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By: Peter Angelo V. Perfecto 14 January 2017 – Just like that, a whole year has gone by. And, in the same fashion, half of the first month of 2017 has come and gone. Indeed time flies and apparently not just when you are having fun. By many accounts 2016 was not a year of fun […]

8 November – The Makati Business Club Board of Trustees today announced the election of Edgar O. Chua, Chairman of the Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation, as the new chairman of MBC. Mr. Chua succeeds Mr. Ramon R. Del Rosario Jr., president and CEO of Phinma, Inc.

25 October – The Makati Business Club welcomes the administration’s push to revitalize the country’s relationship with China. Given China’s stature as a major player in global affairs, and the Philippines’ steady economic rise, both our countries stand to benefit from renewed and much closer ties, particularly in trade and investment. China’s expertise in infrastructure will be critical to the Philippines’ development, as we seek to close the massive infrastructure gap that has been suppressing the country’s growth for the past years.

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October 4 – Industry experts, business executives, and leaders from key services subsectors came together in the first Philippine Services Conference and Roundtable Discussion held at the Makati Diamond Residences, Makati City. The conference is the first major event of the revitalized Philippine Services Coalition (PSC), the leading services organization designed to act as the voice of the country’s dynamic services sector and represent the industry’s diverse interests in relevant trade in services and policy issues.

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The Philippine Services Coalition (PSC) commits to substantially contribute the ongoing work on the APEC Services Competitiveness Roadmap, joining the ranks of the Asia Pacific Services Coalition (ASPC) in moving towards an improved services sector. The roadmap aims to facilitate services trade and investment and enhance the competitiveness of the services sector through the adoption of a concerted set of actions and mutually agreed targets to be achieved by 2025.