The Surigao Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) just won the 2008 Most Outstanding Chamber Award for Mindanao, a prestigious award for business organizations conferred by no less than the Philippines' business giants and handed by the President of the Republic of the Philippines.
Working with other chambers nationwide, especially to the ones who have won it, i used to dream that someday we will have the recognition too. And last week i grabbed in my hands the plaque that engraved our organization as one of the best in the country. Finally. Though it appears in blue glass, i looked at it as gold. Lol.
Thanks to our very dynamic and innovative president who in 1-term time have made a remarkable difference since SCCI's debut in 1985 with his father, Dr. Josefino Miranda, as charter president. For my 6 years stay and for the 3 past presidents that i have gone, it just took a Johann Jake Miranda to bring recognition to the organization. Getting him to the SCCI brought him to various positions and capacities that stretches his knowledge as an advocate of change. He truly can move mountains. And in moving mountains, my helping hands should be engaged too. That's why for the past months and days, i seldom post entries.. my helping hands are off to implement projects and activities. Lol.
Acknowledgment also goes to our partner LGU (Surigao City) and our Civil Society Organization counterpart REACH Foundation. Also to the Mindanao Business Council, the Chambers of Commerce in Caraga, GEM-USAID, The Asia Foundation, and some others who have contributed to what SCCI is now.
I was just right to love the organization which even though unpopular to many but i never disown. If i was proud before, now nobody can be more prouder than i am.. the cog of the wheel.
And the 34th Philippines Business Conference that we have attended last week deserves our red carpet walk.. and pose...