Joint Business Luncheon Meeting with Hon. Ed Fast

“For many years the Canadian Chamber of Commerce has been a strong voice for deepening our trade and investment ties here. Julian (Payne), thank you for the outstanding leadership you have demonstrated in promoting the Canada-Philippine relationships. I also want to extend my appreciation to all the other members of the Chamber who could join [...]


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 more competitive mining taxes and a 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 [...]

Gov’t warned vs hiking mining tax further

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines has cautioned the government against further raising taxes from the mining industry under the proposed reforms to the existing Mining Act, as this would only serve as a disincentive to many prospective investors. The Philippine government must also be equally restrictive with small scale and illegal miners [...]