BAGUIO CITY – The leadership of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) Baguio-Benguet Chapter vowed to be one of the catalysts of change through the active participation of the business sector in the crafting of economic resilient and business-friendly policies that will contribute in spurring economic growth in the Baguio and Benguet areas.
Dr. Rhodora A. Ngolob, newly-installed PCCI Baguio-Benguet president, pointed out the goals and objectives of PCCI-BBC being the representative of the business community in governance could only be realized through unity and teamwork among the over 100 members of one of the respected organizations in the business sector.
“We will try our best to contribute in the upliftment of the micro- small and medium enterprises in our areas of jurisdiction. We want to maximize the business potentials of our locality so that our neighboring communities will also benefit from the improved business opportunities,” Ngolob stressed.
The New PCCI official believes the Baguio and Benguet areas have bright potentials for robust economic growth once micro- small and medium enterprises will be given the appropriate assistance for them to flourish in their respective fields of expertise thereby contributing in increasing employment opportunities and providing for adequate sources of livelihood.
According to her, one of the major programs of her administration is for the sustained training of businessmen and their personnel for them to improve the efficiency in the delivery of services to their clients and the quality of their products to be able to directly compete in the global market.
With the triumvirate of the business, academe and both regional line agencies and local governments, Ngolob explained robust growth is attainable considering the facets of development, especially infrastructure, that are already in place in the Baguio and Benguet areas.
Joining Ngolob during the oath taking rites administered by juice and banking magnate Alfredo Yao were Modesto Imayaho vice president; Rodolfo Pidal – secretary; Juan Johnny dela Cruz- treasurer; Dennis Sy – auditor and Dr. Reynaldo Bautista – public relations officer.