PRESIDENT Ferdinand Marcos Jr. raised on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, the need for a revitalized partnership between the Philippine government and the Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry Inc. (FFCCCII) for economic development and national progress.

During the oath-taking of new FFCCCII officers held in Malacañang, Marcos assured that his administration will continue to support the “mutually beneficial” partnership between the federation and the National Government.

“So as part of this administration’s agenda, partnerships with the private sector have been actively pursued and nurtured, in recognition of this essential role that you play in our development,” Marcos said.

“Definitely, this is a partnership that my administration will continue to preserve, harness, and enhance, so that it may bring forth greater benefits for businesses, our citizens, and the country. We look forward to further deepening and strengthening that relationship, through continuing dialogues and amicable approaches,” he added.

Marcos vowed to continue efforts to improve the business climate and foster ease and efficiency in doing business in the country, which includes improving tax administration and fiscal incentives system.

He said streamlining existing regulatory mechanisms through expedited and integrated processes and digitalization of key government services is also underway.

The chief executive expressed gratitude to the FFCCCII for bridging the Philippines and China through the years and for demonstrating its dependability in partnering with the government and in supporting its programs and advocacies for the Filipino people.

“Furthermore, we convey our gratitude for the humanitarian efforts that have been extended and orchestrated in times of need, especially during the height of the pandemic,” said Marcos.

FFCCCII, which was established in 1954, is a non-stock, non-profit corporation of chambers of commerce and trade associations from across the country. (SunStar Philippines)