Battad is also the owner of the famous Amanda’s processed fish business based in Balanga City that exports tinapa (smoked fish), tuyo (dried fish) and bagoong (shrimp paste) to different countries worldwide.
Philippine Vice President Jejomar Binay, House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, Senate Majority Floor leader Alan Peter Cayetano and Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Proceso Alcala were among the speakers from the government who graced the three-day occasion recently.
This year’s theme is “One. Global. Filipino. Unleashing the Tiger Economy Towards Integration, Growth and Economic Resiliency.”
“With a healthy fiscal position, manageable inflation, expanding exports, vigorous stock market, a financial system awash with cash, investment grade rating, strong fight against corruption, and continuing business and consumer confidence, the economy is expected to outperform most other economies in Asia,” Atty. Miguel Varela, PCCI president said.
Among the topics discussed were the “Philippine Tourism’s Growth Path: Hitting the 10-Million Mark” with the Department of Tourism’s Tourism Promotions Board Chief Operating Officer Domingo Ramon Enerio; and, “Securing Agriculture’s Bountiful Harvests: Regaining Our ASEAN Comparative Advantage” discussed by Alcala.
The “New Wave of Industrialization: Prospects for a Globally Integrated Philippine Economy” was also tackled with Undersecretary for Industry Development and Trade Policy of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Adrian Cristobal, Jr. as its resource speaker.
“Being a newbie president of our local business chamber in Bataan, it is always productive and exciting for me attending this annual conference where we can have new partners in our businesses here and abroad,” Battad told newsmen.