Welcome to Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston.

THE VOICE OF FILAM BUSINESS IN HOUSTON.

( A 501 c6  tax exempt not-for-profit organization)

Phone: 832-448-0540/ 281-303-9434 | Email: filamchambergh@gmail.com | member :www.fpacc.net

THE FIRST EVER UFRANCHISE HELD IN HOUSTON WAS A SUCCESS

Promoting entrepreneurship” and “bridging local and international business opportunities"

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“Promoting entrepreneurship” and “bridging local and international business opportunities” is the two-pronged mission of the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce Greater Houston. FACCGH was established to help Filipino Americans become entrepreneurs and to provide networks or bridges that can help expand their circles of influence and increase productivity. It is also for this reason that we partner with other Chambers of Commerce in the international community, we embark on Trade Missions, we host Trade shows or Roadshows --- like the one we had last night at the International Trade Center.

Houston is not far behind. Our Mayor’s economic agenda is robust and forward-looking. It draws its strength from Houston’s diversity and inclusivity. Houston is the 4th largest city in the US. It is also the most diverse yet very inclusive which means that no one, no community is ever left behind in terms of economic growth, development and progress. 

The same is true in the Philippines -- the government promotes free enterprise and encourages investments. In the January 2019 report released by NEDA (National Economic Development Authority) it said that the Philippine economic growth remained stable as it grew 6.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018 from the revised 6.0 percent recorded in the third quarter. This steady performance—the seventh consecutive year that the Philippine economy sustained its growth of more than 6.0 percent—brings 2018’s full-year growth to 6.2 percent. This is a firm finish that cements the Philippines’ standing as one of the fastest-growing economies in Asia. 

To raise Philippine competitiveness in the global market, the government aggressively pursues measures and policies to facilitate ease in doing business thereby encouraging more investments that boost entrepreneurship, job generation and economic growth in the countryside. 

Thanks to the men and women of the  (FACCGH) for successfully hosting the UFranchise Roadshow.

Special shout-out to the men and women of the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce Greater Houston (FACCGH) for successfully hosting the second leg of the UFranchise Roadshow. 

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Our guests from UFranchise, the Philippines’ largest franchising company, representing more than a thousand brands is our gateway and vehicle towards this economic growth.

PHILIPPINE TRADE MISSION is one of our 2018 highlights

The 2018 Philippine Trade Mission has provided our members to :

  • establish network with  different business sectors, 
  •  learn valuable market insights ,  and 
  • explore competitive advantages by minimizing the risk in exploring new markets.

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2018 WAS A PRODUCTIVE YEAR FOR FACCGH

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“What can we do to give meaning and purpose to our lives?” This is the quintessential question that we need to ask ourselves if we want to make a difference, if we want to leave a legacy, if we want our lives to matter— for who we are is God’s gift to us, what we become is our gift to Him. 

In spite of the many hurdles and oppositions —- we did it! We’ve broken ground and steadily, we’re growing strong! Thanks to the men and women behind the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce Greater Houston (FACCGH) for their zeal and their commitment to build the community, to promote entrepreneurship and bridge local as well as international business opportunities; for the positive collaborations that have resulted in increased business not to mention stronger friendships, partnerships and alliances. 

When people are happy doing what’s best for the common good — time seems to stand still. No work is really hard and burdensome. It was a “short” and very productive first year for FACCGH. We were blessed to have been involved in many landmark activities that benefited members of our local as well as international communities: we hosted the National Leadership Summit and Conference of the Federation of Philippine American Chambers of Commerce (FPACC); co-sponsored the Houston Global Trade Conference and Expo; joined the 2018 Trade and Humanitarian Mission to the Philippines and the 44th Business Conference and Expo at the Manila Hotel; formed our Junior Chamber of Commerce; partnered with several international chambers of  commerce in Houston including the World Chamber of Commerce; etc. And because of good governance and sound leadership, our President and Founder, Loloy Reyes, has been appointed FPACC Regional VP for the Central Region-USA (which covers North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Texas) — an honor that we all share. 

