Europe-PH News

The View From the 19th Floor: We Are Not Saints

September 22, 2011

Today when we read the newspapers we continually see some very familiar terms. Words like "plunder," "ghostprojects," "rigged bidding," "scams," "anomalous projects," and "investigations" appear on a daily basis and are attached to the name of a government official, business executive, government agency, or a company. These are easy-to-catch terms and immediately you know there is something unethical about these activities. Read More

Integrity Pledge

September 20, 2011

Governance is not about how the government governs. It is how the government, the private business sector, and civil society collectively pursue the common good. Read More

Drupa 2012 World Tour Stops in Manila

September 20, 2011

Players in the printing and publishing industry from the Philippines are being invited to join the drupa 2012 in Dusseldorf, Germany in May next year. Read More

Integrity Summit 2011 a Big Success!

September 16, 2011

The Integrity Summit on 14 September was attended by more than 500 executives of the private sector and a delegation of high-level government officials led by President Benigno Aquino III. Read More

No Longer 'Corruption As Usual'

September 14, 2011

Local and foreign businessmen viewed the presence of President Aquino at the first Philippine Integrity Summit on Wednesday as a good signal to the global investment community that it is no longer "corruption as usual" in the Philippines. Read More

Private Groups Push Anticorruption Drive

September 08, 2011

Shun bribery, pursue ethical practices. Read More

Fewer investment restrictions urged

September 07, 2011

Foreign Chambers want the government to consider shortening the Foreign Investment Negative List to support President Benigno S. C. Aquino Ill's promise of a Philippines that is "open for business". Read More

Business Groups Join Hands To Fight Corruption

September 05, 2011

The Joint Foreign Chambers of the Philippines (JFC) is ready to do its part in addressing corruption in the Philippines. Read More

LAFARGE, RCC Join Integrity Initiative

September 05, 2011

LAFARGE Cement Services (Philippines), Inc. and Republic Cement Corporation (RCC), a LAFARGE-associated company have recently signed on to become part of the Integrity Initiative, a private sector-led effort that aims to promote corporate transparency and ethics as a way of eradicating corruption in the country. Read More

Governors Dialogue with Foreign Businessmen

September 02, 2011

The Philippines may improve its standing in the global competitiveness surveys if the government would focus on the country's seven industries with high growth potential. This in essence was the message of officers of Joint Foreign Chamber of the Philippines (JFC) to the leaders of League of Provinces of the Philippines (LPP) in a dialogue between the two groups on Aug 12, 2011 at the Discovery Suites. Read More

End to Shell Tax Row Sought

September 02, 2011

European chamber head wants early resolution of the dispute with Customs says issue sending wrong signal to foreign investors. Read More

Healthcare Program to Attract Foreign Retirees

September 01, 2011

A retirement and healthcare group along with a German certifying firm will start a program that aims to create a network of trusted healthcare providers in the country to attract foreign retirees. Read More

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