Member Updates: Former Philippine President Arroyo as PSRICC Permanent Honorary Chairman
7 Apr 2018


 Speakers at the forum


On 7 April, the Philippine Silk Road International Chamber of Commerce (PSRICC) Appointment Ceremony was held at Philippine Choi Garden Restaurant. Former Philippine President and Member of House of Representatives Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was appointed as PSRICC permanent Honorary Chairman. PSRICC founding Chairman Francis Chua, Chinese Counselor and Consul-General to the Philippines Luo Gang, Consul Dong Hongya, Former Philippine Justice Secretary Agnes Devanadera, and leaders of other Philippine chambers were present at the meeting.


Congresswoman Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (middle), Mr. Francis Chua (right), and Consular Luo Gang (left)


At the ceremony, Madam Arroyo expressed her wishes for PSRICC to serve as a bridge leading the Philippines to a key position in the Belt and Road Initiative, boosting Philippine tourism by attracting Chinese tourists, and jumping on the opportunity, the participation of the First China International Import Expo to be held in Shanghai this year, to expand Philippine export.


Mr. Francis Chua took the opportunity to express his gratitude to Madam Arroyo for her great contribution during her presidency to consolidating the national economy, promoting the friendship between the Philippines and China, as well as enhancing the cooperation among multiple sectors. Mr. Chua also highly evaluated Madam Arroyo's contribution to the welfare of overseas Chinese in the Philippines, to carrying out the policy of i-card updating every five years, and to offering Permanent Residency to 150 Chinese families per year. Mr. Francis Chua deeply appreciated Madam Arroyo's support and guidance for PSRICC, and her acceptance as PSRICC permanent Honorary Chairman.


Source: Official Website of PSRICC