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16/02/2017: PH FOREIGN AFFAIRS SECRETARY SENDS OFF HAWAII TRADE MISSION DELEGATION

Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto R. Yasay, Jr. (center) sends off the delegates of the 26th Trade Mission to the Philippines at the Philippine Airlines (PAL) office at the Honolulu International Airport prior to their departure for Manila.

Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto R. Yasay, Jr. stopped by the Honolulu International Airport this morning, 16 February 2017, to offer his best wishes and to personally send off the delegates of the 26th Trade Mission to the Philippines, who are departing for the Philippines today for the 10-day trip.

Led by Kauai Mayor Bernard P. Carvalho, Jr., and organized by the Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii (FCCH), in coordination with the Philippine Consulate General in Honolulu, the trade mission will be held from 16 to 26 February 2017 and will take the 32-member delegation to various cities and provinces in the Philippines, including Manila, Davao, Candon and Vigan in Ilocos Sur, Baguio and Marilao, Bulacan.

In line with the FCCH’s motto for the year, “Catch the Wave,” the goals of the trade mission are to: (1) increase business activities by promoting Hawaii and the Philippines as investment and tourism destinations; (2) encourage trade and economic activities across the Pacific region; and (3) encourage the development of renewable and green technology.

The delegation is scheduled to pay courtesy calls on Philippine government officials, officers from the private sector, counterparts in the business, tourism and travel industries, and sign agreements that will foster linkages between the Philippines and Hawaii, with the end goal of advancing trade relations and renewing people-to-people ties between the Philippines and Hawaii. (END).