The Manila Times : Makati Business Club commits to working with new govt

By Mayvelin U. Caraballo | The Manila Times

THE Makati Business Club (MBC) expressed its desire to collaborate with the government to help Filipinos find jobs and opportunities.

It congratulated President-elect Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. and Vice President-elect Sara Duterte-Carpio on their victory in the May 9 elections in a statement released over the weekend.

"The Filipino people have spoken and we, as well as other members of the business community, look forward to working with the incoming administration, Congress, and local governments to build our economy and to create jobs and opportunity," the business group said.

MBC also praised the other candidates' efforts, claiming that they contributed to the highest voter turnout in history. It expressed gratitude to teachers and other election officials, election monitoring organizations, volunteers, and voters who turned out in record numbers.

"We urge everyone to channel the energy mustered during the campaign to work together to drive the changes expected by people to bring about greater inclusiveness, an improvement in peoples' lives and prosperity for all," the group said.

MBC was founded in 1981 as a private non-stock, non-profit business organization.