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13 May 2013 - The Makati Business Club commends the Filipino people for the successful conduct of the midterm elections. The long voting lines, the hard work of our teachers, election, and security personnel, and the constant vigilance of all are indeed testaments to the Filipino’s high regard for the democratic process and strong desire to move the country forward.Updates
2 May 2013 – With the issues currently besetting Philippine education, Teach for America founder and Teach for All CEO and co-founder Wendy Kopp suggested that jump-starting education reform will require putting greater focus on teachers. Speaking at a joint membership meeting of the Makati Business Club, Management Association of the Philippines, Philippine Business for Education, and Teach for the Philippines, Kopp said that the challenge then lies in getting the country’s best young minds to be involved in the change.
In 1989, Kopp founded Teach for America, which aims to recruit the United States’ most promising youth leaders to teach for two years in the country’s “highest-need” communities. Since then, the Teach for America model has been adopted by a growing Teach for All global network, with Teach for the Philippines, founded in 2012, as its 25th partner.Updates
25 April 2013 – Taking stock of the economic gains the Philippines has achieved over the last three years, the Department of Transportation and Communications will make sure that the necessary transportation infrastructure will be available to support the growing interest in the Philippines. Addressing members of the Makati Business Club at its general membership meeting held at the Hotel InterContinental in Makati City, Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Aguinaldo Abaya added that these transport projects will be ready by the end of President Aquino’s term.
The assurance comes in light of the Philippines’ poor global standing, which includes ranking last out of eight ASEAN countries, in key transport infrastructure indicators in the World Economic Forum’s 2012-2013 Global Competitiveness Report. Out of 144 economies, the Philippines’ quality of railroad infrastructure ranks 94th, quality of airports was 112th, and quality of seaports was 120th.Updates
At the joint membership meeting of MBC, the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, and the Management Association of the Philippines held at the Mandarin Oriental Manila in Makati City, Mr. del Rosario reported that as much as 66% of the business executives who responded to the survey have a very positive outlook on the Philippine economy, believing that GDP growth this year will surpass last year’s 6.6% full-year GDP growth.