Noel S. V. Omega

VP of Media & Public Relations


Federation 2018: BRIDGING GLOBAL ECONOMY FOR CHANGE - “The Future of Work”

LOS ANGELES, CA, May 17, 2018 --- Preparations are underway for Federation 2018, the trade and humanitarian missions organized by the 22-year-old Federation of Philippine American Chambers of Commerce. Yolanda Ortega Stern, FPACC's founding president and One World Institute’s president, is the Head of Mission. Federation 2018's trade mission’s theme, "Bridging the Global Economy for Change: The Future of Work", complements the 44th Philippine Business Conference's focus on "Infrastructure and Digital Economy: The Game Changers".

Federation 2018 starts off with a trade mission on October 16-17, 2018 to CALABARZON, the most populous region in the Philippines, which consists of the provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon. The Philippine Business Conference (PBC) in Manila on October 18-19 is next with its own calendar of activities, highlighted with B2B matching and special sessions that address Philippine Chamber of Commerce & Industry's (PCCI) thrust on the digital economy.

On October 20 to 24, the Medical & Humanitarian Mission's participants will convene in Davao Occidental. Cleft & Harelip repair, cataract surgery, Well Woman GYN exams, eye checks, dental services, diabetes screening, wellness checks, and relief distribution are among the planned activities. After a day of rest and recreation, the team returns to the US on October 26.

For more information about Federation 2018, contact for volunteer opportunities, registration details, sponsorships, and in-kind donations.


The Federation of Philippine American Chambers of Commerce, Inc. (FPACC) continues to set the standard of building business excellence and responsible business leadership for Filipino Americans as it embarks on its 22nd year of service.

FPACC, affectionately called “The Federation” by its members, is a coalition of well-established Filipino-American Chambers of Commerce in the United States. Building upon its bi-national (Philippine-American) platform, the federation is now looking at catapulting its reach to a global stage to include all Filipino business diasporas worldwide, a vision stated by its president, Marie Cunning, during FPACC’s November 2017 bi-national trade conference and leadership elections in Arizona.

The Federation is a strong advocate of business ownership among Filipino-Americans and provides a well-established network of trade and commerce resources for its member chapters in the United States. Among its most senior member chambers are the Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii (since 1956) and the San Francisco Filipino American Chamber of Commerce (founded in 1973).

FPACC’s counterpart in the Philippines, the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) and its Philippines-USA Economic & Business Council (PUBC) provide access and opportunities for the Philippine-based chamber chapters with U.S.-based businesses through a memorandum-of-agreement between these twin powerhouse organizations that encompass ongoing business-matching, collaboration and trade missions.

Growing US-Philippines Trade and Commerce is FPACC’s cornerstone program and has been a hallmark success story for the Federation. The super trade mission put together by the Federation in October 2016 in collaboration with the PCCI reached a record breaking $900 Million+ (USD) in trade partnership agreements between the B2B (business-to-business) participants from both countries. With the Philippine homeland’s explosive growth in global economic stature, new business opportunities and investments channels are opened for Filipinos both at home and abroad.

Contact for more information about FPACC-certified chambers of commerce.

FPACC CERTIFIED MEMBER CHAMBERS represented by President or Board Chair

PACC of Greater Chicago, Adrian Tabangay/Emil Bernardo

FABCC of Arizona, Marie Cunning

FABCC of Arizona East, Ryan Winkle

FABCC of Arizona West, Minnie Palis

San Francisco FACC, Jose Pecho/Angie Louie

FACC of Greater Nevada, Collette Manauis

FACC SouthBay Los Angeles Area, Loi Herrera

FCC of the Pacific Northwest, Anthony Ogilvie

PACC of Pennsylvania & Southern New Jersey, Brad Baldia

FACC of Silicon Valley, Benjie Fernandez

FACC of Utah, Agnes Higley

PACC of Central Florida, Inc., Ting Bouffard

FCC of Hawaii, Brandon T. dela Cruz

FACC of San Diego, William Peetoom

PACC of Oregon, Jason Lim/Jan Mason

FACC of Greater Houston*, Leonides Reyes

Las Vegas FACC*, Jing Espiritu

* indicates new members

Nota Bene

As of this writing, the following Filipino American chambers of commerce are no longer aligned with the Federation of Philippine American Chambers of Commerce. They are: PACC-Texas, FACC-Greater Los Angeles, FACC-Tri-County (San Bernardino/Los Angeles/Riverside), and FACC-Great Lakes of Michigan.These chambers are on their own and, therefore, no longer accorded the accreditation, benefits and privileges of FPACC membership and oversight.

Chapters and individuals that use the FPACC logo to get business appointments with memo of understanding and memo of agreement partners and others and on behalf of their companies or chapters, without expressed or written consent of FPACC, violate FPACC's ethical and fiduciary standards.



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