Through the efforts of all our BODs (Jahan Jafarpour, Lani Cabral, Ec Moran, Marilynn Jones, Cynthia Ancheta Pena, Katherine Juarez, Catherine Landicho, Cerlito Salarda, Jong Orlando Badecao Estrada Jr., Nikko Duterte, Soren Valverde; Risty Delumpa Durbin; Henry Santos,Chan Tuttle, Rebecca Lampasa Calabia, Frances- James Licup, Dennis Jamilosa, Gelyn Roble, Loloy Reyes and yours truly) and all our members, we are starting 2019 as a 501 c6 tax exempt not-for-profit organization; we are preparing the first Filipino Business Directory and gearing up to host the first UFranchise Roadshow in Texas in February. There are several big projects lined up for the year and we will share them with you as the year unfolds. 

Thank you for your encouragement and support. 

#faccgh #fpacc


-MEI FRIAS (VP-INTERNAL)

FACCGH Board of Directors

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Calabarzon Trade Mission

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BRIDGING THE GLOBAL ECONOMY FOR CHANGE -- THE FUTURE

FACCGH HAD A SUCCESSFUL TRADE MISSION IN CALABARZON

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October 15-17, 2018


 BRIDGE MADE AND STRENGTHENED: (Part1)
#HowdyPhilippines
The 2018 Trade Mission to Calabarzon was a resounding success.
Gov. Hermilando Mandanas of Batangas welcomed the members of the Federation of Philippine American Chambers of Commerce (FPACC) led by founder Yolanda Stern of California and President Marie Cunning of Arizona.

Tito Dodo also thanked the members of the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce Greater Houston (FACCGH) and its President, Loloy Reyes(Chairman of the Calabarzon Trade Mission) for the warm reception he and wife Regina Reyes-Mandanas received the last time they visited Houston.

Goodwill and honest intentions go a long way. Mabuhay! 🇵🇭🇺🇸

The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce Greater Houston (FACCGH) together with the Federation of Philippine American Chambers of Commerce (FPACC) had a very successful trade mission to the Philippines. Business is booming in all sectors: tourism, trade, import-export, agriculture, construction, manufacturing etc.etc.etc. Visit the Philippines. The time to invest is now.
#faccgh #fpacc

A Barrio Fiesta inspired activities

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An in-depth discussion regarding business opportunities with PEZA ( Phil. Economic Zone Authority)

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FACCGH bridges local & international business opportunities

FIRESTARTER PRODUCTION- YOUNG CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS FROM THE PHILIPPINES

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 OCTOBER 1, 2018 , TEXAS – It was in the morning of September 29th, 2018 when the top executives of the multi-media company Firestarters met with the Philippine Consul General of Texas, Jerril Santos for the possibilities of opening up opportunities for Filipino creatives through different projects and programs that will generate jobs back home. Firestarters CEO RJ Agustin, Chief Creative Officer Real Florido and COO Jerry Palaganas flew to Houston Texas to meet with the company’s Business Development Officer Joyce Jameson together with the leaders of the Filipino communities in the US to jumpstart a series of meetings and deals focusing on how Filipinos can take advantage of the current relationship of the Philippines and USA. Notably, the young creative entrepreneurs from the Philippines were very honoured to be able to talk to the Consul General in his first business meeting after assuming office just recently. This official talk lasted for more than an hour discussing how the local creative industry can help further boost the country’s economy. 


( Center Photo from L to R,  FACCGH Sec. Gelyn Roble, FS CEO RJ Agustin, FS COO Jerry Palaganas, Con. Gen. Jerril Santos, FACCGH Vice Pres.-Int.  Mei Frias. , FS CCO Real Florido, FACCGH Pres. Loloy Reyes, FACCGH Vice Pres-Ext.  Jahan Jafarpour, FACCGH Board member Katherine Juarez, and Vice Con. Gen. Marco Lopez)


Bridging Local and International Business

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FACCGH formed Junior Chamber members

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CONSULATE GENERAL IN HOUSTON is now open for business

PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL in HOUSTON

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21 September 2018 – Twenty-five years after it closed, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has reopened the Philippine Consulate General in Houston to allow it to serve the growing consular needs of the Filipino Community in the south central United States.

