“Economic Prosperity to whole nation and alleviate poverty”
“To devote time, talent and resources to projects that will contribute to the country’s economic, social cultural development.”
Goals / Objectives
• To cooperate with the Philippine Government in the implementation of its national policies;
• To foster and encourage the development and growth of trade industries in the Philippines;
• To promote the integration of local Chinese community into the mainstream of Philippines body politic
• To correct trade abuses;
• To create and maintain higher standards in business dealings trade organizations in the Philippines, irrespective of nationality or religion;
• To compile, translate and study laws affecting its members and guide them properly in the observance of such laws;
• To cultivate, promote and enhance friendly relations between Filipinos and Chinese in general and between Filipino and Chinese merchants in particular; and
• To conduct and maintain educational, charitable and social welfare projects.
Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc.
Presentation of scale model of the two-classroom school building under “Operation: Barrio Schools” to President Benigno S. Aquino III during the oath taking ceremony of FFCCCII officers at Malacañan Palace
The Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) was established in 1954 by leaders of the Filipino-Chinese community who were inspired by the late Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay to organize a cohesive organization that can render greater support to the government.
Today, more than sixty years after its founding, FFCCCII continues to be recognized as a partner in nation-building and the voice of the Filipino-Chinese community.
FFCCCII is a non-stock, non-profit corporation. As the largest organization of Filipino-Chinese businessmen, the Federation brings together under one roof chambers of commerce and business and trade associations from National Capital Region, Northeastern Luzon, Northwestern Luzon, Central Luzon, Southern Luzon, Bicol, Eastern Visayas, Cebu-Bohol, Occidental & Oriental Negros, Panay, Northern Mindanao, Southern Mindanao, and Southwestern Mindanao.
Sixteen Committees take charge of specific areas of concern, namely: Trade and Industry Committee, External Affairs Committee, Industrial Relations Committee, Tax and Business Advocacy Committee, Ways and Means Committee, Welfare Committee, Arbitration Committee, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, Organization Committee, Education and Culture Committee, Social Responsibility Project Committee, Youth and Integration Committee, Media and Public Information Committee, Property Management Committee, Special Projects Committee, and Science and Information Technology Committee.
The Federation is deeply involved in the economic, social, civic, and cultural life of the nation. In keeping with its deep commitment to serve the Filipino nation, the Federation has undertaken various advocacies and a broad range of activities.
Trade and investment missions. FFCCCII conducts trade, investment and goodwill missions to other countries to gain market access at a business-to-business level. The Federation forms partnerships and cooperation with international chambers of commerce and business organizations to strengthen market ties and bring in much needed investments to the Philippines.
FFCCCII encourages investments in the Philippines in various fields such as agriculture, tourism, mining, energy, information and communications technology services, and other competitive industries.
FFCCCII corporate officers’ meeting with Senate President Franklin Drilon
Courtesy visit to House of Representatives Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, Jr.
Promotion of business and entrepreneurship growth. The Federation actively promotes the growth of entrepreneurship by implementing and supporting projects for the development and competitiveness of micro, small and medium enterprises. The Federation provides free seminars, workshops and symposia on entrepreneurship, productivity improvement and other topics to encourage the setting up of more businesses and improve company performance.
13th ASEAN Overseas Chinese Entrepreneurs Conference held in Yunnan, China
FFCCCII officers with Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno at the Manila Overseas Press Club Forum
“Buy Pinoy, Save Jobs”. The “Buy Pinoy, Save Jobs” movement was launched by FFCCCII to encourage Filipinos to patronize locally produced products and services. It aims to save and create jobs; advance consumer welfare; encourage more local and foreign investments; combat smuggling and promote our local industries.
Tax and business advocacy. The Federation organizes taxpayers’ seminars on tax policies and encourages businesses to comply with tax laws and regulations. Information about tax regulations are regularly disseminated to the public through newspaper publications, posters and printed materials.
“Symposium on Tax Compliance 101” conducted at Federation Center in cooperation with BIR Revenue Region 6 Manila
Opening Ceremony of ‘Labor Day Job Fair’ organized by Department of Labor and Employment at PICC
Industrial relations. To disseminate information on labor policies, laws and regulations, FFCCCII conducts free labor-related seminars to the public and businesses. FFCCCII also supports the Job Fairs conducted by the Department of Labor and Employment to match job seekers with available jobs.
