On Tuesday, October 25, over 40 Filipino investors and entrepreneurs based in Hawaii, USA, toured New Clark City and the Clark Freeport Zone to explore potential areas for investment and growth opportunities in Central Luzon.

SCAD Council Chairman Atty. Edgardo Pamintuan speaks before the members and delegates of the Filipino Chamber of Commerce – Hawaii.

The Clark tour was part of the 30th Goodwill and Trade Mission to the Philippines organized by the Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii (FCCH), led by Philippine Consul General to Hawaii Emil Fernandez and Vice Consul Jomar Sadie. The site visit was organized by the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), the Clark Development Corp. (CDC), and the Subic-Clark Alliance Development Council (SCADC).

FCCH was founded in 1954 with the goal of empowering the Filipino business community in Hawaii through trade and investment possibilities. Filipinos are currently one of Hawaii’s major ethnic groups.

FCCH’s inaugural Goodwill and Trade Mission to the Philippines was in 1963 to enhance Hawaii’s ties with the Philippines. FCCH’s trade mission assists its members in strengthening economic relations in the Philippines, hence encouraging the growth and prosperity of Filipinos in Hawaii.

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