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In a historic first, NaFFAA Leaders from all over the USA gathered at The Manila Hotel from January 30 to February 1, 2024 for the NaFFAA Leadership Summit 2024. The event included a carefully curated lineup of presenters from Philippine government, industry, and NGOs. Together with a delegation of NaFFAA leaders, we will collaborate on issues of civic engagement, leadership development, national advocacy and advancing Filipino culture. We are grateful to have you as one of our delegates and guests in this NaFFAA Leadership Summit!


Program Agenda

Day 1, Tuesday, January 30
8:40 AM - 8:45 AM
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Opening Ceremonies
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Dr. Honey Lacuna–Pangan made history in 2022 as the first woman to assume the role of Manila's mayor. Her journey in public service began as the city's vice mayor, following a distinguished tenure as a Manila City Council member from 2004 to 2013.

Beyond her political role, Dr. Lacuna is a skilled general practitioner with a specialization in dermatology. Her early career included serving as a resident physician at Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center and later as a dedicated public health center physician, contributing significantly to the well-being of the community.

Born into a family dedicated to public service, Dr. Lacuna's commitment is deeply rooted. She not only followed in her father's footsteps, former Vice Mayor Danilo Lacuna, but also spearheaded impactful medical missions in marginalized communities, showcasing her dedication to the health and welfare of Manila's residents.

9:30 AM - 9:40 AM
NaFFAA Leadership Opening Remarks

Mariela Fletcher is a licensed residential real estate broker in the State of Washington with RE/MAX Metro Realty since 1990. She holds a Business Degree in Management. Prior to immigrating to the United States in 1988 to join her husband, she owned a manufacturing and exporting business in the Philippines with concentration on hand painted and hand-crafted costume jewelry, gifts and housewares. She was also a Department of Trade and Industry CITEM awardee for “Best in Product Design” and for her contribution to the manufacturing and exporting industry in the Philippines.

She is active in a variety of civic and nonprofit organizations such as National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) as National Secretary since 2014, and Region Chair for the Pacific Northwest, International Drop-In Center (IDIC), a Filipino Senior Service Agency as Vice President, Lake City Future First, as Board Member and Business Development Committee co-chair, and St Matthew Parish as Chair of Parish Life Committee.

The National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) made history during the 12th National Empowerment Conference when they elected Brendan Flores, a leader, a philanthropist, an advocate of Filipino-Americans and a banker by profession from Florida as its first millennial and youngest ever president and national chairman. In his role, Brendan is responsible for leading the largest national affiliation of Filipino American institutions, organizations and individuals. Throughout his time as an officer of NaFFAA, Brendan has served as State Youth Coordinator, State Youth Chair and Regional Youth Chair for Desert Mountain region (NV, AZ and UT) based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. He was also the last person to be elected as NaFFAA’s National Youth Chair as well as the National Treasurer.

Brendan holds a position as Senior Vice President and Consumer Banking Performance Manager at Bank of America. Prior to joining Bank of America, Flores held a position as Vice President and Regional Banking District Manager at Wells Fargo. Brendan has held numerous leadership positions both internally and externally such as Co-Chair for the Black/African American Connection, Membership Chair for the Latino Connection and President of United Way Emerging Leaders United of Saint Johns County. He is also deeply involved in numerous mainstream and local nonprofit organizations such as the March of Dimes, United Way and various Chambers of Commerce. Flores has three scholarships in his name. He is a scholarship grantor for The Public Education Foundation of Las Vegas, and president of the Alumni Leadership Circle of the Academy of Finance. His community involvement locally and nationally led him to establish a series of networks, awards and scholarship opportunities. Brendan continues to be active within his community, expanding his professional sphere and promoting personal growth.

9:40 AM - 10:15 AM

Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. was nominated by President Benigno S. Aquino III to be Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to the United States of America on November 30, 2010 and confirmed by the Commission on Appointments on February 09, 2011. He formally assumed his position on April 2, 2011 and served until June 2016.

Prior to his appointment, Ambassador Cuisia was Vice Chairman of Philam Life after having served the company as its President and Chief Executive Officer for 16 years. He was also Chairman of the Board for BPI-Philam Life Assurance Co., the Philam Foundation and Tower Club, Inc.

