The Philippine Business Council (PBC) in Abu Dhabi held an oath taking ceremony for their 2018-2020 executive committee. The oath taking was led by Philippine Ambassador to the UAE, H.E., Constancio R. Vingno Jr.
Ambassador Vingno lauds PBC’s efforts in enhancing the dynamic commercial relationship of Filipino-led businesses in the UAE: “The embassy will always be wishing you (PBC) the best in your aim to provide a forum that’s beneficial to the common business interests. There’s no doubt that you will continue to establish strong relationships with ADCCI as you have done all these years,” said Vingno.
Deborah Gay Aragon Dayrit, PBC’s Chairperson for 2018-2020, said that Filipinos are “naturally negosyante” (businesspersons) and that her vision for the next two years is for PBC to be a “business hub”. Dayrit says: “(PBC) will not only cater to the needs as a support system for business owners per se, but it will be an educational portal for employees to change their mindset to become employers here in the UAE.”
Philippine Business Council’s Executive Committee for 2018-2020 is as follows:
Deborah Gay Aragon Dayrit – Chairman
Mariano Roque Senga – Vice Chairman
Christian Jay Redual – Corporate Secretary
Dra. Rose Bandola – Treasurer
Gau Raganit – Director for Trade and Entrepreneurship
Esmeraldo Pangilinan – Director for Events
Rolly Brucales – Director for Membership
Paolo Rivera – Director for Sponsorship
Flariden Dela Torre – Director for Marketing and Communication
One of the plans that Dayrit intends to implement during her term is to strengthen the website: “For it (website) to become our virtual office – anybody can open it and ask questions. We want to have counseling right there and applications.”
Dayrit furthers that Filipinos can get involved in PBC’s activities. “Whenever we have activities, we would love for them to come, listen, and learn from there,” said Dayrit.