Indonesians and Malaysians impressed with Philippine’s best sardines PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 14 May 2012 08:32

A group of Indonesian and Malaysian businessmen and government officals were impressed with two of our city’s top sardines manufacturers last Saturday, and expressed to export these products in their respective countries soon. They toured Mega Fishing Corporation (MFC) and Universal Canning Inc. (UCI) at Barangay Ayala and had a great taste of the “Capital Sardines of the Philippines”.

Ayala Seafood Corporation (ASC), the canning component of the Mega, has one of the biggest and most modern canning facilities in Asia. It has been awarded with some of the most stringent and internationally-recognized certifications of ISO 22000, HACCP, EU accreditation, USFDA, and HALAL accepted globally.

Universal, on the other hand, is one of the largest and most dynamic seafood processing and canning facility of our country. Like, Mega it also boasts of a fully mechanized, semi-automated canning plant built according to the most stringent international accreditation requirements and standards. Both companies have started to export their products in many countries and continue to participate in different international food festival and trade fair bringing pride to the Philippines.

A day before they met Zamboanga City Mayor Celso Lobregat and City Councilor Trade Chair Nonong Guingona where they informed our city officials that they will come back for formal business matching. They also had a fruitful exchange of business pleasantries with officers and members of the Zamboanga Chamber of Commerce at Grand Astoria.

The group’s visit was made possible by Jessie Monton of Monton Trading in coordination with the National Economic Research and Business Assistance Center (NERBAC) Trade and Industry Development Specialist Manny Santos. Monton accompanied the group all the way from Indonesia and Malaysia to Zamboanga City. They are composed of Muhammad Aidi Hendrik (Nunukan Chamber of Commerce and Department of Foreign Affairs, Indonesia), Datu Mazalan Datu Ibrahim (Marketing Executive of Alam Manja Sdn. Bhd., Tawau, Sabah East, Malaysia), Sahar Bin Akbar (Special Affairs Officer of the Special Affairs Department, Ministry of Information, Communication, and Culture, Malaysia), and Pengiran Noordin (PWJ Sdn Bhd, Dewan Periagaan Bumiputera, Sabah Chamber). Project consultant Remilia Lopez Chiong (Andinax-Belgium, a renewable energy company) and Alvin Raval of CGT Ventures Sdn Bhd came with the group.

by Dante Corteza

Last Updated on Monday, 14 May 2012 09:03