“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 Barrio School to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte
The Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. was established in Manila, Philippines in 1954. Since then, men of vision, dedication and integrity from the Filipino-Chinese community have provided the needed leadership and direction for the Federation. Through multifarious acts of charity, compassion, and humanity, the Federation has been deeply involved in the economic, civic, social and cultural life of our nation.
FFCCCII is a non-stock, non-profit corporation. As the largest organization of Filipino-Chinese businesses, the Federation brings together under one roof chambers of commerce 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 Committee, Youth and Integration Committee, Media and Public Information Committee, Property Management Committee, Special Projects Committee, and Science and Information Technology Committee.
The Federation’s membership is actively engaged in trading, manufacturing, service industry, and other economic activities thus, helping fuel the country’s engine of progress. Over the years, FFCCCII has undertaken a broad range of activities in keeping with its deep commitment to serve the Filipino nation.
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.
Vietnam-Philippines Business Forum
Trade 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, energy, information and communications technology services, and other competitive industries.
“Buy Pinoy, Save Jobs” is a movement launched by FFCCCII to encourage Filipinos to patronize locally produced products and services. It aims to save and create jobs; promote consumer welfare and our local industries; and encourage local and foreign investments.
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.
Courtesy Visit to Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III
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.
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III and Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez grace the “Labor Day Job Fair” Opening Ceremony in Davao City
Peace and order. FFCCCII has successfully mobilized its membership and the Filipino-Chinese community in projects to 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 and cooperation.
Turnover of equipment to PNP Regional Office
Overseas Chinese Service Center. An Overseas Chinese Service Center was established at FFCCCII in 2014 to provide assistance to Chinese nationals on various matters. In the same year, FFCCCII ranked first among 10 recipients of “Outstanding Contribution Awards” conferred during the 7th Conference for Friendship of Overseas Chinese Associations in Beijing, China. The award cites the contribution of awardees to the development of their countries.
The National Capital Region Police Office confers a Plaque of Recognition to FFCCCII
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 inquiry about their Alien Certificate of Registration I-card with the Bureau of Immigration.
FFCCCII officers with petitioners who took their oath of allegiance as naturalized Filipino citizens
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. On integration, the Federation holds dialogue with Chinese immigrants about Philippine laws to ensure their compliance to business policies and regulations.
FFCCCII officers join Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III during the “Alay-Lakad” walk for a cause for out-of-school youths
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.
Joint Celebration of 119th Philippine Independence Day and 16th Filipino-Chinese Friendship Day
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.
Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea leads the Opening Ceremony for the “Silk Road Painting and Calligraphy Exhibition” at Federation Center
Chinese language education. To make Filipino students globally competitive, the Federation continues to bring into the country volunteer educators from China to enhance Chinese language teaching in Filipino-Chinese schools as well as institutions such as Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and Duty Free Philippines.
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.
FFCCCII received the “Balikat ng Bayan” Award from Social Security System (SSS) for the third time in three consecutive years
“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 5,370 barrio schools, or a total of more than 10,740 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 Santa Rosa Del Norte Pasacao Municipal High School, Camarines Sur
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.
Donation of medicines and vitamins to Ospital ng Malabon
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.
Relief Operation for Tondo fire victims in coordination with the office of Former President Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada
Donation of Rehabilitation Center buildings. In November 2016, FFCCCII started a program which involves the donation of rehab center buildings that will serve as drug rehabilitation center in some local government units to show the Federation’s full support to the government’s intensified campaign against illegal drugs and help drug surrenderees on the path to rehabilitation.
President Rodrigo Duterte witnessed the Turnover Ceremony for the first FFCCCII Rehabilitation Center building located at Island Garden City of Samal, Davao del Norte
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.
貿易及投資考察。 商總組織貿易、投資及友好代表團到外國考察，並在商業層面上打入外國市場。 商總與多個外國商會及商業組織建立合作夥伴關係，來加強市場聯繫並為菲律濱招來所需要的投資項目。
促進商業及創業成長。 商總支持微型及中小型企業的發展和競爭，積極促進創業成長。 商總提供有關創業、改善競爭力及其他相關話題的免費講座、講習會或專題討論會，來鼓勵創立更多商業並改善我國競爭力。
“買國貨，創就業。” 商總推出“買國貨，創就業”運動來鼓勵菲律濱人購買本國生產的物品及服務。 它旨在拯救及創造工作機會；促進消費者利益；鼓勵更多國內外投資者；打擊走私及促進我國工業。
稅務宣傳。 商總組織納稅人稅務政策講座，並鼓勵企業遵守稅務法規及規則。 有關稅務規則的資訊，經常通過報紙、海報及印刷品散發給公眾。
勞工關係。 為了宣傳勞工政策、法律及規則，商總為公眾及企業舉辦免費勞工講座。 商總也支持並配合勞工講座。 商總也支持並配合勞工部的就業展，為尋找工作的人配對合適工作。
治安。 商總通過不同項目，成功動員其會員及整個華裔社區參與維持治安，來確保我們有一個合適的營商環境。 商總積極配合執法單位及社區，來對付犯罪分子，並宣傳警覺性、與警方更好地配合與合作。
華助中心。 在2014年，馬尼拉華助中心授予商總，為華僑華人提供各種協助。同年，第七屆世界華僑華人社團聯誼大會在中國北京召開， 10個海外華人團體獲得“華社之光”榮譽，商總是獲得此榮譽的團體之一。 10家海外華僑華人社團分別在回饋社會、促進融合、愛僑護僑、積極參政議政、維護權益、傳承文化、保障僑胞安全等方面作出突出貢獻。
歸化及移民。 商總協助許多在菲律濱出生的中國人，根據第9139號共和國法令，申請歸化入籍。 它同樣協助持有外僑登記證I-Card的中國公民，向移民局進行常年報到。
“農村校舍” 始於1961年，商總這個持續至今的旗艦項目，目的是在捐建有兩間課室的校舍給全國各地的公立學校。 商總、慈善組織、菲華社會的家庭和個人，多年來捐贈了超過5370座農村校舍，或超過10740間課室。
華校學生流失補助金（SAFE）及商總—首都銀行基金會“特別資助獎學金 (Share A Gift of Education II)。” 為了提供助學金給華校貧苦的優秀學生，商總推出華校學生流失補助金，同時配合首都銀行基金會推出“人才培養洎特別資助獎學金”項目。
義診贈藥。 通過其義診隊，商總為本地居民提供免費醫療及牙科服務。 從上世紀60年代開始，商總及它屬下的各地區商會，在義務醫生、牙醫及護士的協助下，提供這些免費服務。商總也添置了一輛移動診室巴士，可為本地居民提供免費照X光服務、超聲波及心電圖檢查。
志願消防隊。 在上世紀60年代，商總發起成立志願消防隊，來協助政府的救火工作。 從那時起，全國各地的菲華社區紛紛成立自己的志願防火會。
賑災。 當國家遭到天然災害襲擊時，商總及它屬下的各地區商會，往往是最先與地方政府協調，提供賑災救助工作的。 食物、衣物、藥品及其他必需品會在最短時間內，被分發給災區災民。 商總並於二O一二年聯合華社六個主要團體組織華社救災基金，以華社名譽投入救災工作。