Friday, November 17, 2006

“Deal or no Deal?” DCCCII not keen on deciding PCCI issue yet

The Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Incorporated is not yet enthusiastic about reconsidering their decision to disaffiliate with the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

“I have not yet met the Board of Trustees of the Davao Chamber after I met with PCCI officials headed by president Donald Dee,” DCCCII president lawyer Bienvenido Cariaga told Mirror yesterday.

Dee, along with other PCCI officials met with Cariaga after Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte brokered a talk between the two parties. Duterte was hoping that they can patch things up after DCCCII declared its disaffiliation from PCCI last month.

PCCI Mindanao officials headed by newly installed Area Vice President Estrellita Juliano-Tamano earlier said they are inviting the DCCCII again to join and recognize the latter as the biggest chamber in Mindanao.

“We will welcome them with open arms; past is past and we have to move on and act for the betterment of Mindanao,” Tamano said. She also said the new PCCI Mindanao officers are ready to work to unite a fragmented Mindanao business group.

Cariaga however said Tamano’s group has not made any attempt to talk to them or contact them before or even after they had the press conference in the city last Wednesday.

“It’s good that they want us to affiliate with them again but I was just wondering why they did not call on us while they were in Davao if they really wanted to reconcile,” he said.

Cariaga said it is still too soon to call a Board Meeting and discuss the reconciliation offer made by PCCI considering what happened between the two chambers.

It seems that no deal has yet been resolved between the two chambers as the DCCCII still claims that PCCI failed to conduct a consultation while the latter still claims they have done everything possible to conduct a consultation.

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