26 Jan

DCCCII Board of Trustees and Members dine with FTSC Delegates

January 26, 2017 | by Mae Ivy Arielle Garcia

As part of their Strategic Planning Conference held in Davao City, the Foreign Trade Service Corps (FTSC) met with the officers and members of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (DCCCII) in a dinner meeting held last January 25, 2017 at the Marco Polo Hotel, Davao City.

Several local businessmen were invited to dine with the FTSC delegates and network to discover opportunities across nations. Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Assistant Secretary Cynthia Ricafort and DTI XI Regional Director Ma. Belenda Ambi was present to welcome the DCCCII officers and members.

Also present in the said meeting were DCCCII Officers and Board of Trustees- President Capt. Ronal C. Go; Executive Vice President Mr. Sofronio M. Jucutan; VP for Industry, Engr. Wilfred T. Teves; VP for Agribusiness, Ms. Teresita M. Pascual; Corporate Treasurer, Mr. Alvin M. Pinpin; and Trustees Mr. Bonifacio T. Tan; Mr. Antonio M. Ajero; and Mr. Arturo M. Milan.

The officers were also joined by Davao Chamber members- Mr. Remigio C. Garcia of Maduao Farms; Mr. Alan T. Pang of Metro Ace Innovplas Corp.; Mr. Eduard So of Davao Hog Farmers Association; Mr. Lloyd T. Serato and Dr. Rico Montecillo from Goldshine Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Lifarmco Corporation; Mr. John Joseph A. Bosquit of Mindanao Agriplus Corp.; Engr. Bonifacio Hernandez, Jr. of BF Industries, Inc.; Ms. Niña Herrera of DMI Medical Supply Co.; Mr. Edward P. Puyod of Philippine Greenfarm Development Corp.; and Mr. Ludevito S. Batilong of Anderlude Aqua Ventures.

During the dinner meeting, the Davao Chamber members and officers discussed market advantages with the commercial counselors from the different regions in the world, as well as possible expansion of the local businesses abroad. Inbound trade missions were also discoursed throughout the meeting.

The FTSC delegation is composed of commercial and trade attaches posted in different countries to promote trading between the Philippines and the world. They are present in 34 posts in 23 countries in Europe, the Middle East, North America, and Asia and the Pacific (DTI).

The main objective of the service corps is to bring local businesses to international markets by providing credible commercial intelligence and assisting in trade negotiations.

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