The Philippines-Japan Society, Inc. held its Annual General Membership meeting on July 17, 2018 at the Amb. Jose S. Laurel Hall, 3rd Flr Dominion Building , 833 A. Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City. Headed by PJS President Francis C. Laurel, the members had several items on this year’s agenda including the Annual Report of the President, Financial Report of the Treasurer and the election of the members of the PJS Board of Trustees for 2018-2019.
To read more about the major events and activities of PJS last year, view the PJS Annual Report 2017-2018.
Other matters discussed included the program for the 40th Philippines-Japan Friendship Dinner & Awards Night to be held on July 30, 2018 at the New World Hotel, with Mr. Tomas I. Alcantara as the 40th recipient of the Philippines-Japan Society Medal of Merit. At the meeting’s adjournment, President Laurel thanked the members and reiterated the important role the Society plays in maintaining good relations between the Philippines and Japan.
“Before I close, let me commend our members for their unselfish support for the activities of the Society in 2017. The significance of Society cannot be overemphasized. The long relationship of our organization with Japan has become a cornerstone for more beneficial programs for our two nations. It is in this light that we are grateful for the steadfast support of the Embassy of Japan and the Japan Association of Manila. As we move from year to year, we can only look forward to a deeper alliance with Japan.”