CanCham’s position on mining & declaration of mining-free zones

The position of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (CanCham) on mining and on declaration of mining-free zones in the Philippines was sent by CanCham President Julian Payne to the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources on February 20. This followed his attendance at the meeting of the Senate Committee on February [...]


CanCham recommends national land-use plan before declaring mining-free zones

Manila, February 24, 2015 – The Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (CanCham) has recommended to the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources that it not approve proposed province-wide declarations of mining-free zones until after a national land-use plan has been first approved, and it is confirmed that any such declaration is consistent [...]


Canadian Flag turns 50!

“Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of the Canadian flag being hoisted above Parliament Hill as the nation’s flag. And the iconic emblem and colours have bigger roots in the Maritimes than some may know. A New Brunswicker, former Lieutenant Governor George Stanley, played a big role in the flag’s origins. “(He) was very instrumental to designing that new [...]


Canadian chamber also opposes mining scheme

THE CANADIAN Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (CanCham) joined other business groups and companies in opposing a new mining revenue-sharing scheme as contained in a proposed law. The new sharing scheme for the Philippine mining industry would defeat its purpose of boosting investments and increasing government revenues, CanCham President Julian H. Payne said in [...]


Review of CanCham’s financial management

CanCham President Payne announced that, given the growth in volume of CanCham’s financial operations over the last five years as well as the launching of branches/chapters and trade missions which has made these operations more complex, CanCham has asked CanCham Governor Celso Vivas to conduct a review of roles, responsibilities, and procedures for CanCham’s financial management. He [...]


CanCham sets up a Board Finance Committee

The Board of Trustees at its meeting on January 21 established a Board of Trustees Finance Committee and appointed Treasurer Christopher Bell-Knight, Trustee Roger Dimmell and Trustee Tammy Lipana as the three members with Christopher Bell-Knight as Chairperson. The committee has been established to support effective Board oversight of CanCham’s financial management given the growth in volume of [...]