Author: Ricky Guinhawa

[Greater Dallas Region]-Consular Outreach Mission in Dallas!

Great News. We, the Philippine-American Chamber of Commerce of Texas in partnership with the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles are hosting the Dallas Consular Outreach.

It will be held on 20-21 October 2018. Please read the details to submit your application and reserve your appointment. As always, space is limited and all documents must be submitted per instructions from the consulate.

Good luck and see you all soon.



Using the Power of Story to Grow Your Business Inspires

On 16 August 2018 in Houston, Texas, The Philippine-American Chamber of Commerce of Texas Greater Houston Region along with Mike Faherty, the Founder and CEO of ProSales Connection, LLC. presented  “Using the Power of Story to Grow Your Business” leaving members and guests inspired.

You cannot be the hero in the story.

Here are a few points from the discussion.

You must create a persona to determine your audience.

What do our customers want?

You cannot be the hero in the story.

Have you positioned your brand as the guide to the hero?


State President Gary Ilagan introducing Mike Faherty
Guests introductions
Guests introductions 2
Mr. Mike Faherty
Using the Power of Story Group Photo


“This was a great event and I can’t wait to apply it” by anonymous

“Too bad some of my team members couldn’t attend…it would have helped with our branding vs logo discussions” by anonymous

[Greater Houston Region]-New Member Orientation

New Member Orientation event conducted on 02 August 2018 at the Amegy Bank Tower located in the Galleria, Houston, Texas.

We opened the evening with a very warm welcome from Ms. Jessica Tecson, Vice President of Amegy Bank who is also one of our new members. Jessica shared with us the history of Amegy Bank, its branches, products and services.

Led by Region Chair, Ricky Guinhawa, the members participated in a Get Acquainted exercise to learn about each other. This was followed by the introduction of the board of directors, a review of the orientation guide, certificate and pin presentation; and finally a Q & A session.


Jessica welcoming the group.
Ricky welcoming the group
Captivated audience
Aileen and Nelson
Mark and Annabelle
Jessica and Carol
Flor, Tess, Jun, Thess and Bhong kicking it back
Certificate Presentation
New members and BODs

Another Successful Speaker Series featuring PLDT U.S.

The Greater Houston Region Speaker Series was a big success. Corporate partner PLDT U.S. presented “Philippines: The New Gateway to Asia – Powered by PLDT.” The PLDT U.S. executives covered the company’s infrastructure and investments in the Philippines as well as partnerships around the globe.




Pictured (L to R first row: Ricky Guinhawa, Greater Houston Region Chair; Roselle Geronga-Dela Cruz, Regional Head PLDT U.S.; Richard Ortega, President PLDT U.S.; Consul Gilbert Segarra, Philippine-Consulate General Houston; Albert Del Rosario, Jr., Product & Marketing manager PLDT U.S.; Attorney Gary Ilagan, PACC-TX State President; second row: Janice Castaneda; Abigail Gunderson; Tess Tuazon, Greater Houston Region Secretary/Program Director; Ella Robbins Guinhawa, Greater Houston Region Treasurer; Anthony Guevara, Greater Houston Region MPRO; Bobby Reyes, Greater Houston Vice Chair; Mark Sampelo, Co-President UniPro; Derick Pangulayan; Nelvin Adriatico; Ernesto Arceo; Rebecca Pistiner; Attorney Aileen Ligot Dizon; Reverend Nelson Flores, Mr. & Mrs Rebecca Silvestre; Edison Concepcion;third row: Morris Estepa; Tito Refi, Greater Houston Region Auditor; Yejide Agunbiade; Jun Juguilon, Greater Houston Board Member;)


[Greater Dallas Region]-Healthy Living for Healthier Life Event

If you happen to be in Dallas, you are all invited to attend and enjoy the presentation of our PACCT- BOD,

Edgar Malicdan  , promoting his business in  advocating Wellness, Fitness and Healthier Life, together with his wife Ann,
who will revitalize and invigorate us with  her  Zumba lessons.  (easy-to follow steps you can do at home and lose weight ).
With that said, come in your in gym attire on Friday, July 27th ..listen, be informed and get into Zumba  with
Please send your RSVP by July 24th  to our Secretary.  Emilie McSweeney  via email:
Bring your friends to enjoy and invite them to be a member of the Chamber. We look forward to see everyone there.
Thank you,



Fitness and Healthier Life Flyer