Peace and order. FFCCCII has successfully mobilized its membership and the Filipino-Chinese community in projects that help maintain peace and order to ensure an environment conducive to business growth. The Federation works in partnership with law enforcement agencies and the community in fighting criminality by promoting vigilance, better coordination and cooperation.
Conferment of Certificate of Commendation to Manila Police District officers who arrested a suspect in a homicide case
“Outstanding Contribution Awards” conferred to FFCCCII
Overseas Chinese Service Center. In 2014, the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China designated FFCCCII as Overseas Chinese Service Center to provide assistance to Chinese nationals on various matters. Also in the same year, FFCCCII ranked first among 10 recipients of the “Outstanding Contribution Awards” which was conferred during the 7th Conference for Friendship of Overseas Chinese Associations in Beijing, China. The awardees were cited for their contribution to their respective countries and local community; promoting assimilation; active participation in government programs; promoting culture; and safeguarding the people’s interest.
Naturalization and immigration. The Federation has assisted in facilitating several applications for the naturalization of Chinese born in the Philippines pursuant to Republic Act 9139. It likewise assists Chinese nationals who have Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR) I-card make their annual report to the Bureau of Immigration.
Orientation Dialogue on Fire Safety Inspection
Dialogue on proposed legislative bills on immigration and social integration
Science and Technology. FFCCCII supports science and technology development, young Filipino inventors, and the propagation of locally developed technologies which industries may tap for possible application.
Youth and Integration. Recognizing the role of the youth in nation-building, FFCCCII implements programs to promote youth development and entrepreneurship. The Federation holds dialogue with Chinese immigrants about Philippine laws to ensure their compliance to business policies and regulations.
Arbitration. To maintain harmony and goodwill in the Filipino-Chinese community, and prevent costly court proceedings, the Federation mediates and settle business or commercial disputes or differences referred by member organizations.
Culture and Heritage. To promote cultural understanding, FFCCCII undertakes activities during historical and special events such as Chinese New Year, Filipino Heritage Festival, Philippine Independence Day, Filipino-Chinese Friendship Day, and others.
Flagraising and Wreathlaying at Rizal Monument in celebration of Philippine Independence Day
FFCCCII President Angel Ngu and former President Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the ‘Mandarin Language Enhancement Program’
Chinese language education. To make Filipino students globally competitive, the Federation continues to bring into the country volunteer teachers from China to enhance Chinese language teaching in Filipino-Chinese schools and government agencies such as Bureau of Immigration and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority.
FFCCCII has also gone above and beyond as a business organization with its strong involvement in social development to advance the well-being of our fellow Filipinos through various projects.
“Operation: Barrio Schools.” Started in 1961, this ongoing flagship project of the Federation involves the donation of two-classroom school buildings to public schools across the country. More than 5,000 barrio schools, or a total of more than 10,000 classrooms, have been constructed out of donations from the officers and members of the Federation and benevolent organizations, families and individuals in the Filipino-Chinese community.
“Operation: Barrio Schools” turnover ceremony at Oogong Elementary School, Sta. Cruz, Laguna
Signing Ceremony for FFCCCII’s scholarship program for Bachelor of Secondary Education students
Special Assistance for Education (SAFE) and FFCCCII-Metrobank Foundation “Share A Gift of Education II” (SAGE II). To provide educational assistance to a greater number of bright but underprivileged students in Filipino-Chinese schools, FFCCCII implements the SAFE scholarship program, and has also partnered with Metrobank Foundation for the SAGE II program.
“Libreng Gamutan” Medical and Dental Missions. Through its medical missions, FFCCCII provides medical and dental services and free medicines to indigent patients. Since the 1960s, the Federation and its local chapters have rendered these free services with the help of volunteer physicians, dentists and nurses. FFCCCII has also added a Mobile Clinic bus that provides free X-ray, ultrasound and ECG services to indigent patients.
“Libreng Gamutan” Medical Mission
Relief operation in coordination with office of Vice President Jejomar Binay
Volunteer fire brigades. In the 1960s, the Federation initiated the establishment of volunteer fire brigades to augment government firefighting efforts. Since then, Filipino-Chinese communities all over the country followed this example and organized their own volunteer firefighting brigades.
Relief operations. In times of natural calamities and disasters, the Federation and its chapters are among the first to extend relief assistance in coordination with local government units. Food, clothing, medicines and other immediate needs are delivered to calamity victims at the soonest time.
The Federation’s various projects mirror the ever-widening range participation of its members in nation building and commitment in fulfilling its tradition of service.
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