HOW CAN WE HELP?

Mabuhay! As the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston, We are excited to take the helm as your leaders in this organization. Our Goal - Bridging Business Opportunities.

This year’s theme draws inspiration from the two spirits: one uniquely American and one uniquely Filipino. The American spirit of opportunity—rooted in the soil of America, "the Land of Milk and Honey," since its inception—is not a theory or just a patriotic feeling, but the unique asset of the United States—the power to produce, to grow, to overcome and thrive. It is this opportunity that has inspired many Filipinos to leave the comforts and familiarity of home and venture into a new world full of promise. Today, this American spirit is alive and well in many of the entrepreneurs and business people in Houston.  They wake up looking for new opportunities to thrive in their respective industries and positions to improve their situations and achieve the success they seek.

We must never forget the spirit of Bayanihan. It was cultivated in the Philippines by its earliest indigenous settlers through the highs and lows of the growth of the nation.

The Bayanihan spirit shows Filipinos’ concept of helping one another most especially in times of need without expecting anything in return. Filipinos strongly believe in helping their “kababayans" (fellow countrymen)” in any possible way they can do to extend a helping hand. It is a beautiful Filipino value of helping one another. The Bayanihan spirit is alive and well in Filipinos in Houston, too. The Bayanihan spirit; one of the many beautiful things that Filipinos own and can be proud of guides us here at FACCGH.

We came into existence as an organization to nurture these spirits in ourselves and our members. Our goal is to provide an environment and network for all our aspirations to prosper -- without naíveté or hubris.   We all want our lives improved and our communities to progress in peace, prosperity, liberty, and abundance -- FACCGH is our opportunity to truly collaborate in this regard.

It is my sincere humble hope that will join us on our journey this year.  On behalf of the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston, I look forward to Creating Your Future together with you.

 

Maraming Salamat Po! -

 

Loloy Reyes, Chairman- Advisory Council FACCGH

OFFICERS

NOEMI FRIAS, Ph.D
NOEMI FRIAS, Ph.D

Presidet FACCGH COO LPR Investments Houston, TX meifrias.faccgh@gmail.com

CERLITO SALARDA, M.Ed
CERLITO SALARDA, M.Ed

Vice President FACCGH Senior Associate/ CFT Premier Finance Alliance Managing Director CCS Innovative Solutions LLC cerlitosalarda.faccgh@gmail.com

CATHERINE LANDICHO
CATHERINE LANDICHO

Secretary, FACCGH Independent Business Owner ACN Opportunity , LLC filamchambergh@gmail.com catherinelandicho.faccgh@gmail.org

FRANCES LICUP
FRANCES LICUP

Treasurer, FACCGH Financial Professional Shadow Creek Financial Center, franceslicup.faccgh@gmail.com

REBECCA CALABIA
REBECCA CALABIA

Auditor, FACCGH Independent Marketing Coordinator Travel, Event and Hotel rebeccacalabia.faccgh@gmail.com

LOLOY REYES
LOLOY REYES

Chairman, Advisory Council FACCGH President/CEO LPR Investments loyreyes.faccgh@gmail.com

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CHRISTINA ARCA, LVN
CHRISTINA ARCA, LVN

Chair, Social Events Committee Independent Associate Certified Employee Benefits and Small Business Specialist Legal Shield Houston, TX chrisarca.legalshield@gmail.com

MARICAR ACOSTA-GABAT
MARICAR ACOSTA-GABAT

Chair, Membership Committee Engineer/ Entrepreneur Houston, TX maricaracosta.facggh@gmail.com

EVANGELINE EBERBACH
EVANGELINE EBERBACH

Co-Chair, International Affairs/ Trade Mission Committee Engineer/ Entrepreneur Rabusta Coffee and Trading Company LLC Houston, TX EEberbach.faccgh@gmail.com

EDWARD LIBRANDA
EDWARD LIBRANDA

Chair, Business Development Committee Executive Editor-In-Chief, Publisher Philippine Sentinel Houston, TX edlibranda.faccgh@gmail.com

KEN MONTEMAYOR
KEN MONTEMAYOR

Co-Chair Ways and Means Committee Supervisor Nublu Water Treatment Houston,. TX kenmontemayor.facggh@gmail.com

VIRGIE SALAO
VIRGIE SALAO

Chair, Health and Humanitarian Committee Family Nurse Practitioner Next Level Urgent Care ZMED Clinic Houston, TX virginiasalao.faccgh@gmail.com