FFCCCII Supports Appointment of Frederick Go, Hopeful for Peace in Asia & PH Economic Growth


The Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) supports President Bongbong Marcos‘ strategic appointment of Frederick Go.

Go was recently appointed as Secretary of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President for Investment and Economic Affairs (OSAPIEA); viewed as a pivotal step towards fostering increased domestic and foreign investments for the Philippine economy.

Dr. Cecilio K. Pedro, President of FFCCCII, voiced his support for Mr. Go, stating: “We at FFCCCII support President Marcos’ appointment due to his proven competence, leadership, and commendable track record as a dynamic businessman who played a key role in building a robust business. His application of a private sector viewpoint can expedite Philippine development, particularly in attracting manufacturing investments. It is noteworthy that Go’s late uncle, the revered industrial icon and philanthropist John L. Gokongwei, Jr., held the esteemed position of FFCCCII Honorary Executive Adviser.

Frederick Go FFCCCII
Dr. Cecilio K. Pedro, President of Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Inc. or FFCCCII

In elucidating FFCCCII‘s perspective, Dr. Pedro underscores the government’s acknowledgment of the pivotal role played by the private business sector, especially in the face of current global economic uncertainties.

Dr. Pedro further articulated the business sector’s hope: “We hope to reiterate the urgent request of the business sector for the government to pursue peaceful relations with our neighbors, ensuring a conducive environment for investments to continue flowing into our country.

FFCCCII has responded positively to the establishment of a dedicated advisory office under Mr. Go’s stewardship, “considering it an additional avenue for effective communication between the national government and the private sector, facilitating the resolution of pertinent issues”.

Dr. Pedro also emphasized: “We at FFCCCII view the appointment of Frederick Go as a proactive approach towards fortifying the symbiotic relationship and partnership between the private sector and the government, working collaboratively for robust, inclusive, and sustainable Philippine economic growth.

Frederick Go FFCCCII
Dr. Cecilio K. Pedro, President, FFCCCII

Dr. Pedro added: “March 2024 also marks the 70th anniversary of FFCCCII, and this dynamic nationwide business umbrella, encompassing 170 Filipino Chinese chambers of commerce and diverse business associations, reaffirms our dedication dedicated to progressive economic advocacies and philanthropic endeavors.

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Jonel Uy

Jonel Uy is the Managing Director of Good News Manila (GNM). He is a Social Media Consultant and Digital Marketer at DigitalCircles, a social media and influencer marketing agency, Jonel also teaches IT at a local college in the Philippines and is the founder of BloggerManila.com and SeatsForTwo.com, among others.


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