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Metro Naga Chamber Backs Summit on CAMSUR Partition

Business will not be fencesitter as province is partitioned

Naga City (May 2, 2011) — Metro Naga Chamber of Commerce and Industry fully supports the current move to organize and mount a sectoral summit that seeks broader private sector deliberations on the issues involved in the proposed partition of the province of Camarines Sur into two.

Private sector leaders, alongside the Ateneo de Naga Institute of Politics and the Masscom Arts and Affairs  spearhead the summit that takes place at the Madrigal Hall of the Ateneo de Naga University on May 21, 2011.

Philip Imperial, Metro Naga Chamber president said he sees nothing wrong with the move of some quarters that draws up public opinion and consensus directly from taxpayers themselves and the general public who we believe shall directly suffer from, or benefit from the proposed partition.

“The objectives of the summit to invoke active and broad private sector participation in governance jibes perfectly with the MNCCI own objectives and policy advocacies,” Imperial added.

“The Chamber members who are leading decision makers and business executives cannot afford to be mere fencesitters and stare blankly at some people partitioning their courtyards and backyards where their business operations and enterprises are taking place. In fact, I have commended the people who have undertaken this initiative, and readily accepted their invitation for the Chamber to participate in the summit,” Imperial further elaborated.

Several other Metro Naga Chamber members, including MNCCI past president Antonio Y. Concepcion, Beda Priela, and Nilo Aureus,  have already registered their attendance with the summit secretariat.

Aureus, owner of Goldprint Publishing House and publisher of The Bicol Mail, has enlisted his firms as cooperating agencies and has donated five giant tarpaulins for the summit full gala promo.

Imperial shall be one of the summit speakers representing not only the Metro Naga Chamber but the Central-River-Bay areas of the province. He will speak on the effects of the proposed partition on trade, commerce and industry, investments and the real estate development. He said he is conducting an exhaustive research in order to match the summit objective of “making this activity of significant sociopolitical value for the general good, especially for the generations to come.”