Before becoming Philam Life’s President and CEO, Ambassador Cuisia served the Philippine Government as Governor of the Philippine Central Bank and Chairman of its Monetary Board from 1990- 1993. He was also Governor for the Philippines to the International Monetary Fund and Alternate Governor to the World Bank. Prior to service in the Central Bank, he was Administrator and CEO of the Philippine Social Security System from 1986- 1990.

Ambassador Cuisia is an alumnus of De La Salle University, where he graduated in 1967 with degrees in Bachelor of Arts in Social Science and Bachelor of Science in Commerce (magna cum laude). He finished his Masters in Business Administration-Finance at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 1970 as a University Scholar.

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Panel: The Bonds That Cross The Oceans

Under the leadership of Secretary Romulo V. Arugay, the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) bagged two awards during the 2023 Freedom of Information (FOI) Awards held at the Hilton Manila, Pasay City on 21 November 2023.

The CFO received two awards: (1) FOI Champion - 1st Runner-Up under the Agencies/Bureaus/Commissions/Councils Category; and (2) Best FOI Receiving Officer.

Conferred by the Presidential Communications Office-Freedom of Information-Program Management Office, the FOI Awards highlighted the government’s increased transparency efforts. It is also a testament to the CFO's unwavering commitment to transparency, reinforcing its position as a model agency in promoting open governance practices.

Cynthia Lagdameo Carrion currently serves as CEO and General Manager of the Philippine Retirement Authority.

A staunch advocate and a key mover of sports promotion and development in the Philippines, Ms. Carrion is President of the Gymnastics Association of the Philippines; Board Member of the Philippine Olympic Committee and concurrently the Chairman of its Women in Sports Commission; Vice President (SEA zone) Asian Gymnastics Union; Executive Committee member of the Women in Gymnastics Commission under the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG), and a Council Member to SEA Games Federation, among others.

A topnotch government official who has served several government agencies since 2001 to present: Chairman & CEO of the Corregidor Foundation, Inc.; Former President and Chief Operating Officer of the Philippine Tourism Promotions Board, and a former Undersecretary of the Philippine Department of Tourism for Sports and Wellness Tourism from 2003 to 2010. She also served as the Executive Director of the Philippine Commission on Sports Scuba Diving for several years; Member of the Board of Commissioners of the Philippine Sports Commission from 2001 to 2003. She is also managing her own company, Advantage Sports & Leisure – ASL, Co., from 2004 to the present.

A health enthusiast herself, Ms. Carrion spent her life promoting sports, fitness, health, and wellness not only in the Philippines but throughout the world. She also advocates and promotes the welfare of the marginalized sector, especially those of women and children, through her active involvement and dedication as Vice President of the Philippine Good Works Mission Foundation.

International awards:

  • 2016: “100 Most Influential Filipina Women” in the World Award Given by the Global Filipina Women’s Network
  • 2009: “Personal Fitness Trainer of the Year”
  • Conferred by the IDEA, USA 2008: “Ambassador of the Sea” by the OceanEnvironment for her dedication and leadership in promoting the Philippines' conservation and protection of marine resources.
  • 2003: “Best in Women in Sports” for Asia continent Awarded by the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Attorney Gonzalez was born in the Philippines and moved to the U.S. at the age of 12 with her family. She lived in Los Angeles, California before relocating to Utah.. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Philosophy, and Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Utah. Attorney Gonzalez has been practicing Immigration law for over 22 years. She is actively involved in civic organizations and has served as a board member of several organizations, including the American Immigration Lawyers Association - Utah Chapter, Asian Association of Utah-Refugee Immigrant Center, Utah Crime Victims Reparation, Utah Minority Bar Association, Utah Sentencing Commission and the YWCA of Salt Lake. She is a world-traveler and loves hiking, history, the arts, music and culture. She loves to spend time eating and hanging out with her family.

Eric is the organizer of the US MEDICARE PHILIPPINES, Inc, an advocacy organization based in Washington DC. With more than 4,000 supporters, they are campaigning to extend Medicare coverage to the Philippines. Their members are doctors, nurses, professionals, seniors, veterans and community advocates. Several Philippine hospitals, American expat groups and retirement business leaders are their partners.

According to a 2014 poll by the prominent AARP organization, more than 70% of Filipino American seniors, who were former immigrants, want to retire in their homeland and need Medicare insurance to supplement their modest Social Security income and pensions.

Eric is a son of a Filipino American World War II veteran. He was the former executive director of the AMERICAN COALITION for FILIPINO VETERANS.

