FFCCCII Supports Frederick Go Appointment, Hopeful for PH Economic Growth & Peace

The Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) supports the Philippine president’s strategic appointment of Frederick Go.

Go was recently appointed as Secretary of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President for Investment and Economic Affairs (OSAPIEA); viewed as a pivotal step towards fostering increased domestic and foreign investments for the Philippine economy.

Frederick Go FFCCCII

Dr. Cecilio K. Pedro, President of Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Inc. or FFCCCII

Dr. Cecilio K. Pedro, President of FFCCCII, voiced his support for Mr. Go, stating: “We at FFCCCII support President Marcos’ appointment due to his proven competence, leadership, and commendable track record as a dynamic businessman who played a key role in building a robust business. His application of a private sector viewpoint can expedite Philippine development, particularly in attracting manufacturing investments. It is noteworthy that Go’s late uncle, the revered industrial icon and philanthropist John L. Gokongwei, Jr., held the esteemed position of FFCCCII Honorary Executive Adviser.

In elucidating FFCCCII‘s perspective, Dr. Pedro underscores the government’s acknowledgment of the pivotal role played by the private business sector, especially in the face of current global economic uncertainties.

Dr. Pedro further articulated the business sector’s hope: “We hope to reiterate the urgent request of the business sector for the government to pursue peaceful relations with our neighbors, ensuring a conducive environment for investments to continue flowing into our country.

FFCCCII has responded positively to the establishment of a dedicated advisory office under Mr. Go’s stewardship, “considering it an additional avenue for effective communication between the national government and the private sector, facilitating the resolution of pertinent issues”.

Cecilio Pedro FFCCCII

Dr. Cecilio K. Pedro, President, FFCCCII

Looking ahead to the new year, Dr. Pedro conveyed: “FFCCCII welcomes 2024 with cautious optimism, coinciding with the auspicious ‘Year of the Dragon’ commencing on February 10, the Chinese Lunar New Year. Let us focus on unity, stability, continuous reforms, working for peace with all our neighboring countries in order to attract more foreign direct investments and tourists”.

Dr. Pedro added: “March 2024 also marks the 70th anniversary of FFCCCII, and this dynamic nationwide business umbrella, encompassing 170 Filipino Chinese chambers of commerce and diverse business associations, reaffirms our dedication dedicated to progressive economic advocacies and philanthropic endeavors.

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