the chamber wanted to grow its membership based on quality, not just numbers. The MCCI now has 200 members.
In his report to the members, Tan said 2013 was a challenging year for them due to the calamities that hit the country, leaving them “battered and beaten”, but with a lesson on dealing with disasters and climate change.
“The calamities showed us the power of ordinary citizens, the private sector, especially the business community. When we come together and work as one, we can really make a difference,” he told members.
He assured that the chamber did its part in helping the devastated areas of Bohol, Leyte and Northern Cebu, as they facilitated the delivery of relief goods from MCCI member-companies to the victims. The chamber also organized medical and dental teams to check on the people in the affected areas while fishing boats were donated to fishermen in San Remigio town to allow them to return to their livelihood.
“These goods were received by genuine beneficiaries and are all accounted for,” he said.
Also at the meeting, they finalized some amendments for their bylaws, which were crafted in 1983 yet.
Tan said it was only fitting that they updated their constitutional bylaws, as the chamber is set to celebrate its 50th anniversary next year. He expects the amending of the bylaws to be one of his legacies as president of the chamber.
The newly elected trustees include Girlie Garces of San Miguel Brewery, Beverly Dayanan of Contempo Property Holdings, Inc., Cristina Lo of Coast Pacific Manufacturing Corp., Carmel de Pio-Salvador or Global Carrier Phils., Mark Anthony Ynoc of San Remigio Properties., Glenn Anthony Soco of GA Satellite Ventures, Inc., Jeruel Roa of the Center for International Education and Wilson Ng of Ng Khai Development Corp.
They join existing trustees Noreen Yu of APY Cane Inc., Edgar Allan Po of Winner Plastic Corp., Michelle Co of RCBC, Alice Uy of JACE Handicrafts and Stanley Go of Virginia Food Inc.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on June 11, 2014.