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2023 Trade Mission to the Philippines

When: November 02, 2023 , PDT
Where: Philippines

Below are the details of the 2023 Trade Mission to the Philippines!

Flight Reservations/Bookings

PLEASE DO SO ASAP as fare rates may change based on the date you reserved and booked with the airlines. Your passport information is required.

As of today, round trip airfare for economy class ranges from $1,250 to $1,450 (PAL), and EVA ranges from $950 & up. Moreover, airfare rate is subject to seat availability. 

Alternatively, you may book your flight on your own but the rate and seat are subject to change and availability, respectively.

Domestic flights to Boracay have to be booked separately



 11/02    Departure from SFO to MNL

 11/11 -11/13 Depart from MNL to BORACAY (R&R)

 11/14   Depart from MNL to SFO

 11/14   Return to SFO or opt to extend stay in Manila after 11/14


*(Those who would like to have R&R may opt to extend after the specified dates at their own expense) 


Opt 1: Philippine Airlines (PAL)


               Depart SFO on 11/02 pm  Arrive MNL on 11/04 am 

    *For domestic flight to Boracay, you can arrange a separate booking with PAL or Cebu Pacific or Halia Tours

       Customer Service (US/Intl):1(800) 435-9725

       Customer Service (MNL Phils): Landline only

         (+632) 8539-0000 ; (+632) 8855-8888.

Global Reservation Hotline:

      Office Address: 116 N McDonnell Rd, San Francisco, CA 

                                94128 (at San Francisco Airport)

     Office Hours: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm (Monday - Friday) 


    Opt 2: Evergreen Airways (

                Depart SFO on 11/02 pm; Arrive MNL on 11/03pm

              * For domestic flight to Boracay, you can arrange a separate booking with PAL or Cebu Pacific or Halia Tours

               Contact info:

               Office Telephone Number: +1-650-579-1818

               Office Address: 1350 Bayshore Highway, Ste 650  

                                          Burlingame, CA 94010

               Office Opening Hours (Local Time): M~F: 08:30 - 17:30


Hotel Reservations/bookings (Itinerary is being finalized)

> Date depends on arrival/departure in/from Manila, and tour dates.

> Trade Mission activities start on 11/06 and end on 11/10

> Book with the airline together with your flight or on your own 



> SEDA Bonifacio Global City (BGC) (This hotel is owned & managed by AyalaLand)

> Shangri La The Fort

> Makati Shangri La


* If you are not arriving on the same date in Manila, airport and hotel transfers have to be booked as well with the hotel.


Trade Mission Team:  

Dexter Lat, Chair  - email: cell (510)600-3398 

CJ Javier Co-Chair – email: cell (408)621-0437  Anne Ramirez Advisor –FAREPA-SV 2023-2024 President  email: cell (408)821-8402


Please let Dexter know ASAP if you have any questions or when you have booked your flights.

CC:  Co-Chair: CJ Javier




AyalaLand, Megaworld, Aseana Holdings, Bahay Sa Pinas (BSP) accredited developers, namely: Robinsons, Velaris Residences (RHK Land Corp/JV w/ Robinsons), and #1 Calle Industria Service Residences.



> Metro Manila, Laguna, and Tagaytay for property projects tour.

> Club Balai Isabel (CBI) Batangas, and Boracay in Aklan (inter-island trip) for R&R


R&R (Optional Tour/Excursion) - at delegate's expense*

> Club Balai Isabel (CBI) in Talisay, Batangas

   11/07-11/8 overnight (arrive AM & return to MNL AM).

    You have to sign up by Aug. 25th to be included on the list and avail yourself of the discounted group rate.  

    We have reserved for 20 people until Aug. 25th (may be extended if rooms are still available). Group rate is approximately $65/pax (double occupancy) includes room, lunch, dinner, and breakfast; use of select amenities. Higher room rate for single occupancy.


> Boracay Resorts in Aklan - 11/11AM - 11/13 PM (arrive AM and return PM)

    *Delegates may decide to stay at the same resort

    *Check out the 10 best resorts in Boracay (per Tripadvisor): Boracay_Malay_Aklan_Province_Panay_Island_Visayas-Hotels.html


Courtesy visit to the Philippine President in Malacanang Palace (TBD as it depends on the availability of the Philippine President, BBM) includes meet & greet, group photo, and tour of Malacanang

  * Anne is coordinating with Phil. Consulate General's SFO Office




Warm regards,


Anne O. Ramirez, FAREPA Silicon Valley

President 2023-2024








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