The Iligan Business Month 2017 kicked off with Iligan Business Night held last night at Maria Cristina Hotel.  Iligan Business Night is a much-awaited annual gathering of the business communities and government officials in the city. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation of Iligan, Inc (CCIFII), this social event aims to strengthen the bond between the business community and the city government.

leaders of business communities and city government

Photo by: Iligan Photos


Iligan Chamber’s dynamic president, Pres. Reggie D. Punongbayan, welcomed everyone to this special social gathering. She highlighted in her short talk the growth of the business sector in Iligan over the years and how local entrepreneurs are ready to step up and scale up.

Vice Mayor Jemar Vera Cruz graced the occasion. He assured the business community that the city government and the security forces are continuously working hard to protect the city from any spillover of what is happening in Marawi City. He also conveyed the government’s willingness to work hand in hand with the business sector to move towards a more progressive and competitive Iligan.

Dir. Ruel Paclipan, the Provincial Director of Department of Trade and Industry – Lanao del Norte, likewise expressed his office’s commitment to support the endeavors of the Iligan Chamber that will benefit the entire business community.

This year’s Iligan Business Night is highlighted by the signing of the symbolic Pledge of Commitment by the officers of the business communities of Iligan City and the city government.

pledge of commitment - business communities of iligan city

Photo by: Iligan Photos


Here’s a quick video of the highlights of Iligan Business Night:

Video by: XyZaSpeaks


Iligan Business Month Schedule of Activities

This year’s theme, Scaling Up for Growth, seeks to enhance the competitiveness of the local entrepreneurs and strengthen partnerships with other business groups towards a  more progressive Iligan.

Just like years prior, the month of October folds with many activities lined up that aim to build up the momentum of the business climate in the city.

Schedule of activities

  1. October 2: Launching and Motorcade at City Hall – Anahaw Amphitheater (7am) and Iligan Business Night (6pm)
  2. October 11: Business Forum
  3. October 13-15:  Made in Iligan Trade Fair
  4. October 25:  Iligan Competitiveness Roadshow (c/o DTI)
  5. October 26:  Family Governance Seminar
  6. October 31:  Business Growth Seminar with SSS, Pag-ibig, Philihealth, DTI and BIR


The Iligan Business Month is an annual event spearheaded by the Chamber of Commerce & Industry Foundation of Iligan, Inc. For more information, contact Edlyn (228-0880 / 0917-716-0898) or email

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