“The reopening of our Consulate General in Houston is consistent with the priorities laid down by President Duterte for us to bring our services closer to Filipinos overseas,” Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano said.

“Through our Consulate General, we will endeavor to serve all Filipinos living on this side of the United States,” Secretary Cayetano.

The Consulate General, which was closed in September 1993, It has opened  its doors on 24 September 2018.to serve some 179,000 Filipinos in the states under its jurisdiction, namely, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

“The reopening of the Consulate General is in response to the growing needs of Filipinos in South Central US and the strong clamor of the Filipino community there,” Consul General Jerrill Santos said.

Upon its reopening, the Consulate General will offer civil registry services such as Reports of Birth, Marriage and Death, notarial services, affidavits certification, issuance of travel documents and fingerprinting for National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) clearances.

Passport processing, visas, authentication services and dual citizenship services will be made available in the coming days.

The Consulate General will also provide assistance to distressed Filipino nationals, promote Philippine culture, and strengthen economic ties between the Philippines and the South Central US.

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(L-R) Consul Gen. Jerril Santos,  Houston International Trade Development Council President Val Thompson and Vice Consul Gen. Marco Lopez.

PCG Houston would like to inform the public of the following:

1) Consular Services are by appointment only.

2) The links provided below has all the information, forms and requirements for each of its services. It is linked temporarily with the LA PCG website as Houston PCG’s website is still under construction.

PASSPORT
https://pcghtpassport181203.eventbrite.com

DUAL CITIZENSHIP
https://pcghtdualcitizenship181203.eventbrite.com

CIVIL REGISTRY
https://pcghtcivilregistry181203.eventbrite.com

AUTHENTICATION/NOTARIAL
https://pcghtauthentication181203.eventbrite.com

3) Our telephone lines are still being reinstalled due to the transfer of its office from Suite 270N to Suite 100N. If the public has inquiries which cannot be found in the links provided above, you may call our emergency line

 +1 (346) 256-4522.

Thank you all for your patience, understanding and support!


LINKS:

PACC Houston

https://www.facebook.com/PHinHouston/


DFA

https://dfa.gov.ph/dfa-news/dfa-releasesupdate/17927-ph-reopens-consulate-general-in-houston

Province of Cavite

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Gov. Jesus Crispin C. Remulla

Province of Cavite 

http://cavite.gov.ph/home/



Province of Laguna

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Gov. Ramil L. Hernandez

Province of Laguna

https://www.laguna.gov.ph/

Province of Batangas

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Gov. Hermilando I. Mandanas

Province of Batangas

http://www.batangas.gov.ph/

Province of Rizal

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Gov.  Rebecca Alcantara - Ynares
Province of Rizal 

http://rizalprovince.ph/generalinformation.html



Province of Quezon

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Gov. David C. Suarez

Province of Quezon 

http://quezon.gov.ph/homepage/


Department of Trade and Industry

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AVP: DTI Philippine MSMEs

ATTENTION FILAM BUSINESS OWNERS

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know your chaMBER OF COMMERCE

FILIPINO AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF GREATER HOUSTON is the only affiliated member of FPACC in the Greater Houston area.

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ABOUT THE FEDERATION

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 info@FPACC.net 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.

GOVERNOR MANDANAS OF BATANGAS VISITS HOUSTON

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FACCGH meets Gov. Hermilando Mandanas and Party for trade and investment opportunities in Batangas.

(April, 26, 2018; Hilton-Galleria)

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(LEFT TO RIGHT) 

MEI FRIAS ( FACCGH-VP Internal) , REGINA REYES (Former Marinduque Congresswoman) , Gov. HERMILANDO MANDANAS ( Batangas ), and LOLOY REYES (FACCGH-Pres.) 

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Memorandum of Understanding

To promote trade, tourism, educational and medical exchanges and creating  new business and investment opportunities between our two countries. 

FPACC LEADERSHIP SUMMIT IN HOUSTON

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MEET AND GREET: April 20, 2018

FACCGH welcomes the delegates  from different chambers across the US.

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THE SUMMIT: April 21, 2018

Productive Collaboration held at the Marriot-Sugarland. 

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PLANNING SESSION: April 22, 2018

Bridging ahead.

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