Business Leaders Launch Awards to Raise Awareness about ASEAN Integration

(From left) Mr. Jay Yuvallos, ASEAN BAC Philippines Member; Mr. Edmundo Soriano, FINEX President; Mr. Gregorio Navarro, MAP President; Ms. Teresita Sy-Coson ASEAN BAC Philippines Member;  Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima; Mr. Alfredo Yao, PCCI President; Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Luis Cruz

(05 May 2014. Pasay City, Philippines) Business leaders supported the launch of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN BAC) Business Awards, the first-ever recognition program for Philippine enterprises which have contributed to the growth and prosperity of the ASEAN economy.

ASEAN BAC Philippines led by members Teresita Sy-Coson, Vice Chair of SM Investments Corporation, and Jay Yuvallos, President of Interior Basics signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP), Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (Philexport), Financial Executive of the Philippines (FINEX), and the Asian Institute of Management (AIM).

“We look forward to working together for more awareness of the ASEAN integration program and for increasing the competitiveness of Filipino businesses in the region,” Mrs. Coson said. 

About ASEAN-BAC Philippines

The ASEAN Business Advisory Council Philippines (ASEAN BAC Philippines) is the local representative of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN BAC), the official ASEAN linkage tasked to provide private sector feedback and guidance to boost ASEAN’s efforts toward economic integration and identify priority areas for considerations by the ASEAN Leaders.

For further information, please contact:

Therese Necio-Ortega
Vice President for Corporate Communications
SM Investments Corporation
Tel.No.: 857-0100 loc. 1039


Monday, May 5, 2014