Meco, Relations Between the Philippines and Taiwan
It was established in 1975 and is organized as a non-profit and non-stock private corporation under Philippine law. B. About the Administration MECO promotes trade, investments, tourism, and labor, scientific and cultural cooperation with Taiwan. The MECO provides assistance to Filipinos in Taiwan and provides visas, legal and consular services. The MECO coordinates with the Philippine government agencies and the private sector to fulfill this mandate. C.
The Functions of the Administration MECO has its head office in Makati City, Philippines, principal representative office in Taipei and extension offices in Taichung andKaohsiung. MECO’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer are Chairman Tomas I. Alcantara and its Resident Representative and Managing Director in Taiwan is Ambassador Antonio I. Basilio. D. Roles and Responsibilties MECO’s main function is to serve as a liaison between the Filipinos and Taiwanese. They make sure that the relationship between Taiwan and the Philippines is in good standing at all times.
MECO also solidifies the Philippine government’s commitment and advocacy to serve Filipinos living and working in foreign countries. II. MECO A. ) Location and People in Charge The people on top are Chairman Perez and Ambassador Basilio. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer are Chairman Tomas I. Alcantara and its Resident Representative and Managing Director in Taiwan is Ambassador Antonio I. Basilio.
– B. ) Why was it made? – It was established to continue relations with Taiwan after China was recognized as the legal representative of the Chinese people. This made Taiwan sort of a non Country. As long as it about economic relations its ok with China C. ) What is its primary goal? Primary Goal of Meco -is to promote economic relations like trade, investments, labor and tourismIII. Vision A. ) MECO’s Vision -to become the primary mechanism for promoting beneficial relations between the Philippines and Taiwan.
B. ) Long Term Goals -to maximize the potential of our economic relations, because right now were the 5th largest trading partner B. ) Short term goals -Make meco an effective org so that it can deliver and be effective to its mandate, and to be able to perform its role in government, because the DFA doesn’t entirely do this with Taiwan. C. ) Overall goal -Exactly like the Long Term goal, to be an effective institution that serves its cause. IV. Mision A.
) Legal Services Consular services like issuing to Taiwanese visitors to the Philippines, issuing and renewing passports for Filipinos in Taiwan, Marriage certificates, Police Clearance, when Filipinos in Taiwan get into trouble MECO makes sure they get legal support. B. )Other Services -Consular If you’re a Taiwanese and you want to go to the Philippines, meco supplies you with a visa with approval from the dfa, also for Filipinos like passport renewal -Tourism Talk to airlines, travel agencies to encourage them to have more flights and to organize travel packages, approach market to directly advertise Trade and Investment Meco has an officer from the dti, meco supports his/her activities, supports trade and investments with Taiwan, and participates in trade exhibitions in Taiwan and the Philippines – Assitance to Nationals Filipinos in Taiwan who run afoul of the law or has cases against his or her employer, meco provides shelter and hires a lawyer for the oppressed – Info Center Mecos main goal is to generate positive news about the Philippines in Taiwan, releases regular press releases.