BANAUE, Ifugao – The leadership of the newly revived Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) Ifugao Chapter assured that the organization will be a catalyst of development by being the voice of the province’s business sector in order to contribute in attracting the influx of businessmen to contribute in the overall economic growth of the province.
Jonathan Cuyahon, PCCI Ifugao Chapter president, said that his 3year term from 205-2017 will be anchored on a 3-point program that will help boost the growth of the local economy which will be founded on solid grounds through the partnership of government and the private sectors.
Cuyahon, together with other PCCI Ifugao Chapter officers, were inducted into office by Engr. Alfonso T. Lao, PCCI North Luzon area vice president, during their induction ceremonies held Thursday at the Banaue Hotel here.
“We want the voice of the business sector to be heard in the crafting of the municipal and provincial development plans so that there will be synergy in the implementation and compliance of economic policies,” Cuyahon stressed.
The new PCCI Ifugao Chapter president disclosed there will be a massive recruitment of members from the eleven municipalities in order to strengthen the organization and make it a formidable group to reckon with in the crafting of business-friendly policies.
According to him, the PCCI Ifugao Chapter will co-host the future conduct of the long overdue Ifugao Economic Summit that will gather the cross section of the province in order to craft an overall economic plan for both the municipal and provincial governments.
Further, Cuyahon said the group will work out the recognition of the PCCI Ifugao Chapter is a bonafide non-government organization that will have representations in the different municipal and provincial special bodies for them to be able to voice out the issues and concerns of the business sector.
At the same time, he claimed the organization will also significantly contribute on what will be the appropriate direction of the province business industry whether to focus on tourism or deviate to other allied services that will open the opportunity for greater opportunities for other businesses to mushroom in the different municipalities.
The first set of officers and Directors for 2015-2017 were Jonathan Cuyahon, President; Godfrey Dominong, Vice-President; Nora Luglug, Secretary; Phranaret Luglug, Treasurer, Aldrich Cumti, Auditor; Joyce Buyucan and Cleto Jonathan Tocyap, Press Relations Officers; and elected directors were Dra. Ligaya Idolor, Betty Imayaho, Romeo Buhong and Fr. Valentin Dimoc.
Rep. Teodoro Baguilat, Jr., who was represented in the occasion by former Lamut Mayor Francis Tenenan, assured his support to the revival of the local business organization and assured them of his overwhelming support in the implementation of their programs and projects that will help in spurring the province’s economic growth and make the province a sustainable world-class tourist destination in the future.
He said his office will conduct series of consultations with the officers and members of the organization in order to be updated on the latest trends of the local and national economy. By Dexter A. See