Today is International Migrant Workers Day. We salute the vital contribution of our Overseas Filipino Workers particularly the all important remittances that keep our economy afloat.
Yet more must be done to protect and promote migrant workers rights. Governments, employers and civil society groups must join hands to advance the many recommendations adopted during the 2nd Global Forum on Migration and Development held in Manila last October.
This Sunday and Monday, I will be in Cebu to meet OFW leaders to promote savings mobilization for alternative investments.
Here are the new officers of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. for next year:
Chair – Atty. Domingo T. Duerme
President – Simeon P. Marfori II
Executive VP – Nelia C. Tumarao
VP for Trade & Commerce – Alberto M. Soriano
VP for Agribusiness – Evelyn G. Lavina
VP for Professional & Service Ventures – Corazon Mae M. Baylon
VP for Industry – Napoleon M. Liloc
Corporate Secretary – Dr. Ma. Lourdes G. Monteverde
Corporate Treasurer – Patrick John D. Castro
Trustees – Atty. Bienvenido D. Cariaga, Atty. Enrique M. Diola, John Y. Gaisano, Jr., Sofronio M. Jucutan, Vicente T. Lao and Myrna P. Valdez
Thanks for more Christmas cheers from James Lee, Councilor Pilar Braga, Simeon Gonzales of Lakpue Group of Companies, Knights of Columbus brother Manny Malin, and Bishop George Rimando.