amcham visayas chapter logo 150The American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines Inc. - Visayas Chapter is a private, independent, non-profit association which promotes and develops trade, commerce and investment between the United States of America and the Philippines. Members of the Chamber enjoy the prestige of belonging to a highly-regarded business organization, offering an easy-to-enter social and professional network of top decision makers from the leading global firms, expatriates and highly-placed local executives. What sets us apart from the other Chambers is our 110 years of success in supporting the business of its members through their advocacies, business briefings, committees, information, exposure and social activities.


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Volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous – that is the new normal we are facing. And, it will most certainly remain that way for the foreseeable future. Hence, in these uncertain times, what kind of leaders do we need for the country, for 2022, and beyond?

When everything rests on our leaders, it's best to know what makes a leader great. Let's listen to our guest speaker as she shares her thoughts on some of the top qualities that good leaders should have.

Join us on September 23, 2021 at 10am via zoom, as the country nears the deadline for would-be candidates to file their Certificates of Candidacy, and the Visayas Chapter prepares to elect its new set of Officers for 2022.







IATF Resolution No. 131-A dated 5 August 2021 has mandated major changes to the entry rules into the Philippines for foreign nationals effective 16 August 2021. Atty. Judan will discuss how the Travel Ban Exemption (TBE) system developed over the past one and a half years and how IATF Resolution No. 131-A will change it.


This eLearning session will have two parts:

Part I

  • describes the Travel Ban Exemption (TBE) system that has developed since the onset of Covid-19 pandemic-related travel restrictions in the Philippines in March 2020

Part II

  • discusses major changes to the TBE system which will take effect on 16 August 2021



  • I. The Current Travel Ban Exemption (TBE) System
  • II. Major Changes to Entry Rules Pursuant to IATF Resolution No. 131-A
    • a. Procedure for 9G Visas
    • b. Procedure for 47A2 visas (involving foreign-funded government projects)
  • III. Immigration Updates



Amcham Updates

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amcham ordcExecutive Director Ebb Hinchliffe was in Cebu to sign the Associate Partnership Agreement with Amcham Visayas new member, Oakridge Realty Development Corp. (ORDC) headed by its CEO Edmun Liu, on Friday, January 24, 2020.

ORDC is owned by the Liu Family - the name behind Golden ABC, Matimco Inc., Basic Graphics, and LH Prime. ORDC is the family's first venture into property development, specifically commercial realty. Its flagship project is the Oakridge Business Park, which is an open, landscaped and strategically located four-hectare property that houses numerous information technology (IT) centers, retail outlets and event venues, in Mandaue City, Cebu.

The partnership not only helps fuel the Chapter’s programs in the region, but also gives full opportunities for maximum involvement and visibility of the ORDC brand.



Great News! Caltex Offers Premium Discounts to AmCham Members

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Caltex, marketed by Chevron Philippines, Inc. (CPI), starts 2019 with new offerings and better service by giving its members premium discounts on various Caltex products.

This is made possible by Caltex’s partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (AmCham), whose members are entitled to a Caltex Save Plus card, enabling them to go on more and longer road trips with loved ones.

Since 1902, the AmCham has 800 members across the country. The association aims to empower its members through networking advocacy, information and affiliation to further improve Filipino and American business relationships.

“We are grateful to be forming new bonds, business-wise. As a multinational company, our office is home to a diverse workforce. Securing a partnership with AmCham is a testimony to our commitment in bringing more value to our customer’s money,” CPI Country Chairman Louie Zhang said.

AmCham members and partners can get their Caltex Save Plus cards at AmCham offices in Makati, Clark and Cebu City.

“Caltex has been known to be a provider of high-quality Euro 4 fuels, and we are extremely excited to be associated with a company that gives high priority to its customers’ needs. This partnership is geared toward opening more opportunities for the two companies to work together in the future,” AmCham Executive Director Ebb Hinchliffe added.

Aside from the exciting discounts and rewards, AmCham members get the five key benefits of Caltex with Techron, namely maximized power, better fuel economy, smoother drive, lower emissions, and reliable performance.

Motorists can find the nearest Caltex station using the Caltex Locator app, available on both Google Play and App Store. Find out more about Caltex at



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