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March 2015

Business Luncheon on the creation of the French Chamber Foundation

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On March 25, 2015, the French Chamber of Commerce organized a business luncheon with the French Ambassador Gilles Garachon. The theme for this luncheon was the creation of the French Chamber Foundation. This luncheon followed the first visit to the Philippines of French President François Hollande on February 26 and 27, 2015. During his visit, François Hollande adressed climate change issues and advocated for sustainable development ahead of the UN climate summit which will be held in Paris at the end of the year. President Hollande also highlighted the achievements of France-Philippines United Action and its conversion into a foundation of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Philippines. The luncheon started with an opening speech by French Ambassador Gilles Garachon who recapped the successful visit of the French President in the Philippines. Then, Mr. Demetrio “Jun” Salipsip, Executive Director of the American Chamber-Philippines Foundation, presented the story,…

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A post-Yolanda project that caught the French president’s eye

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A housing project for the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) led by French businesses in the Philippines catches the attention of the French president PRAISING. Dilip Vaswani (right) Chairman of FP-UA, receives P 500,000 from French President Hollande to turn FP-UA into a foundation   MANILA, Philippines – An initiative that built housing for the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) led by French businesses in the Philippines caught the attention of the French president – and will soon be a foundation that will help more communities rise from the ruins of disaster. During a forum on climate change and inclusive growth in Makati City, French President Francois Hollande cited the France-Philippines United Action (FP-UA) as a model for cooperation among businesses. “French businesses got together within the France-Philippine United Action to coordinate private aid for reconstruction,” Hollande said in his speech during the forum, hosted by the Makati…

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