Cebu business groups are being credited with playing a critical role in the recovery of the Philippine economy.
The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) recognized Cebu business groups on Friday for their critical role in the inclusive efforts to recover the economy in the aftermath of the coronavirus disease 2019. (Covid-19).
The PCCI has named the Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) the Most Outstanding Chamber in the Visayas and the Philippines for City Level 1 for the year 2021.
This is the second time MCCI has been named the best in the Philippines, the first being in 2019.
Furthermore, MCCI is named the best in the Visayas for the ninth time this year.
According to MCCI president Steven Yu, the award is a “recognition and affirmation of the MCCI Board and staff’s dedication and selfless service,” as well as the active involvement of Chamber members and the trust and confidence of the provincial and city governments.
“As a Chamber, we will continue to be relevant by developing high-impact, innovative activities and projects for our beloved Mandaue City and Province of Cebu.” This will be our contribution to the revitalization of our economy and country,” Yu stated.
On Thursday, the awarding ceremony was held as part of the virtual 47th Philippine Business Conference.
The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) is also grateful for the Most Outstanding Chamber Award (MOCA) in Visayas-Province Level 1 and special recognition of excellence in business policy and advocacy, delivery of business support services, and chamber operations.
“These honors motivate us to connect opportunities, grow businesses, and create value for the business community in particular and society in general,” CCCI said in a separate statement.
Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, the CCCI stated that it will remain committed to its vision-mission of being the engine of Cebu’s business growth and the voice of the islands’ business communities.
It also acknowledged the other neighbouring chambers that have received MOCA recognitions: its sister chamber, the Ormoc City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, for a special citation, and the city governments of Tagbilaran and Iloilo for winning the Business Friendly LGUs (local government units) award.