The birth of the Federation in March 1954, was inspired by the late President Ramon Magsaysay who, shortly after his election in 1953, met with the leaders of the local Chinese community and appealed to them to organize a more compact association that could render greater support to his government and further strengthen the existing ties of friendship between the Filipinos and the Chinese in the Philippines.
Stirred to action by President Magsaysay’s unprecedented appeal, the leaders of the various Chinese chambers of commerce and trade associations throughout the country convened at the Manila Hotel in a historic convention in March 1954 and organized the Federation of Chinese Chambers of Commerce in the Philippines. The founding President of the Federation was Mr. Yu Khe Tai.
Later, it was renamed Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce to make it more reflective of the citizenship of its actual members, which is that of Filipinos and Chinese alike. Later, it was renamed Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. to mirror the broadening range of participation of its members in the national economy.
Men of vision, dedication and integrity from the Chinese-Filipino community have provided the needed leadership and direction for the Federation. Through multifarious acts of charity, compassion, and humanity over the years, the Federation has transformed itself into one of the leading organizations in the country today, very deeply involved not only in the economic but, more importantly, in the civic, social and cultural life of our nation.
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Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Inc.
|The Federation Leadership|
|1954-1962||President||Mr. Yu Khe Tai|
|1962-1966||President||Mr. Santos Chua Haw Ko|
|1966-1970||President||Mr. Ralph Nubla|
|1970-1974||President||Mr. Antonio Roxas Chua|
|1974-1976||President||Mr. Yao Shiong Shio|
|1977-1980||President||Mr. Leonardo K. Ty|
|1981-1985||President||Mr. Ralph Nubla (Chairman Emeritus)|
|1985-1987||President||Mr. Johnny Cheng|
|1987-1991||President||Mr. Domingo Lee|
|1991-1993||President||Mr. Yao Eng Hue|
|1993-1997||President||Mr. Jimmy T. Tang|
|1997-1999||President||Mr. Vicente O. Yu, Sr.|
|1999-2001||President||Dr. Lucio C. Tan (Chairman Emeritus)|
|2001-2002||President||Mr. Benjamin Chua|
|2002-2003||President||Mr. John K.C. Ng|
|2003-2005||President||Dr. Robin C. Sy|
|2005-2007||President||Dr. Francis Chua|
|2007-2009||President||Dr. John K. Tan|
|2009-2011||President||Dr. Alfonso A. Uy|
|2011-2013||President||Mr. Tan Ching|
|2013-2015||President||Dr. Alfonso G. Siy|
|2015-2017||President||Mr. Angel Ngu|
|2017-2019||President||Mr. Domingo H. Yap|
|2019-2021||President||Dr. Henry Lim Bon Liong|