24 January 2019 – Ambassador Joseph Del Mar Yap and representatives of 17 Filipino-owned businesses discussed yesterday the prospect of creating a Philippine Chamber of Commerce in Singapore. The meeting was attended by representatives of : Afreight, Ayala Land, BDO Unibank, Churreria La Lola, Excent One, HFSE International School, Human Nature and Greenpicks, Jollibee, LBC Express, Manulife, Megaworld, Noble Life, Paso Fino Consulting, PLDT Global, Potato Corner, Prime Food Marketing and Vista Land.
The business representatives agreed that a Philippine Chamber of Commerce in Singapore would strengthen the relations among member businesses and help promote business interests. Ambassador Yap encouraged Filipino-owned businesses to work together and consolidate their efforts to move forward on the creation of the Chamber.
Ambassador Yap stated that the creation of such a Philippine Chamber of Commerce would be timely as this year marks the 50th Anniversary of PH-SG bilateral relations.
A working committee was set up to work on the next steps to create the Chamber.