MNCCI President Ferdinand Sia (left) and Naga City Vice Mayor Nelson Legacion (right) affirm the strong collaboration obtaaining between the city and the local chamber, who are both awardees for business development. JMADRID/PIA
By Ana-Liza S. Macatangay
NAGA CITY --- The Metro Naga Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MNCCI) is all set for the staging of one of the most awaited business events in the region – the month-long Bicol Business Month, now on its 4th year of celebrating dynamism, inventiveness and fervor.
In a press conference held last June 21 at the Avenue Plaza Hotel Boardroom, MNCCI President Ferdinand Sia expressed enthusiasm and positive anticipation of the upcoming event, citing among other things the strong collaboration existing among and between the city government of Naga, media and other stakeholders.
“We embarked on a ‘bigger, better and more’ theme this year, having this great faith that there are so many positive things to look forward to in terms of uplifting our local economy, getting bolder in our role as the prime mover of business development while strengthening our partnership with all our stakeholders,” Sia said.
Naga Vice Mayor Nelson Legacion affirmed the good relationships obtaining between the chamber and the city as evidenced by the many partnerships that both have undertaken in the past.
Legacion stated that the chamber, for the longest time had been the city’s ally in fueling its economy.
“Obviously, the taxes that are generated from the businesses inside the city are what keep Naga going and what make the city so vibrant when it comes to investment and opportunities. We put the welfare of our partners as one of our top priorities and the partnership has shown excellent result.”
Naga City is a hall-of-famer among the Philippine Chamber’s “Most Business-Friendly City” awardees. This recognition is brought about by the smooth collaboration of the city under the stewardship of Mayor John Bongat with the dynamic role that the MNCCI has played as n alternative service delivery channel for business promotion and development programs.
This year’s Bicol Business Month Chairperson and Executive Vice President of MNCCI Eleanor Zuñiga Montemayor said that the chamber is more than ready for the big event happening this July.