Monday, October 27, 2008

2008 MOCHA Awardee for Mindanao

Im back from Manila and to the blogworld. And above all else that i am about to post from my Manila trip, i would like to dedicate this come back post to my ever beloved organization to which i devote my entire career life.

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...

38 comments:

salingPUSA said...

been waiting for this one....for the past few months that we have been exchanging comments, I felt that I know you but I don't know you at the same time. Now I learned a few more things about the Islander. Sa Surigao Chamber Of Commerce ka pala work ha. Man, your big. And no wonder why you travel to many places.


Congratulations sa award. I am sure everybody worked hard for that. And just like any work well done, you deserve it.

Sorry kung masyado akong naging pressure ha.keke

Dakilang Islander said...

wow! kaya pala tahimik ka busy pala sa red carpet.. di ka ba kinakasal nyan sa last pic? heheh

unsa nga version ang adobe nimo? paglightroom naa ko daghan nga code..heheh pag CS3 pwd ko ngayo sa migo nako diri..

Curbside Puppet said...

mabuhi ang mga suyigawnon!

the donG said...

congratulations! astig ah. gold nga din ang tingin ko sa trophy na hawak mo.

good job!

veta said...

congrats sa Surigao Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) !!! also to you. surigaonons pride na naman yan.. u look gud with ur barong tagalog huh, parang ikakasal;-) pahawak naman nan trophy nijo hehehe

Backpacker said...

estikikoy piong, mukhang tao lagi kaw sa imo barong haha. amora kaw kaslon sa imo barong. amora dili trophy imo gigunatan, halad sa misa man jaun. joke. lol

Ishna Probinsyana said...

Hay nakooo. Basta next time ha?? =)) Congrats sa award senyo. And yeeeeesss. nakabarong! kagalang galang!!

Bry said...

congrats :)

kahit wala akong alam sa mga chamber of commerce na yan. hehee

bigtime :)

the spool artist said...

conratulations pare... at sana inaward ka rin na Best in Barong. Hehehe.

cheers!

RJ said...

Congratulations!

Isa kang bayaning Pilipino! Ipagpatuloy!

onatdonuts said...

yeah! I thought you're working for ACE DURANO! hahaha dahil yan sa mala-travel show mong blog. Yun pala Chamber of Commerce ka pala nagtatrabaho... sosyal hahaha big time! hahaha

we'll wait for your next post ;-)

Ailecgee said...

Congratulations to you, respectable young man! Our country needs more of your kind! Keep up the good work for Surigao Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Mabuhay!

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marikenya said...

huwaw! naka-barong ka! naka-barong ka o! tignan mo, naka-barong ka!

ayaw ni bronx ng ganyan! nyahahaha!

i'm happy for you chamber's friend. :)

sv ni beth, in fairness daw ha... not fair! hahaha!

The Islander said...

@tonyo.. haha ganun ba yon? you can define me by just looking at my face. nyaha. in the crowd, i am the equalizer.

and im not big. if you get to know my background youll know im just an unfortunate gold digger in red and a desperate worker from hell. *iisa pa lamang* hehe

thank you sa mga bati!

The Islander said...

@dakilang islander.. haha mukhang ikinasal lang noh? pag nakita mo yung pics ko sa intramuros, aakalain mo na namang multo sa kasagsagan ng gyera. hehehe.

murag nagcomment na ko sa imong comment box about photoshop. CS2 man ni nakabutang diri.

The Islander said...

@curbside prophet.. tengkyu. suyigawnon gajud??? haha.


@dong.. thank you.


@veta.. thank you. hehe. you can grab it from our office. this also goes opkors to our fellow surigaonons whom we are working for and who inspires us.


@faye.. amo na ini kuman. cge lamang, tamaya ra ko. salig kay pobre ra ko. hahaha. amo man faye! tug-an ko kaw, tagbiay-biay nimo amo award.

The Islander said...

@ishna.. wahaha leche talaga kayong lahat. bat puro kantyaw natatanggap ng barong ko? hmpf!

oo next time. kasi naman ang layo nung quezon av sa moa eh. e limited budget ako aside from the fact na medyo nangangapa pa ko sa pagcocommute. ayoko na kay taxi. piniperahan lang ako. haha.

