On March 10, 2017, ACCRALAW’s Cebu Branch held its annual legal forum in partnership with the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI). It was attended by representatives from various business sectors including invited guests from CCCI, the MEPZ-Human Resources Association, Inc. led by its President, Ms. Mabel Abella and the People Management Association Cebu, Inc., led by its Vice-President, Mr. Mike Godinez. Of Counsel, Danilo R. Deen gave the welcome address.
The forum provided an opportunity to discuss the current legal trends affecting business. Engr. Antonio Chu, CCCI’s Vice-President, gave an overview of CCCI’s business forecast for 2017. Ms. Jacqui Briones, President of the Mactan Export Processing Zone Chamber of Exporters and Manufacturer (MEPZCEM) also share her insights.
The Firm’s Senior Partners, Jefferson M. Marquez and Iolanda B. Abella, gave a presentation on labor and employment and tax and corporate compliance, respectively. Eduardo V. Soleng, also of the Firm’s Cebu Branch, discussed the accountability of officers and employees in government dealings.