JUST like the famous Trini Lopez ditty, When The Saints Go Marching In, the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) has been kept busy in early March for new projects. The membership and external affairs divisions will revive the “Coffee Break with CCCI,” ala “Kapihan” forum, by featuring selected CCCI members who will discuss their companies, products and activities with the media and selected guests.

LAUNCHING. At the WOW launching: USJ-R Fr. Enrico Silab, OAR, CBM chairman Felix Taguiam, Fr. Raul Buhay, OAR, Fr. Manny Bolilia, VP-EARD Ted Locson, trustees Dennis Wong and Tess Chan.

I had this project when I was the vice president for membership years ago. This will be a twice-a-week (Wednesday and Thursday) activity from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. at the CCCI conference room. The first will be tomorrow, March 17, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the CCCI conference room.

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Again, the CCCI tourism and environment committees attended the WOW (for Win on Waste) launching of the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) and pledged its support of the project.

CCCI‘s Cebu Business Month (CBM) chairman Felix Taguiam, trustees Dennis Wong, Tess Chan and executive director Grace Ceniza and guest speaker, VP for external affairs and relations division (EARD) Ted Locson had a tour of the maintenance building where the material recovery facility and recycling site were located.

The group went to the butterfly sanctuary and the vermin-composing site as well as exhibit of recycled products. USJ-R president, Fr. Enrico Silab, OAR, VP-religious affairs and property administrator, Fr. Amado Emmanuel Bolilia, OAR and the project proponent and chairman, VP- administration and Basak campus director, Fr. Raul Buhay, OAR, along with the deans, principals, heads and faculty of USJ-R were present to boost one of the first waste management and recycling projects in Cebu.

The Commission on Higher Education (Ched) 7 and the Departments of Tourism and Environment are partners in the project.

Happenings

Kudos to Al Evangelio, who celebrated his 45th year, as a creative artist par excellence and this year’s musicale “Dream Girls.” The Zontians celebrated the International Women’s Day, “Responsible Parenthood” seminar, adopt-a-school program and holy retreat

Brisbane and Riyadh routes

Chris Lebumfacil called me to ask me to attend the launching of the new routes to Brisbane and Riyadh of Philippine Airlines (PAL) at Laguna Garden. This proves equal to PAL’s vision of growth and service to connect Cebu and the Philippines to more destinations in the world. Congratulations! More on this in my next articles.