CanCham welcomes visit by the Pope

CanCham joins other business associations in welcoming the visit by Pope Francis to the Philippines. Out of respect for this event, CanCham will reschedule all planned events during the period January 15-19 to later dates in January.

CanCham membership at record high

CanCham’s membership reached an all-time record high of 258 members at December 31, 2014, up from 218 at the end of 2013. Major increases included an increase of 8 Major Corporate Members to 20 and an increase of 25  Davao-based members to 27. There was also an increase in Cebu-based members by 6 to 50.

CanCham Offices closed on Dec 22, 2014 to Jan. 2, 2015

CanCham’s offices in Manila, Cebu, and Davao will be closed by December 22, 2014 for staff holiday vacation period. CanCham office will resume on Monday, January 5, 2015. For urgent matters only, please contact CanCham Finance & Office Manager, Heidi del Pilar at or CanCham President Julian Payne at

Regus joins CanCham as Major Corporate Member

Regus, one of the leading international office space and virtual office providers with facilities in the Philippines  specifically in Metro Manila and Cebu, has joined CanCham as a Major Corporate Member. For details about Regus Philippines, click here.

CanCham participates in APEC 2015 launch

DTI hosted a high profile launch of the APEC 2015 program being hosted by the Philippines. The launch was held at Green Gold Center with President Aquino as the Guest of Honor and Keynote Speaker. CanCham was represented by its President, Julian Payne.

Briefing on Corporation Code amendments

CanCham was invited to attend a consultation organized by the Makati Business Club with the Chair SEC (Teresita Herbosa) on proposed amendments to the Philippines Corporation Code. CanCham was represented by its President, Julian Payne, who sought and obtained clarification that all the proposed changes would apply equally to foreign as well as Filipino-owned corporations [...]