“The Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (PHILEXPORT) is the umbrella organization of Philippine exporters accredited under the Export Development Act (EDA) of 1994. It is a non-stock, non-profit private organization born out of the unification of the Philippine Exporters Foundation and the Confederation of Philippine Exporters last August 1992.” (Source: http://www.philexport.ph/about-philexport)
I had the privilege of being elected a trustee-director of PhilExport Cebu Chapter. I hope to use my specialized knowledge as a lawyer to advance the interests of my sector.
The legal/regulatory framework that exporters are forced to operate in is biased toward the export of labor. I hope with my position to advance the interests of local manufacturers. This would make it possible for Filipinos to have more abundant work opportunities in their own country as opposed to having to leave the country to seek opportunities elsewhere. I am excited for the opportunities the work I can do on behalf of my sector in particular and exporters in general.