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28 top Philippine students join AmCham orientation program

April 25, 2009 6:00pm
MANILA, Philippines — Twenty-eight college achievers pursuing degrees in accounting, management and economics from various Philippine universities have been chosen to participate in the American Chamber of Commerce’s (AmCham) week-long Business Orientation Program (BOP).

AmCham Executive Director Robert Sears said that the participants in the 7th BOP are from the University of the Philippines system (Diliman, Cebu and Davao), St. Louis University (Baguio), the University of Asia and the Pacific, the Mindanao State University, the University of Baguio, Holy Angels University (Pampanga), Siliman University (Dumaguete), Ateneo de Zamboanga, Centro Escolar University, Colegio de San Juan de Letran, De La Salle University, Far Eastern University, University of Cebu, and the University of the East.

Dubbed as “The Best Meets the Best," the annual AmCham BOP aims to give future business leaders valuable business insights and a “real life" feel of the corporate world.

“The experience leaves them with a better understanding and appreciation of business workings across industries that can be applied to both their learning and career choices," Sears said during the welcome celebration for the participants on April 18.

“Despite the effects of the economic recession on our member companies, support for this project continues. This sends a very strong message of belief and a vote of confidence in the Filipino youth and future leaders of this country," he said.

The participants were thoroughly screened based on their excellent performances in both academic and co-curricular endeavors.

“We try to widen our reach each year and in 2009, we are proud to say we have student leaders from as far away as Marawi," said Dave Morin, AmCham BOP 2009 chairman and Goodyear Philippines president.

AmCham said culminating business case will be supported by respected professionals from different industries and will be handled by some industry leaders, John Clements Consultants president Carol Dominguez, Jollibee Foods Corporation vice president for marketing Gold Tantoco, and Goodyear Philippines director and Asian Institute of Management Professor Ning Lagman. - GMANews.TV
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