Sungduan: Empowering MSME’s

THE Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) is taking a big stride in helping the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises or MSMEs including the farmers in the country.

PCCI President Ma. Alegria Sibal-Limjoco said they are strengthening economic and cultural ties with international trade and business strategies favoring economic development particularly market access and value chain opportunities for MSMEs.

“This include mapping out regional and local economic development strategies through PCCI’s increased and direct participation, understanding and influence of government’s programs and plans supportive of business and enterprise development in the countryside,” Limjoco said.

Today, PCCI is now implementing the ASPIRE or Agribusiness Support for Promotion and Investment Regional Exposition which is a collaborative project with the Department of Trade and Industry and Department of Agriculture.

For their part, the PCCI Cordillera under its new leadership signed a memorandum of agreement recently with the Department of Science and Technology. The sealing of partnership done during the oath taking of officers on February 10 and was witnessed by Limjoco is seen to help the small businessmen in the locality.

Meanwhile, Baguio Benguet Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BBCI) President Deimler Cuyan said he intends to give priority on programs on human resource development and skills training which will benefit the students in the region.

The chamber will also be creating some income generating projects to sustain their financial status and other programs.

Joining Cuyan as officer of PCCI-BBCI are Roberto Pidal, Vice President/Director; Atty. Rowena Tabanda, Board Secretary/Director; Vladimir Cayabas, Treasure/Director; and Atty. Zosimo Abratique, Auditor/Director.

Completing the new set of officers are Directors Juan Johnny Dela Cruz, Engineer Marciano Garcia, Past President Modesto Imayaho Sr., Engineers Alfonso Lao, Ernesto Tom Panis, and Salvador Royeca with Dennis Sy.

The event was also attended by PCCI North Luzon Area Vice President Robert Edralin Lim and Chamber officers in North Luzon.

Supporting the MSMEs means empowering them. With strong MSMEs, more jobs will be created leading to economic development.

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