New FCGCCI chief, Ramon Chuaying vows to develop SMEs

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The new president of the Filipino-Chinese General Chamber of Commerce Inc. (FCGCCI), Ramon Chuaying, vows to develop small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the organization’s 115th anniversary and 72nd induction rites in Parañaque City on Monday (November 18, 2019).

Chuaying said that he would like “to cultivate small and medium-sized entrepreneurs.”

“In my coming term, I hope to create better relationship and ties with government agencies for the Filipino-Chinese community [and] expand our educational and humanitarian effort,” the incoming FCGCCI chief said.

Great efforts are expected from every member of the chamber to push for the realization of their agenda, according to Chuaying.

“In order to achieve such endeavors , we must continue to break boundaries by expanding our connection and collaboration with more organizations,” he said as he urge the FCGCCI member to work with him hand in hand.

“With this new chapter ahead, I hope that we will continuously strive not [only] to improve existing projects, but also to innovate and implement newer initiatives to become stronger as a community,” he added.

Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez who was there in the event, he acknowledged the contributions of the Filipino-Chinese business community, noting that the chamber had participated in the country’s economic development through education, livelihood and job opportunities.

Lopez said that these helped boost the economy, which grew by 6.2 percent in the third quarter of 2019 from 6.0 percent year on year, driven by increased government spending and consumption.

The trade secretary pledged that more reforms would be enjoyed by the business sector as the government sought to amend the public service and retail trade laws to allow more foreign investors.

The FCGCCI Chairman Emeritus and inducting officer Dr. James Dy said that his organization would remain an ally of the government to further economic growth.

“We remain steadfast in serving the nation, the society and every Filipino,” he said.

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