Eric’s coalition led the successful campaign that passed 5 bills in the US Congress that provided more than $300 MILLION in total VA benefits for elderly Filipino World War II veterans and their dependents. He also lobbied for the Filipino Veterans Family Reunification Executive Order of President Obama that was implemented in 2016.

He has trained and organized hundreds of leaders of community groups for actions on Capitol Hill and at the White House over the past three decades.

Eric is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a degree in Political Science and Communications. He also attended the International Relations Masters Program at the California State University in Los Angeles.

Eric was a guest of President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama during the annual White House Veterans Day breakfasts because of his efforts.

Eric is also the coordinator of the U.S. Filipinos for Good Governance advocacy group led by philanthropist Ms Loida Nicolas Lewis in Washington DC.

Ms. LaVigne has a distinguished record of social engagement, especially with the Filipino Community. For many years, she served in the National Federation of Filipino Americans Associations (NaFAA) representing the Mountain States Region. She is also a founding member of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce of Colorado and co-founder of Mending Faces and a former officer of Uplift International, both active medical mission groups. She has also led fundraising efforts for various causes in the Philippines, including one for Typhoon Yolanda victims.

The appointment of Ms. LaVigne as Consul, ad honorem supports the Philippine Consulate General’s thrust to Spark, Connect, and Empower the Filipino Community in Colorado and its surrounding areas. As Honorary Consul, she will facilitate accessible consular and assistance-to-nationals service to Filipinos, invigorate Filipino cultural and community activities through collaboration, and promote the Philippines’ trade, investment, and tourism initiatives.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Yuko Tomita is a Japanese national and has over 10 years of professional experience working in humanitarian and development projects, particularly in the field of programme coordination, management, resource mobilization, external relations, and partnership. Prior to joining the Philippines IOM Country Office, she has worked as the Coordinator of the Programme Support Unit for IOM Somalia and co-chaired the inter-agency Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) Taskforce in Somalia. She also has experience working in Ethiopia and in Headquarters with IOM.

She joined IOM Philippines in October 2022 and is the current Programme Manager, heading the migration management portfolio including, inter alia, Labour Mobility and Social Inclusion, Migration, Business and Human Rights (MBHR), Counter Trafficking and Protection.

Yuko completed her MA in Gender and Development from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex in the UK and BA in International Studies.


Panel: Social Responsibilities of Filipinos Abroad

Carol Tulud is the Executive Director of GK USA, a position she has held since 2022. A dedicated volunteer and advocate for Gawad Kalinga since its inception, Carol brings a wealth of experience and passion to her role. Her leadership has been instrumental in shaping the direction of GK USA, fostering a sense of community and commitment among its members. In her Christmas message to the GK USA family, Carol expresses gratitude for their unwavering support, acknowledging them as the true embodiment of compassion and unity in fulfilling the GK Vision 2050. She highlights the collective efforts and commitment of teams across GK USA states, recognizing them as the Heroes of Poverty Eradication. Carol's vision extends to the challenges faced by vulnerable families, particularly the young, emphasizing the need for essential services and reflecting on the true message of Christmas. Her commitment to the GK 2050 Vision shines through, calling for unity and contributions to transform lives and communities in the pursuit of a positive impact.

Maricel Villanueva is a prominent figure within the Gawad Kalinga (GK) community, having served as the former Executive Director at Gawad Kalinga USA based in La Mirada, California. Currently, she holds a position as a board member, contributing her expertise to the organization's continued success and impact. Maricel's dedication to GK spans over many years, showcasing her commitment to the movement's mission of eradicating poverty and building strong, united communities.

In addition to her significant organizational roles, Maricel played a key role in orchestrating the successful virtual concert "RiSING Together" for GK USA. The event featured top Filipino artists and aimed to shed light on the positive work undertaken by GK in a broader context. Maricel's leadership and ability to navigate challenges were evident during the concert preparation, reflecting her grace and resilience. With over 23 years of experience within the GK movement, Maricel Villanueva remains a steadfast supporter, embodying the spirit of the Filipino global diaspora's enduring commitment to Gawad Kalinga's transformative mission.

Daniel Bercasio is Executive Director of Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation since 2020.

Mr. Bercasio has been involved in community development work since 1997. Aside from an extensive background on grassroots development Mr. Bercasio was able to build up experience in growing a volunteer-based movement and building localized convergence platforms in around 10,000 Barangays across the country.

