SCCI partners with media for "Kapihan Nan Surigao"
by Fryan E. Abkilan
Surigao City (August 7) -- After a long year of hibernation, the "Kapihan Nan Surigao" has finally been revived last Saturday, August 2, 2008.
Sponsored by the Surigao Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) and Growth with Equity in Mindanao (GEM) Foundation, the weekly discussion forum seeks to raise awareness and level of understanding among the Surigao community for Surigao's most significant issues.
Held at Hotel Tavern Surigao, the forum kicked-off with a signing of Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the SCCI led by its president Jake Miranda and partners in the local media led by Jun Clerigo of the Media Association of Surigao to make sure the sustainability of this initiative.
In the MOA, the SCCI will provide snacks and venue with appropriate sound and light system. Furthermore, SCCI will invite resource speakers for each event with the concurrence of the media partners.
Discussion on the local peace and order situation was the first topic. Invited guests during the forum were the officials of the PNP in Surigao del Norte and Surigao City with Councilor Jex Bayana, chair for the City Committee on Peace and Order, and some members of the business sector.
On August 9, local issues on Traffic and Public Transportation will be tackled. (PIA-Surigao del Norte) [top]