Davao City chamber is Philippines’ best-A A +A
Thursday, October 24, 2013
THE Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (DCCCII) has been named as the country's most outstanding city chamber of commerce.
The award was given on Thursday during the culmination of the Philippine Business Conference and Expo (PBC &E) at the Manila Hotel, Manila.
DCCCII actually won two awards -- most outstanding of the 42 chambers in Mindanao and then the whole country, in the city category. There are more than 100 chambers of commerce affiliated with the PCCCI in the whole country.
The awards were handed by Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya, in behalf of President Aquino, and Presidential Communications Operation Secretary Herminio "Sonny" Coloma, together with top officers of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) headed by lawyer Miguel Varela and Alfredo Yao, chair of the 39th PBC &E.
The two awards were received by DCCCII President Daniel Lim and chair Sebastian Angliongto who went up the stage with other members of the DCCCII delegation composed of executive vice president Antonio dela Cruz, trustee treasurer Yvonne Cabada, trustee (past president and chair) John Gaisano, trustee Antonio Ajero and executive director Mary Anne Abundo.
Other members of the Davao delegation were vice president for Trade and Commerce (immediate past president) Ma. Lourdes Monteverde and trustee Luciano Frederick Puyod III.
The Davao chamber was cited for its outstanding performance in the improvement of business support services, advocacies in economic development, investment generation, Asean RoRo system, road connection to tourism, public private partnership, partnership with government and membership development.
DCCCII had been bestowed with several national and regional awards in the past.
In 2005, it was adjudged the most outstanding chamber in Asia and the Pacific, the first Philippine chamber to get the accolade. In that same year, the DCCCII also received the “Best in Small Project” award by the World Chambers Confederation in South Africa.
In 2011, the World Chamber Confederation picked DCCCII as one of the top 5 finalists in the world's best among 77 entries.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 25, 2013.