First of all, I would like to personally thank everyone for being with us this last 2018. It was an eventful year for Philippine Business and Gender Diversity Advocacy work–with all those ups and downs (but mostly ups if you think that downs don’t get the tough going). Thank you! Maraming salamat po!
2018 has been a year of collaboration for the Chamber as we worked for Equality in the workplace, in the minds of people, and in the heart of every person in our society. Beyond that, the #LGBTchamber has been fortunate to meet and work with individuals and organizations who champion True Love and Empathy here in the Philippines and beyond. (They are with us in the pictures and texts below.)
We look forward to a beautiful 2019 with all of you, especially as we expand our work and reach out from Manila and the central business sectors of the country outwards throughout the country side and (let’s see and holding my breath) across the region! Mabuhay tayong lahat – all of us!
Our #LGBTchamber Chair and Founder @briantenorio on the centerfold feature of @adobomagazine ‘s Gender Issue #LGBT
In the photos he is having coffee from different cups — much like the assortment of hats he wears with his work in education, policy, design, international relations, advocacy, and recently food and culture.
Chamber Chair and Founder Brian Tenorio, “inspires us on Promoting Diversity & Inclusiveness in the Workplace.”
From the instagram account of IIA Philippines — Institute of Internal Auditors of the Philippines, the country’s internal audit profession’s most widely recognised advocate, educator, and provider of standards, guidance, and certifications.
*Tenorio was the morning keynote for the second day of the IIAP Annual Convention held last November in Bohol, Philippines.
The Joint Foreign Chambers of the Philippines (JFC) hosted a forum on Creative Industries entitled “Creative Industries: The Next Sunrise Industry” at the Fairmont Makati Hotel last November 27, 2018. The forum focused on various policy changes, initiatives, and recommendations to boost the country’s creative economy.
From left to right: Panel Moderator Ms. Florentina P. Colayco (President, Metropolitan Museum of Manila), PANELISTS Hon. Nora K. Terrado (Undersecretary, DTI: Trade and Investments Promotion Group Group, Department of Trade and Industry; and Governor, Board of Investments), Atty. Guiller B. Asido (Administrator, Intramuros Administration), Ms. Malaya del Rosario (Head of Arts and Creative Industries, British Council), Ms. Maria Rita O. Matute (Executive Director, Design Center of the Philippines), Mr. Matthew D.M. Morrison (Founder and CEO, A SPACE), Ms. Ces Rondario (Co-founder, Impact Hub Manila), Mr. Brian Tenorio (Chair, Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce), Ms. Dolly Anne M. Zoluaga (Assistant Department Head and Zoning Administrator, Planning and Development Office Iloilo City)
“ZERO”: Filipino Companies Flunk in the Country’s First-Ever SOGIE Diversity and Inclusiveness Index Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce launches its #ZEROto100PH campaign to educate companies on SOGIE
November 7, 2018: Manila, Philippines — Filipino companies have failed dismally in the country’s first-ever Philippine Corporate SOGIE (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Expression) Diversity and Inclusiveness Index, a study pioneered by the Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce, an organization which champions the LGBT contribution in Philippine business.
The study aims to establish a quantitative baseline SOGIE Corporate Diversity and Inclusiveness Index across the top corporations as well as other small and medium enterprises in the Philippines.
ZERO – No Filipino corporation that was part of the study had SOGIE-Diversity policies. The #LGBTchamber wishes to change that for 2019 with their #ZEROto100PH program — where the goal is to institute and help create SOGIE Diversity policies in at least 100 Filipino corporations by the end of 2019.
The Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce and the Film Development Council of the Philippines and the Japan Foundation screened Of Love and Law last August 5 2018 at the FDCP Cinematheque in Manila. For the LGBT Chamber involvement for the project was led by Vice Chair Jeoff Solas who also moderated the Q&A with the panel after the film screening.
Philippine LGBT Chamber Vice Chair for Industry, Evan Tan, with fellow panelists from JP Morgan Chase and IBM Philippines. Ryan Patrick Evangelista moderates the panel. Happening last July 23 2018 at the PRIDE SUMMIT organized by the Philippine Finance Industry Pride PFIP and ANZCHAM.
Last August 9, 2018, the Philippine #LGBTchamber of Commerce Chair Brian Tenorio, Vice Chair (Internal) Amrei Dizon,, Vice Chair (External) Angel Romero and Vice Chair (Industry and Business) Evan Tan gave talks at the recently concluded Philippine Marketing Association event held at Hotel Sofitel. (photos from the speakers)