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The 2018 Trade Mission to Calabarzon was a resounding success.

Gov. Hermilando Mandanas of Batangas welcomed the members of the Federation of Philippine American Chambers of Commerce (FPACC) led by founder Yolanda Stern of California and President Marie Cunning of Arizona.

Tito Dodo also thanked the members of the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce Greater Houston (FACCGH) and its President, Loloy Reyes (Chairman of the Calabarzon Trade Mission) for the warm reception he and wife Regina Reyes-Mandanas received the last time they visited Houston.

Goodwill and honest intentions go a long way. Mabuhay!

The 2018 Trade and Humanitarian Mission to the Philippines would not have been made possible without the auspices of the Federation of Philippine American Chambers of Commerce (FPACC) and its leaders. The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce Greater Houston (FACCGH) is proud to be a member of FPACC and supports its mission-vision of developing and growing trade and business between the US and the Philippines especially with its focus on MSMEs (micro, small and medium enterprises) and helping our kababayans through various humanitarian endeavors.

After the successful trade mission to Calabarzon and the Business Conference and Expo at the Manila Hotel, members of FPACC and its leaders continued on to Davao Oriental for a humanitarian (medical/dental/surgical)mission.

FACCGH signed MOUs with the Chambers of Commerce of Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental and Iligan. We are hoping for more productive and viable trade exchanges, increased business, tourism etc. in these provinces so we can help those that really need help especially with rehabilitation and rebuilding of Marawi —- a sentiment expressed by the three chambers.

Thank you Manang Yolanda Ortega Stern (FPACC Founder) and Marie Cunning (FPACC President) for all your hard work and for setting the pace; FPACC BODs (especially Mr. Rynn Chua for making sure everything was A-ok with all of us); Loloy Reyes for your leadership, sister Chambers and members for your warmth, encouragement and support of FACCGH. The mission was a success because it was a concerted effort. It was an experience to remember and an inspiration that will guide our steps. Now, our real work begins.


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