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first_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH protests Chinese boat swarm, warship passage PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension Baybayin revival makes native PH history hip Painters refuse to go quietly MOST READ Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements WHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccine The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) has taken a stronger initiative in establishing relationships with foreign chambers based in the country to encourage more investments.Aside from holding trade missions, their thrust is to increase the inflow of information to different chambers based here, said CCCI president Lito Maderazo during yesterday’s general membership meeting at the City Sports Club.ADVERTISEMENT View comments “The strategy now is to strengthen relationships with these different chambers like the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines with whom we recently signed a partnership as well as the Norwegian and Australian chambers,” Maderazo said.Recently, Norwegian Ambassador Knut Solem showed the Cebu Chamber officials what opportunities his country can offer Cebu businessmen.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPalace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike“They already have $240 billion worth of investments here. They’re into energy, mining and maritime industry employing our seafarers,” Maderazo said.He said CCCI has committed to share and exchange more information with the Norwegian embassy. The CCCI is also focusing on reconstruction efforts next year to continue to provide assistance to typhoon victims.Consul Antonio Chiu said that the chamber continues to extend help to distressed areas in northern Cebu and is raising their needs with foreign organizations that are willing to help in the reconstruction effortsMaderazo said members in the construction industry have also committed to extend discounts to donors engaged in the reconstruction campaign.During yesterday’s general membership meeting, 70 new companies joined the CCCI, increasing the list to 719, said Melanie Ng, CCCI vice president for membership.Read Next Major Norwegian companies with presence in Cebu include British Armour and Timex.MORE STORIESnewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipnewsinfoMartial law in Negros? Military taking cue from local execsMORE STORIESnewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipnewsinfoMartial law in Negros? Military taking cue from local execs“They are keen on the BPO industry here,” Maderazo said.With many fishermen also affected with the supertyphoon Yolanda, Maderazo said the Norwegian Embassy is in close contact with the Cebu provincial government to provide assistance to fishing communities.“They are willing to provide technical assistance to our fishermen like building stronger and more typhoon-resilient fishing boats. These are the kind of partnerships that we would like to foster,” Maderazo said.PARTNERSHIPADVERTISEMENT Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike PBA: Rain or Shine overcomes San Miguel, McCullough’s 51 to avert sweep LATEST STORIES Locsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegelast_img read more