MANILA, Philippines - Six Filipino firms will represent the country in this year’s regional ASEAN Business Awards to compete for the honor of being named as the most admired enterprises in the region. Leading this year’s cast is port giant International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI), a developer and operator of container terminals in gateway ports in over 20 countries across Asia-Pacific, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East.
MANILA, Philippines – Fifty-six small and large Philippine companies are vying for the inaugural Asean Business Awards Philippines, which aim to recognize enterprises which explore and harness the opportunities offered by the Asean Economic Community (AEC).
“We are quite pleased with the participation of companies in the first ever Asean Business Awards Philippines. It is our hope that the awards will serve to inspire and motivate more Filipino businesses to participate and become key players in the broader regional market, as well as strengthen the Philippines’ overall competitiveness in the AEC,” Teresita Sy-Coson, Philippine representative to the Asean Business Advisory Council (ABAC) and vice-chair of SM Investments Corp. said in a press statement on Tuesday.
Business leaders support the launch of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council Business Awards, the first ever recognition program for Philippine enterprises which have contributed to the growth and prosperity of the ASEAN economy. Present during the launch were (from left) Jay Yuvallos, ASEAN BAC Philippine member; Edmundo Soriano, FINEX president; Gregorio Navarro, MAP president; Teresita Sy-Coson, ASEAN BAC Philippines member; Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima; Alfredo Yao, PCCI president; and Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Luis Cruz. (Source: The Philippine Star)
Speaking at a symposium on peace and reconciliation, Dr. AKP Mochtan, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for Community and Corporate Affairs, underlined the central role of ASEAN in these mechanisms and processes and how it actively engages partners from within and beyond the region. “Building and preserving peace has been a core value and major contribution by ASEAN to Southeast Asia,” said DSG Mochtan at the launch of the Symposium on Peace and Reconciliation: Principles and Best Practice. The symposium, co-organised by the ASEAN Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR) and the Institute for Peace and Democracy, was held on 22 – 23 April 2014 in Nusa Dua, Bali. (Source: Zambo Times)