The Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan (AFAB) led by Administrator Engr. Emmanuel Pineda, welcome delegates of the Federation of Philippine American Chamber of Commerce (FPACC) as they conduct a trade mission in Bataan on October 17-18.
“We take pride in Bataan, our home, not only for the fact that it is richly endowed in terms of strategic location, natural resources, and human capital, but also for the way its name evokes heroic courage and resiliency in the face of daunting odds given its rich history of culture and tradition.” Governor Joet Garcia said in his message during the socials night at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bagac on the first day of their visit.
After enjoying the picturesque Camaya Coast in Mariveles, they proceeded to the Freeport Area of Bataan (FAB) the next day, where the delegates were entertained with traditional Filipino music while Bataan local products and delicacies were served at the FAB Administration building lobby.
AFAB Corporate Affairs Technical Officer Paul Robert Salapantan, Public-Private Partnership and Investment Center – Investment Promotions Division Head Benjamin Co and Provincial Tourism Officer Alice Pizarro presented what Bataan offers to investors from tax incentives, investment opportunities, and must-visit tourism destinations.
“Yes, Bataan. We are coming back,” FPACC National Secretary Dr. Noemi Frias said as she awarded a plaque of appreciation to AFAB Administrator Emmanuel Pineda for his support to the trade mission.
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between FPACC delegates led by President Marie Cunning and representatives of the AFAB for the continuous coordination between them. “This is by far the best town, knowing that I have been a member of FPACC for 26 years,” FPACC Marie Cunning said during the MOU signing.
To end the visit, B2B meetings and a short program at the GICC Technopark took place. Delegates went back to Manila via the 1Bataan Integrated Transport System, a PPP Project, docked at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City.