The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) is a non-stock, non-profit and non-government organization of micro, small, medium and large enterprises, local chambers and industry association representing various sectors of business committed to working together to foster a healthy Philippine economy and improve the viability of business.
The PCCI helps its members achieve sustainable global competitiveness through focused advocacy and business and networking services.
The PCCI is also a business advocate of private sector concerns, economic counselor, trade facilitator, government relations officer, liaison to the public sector, investment promoter and, most importantly, a partner in nation building.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS
The Board of Directors constitute the government body of PCCI, it is composed of 20 Directors elected by the voting members in good standing. From this 20, five (5) represents the main geographical areas of PCCI, namely National Capital Region (NCR), Northern Luzon, Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Each Director holds a term of two (2) years.
The Directors are responsible for the development, implementation, and management of the policies and procedures of the PCCI. As part of the governing body, they have supervision, control, and direction of the affairs of PCCI, its committees and publications. They determine policies of the Chamber or changes therein, promote its objectives, and supervise the disbursement of its funds.
The Board may adopt such rules and regulations for the conduct of its business as it is advisable, and may, in the execution of the powers granted, delegate certain authority and responsibility to the Secretay-General and full-time staff of PCCI.
The Directors meet once a month. Nevertheless, special meetings of the Board of Directors or the Executive Board of Directors may be called whenever necessary as provided for in the PCCI by-laws.
PCCI SECTORAL COMMITTEES
Tasked with specific functions, Committees serve as venues for members to become directly involved in chamber activities. They have been organized to help members make appropriate improvements and development in their fields of activities. It is from committees that policy recommendations and reports emanate. As such they are considered as the springboard of action for PCCI.
The PCCI Secretariat is involved in the day-to-day operations of the Chamber and in the implementation of the policies and decisions of its governing bodies, under the direction of the Secretary-General.