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PWOA Christmas Cocktail Party

December 25, 2017

On December 19, over thirty members of the Professional Women of AmCham Committee joined together to celebrate the holiday season, recognize the most active and supportive members of the committee, and toast to the coming year! Over delicious food and cocktails, the all-women group shared their most important learnings and takeaways, sharing their insights from the past year. The small celebration has been an annual tradition of the Committee and this year was special as Ambassador Sung Kim was invited to give a short message. The Ambassador expressed his appreciation for the Committee and its contributions saying that it has...

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Special Yuletide Forum on Security of Tenure Bills and Other Legislative Updates

December 18, 2017

The Human Capital and Resources (HCR) and Legislative (LegCom) Committees of AmCham organized a special forum this month of December to tackle security of tenure related bills and other legislative updates in the 17th Congress. The event started with an informative legislative update by the LegCom Chairman, Mr. John Forbes focusing on the development of the 12 priority legislation of the Joint Foreign Chambers* and several Philippine Business Groups**. The top 12 in priority list are as follows: Constitutional Amendments (Economic Provisions) Comprehensive Tax Reform Package Apprenticeship Reform Build-Operate-Transfer Law amendments Freedom of Information Corporation Code amendments Public Service Act...

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DOST Programs & Projects: Science for the People

December 18, 2017

The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Legislative Committees of the American Chamber of Commerce co-hosted a breakfast forum together with the Makati Business Club (MBC), Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CanCham), Management Association of the Philippines (MAP), and Philippine Chamber of Commerce and the Industry (PCCI) of the Philippines had its monthly briefing at the Makati Shangri-La, Makati City. The said meeting was led by MBC's  Executive Director and Chairman Mr. Peter Angelo Perfecto and Mr. Edgar Chua, respectively. The incoming President of PCCI - Ms. Alegria Limjoco - introduced the keynote speaker, Secretary Fortunato De la Pena of Department...

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Statement by the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines: AmCham Philippines Condemns Brutal Murder of Businessman John Ridsdel

June 27, 2017

Manila – April 26, 2016.  The American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines condemns the brutal murder of Canadian national Mr. John Ridsdel on April 25 in the Sulu islands, where he was being held hostage for a large ransom since being kidnapped on Samal Island last September 21.   AmCham extends its deepest condolences to the Ridsdel family, friends, and others close to this remarkable man.   John Ridsdel was well-known to the American business community in Manila, where he was based for many years. He was a strong believer in the development of the Philippines, to which he contributed as the senior executive of...

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AmCham Philippines Joins APCAC 2016 Washington Doorknock

June 27, 2017

Three AmCham Philippines members (George Drysdale, John Forbes, and Ebb Hinchliffe) were among 34 delegates from eleven countries participating in the three-day APCAC Doorknock June 21-24 in the nation’s capital. The Doorknock meeting was led by Jackson Cox from AmCham Thailand, chairman of the Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC). The other nine participating AmCham’s were from Australia, Bangladesh,China, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand/Myanmar, and Vietnam.   About APCAC. Founded in 1968, APCAC’s mission is to advance the competitiveness of U. S. business in the Asia-Pacific region. Currently it has 29 American chambers as members. The association represents the interests...

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Chatto thanks US Envoy who cares, loves Bohol

June 27, 2017

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Gov. Edgar Chatto has thanked outgoing US Amb. Philip Golberg for doing significantly for Bohol, a Philippine place and a home to a people that have most impressed him.   Goldberg’s trail of diplomacy and goodwill has helped recover Bohol’s tourism from the impact of the devastating earthquake exactly three years ago on Saturday, October 15.   Chatto on Wednesday personally expressed the Boholanos’ appreciation for the support and help extended to the province by the American envoy.   They met at the Manila Hotel luncheon meeting hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham Philippines) in...

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AmCham Members Invest USD 10M on CSR for PH

June 27, 2017

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – With the intention of determining how member companies of the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (AmCham) institutionalize their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities, a simple survey was conducted by the Chamber to quantify and document how the CSR programs of these member companies contribute to the welfare of Philippine society and what activities they are usually engaged in.   Fifteen percent (15%) of AmCham member-companies participated in the survey. The overall annual contribution quantifies to a total of USD 10 million (PHP 480 million) with activities focused on the areas of Education, Poverty and Hunger...

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AmCham Members Invest USD 10M on CSR for PH

June 22, 2017

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – With the intention of determining how member companies of the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (AmCham) institutionalize their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities, a simple survey was conducted by the Chamber to quantify and document how the CSR programs of these member companies contribute to the welfare of Philippine society and what activities they are usually engaged in. Fifteen percent (15%) of AmCham member-companies participated in the survey. The overall annual contribution quantifies to a total of USD 10 million (PHP 480 million) with activities focused on the areas of Education, Poverty and Hunger Alleviation,...

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Business Groups Calls for the Full Implementation of the Sin Tax Law

June 09, 2017

The Philippine Business Group and Joint Foreign Chambers, a coalition of local and foreign business groups, support the Department. The Philippine Business Group and Joint Foreign Chambers, a coalition of local and foreign business groups, support the Department. The Philippine Business Group and Joint Foreign Chambers, a coalition of local and foreign business groups, support the Department. The Philippine Business Group and Joint Foreign Chambers, a coalition of local and foreign business groups, support the Department. The Philippine Business Group and Joint Foreign Chambers, a coalition of local and foreign business groups, support the Department.. The Philippine Business Group and Joint Foreign Chambers, a coalition...

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American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines' Statement of support for President Duterte and Secretary Dominguez to fight smuggling and tax evasion

June 09, 2017

The American Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (AmCham) commends and applauds recent decisive actions The American Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (AmCham) commends and applauds recent decisive actions. The American Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (AmCham) commends and applauds recent decisive actions.. The American Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (AmCham) commends and applauds recent decisive actions. The American Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (AmCham) commends and applauds recent decisive actions.   The American Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (AmCham) commends and applauds recent decisive actions. The American Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (AmCham) commends and applauds recent decisive...

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