“We are forming local chapters…promoting the advantages of being a member, ….and provide business opportunities for our members,”
DINALUPIHAN, Bataan – The Bataan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (BACCII) officials led by Amanda Battad on Thursday morning visited the office of the municipal mayor here, Ms. Maria Angela “Gila” S. Garcia, and discussed the details in forming a local chapter of the chamber.
“We are forming local chapters of BACCII in all towns of Bataan. We are promoting the advantages of being a member. We want to help and assist the local entrepreneurs and provide business opportunities for our members,” Battad told 1Bataan.com.
Registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 25, 1991 BACCII is a voluntary organization representing the business community, uniting the efforts of business and professional individuals to ensure a healthy social and economic base to benefit the entire community. At present, business owners said Dinalupihan has a “very bullish” business climate. Big companies such as McDonald’s, SM Savemore and Puregold recently opened their branches in this fast-rising town.
“At present meron na pong more than 800 registered businesses dito po sa aming bayan at maraming pa pong mga negosyo ang nagpahayag ng interest na magnegosyo sa aming bayan,” Mayor Gila, as she is fondly called by her friend and supporters, told the chamber officials.
Next month, an orientation for new members and election of officers are scheduled to be conducted by BACCII in coordination and assistance from the municipal government here.
Last year, Mayor Garcia acknowledged and awarded certificates of appreciation to the top 100 business owners in Dinalupihan for their continuous support for the progress and development of this town.
“Lahat po ng business owners ay padadalhan po namin ng imbitasyon para malaman nila ang mga advantages kung ikaw ay myembro ng BACCII,” Battad concluded.
Dinalupihan’s major industries specialize in the manufacture of “sawali” and torch, food processing, and tinapa (smoked fish) production. The town is also known for its agricultural produce such as palay, sugar cane, corn, root crops, legumes and fruits. Animal-raising like poultry and livestock is also a main source of livelihood for the town folk.
Emerging as one of the potential investment havens in the region, Dinalupihan is primarily suitable for agro-industrial investments due to its strategic location and rich agricultural produce.