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Manny Pacquiao- gets new title: Garments ambassador

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by Amy R. Remo

The Department of Trade and Industry is sending boxing champ Manny Pacquiao to the US to lobby American legislators for the passage of the Save Our Industries Act (Save Act), a bill expected to give the Philippine garments industry a much-needed boost.

Trade Undersecretary Cristino L. Panlilio told reporters they were sending Pacquiao to the United States together with the Philippine trade attaché to seek the support of the legislators in Washington for the landmark legislation.

“I hail the filing of this bill. This is something we have worked hard for since last year. The Department of Foreign Affairs, led by Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario and our new ambassador to the US Jose Cuisia Jr., have also adopted the Save Act,” Panlilio said.

“This is a major step, but the work is not over. We must work harder now to convince more senators and congressmen to support this bill. We are calling on all Filipinos who have relatives in the US to please inform them about the Save Act. They can do their share by getting in touch with their senators and congressmen,” he said…   Read more

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