Two new members of CanCham Membership Committee appointed

The Board of Trustees at its meeting on August 12 appointed Dr. Herbert Buot and Mr. Robert Quinto as non-Trustee members of the CanCham Membership Committee. Herbert Buot is a CanCham member based in Cebu and is President of Confederation of Real Estate Brokers Associations-Cebu. Robert Quinto is a CanCham member based in Davao and [...]

Board of Trustees expands its Membership Committee

The Board of Trustees expanded the membership of the national CanCham Membership Committee from two to four members to facilitate representation on their committee from Mindanao and from the Visayas in addition to that from Luzon and the NCR. As required by the By-laws, the committee reviews and recommends approval of all applications for CanCham [...]

Dr. Mina Gabor elected as a CanCham Trustee

Dr. Mina Gabor was elected a Trustee of CanChham by the Board of Trustees at its monthly meeting on August 12, 2014. Dr. Gabor was Secretary of Tourism during the Ramos administration and also brings to the the Board of Trustees her long experience in promoting Canada-Philippines business relations in the PCCI. She fills one [...]


Visit by Canada’s International Trade Minister

Honourable Ed Fast, Canada’s Minister of International Trade met and spoke at the Joint Business Luncheon hosted by Canadian Chamber of Commerce, jointly with Makati Business Club, and the Management Association of the Philippines at Fairmont Hotel, Makati City. In his speech, he said: “For many years the Canadian Chamber of Commerce has been a strong voice for deepening [...]

Canadian traders see growth opportunities in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines – The Canadian government sees opportunities to grow its trade and investment ties with the Philippines, but the latter has to provide a secure, stable and predictable environment for Canadian businesses to invest in the country. Speaking at the joint meeting of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Makati Business Club [...]

Foreign firms call for review of mining zones, tax scheme

MANILA, Philippines – Businessmen – especially foreign ones – are urging the Aquino administration to make investments in mining more competitive and to support minerals development as part of its inclusive growth and economic strategy. They hope to hear his position on this in the State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno Aquino [...]

CanCham calls for competitive mining taxes and review of “no-go zones”

The President of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, Julian Payne, called for a strong statement in the upcoming State of the Nation Address in support of minerals development as a key element in the administration strategy of encouraging inclusive growth and economic development. Speaking to a forum on Minerals Development Policy at [...]