Dr. Mary Ann Evangelista holds a medical degree, and has field operations expertise on various Maternal and Child Health, Tuberculosis and HIV projects before moving to an MNC generics company, Sandoz Philippines, as its Medical Director. She has led teams of experts and partner institutions in local and international projects which support implementation of health programs. She has over two decades experience on health systems strengthening, health policy analysis and development, quality assurance and accreditation, and capacity building. She has done consultancy work with several donor and international agencies including USAID (Philippines and Cambodia), GIZ (Philippines and Cambodia), UNICEF-PH, WHO, Population Services International-Cambodia, Avenir Health, EPOS, GFA Consulting Group and Hivos. Annie also worked at the Tohoku University (Japan) where she assisted in setting up a five-year program for ministries of health in Central America on improving their district health systems.

Her passions include strengthening organizations to deliver quality TB and HIV services. She managed a Dutch-funded project, Building Models for the Future, in the Philippines which focused on the integration of TB and HIV services in the private sector, the results of which have been presented both here and abroad. Annie continues to occasionally write about TB and HIV stigma in broadsheets.

Annie is a founding member of the Strategic Engagement for Enabling Development (SEED), Inc. a research and consulting firm.

Rolando B. Victoria is a certified public accountant and a former commercial banker. He is the Founder and President of ASKI Group with nine (9) different strategic business units in the Philippines.

He has been with ASKI for 36 years and is now touching the lives of more than one million Filipinos by transforming their lives and building sustainable communities in Central and Northern Philippines and in Singapore helping the overseas migrant workers by providing them financial education and basic entrepreneurship training.

As a pioneer in the microfinance industry in the Philippines, he is instrumental in the formation of Microfinance Council of the Philippines (MCPI), Alliance of Philippine Partners in Enterprise Development (APPEND), Microinsurance MBA Association of the Philippines (MiMAP), Microfinance Data Sharing System (MIDAS) Credit Bureau for Microfinance; and Banking with the Poor Network (BWTP), among others.

In 2018, he was invited to become one of the Advisory Council members of the Sustainable Standards and Certification Initiatives for Value Driven Financial Institutions initiated by the European Organization for Sustainable Development (EOSD) based in Karlsruhe, Germany.

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Leave for Makati City Hall
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Abigail "Abby" Sombillo Binay-Campos serves as the Mayor of Makati since 2016. She formerly served in the Congress as Representative of Makati's 2nd District from 2007 to 2016, when she was succeeded by her husband, Luis Campos. She is also the daughter of former Vice President Jejomar Binay.

At a young age, Binay started her career at MABINI under former Senator Rene Saguisag as part of the defense counsel for the soldiers involved in the Oakwood mutiny.

In 2007, she was elected representative of Makati's 2nd District, succeeding Butz Aquino and passed several bills under her watch.

In 2023, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Binay to his Advisory Group on Local and Regional Governments, co-chaired by Pilar Cancela Rodríguez and Fatimatou Abdel Malick.

Day 2, Wednesday, January 31
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
NaFFAA Business Meeting
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Civic Engagement: Why Is There A Need For It?

Maica Teves has over 20 years of multisectoral managerial experience engaging with different stakeholders in government, civil society, and the private sector. She has worked in both the Philippine Congress and in the Senate of the Philippines.

Her specialist skillsets are in development and implementation of strategies for communication, community outreach, and constituent engagement. She consults for diversity, inclusion and equity issues. She is an A. B. Political Science graduate and has a Juris Doctor (J. D. in Law) degree. She is certified in Results-Based Project Management (RBPM) which she completed in the Stephen Zuellig Graduate School of Development Management at the Asian Institute of Management. She graduated from the Swedish Institute Management Programme on a scholarship for emerging leaders who are changemakers in responsible leadership and sustainable business at the Swedish Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Panel: FilAms Doing Business in the Philippines


Migz Anzures is a Filipino American cultural bridge facilitator and a Filipino international cultural worker from Washington DC now based in Makati, Philippines. He has promoted awareness of cultural diversity and multiculturalism while helping to build bridges of understanding between individuals and community groups related to the Filipino American experience.

He is also versatile entertainer with background as a host, emcee, and was a Radio DJ for Manila radio stations like 99.5 RT and 97.9 Home Radio. He's also a seasoned voiceover that has voiced for numerous commercial campaigns and was the official voice for Channel V and E! NEWS Asia all access.

