H.E. Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. to Keynote PACC-DC Gala (Oct. 2013)

Ambassador Cuisia to keynote PACC's Gala Ball

The Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Metro DC is honored to have the Honorable Jose L. Cuisia, Philippine Ambassador to the U.S. as its Keynote Speaker during the celebration of its 20th Anniversary Gala Ball this coming October 18, 2013 to be held at Tyson’s Marriott in Vienna, Virginia.

Ambassador Cuisia, is the former Central Bank Governor of the Philippines during the time of President Corazon Aquino.  He was also president and CEO/Administrator of Social Security System (SSS) and director of the Philippine National Bank (PNB). He is an Alumnus of De La Salle University, Manila and at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania where he finished his MBA (Finance).

In his message, Ambassador Cuisia did not only extend his congratulations to the Chamber but also “urge its officers to also engage in programs that would heighten levels of trade and investments between the Philippines and the United States.” As the Philippine economy continues to show some signs of progress and its gross domestic product grows to  “7.6 percent in the first half of the year” under the leadership of President Benigno Aquino III, the Ambassador made an appeal to the business community “to be our crucial partners in realizing the Aquino administration’s socio-economic agenda.”

McDonnell congratulates PACC

In his message to the Chamber, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, express optimism and thanked the governing body of PACC-DC for hosting the event in Virginia.  In his message, the Governor acknowledged that PACC’s event “provides a wonderful opportunity for members to gather and exchange ideas, learn from one another and network with others.” In recognizing the contributions of Filipino Americans in Virginia, the Governor said that “Virginia is strengthened by the diversity of its residents and we are blessed to have a large and vibrant Filipino American community in the Commonwealth.”  “The socio-economic and cultural outreach effort of Filipino Americans has enriched us all,” he concluded.