Local officials of Southern Luzon joined the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) in rallying businessmen to seek new growth opportunities at the 27th South Luzon Area Business Conference at The Oriental Legazpi Hotel in Legazpi, Al- bay. The business conference with the theme ‘Boosting Business Competitiveness in South Luzon’ was held on Aug. 24 to 25 and was hosted by the Albay Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Science Park of the Philippines (SPPI) President Richard Albert Osmond led the open forum session on the first day of the conference which tackled the topic Addressing the Challenge of Competitiveness of Philippine Enterprises. Photo shows SPPI President and Laguna CCI President Richard Albert Osmond (top row left), PCCI president Ma. Alegria ‘Bing’ Sibal- Limjoco (front row, 3rd from left), PCCI Past President Samie Lim (2nd from left), PCCI Vice President for South Luzon Teresita Leabres, PCCI Regional Governor for Region 4 Juan Martin Barredo, PCCI Regional Governor for Region 5 Clarine Tobias, Albay Chamber President Rosemarie Quinto Rey, Chapter Presidents of Southern Luzon, and other PCCI officials leading the two – day conference with Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara, Albay 2nd District Rep. Joey Salceda (4th from left), and Legazpi City Mayor Noel Rosal.