He's currently the corporate communications head of CulturAID, an NGO that works with weaving communities throughout the Philippines and is a cultural ambassador and member of the 14 time World Grand Prize Dance Winner - Bayanihan the National Folk Dance Company of the Philippines where he has represented the Philippines in international competitions and events that promote the beauty of the Philippines through song, music and dance.

There are two things you need to know about Dexter: he designs his own barongs, and he cares about making products that solve important problems for people.

Dexter is the CEO and co-founder of Swarm, where senior consultants in AI, Software Development, and Product Design can form teams and connect with founders and corporate innovators.

His career spans technology, public service, and policy-- all of which converge into his domain focus in the Future of Work and Education.

Dexter co-founded and led product, design, and engineering for Kalibrr, the first company from the Philippines to get into Y Combinator. Being a pioneer was both a source of pride and a challenge—to build an ecosystem of talent, funding, and technology around the budding company.

Before entering into tech, served on the Board of Regents of the University of California, and sought to expand access to education and mobility in the workplace. He has a background in Workforce Policy and Education Policy.

Dexter loves to mentor up-and-coming young entrepreneurs, and to learn from tech and product leaders across the globe.

Vladimir "VJ" Manuel is a seasoned entrepreneur and leader with a rich background in business development, digital strategy, and social empowerment. His journey from leaving the Philippines for New York City to becoming a prominent figure in the global business landscape has shaped his perspective and contributed to his success. A serial entrepreneur, Vladimir has co-founded five non-profits, demonstrating his commitment to social causes, particularly in the areas of youth and women development.

Vladimir's extensive digital experience spans over two decades, during which he played a pivotal role in creating Filipino dot org. He holds an MBA with honors from Fordham University and has held key positions in major corporations, including SAP America and AXA PH. His entrepreneurial ventures include founding the Education and Healthcare businesses at Globe, leading initiatives such as konsultaMD, the first 24x7 physician health hotline in the Philippines. Recognized for his outstanding contributions, Vladimir received the Presidential Outstanding Overseas Filipino Award in 2006. His recent speaking engagements reflect his thought leadership in various areas, including digital transformation, strategy, and innovation. Vladimir's journey is a testament to his commitment to making a positive impact in the Philippines and beyond.

Bryan Benitez McClelland, aka @bambryan, is a Filipino-American social entrepreneur, ecotourism developer, sustainability designer, and educator.

He founded Bamb Ecological Technology, Inc. in 2010 in order to have a platform for his socio-ecological enterprise projects. Bambike, the flagship brand of the company, hand- makes bamboo bicycles with fair-trade labor and sustainable building practices. Bambike Ecotours leads guided bamboo bicycle tours that share the ecological significance and cultural heritage of the Philippines.

Bryan worked as the Director of Sustainability at Enderun Colleges, establishing a pioneer and award-winning undergraduate program in sustainability focused on social entrepreneurship, food systems, and ecotourism development. He also co-founded Philippine Artisan Trade/Batala Bar which serves as a platform for local social enterprises and premium handcrafted food and beverages in Intramuros, the heart of Manila.

After 15 years of living and working in the Philippines, he is still fueled with an obsession for bamboo and sustainable livelihood development. Bryan’s goal is to catalyze new green businesses with appropriate environmental technologies and inclusive growth strategies.

Morris Vincent Agudo took his Bachelor of Science in Economics at Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts.

He has worked in the U.S. Commercial Service, under the International Trade Administration of the U.S Commerce Department in Singapore.

Started his now decade-long stint in the Philippines as the Director of Strategic Development for Marco Vincent Inc. in 2014 And was at the forefront of the corporation's initiatives to expand into new industries and markets, such as real estate, technology, agriculture, hospitality, and education. He stepped into Operations as the Chief Enablement Officer for MVSoftech, a Technology Infrastructure Provider in 2017.

He now serves as President of MYFI Network, a Connectivity Integration Service Provider in partnership with Converge ICT Solutions, focused on enabling the next wave of connectivity in the countryside. Concurrently Board of Director for M72 Holdings focusing on leveraging the opportunities of the countryside (in technology, real estate, hospitality, and agriculture), into an inclusive and integrated commercial ecosystem.