The Islander said...

@bry.. tengkyusumats. at di po bigtime. poor lang po.


@spool artist.. haha. andaming naggagandahang barong that time. yung sakin pang aliping sagigilid lang. hehe.


@rj.. salamats.

The Islander said...

@onat.. haha wala lang trip trip lang yang mga trips na yan. pangpawi pagod. at mas bigtime si Sec. Durano kasi sya may hawak ng mayon, pinatubo, atbp. sa patag, sa tubig, sa alapaap.. may nag iisang dyosa. si sec durano. hehe.


@beng.. thank you po. that was just a very inspiring comment.

The Islander said...

@marikenya.. wahaha ayup ka talaga melanie. wag nyo nang pagdiskitaan hang haking barong. at si bronx.. nagbarong sya nung kasagsagan ng mindanao business conference this year. pero mantakin mong nagshorts lang sya sa isang seminar namin dun. nyahaha astig!

at si ate beth.. kelan pa naging fair yan?! dahil sa mga pinagsasabi nyang yan, wala akong ireretong bigtime sa kanya. instead na malaking isda, bibigyan ko lang sya ng isang gahiganteng janitor fish sa ilog ng marikina. hehehehehe

nat said...

(ulit, di tumalab yung unang comment)

uuy, naka-barong para tuloy tao. hahahahaha. joke lang po mayor.

congratulations sa award!!

alex said...

pogi in barong!

krishA said...

wow, you look good in the barong firstly. hehe

secondly amazing awards. congtulations :)

fye said...

naks naman! galeng ni jp! congrats, congrats! you look kagalang-kagalang in the barong, dude.

what can i say, keep those awards coming po! :)

Allen Yuarata said...

dakila! dakila! congratulations! What an honor for you!

Raft3r said...

congratulations, man!!!

BURAOT said...

ganda nung piktyur mo na me plaque tol. para kang bagong gradweyt!

congrats!

.::. Vanny .:. said...

aba. napadpad ka pala d2 sa manila, di ko alam.

anw, congrats! =)

Ferdz said...

Nag lakwatsa ka pala sa Manila hehe. I'll be doing my rounds in Mindanao startin end of the month :D Congratulations for the awards

acey said...

whee. congratulations! rubbing elbows with the big tita glo. :D great work, man.

ps: i really, really LOVE the filipino barong men's wear. so pretty!

Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

congrats pards! galing galing!

bena said...

WOW! Congratulations! You guys definitely deserve it. I bet words aren't enough to express how you felt getting the plaque on hand.. Congrats ayo and more power to your org! Cheers bai! ;)

The Islander said...

@jolonat.. buti nalang at ginawa mong mayor. buti di mo naisipang gawin akong patay. hehe


@alex..
@krisha..
@fye..
@allen..
@rafter..
@everlito.. TENGKYUSUMATS!!!


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The Islander said...

@buraot.. hahaha dami nyong naiisip sa picture ah. buti nalang talaga di nyo ko pinatay. haha.


@vanny.. oo nga eh. wala man lang akong nameet na blogger. hehe. kakahiya rin kasi makipagmeet. haha.


@ferdz.. cge po sir. sabihin nyo lang kung anong maipaglilingkod ko. i insist you really visit Suhoton Cove in Siargao Islands. Youll love it there. It is an amazing paradise. Very solemn. And i terribly miss it. Haha.

The Islander said...

@acey.. hay nakers, wala akong interes kay tita glo. haha. makailang beses ko na ring nasilayan ang kanyang kapandakan at nakashake hands ang mumuntin nyang mga kamay, pero alaws charm. isa syang syubis. kaya ayoko sa kanya. (kasi ayaw nya rin sakin)


@bena.. tengkyu bro. youre right indescribable feelings. hehe

Lionheart : Richard the Adventurer said...

Hehe :) Naks naman... SI President GMA pa ang andun... COngrats! :)

Cybercesz said...

wow...congrats sa award!!!

estan said...

sikata uy!