JOINT SURIGAO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY, INC. AND THE SURIGAO FILIPINO-CHINESE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, INC. RESOLUTION 4-2010

That the recent and ongoing disruption of services at the port of Surigao is causing significant economic slowdown not only in Surigao but in Caraga as well.

That the strikers’ open declaration to disrupt the cargo handling services of cargo coming in and out of Surigao is a threat to the daily economic activity in Surigao, and is a direct menace to each and every Surigaonon who is dependent on the unhindered flow of economic and private goods in and out of Surigao.

That such disruption is also causing distress in the passenger and tourism traffic that goes through the port of Surigao.

That such disruption if not addressed TODAY or in the preceding days will constrict cargo movement that usually benefits more than 400,000 citizens as opposed to the claims of forty or so workers.

That the responsibility lies on the certain sectors to address this problem soonest;

That the Surigao Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. and the Surigao Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Inc., and the Surigao business community work on pressing the immediate resolution of the case to the parties concerned.

That the striking workers be reasonable with their demands, remain to be peaceful and avoid violent action towards existing users of Surigao port.

That Prudential Customs Brokerage and Services Inc. works with the strikers for a peaceful and fair resolution to their demands.

That the Philippine Port Authority of Surigao maintain peace and order and the unhampered delivery of services within their area of jurisdiction.

That the Chief of Police, Surigao City Philippine National Police, and the Provincial Director, Surigao del Norte, Philippine National Police maintain peace and order, and orderly traffic outside and in the vicinity of the Surigao Port, without disruption.

That the Office of the City Mayor with powers vested, prioritize this situation and work for the immediate end to this hostile action.

That the Department of Labor-Caraga acts expeditiously on the resolutions relevant to this conflict.

That this resolution be published and copies of this resolution be distributed to the parties mentioned above.

Signed this 20th day of April 2010 in Surigao City.

JOHANN JAKE B MIRANDA
President, SCCI

ANTONIO LIM
President, SFCCCI

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