7th P’que business conference slated

As part of its program for fostering ties among its members and updating them on business developments, the Parañaque Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PqCCI) headed by its President Alex Flores set its 7th Business Conference for February 22, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Forum Hall of PAGCOR Parañaque.


Themed “2013 Beyond Survival”, the conference promises to give insights and forecasts that are essential to business success and development, likewise progress and growth of commerce and industry and the economy.


The topics that will be discussed in the meeting are as follows: “Political Governance: Changes and Challenges” which will be taken up by Parañaque Mayor Florencio Bernabe, Jr.; “2013: Prognosis on the State of the Philippine Economy” (by Atty. Miguel Varela, PCCI President); “There’s Gold in Goldilocks” (Ms. Lin Deres, Goldilocks Franchise Relations Manager); “Prosperity:  2013 and Beyond” (Dr. Carl Balita, Carl Balita Review Center);  “Strengthening Ethical Standards In Business Society” (Mr. Ramon Del Rosario, Chairman Integrity Initiative Makati Business Club);  “The Lure of Amusement Parks” (Ms. Cynthia Romero Mamon PhD., Vice President Smile Division& COO Enchanted Kingdom).


Other topics lined-up of discussion are, “Creating Relevance through Value Marketing” (Mr. Vicent Reyes, Managing Director, Executive Decisions, Inc., PMA President); “Need Cash?” (Mr. Roberto Borremeo, President, Finex Foundation for Entrepaneurship);  “Equitable Justice:  Fact or Fancy” (Atty. Moises Tolentino, Vice President, PIATCO);  and “Enhancing Local Governance” (Mr. Renato Brion, Regional Director, DILG-NCR).


Host city, Parañaque, under the administration of Mayor Jun Bernabe has come to develop a strong economy. With economic activity ignited in 2004, this city has consistently fared well financially and has since been included in the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) Top 10 Phil. Cities lists since 2006. “The four consistently richest cities in 2006 and 2007 were Quezon City, Makati, Manila and Pasig. The next two were alternately Paranaque and Davao.”, says an article entitled “The Top Cities, a Bias Towards Metro Manila?” which was written by then NSCB Secretary-General, Dr. Romulo A. Virola in http://www.nscb.gov.ph/headlines/StatsSpeak/2010/091310_rav_gjlc_pv_topcities.asp

The latest online posting derived from the 2009 (most recent) NSCB study in business websitehttp://www.pinoymoneytalk.com/philippines-city-per-capita-income/ lists Parañaque City in No. 5 position in the Top 10 Phil. Cities in terms of per capita income; in 8th spot on the basis of total income; and # 5 with regard to tax revenues. “Figures in the study indicate how effective and efficient the local government unit is in producing income. True, LGUs are not in the business of making money but the data show how efficient they are using their Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) – or budget allocated to them by the national government – and how productive their initiatives are in generating economic activity in the city.”, the report says.

For inquiries on and registration for the 7th Parañaque Business Conference, please call the PqCCI Secretariat at 826-1881 or 820-9853.


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