Binay, Poe, Roxas to
face PHL’s largest business group
By Kris M.
MANILA, Oct. 23 (PNA) -- Candidates for presidential polls in 2016
including Vice President Jejomar Binay, Senator Grace Poe, and former
Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas are set to face members of
the country’s largest business organization, Philippine Chamber of Commerce
and Industry (PCCI).
PCCI launched on Friday the 41st Philippine Business Conference (PBC) that
will be held on Oct. 26 to 27 at the Marriot Hotel in Newport City Complex,
The business group will gather the 2016 presidentiables for them to state
their economic platforms.
Another aspirant for the highest government position, Senator Miriam
Defensor Santiago, is also invited to join Binay, Poe, and Roxas. PCCI,
however, said the lawmaker has yet to confirm her attendance for the PBC.
PCCI President Alfredo M. Yao said the PBC is a platform of the business
community to pitch resolutions on key economic issues.
Yearly, PBC comes up with set of recommendations and resolutions that will
be submitted to the Philippine President.
The PCCI this year will submit resolutions to President Benigno S. Aquino
III tackling issues of economic policies such as fast-tracking Customs
Modernization and Tariff Act, Tax Incentives Management and Transparency
Act, Build-Operate-Transfer Law amendments, Foreign Investment Negative List
amendments, creation of Department of Information, Communication and
Technology; improvement of infrastructure and transportation systems; faster
implementation of government projects; improving business climate; and
pushing for trade facilitation, among others.
With the 41st PBC theme of ‘One Global Filipino: Synergies in Partnerships
for Global Competitiveness’, Yao stressed the need to strengthen partnership
between public and private sectors to further push the growth of the
Philippine economy. (PNA)