He previously served in a public role as the Executive Director of the Oriental Mindoro Innovation and Technology Council from 2016-2021 and now Vice Chairperson for the Private sector since 2021, contributing to enhance the education of local technology skills and better employment opportunities to the province.

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Filipino Mental Health Support to OFWs & Migrants

Dr. Brian Poe Llamanzares holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration from the University of Perpetual Help and has received education from prestigious schools such as Wharton, Harvard, and MIT. He is the CEO of Time Master Watches, co-founder of Unit256 and Artifract (a platform utilizing NFTs to make art more accessible), Chief of Staff for Senator Grace Poe, and Chairman of the FPJ Panday Bayanihan Foundation. Brian has been recognized for his contributions in entrepreneurship, public service, and innovation. He is the author of “A Sustainable Future,” a book that addresses climate change has been named a “Person to Watch” for 2023 by Rising Tigers Asia Magazine.

Yuri Marshall is CEO of Mind You, and the driver of their mission to transform the landscape of mental health, and raising minimum standards across the mental health industry. Yuri, who was originally born in Cebu with parents from Mindanao, grew up in Papua New Guinea and shaped a successful entrepreneurial career in Australia by leading one of Queensland’s most established immigration legal firms for more than 18 years. Yuri’s passion for mental health emerged after his bout with suicide in 2019. As a suicide survivor, he now shares the same aim as Mind You, to destigmatise mental health, increase access to quality therapy nationwide, and to reduce costs for sessions so that more people can access affordable mental healthcare.

PR Strategist, Founder of Mad Media Manila and the survivor-advocate visionary/chairwoman behind PAVE Philippines, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and empowering the voiceless survivors of GBV (Gender-based violence).

Launched last November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women in line with the UN's #16Days of Activism that ended on Dec 10, Human Rights Day, PAVE continues the conversation all year round through Real People, Real Stories : a podcast that features survivors of different backgrounds, unveiling authentic narratives surrounding rape culture and Gender-based violence in the Philippines.

PAVE also aims to raise funds to provide crucial support services including counseling, legal assistance, and shelters.

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Filipino American Creatives in the Philippines

Lyle del Mundo, Founder & Executive Director of FACE, was born and raised in Chicago, a father of three, and is the former President of one of the oldest and largest Filipino American non-profit organizations in Los Angeles, SIPA. He was responsible from rebranding, redevelopment of leadership, restoring the organization's economic health, and seeing the completion of SIPA’s 3rd affordable housing project and new offices during his tenure.

He is a marketing consultant and has helped build some of the biggest brands and personalities in the world. Some of his past and current clients include Jordan Clarkson, Bella Poarch, H.E.R., Verizon Wireless, Ciroc Vodka, Universal Pictures, and many more. With over 20 years of experience as a marketer and event producer, he has helped connect the dots within the Filipino community and general market around the world.

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Keynote Address

Ambassador Jose Victor V. Chan Gonzaga is currently the Assistant Secretary for the Office of American Affairs, in the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs.

"Each day, we hope to build on the strong foundations of the past, as we continue to reaffirm and strengthen the relationship between the Philippines and America. This is where your theme, The Global Barangay, comes in – we consolidate our collaborations to address common challenges. We remain committed to our long and enduring friendship, rooted in a long history and shared democratic principles and values.

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Meet & Greet Reception
Cocktails at the Roma Salon (Drinks sponsored by Emperador Brandy)
Dinner On Your Own
Post Summit, Thursday, February 1
7:30 AM
Leave Manila Hotel for off-site visit to Clark (Pampanga)

Approximately 2-3 hours travel time.

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Arrival at the Clark International Airport (CRK) Departure Area

Briefing and guided tour of the airport by LIPAD Corporation
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Travel to New Clark City
11:00 AM to 12 NN
Arrival at the Government Building

Briefing by NCGC and Rolling Tour of New Clark City
12:00 NN to 12:30 PM
Travel to BCDA Corporate Office

9/F One West Aeropark Building

Clark Global City, Pampanga
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
LUNCH at 7224 Auditorium
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Welcome Remarks: BCDA Chairman Delfin Lorenzana

Introductions: BCDA and NaFFAA

Briefing by BCDA

Q & A

Message from NaFFAA National Chairman Brendan Flores
and NaFFAA National President Mariela Fletcher

Refreshments hosted by BCDA

Photo Opportunities
4:00 PM
End of Activities (Travel Back to Manila)

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