Rising to the Challenge
A warm welcome to the Philippine Plastics Industry Association (PPIA)! The premier voice of the downstream plastics industry in the Philippines.
My appointment comes at a pivotal moment for our industry and the wider economy. As I pen this letter, the world faces extraordinary events with volatile markets and a raging global pandemic.
I am humbled to serve alongside our 37th term directors and officers. It is with honor and pride that I lead the secretariat with competent and esteemed individuals that comprise our board. They hail from various sectors of our industry and bring forth various insights, viewpoints, and complementing strengths to the table.
Uncertainty has become the tenet of the 21st century. The world has now become an ever changing landscape, with new technologies and developments. As the world changes, so should we. While we cannot predict the future, we can rise to the challenge and forge our own paths forward.
Rather than depend on forecasts of the future, now is the time where we respond with agility and lead with value. Today, Plastics have defined how we interact with the world – from the plates we eat on to the PPEs that protect our frontliners.
Despite these global challenges, we’re poised to grow even further together. Disruption presents opportunities. It is up to us to disrupt or be disrupted. As my appointment coincides with our 50th golden year, PPIA is now stronger than ever. Having been recognized as the voice of local downstream plastics industry, we continue our mandate in addressing government policies and legislation, customs and tariff issues, and environmental concerns. PPIA remains committed to our unwavering support in aligning our environmental efforts towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Our strengthened partnership with relevant stakeholders has poised us be able to make informed collaborations with agility. Through our initiatives and collaborations with government agencies, industry groups, and organizations, we’ve launched campaigns to encourage responsible use and disposal of plastics.
Today, I look forward to serving alongside with the PPIA secretariat and board of directors. We have much to learn from the past, present, and future, as we continue our endeavor towards a brighter tomorrow. We all have a shared dream, to build a greener and brighter future for our children.
Mabuhay po tayong lahat!
Philippine Plastics Industry Association