Previous ENCCI president Leonides Echague (left) and the newsly elected president Conrado David (right). (Photo courtesy of Leonides Echague)

EL NIDO, Palawan — The El Nido Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ENCCI) has elected its new set of officers in this town and has turned over responsibility from the leadership of Engr. Leonides Echague.

The newly-elected president of ENCCI and its board is Conrado David, owner of CED Villas.

The other officers are vice mayor Luningning Llanera-Batoy, vice president for public and political affairs; Emmanuel Manuel, executive director; Xavier Van Borm, chief of external affairs; Meggy Austira, corporate secretary; and Lizza Ajunan, treasurer.

Four other elected officers were retained and voted to hold different positions David as newly-elected president; Belle Florendo as vice president for internal affairs, Eric Ingelgem as vice president for external affairs, and Orly Alagao as assistant treasurer. Echague as now chairman emeritus of ENCCI.



Echague said he is thankful to be given the opportunity to lead the ENCCI for four years as president.

“I am fulfilled and happy that the new president and set of the board headed by Conrado David has so much potential to bring the chamber to another level, another big step forward. We only live once, once in our life, let’s use it to help our community and be part of it,” Echague said.

David, on the other hand, said his leadership will engage more in crafting the roadmap to recovery for business stakeholders in El Nido during the coronavirus disease crisis.

He said it is important nowadays to be on online trends in every business involvement in order to be updated and be able to easily access the needs of the sectors and community.

“We are all in one route to economic recovery but we need strong internal control here and we’ll also use now online trends and websites or any apps, using them for a good purpose, easy access, and transparency. Importante ang information representation, mas madali ang communication. Palalakasin din natin ang partnership with LGU for beneficial programs for the local businesses here and to the local community as well,” he told Palawan News.