Davao City chamber bolts PCCI; PCCI VP for Mindanao, governors resign en masse
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 October) — Davao’s business chamber has bolted the
Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) in protest of the latter’s
alleged unilateral decision to reduce the number of Mindanao’s regional
chambers, a move that also prompted the PCCI Vice President for Mindanao and
all PCCI governors in Mindanao to resign en masse.
DCCCII president Bienvenido Caraga, who read the chamber’s official statement
before the press, said the breakaway, effective today, October 19, is due to
PCCI’s alleged “unilateral implementation” of a reconfiguration and reduction
of Mindanao’s eight regional chambers into five.
The PCCI national board in its September 18 meeting, reduced the number,
allegedly based on a report from a certain Eric Cruz, who earlier led a
fact-finding team to Mindanao.
The eight chamber regions in Mindanao are Northern Mindanao, Northwestern
Mindanao, Western Mindanao-Zamboanga Peninsula, Western Mindanao (Basilan,
Sulu, Tawi-Tawi), Southern Mindanao (South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat),
Southeastern Mindanao (Davao region), Central Mindanao, and Caraga (Agusan
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