F2F with Cab Secs Series 2023

This series is led by MBC’s Economy Team and will feature National Department leaders. In 2022, MBC conducted meetings with the government – highlighting key recommendations from the business sector, presenting it to the department heads, and getting the input of the leaders on how MBC can better connect the business sector to these government agencies.


The “F2F with Cab Secs” series is part of MBC’s contribution to deepening public-private dialogue and collaboration.

Gearing Up To Beat Global Recession

Optimistic prospects are expected for the Philippine economy due to the passage of liberalization reforms and the openness of the administration to collaborate with the private sector, Finance Sec. Benjamin Diokno said in a meeting with Makati Business Club on Feb. 3

Transformation: Finally Our Turn

The private sector is confident after pronouncements made by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Secretary Arsenio Balisacan that Private-Public Partnership (PPP) will play a huge role in the country’s infrastructure development. 

Power For the People: Near-Term Gap, Long-Term Prospects

On March 13, DOE Secretary Lotilla met MBC members and discussed the government’s goal to increase the share of renewable energy in the Philippine energy mix to 35% in 2030 and 50% by 2040, and other subjects.

Back in Business: Investment and Jobs in the PH

MBC presents a Statement of Support to DOTr Secretary Jaime Bautista for initiatives on public and active transportation which address urgent commuter challenges. More dialogue on policy and partnership opportunities to continue.

Skills, Productivity, Benefits: Better Jobs For a Better Economy

The private sector welcomes the support of DOLE Sec. Laguesma on the passage of the Apprenticeship bill, after sharing the strides they have made in a meeting with the Makati Business Club. Sec. Laguesma also shared the government’s goal to upskill workers, improve job creation, and other subjects.

Back in Business: Investment and Jobs in the Philippines

MBC presents the last installment of its F2F with Cab Secs series this July 13 — featuring the Department of Trade and Industry Sec. Alfredo E. Pascual The secretary will tackle the investment and jobs in the Philippines and how the administration considers the business sector its partner in accelerating growth and job creation.

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