Aman assumes post as MNCCI 19th president

By Jason B. Neola


With the strong bond it built with private entities and government agencies, the new leadership of the Metro Naga Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MNCCI) believes that it can pursue the development agenda that the its predecessors have started.

This was stressed by Engr. Armando Aman, newly installed MNCCI president, who assured the members of the business sector, especially the small and micro entrepreneurs, that the chamber will assist them in their recovery from the onslaughts of Covid-19.

MNCCI OFFICIALS. Engr. Armando “Randy” Aman (left), newly installed Metro Naga Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (MNCCI) president, Ferdinand “Dondon” Sia (immediate past president) and Clarine Tobias, vice president of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) for South Luzon, pose in front of the portraits of former presidents of the organization from the time it was founded in 1967. JBN/JUN COLLANTES PHOTO



Aman’s assurance is consistent with what the city government of Naga has been doing under the stewardship of Mayor Nelson Legacion who hopes for a “more strategic and deeper partnership among us [the LGU and the business sector] as we move forward, united and hand-in-hand towards a better future for our Maogmang Lugar.”


In his message during the induction of new MNCCI members and oath-taking of the new set of officers last Friday, Jan. 29, Legacion lauded the chamber members “in the city’s struggle to survive against the onslaught of typhoons Quinta, Rolly, and Ulysses, as well as in our unprecedented crusade to keep our local economy afloat in the midst of the present public health crisis.”


The mayor also thanked the businessmen for helping the LGU in its campaign to procure AstraZeneca vaccines for all the Nagueños.


“Your willingness to buy the Covid-19 vaccines intended for your employees and their family members and, much more, your liberality to donate doses thereof for the marginalized will play a vital role in attaining our objective of immunizing all Nagueños as soon as possible,” Legacion said in his speech.


Armando, the younger brother of Engr. Emeterio Aman, former MNCCI president and now the chairman of the Metro Naga Water District board, said that one of the recent partnerships that his group has established is with the Office of the Vice President and the provincial office of the Department of Trade and Industry.


The collaboration has made possible the efficient distribution of shared service facilities to farmers in the rural areas of Metro Naga, several towns in Partido area, the municipality of Libmanan, and the province’s first district.


He said a business advisory council within the MNCCI will also be created to assist traders looking for solutions to their problems especially those whose operations were badly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.