LAGAWE, Ifugao – Some 43 micro-small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the different parts of the province have comprised the initial roster of members of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) Ifugao Chapter in order to expand the growing members of the PCCI Cordillera regional chapter.
Jonathan Cuyahon, PCCI Ifugao Chapter president, said the initial membership of the organization shows the interest of local entrepreneurs to actively participate in the advocacy of the group for the establishment of a robust economy in the province and the existence of business-friendly policies of the concerned local governments.
“One of our major thrusts in the chapter is to empower local entrepreneurs to be members of PCCI in order to have a bolder voice of the business community in the crafting of economic policies by the different local governments,” Cuyahon stressed.
The new PCCI official disclosed the officers and interested members will be going around the province to recruit members which will be subject for confirmation during their regular meeting this March so that the group will be able to establish a directory of members who will be tapped in the municipalities to represent the group in their areas of jurisdiction.
According to him, membership to the organization is voluntary but the benefits to the members would be enormous in the sense that rights of businessmen will be considered in the crafting of business-friendly politics in the different municipalities.
Among the initial members of the PCCI Ifugao chapter include Paula Mae Buhong Construction; St. John Bakeshop; Alfalfa Construction; Bugan Construction; Ifugao State University Employees Multipurpose Cooperative; Mila’s Bakeshop and Canteen; J. Law Food Service; The Gazebo Garden Restaurant; Sanaferidge Agri/Aqua Farms; Verdant Mt. Hardware and General Merchandise; Verdant Mountain Construction; Land Bank of the Philippines; Morris Eufrocina Building; Wigan.com Enterprises; RCB General Merchandise; Coffee Research Development Institute (CORDI); Bulayungan Law Office; JC Supply Master, Inc.; Corsa Builders; Ifugao Global Entrepreneurs Multipurpose Cooperative (IGEMCO); Imipugo Hardware; Joyce Store and Agrivet Supply; Marcia-Joi Construction; AMC Waterlife-water Refilling Station; Roadtech Arts and Enterprise; Carlyz Construction; Carlyz Enterprises; Mabrak Construction; Flashback Photo Center; Debbi’s Agro Trading; Manghi’s Restaurant & Enterprise; Ohayami Trans; New Hairgraphic Salon; LT Pharmacy; Dugyon Hardware; Debbie’s Market Market; Phranaret Construction; Ibulao, Ibulao Bed and Breakfast; St. Bernadette Medical Clinic; Social Action Development Center; Lagawe Highlands Rural Bank, Inc. (Bangko Lagawe); Kenro Boutique and MBI Financing.
Cuyahon expressed confidence that the group will be able to achieve a significant increase in the number of its members because of the commitment of its officers that PCCI Ifugao Chapter will be the voice of the business community in the province, especially in the crafting of economic policies that will be beneficial to the overall growth and development of the local governments.