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5 December 2013 – The Makati Business Club and the Management Association of the Philippines join concerned organizations and citizens in commending President Aquino for signing Executive Order No. 146, which delegates the President’s power to approve reclamation projects to the NEDA Board and essentially limits the Philippine Reclamation Authority’s role to processing, evaluating, and recommending the approval of proposed reclamation projects to the NEDA Board.Updates
31 October 2013 – A high-level trade and investments promotion mission to London was held last October 2 and 3 led by Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory Domingo and Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima. The official delegation also included Department of Trade and Industry-Trade and Investments Promotions Group (DTI-TIPG) Usec. Chito Manalo, BSP Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo, Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center Executive Director Cosette Canilao, together with a 25-member business delegation led by Philippine-British Business Council (PBBC) Co-chairman Ambassador Jesus Tambunting. Also joining the business delegation are British Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (BCCP) Chairman Roger Lamb and PBBC London Co-chairman Nigel Rich. Read more »Press Statements
30 October 2013 – Over the last few months, the Filipino people stood witness to the unfolding controversy regarding the mismanagement of public funds. Driven by outrage, a familiar call once again resonated: end corruption, hold the guilty accountable, and instill integrity in governance.
The Makati Business Club stands with our fellow Filipinos in expressing our indignation at how certain public officials and private individuals have manipulated social support systems for their own gain. This is the fundamental issue that should be foremost in the consciousness of all.Updates
13 September 2013 – As the culminating activity of the Integrity Month, the Integrity Initiative will be holding the 3rd Integrity Summit at the Makati Shangri-La on 19 September. The Summit will gather experts on ethical business practices, present global trends in the fight against corruption, and provide industry and company-specific initiatives to eradicate corruption in the workplace.
Guest presenters include speakers from Transparency International and Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission, as well as high-ranking government officials such as Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, Commission on Audit chairperson Grace Pulido-Tan, Senate President Franklin Drilon, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales, and Budget Secretary Florencio Abad.