Since 1975, the Australia Philippines Business Council has fostered friendship, understanding and mutual benefit between the business communities of both countries.
The APBC has gained tremendous links through over 25 years of close association with the Australian and Philippine embassies and relevant Ministers.
The APBC's primary aim has always been to promote trade, investment and technical cooperation between Australia and the Philippines.
The APBC works closely with its counterparts in the Philippines such as the Philippine Australia Business Council. The APBC also maintains its relations with the Australian New Zealand Chamber of Commerce (ANZCham) and the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce & Industry Inc, based in Manila.
VCA TYPHOON HAIYAN APPEAL
There were people in the Vietnamese Community who were refugees in the Philippines and received a helping hand from the Filipinos. They
would like to give back to the country that once lent a helping hand.
The VCA working together with the Philippine community will be conducting street fundraising in Banktown on Saturday and in Cabramatta and
Canley Heights on Sunday 8 December. There will also be a concert held at the Vietnamese Community Hall in Bonnyrigg from 5:00pm on Sunday
15 December 2013 to raise funds.
PARAMATTA CITY COUNCIL PHILIPPINE TYPHOON CHRISTMAS BENEFIT
BARRY O’FARRELL SUPPORTS AUSTRALIAN-FILIPINO COMMUNITY TO HELP TYPHOON VICTIMS
L to R: Tanya Davies (MP for Mulgoa), Eduard Alcordo (APBC President), Anne Jalando-on Louis
(Philippine Consul-General), Kevin Conolly (MP for Riverstone), Belen Anota (Philippine Ambassador), Victor Dominello (Minister for
Citizenship and Communities), Johnny Ching (APBC Board Member) and Wendy Simpson AO (World Vision Australia Board Member).
Photo Credits: Redland Events
NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell, Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello and NSW Liberal MPs joined forces with the Australia
Philippines Business Council (APBC) on Monday night to raise money for victims of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) which caused massive
destruction and loss of life throughout the Philippines earlier this month.
The event was attended by Mr O’Farrell, Mr Dominello, Philippine Ambassador Her Excellency Belen Anota, Philippine Consul-General The
Honourable Anne Jalando-on Louis and over 100 community and business representatives, including from World Vision Australia.
Mr O’Farrell and NSW Liberal MPs donated $5000 to the APBC’s typhoon appeal.
“I extend my deepest sympathy to the thousands of Filipino families who have lost their loved ones and had their homes destroyed in
the typhoon,” Mr Dominello said.
“The evening was about showing solidarity for our Filipino neighbours by working with the Australian-Filipino community to raise funds
to help the victims rebuild their lives,” Mr Dominello said.
Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies and Member for Riverstone Kevin Conolly, Co-Chairs of the NSW Governments Filipino Ministerial
Consultative Committee (MCC), also attended.
“It was an honour to stand side-by-side with our Filipino community to raise money and assist the people of the Philippines in their
recovery and rebuilding following the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan,” Ms Davies said.
“NSW has a significant Philippine-born community, including in my electorate, and the bonds between our two countries are very strong. I am
pleased to support APBC in its important gesture to help our neighbours in their time of need,” Mr Conolly said.
“Our heartfelt thanks go to the Premier, Minister Dominello and Tanya Davies for their extraordinary show of support,” President of APBC,
Mr Eduard Alcordo said.
The evening was a huge success with proceeds from event sales and donations going towards World Vision’s recovery efforts,” he said.
On 12 November 2013 the NSW Government gave $500,000 in direct humanitarian assistance to the Philippine Government.
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Electric Power Sector is now
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November 2013 Edition of Philippine Business Report Now Available
The November 2013 edition of the Philippine Business Report is now available for download. The report highlights the improved trading environment in the Philippines and opportunities for Australian bilateral trade.
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
On October 29, 1919, the American-sponsored Flag Law of 1907, which outlawed the display of the Philippine flag, was repealed, and the use of the Philippine flag was once again put to practice.
Click here to learn more about the history of the Philippine flag.
APBC October 2013 Newsletter
The latest edition of the widely read APBC Newsletter is now available. Previous editions can be found on the archive page.