Arizona – June 18, 2020 – The Federation of Philippine American Chambers of Commerce (FPACC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA). The MOU was signed on April 21 to establish a collaborative relationship and opportunities nationally, regionally and locally between the two organizations in the areas of business, civic engagement and advocacies, economic empowerment and government.
The MOU will cover the following proposals and topics:
1. Both parties to establish and promote guidelines that will result in unity, honor, integrity and advancement among Filipino-Americans in line with each other’s mission and vision.
2. Both parties recognize each other as the premier national organization in their respective fi elds of service and shall strive to achieve bilateral alignment to cultivate each other’s posterity and organizational advancement.3. Both parties to collaborate as partners in the planning, formation and execution of initiatives, activities, events and outreach related to economic empowerment, entrepreneurship, commerce and governmental entities covering trade and industry.
4. Both parties shall promote each other’s mission and vision and engage each other to reach consensus pertaining requests or proposals from 3rd parties or individuals outside of this memorandum of understanding, when such 3rd party proposals may have an effect on the quality of partnership between the two parties, or when it may impact the mission, vision, programs, or well-being of either party.
“The National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) is looking forward to working more closely with the Federation of Philippine American Chambers of Commerce to serve our Filipino American community. NaFFAA continues to advocate for Filipino Americans through civic engagement, national advocacy, and leadership development. Now more than ever, we must all work together to provide support to our Filipino American community whose businesses have suffered due to the current global pandemic. The economic impact is felt even more by immigrant-owned small businesses in the Filipino American and Asian American and Pacifi c Islander communities as a result of the anti-Asian discrimination stemming from COVID-19.”