Philippines-Malaysia Business Council (PMBC) Chairman Ramon S. Ang, President and Chief Operating Officer of San Miguel Corporation, led a high-level business group as part of the President Aquino’s delegation to Malaysia in February, 2014. The PMBC delegation was composed of executives and representatives from Maybank Philippines, Maybank ATR Kim Eng Capital Partners, SGV & Co., AlloyMTD Philippines, AirAsia Philippines, Megaworld Corporation, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, among others. The two-day business delegation program began with a Welcome Dinner Reception for the President by the Filipino community, hosted by the Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur.

On Day 2, a joint meeting of the PMBC and the Malaysia-Philippines Business Council (MPBC) was convened in the form of a closed-door, roundtable discussion between its respective business delegations. The meeting was jointly chaired by Ang of the PMBC and Dato’ Azmil Khalid of the MPBC, with Philippine Department of Trade and Industry Undersecretary for Trade and Investment Promotions Ponciano C. Manalo, Jr. moderating the discussions.