Romulo meets Sen. Bond in continuing campaign for Phl garments

December 6, 2010 11:33 am 

MANILA, Dec. 5 — U.S. Senator Christopher Bond of Missouri State, the principal sponsor of a key legislation that could save the Philippines’ garment industry, and Philippine Foreign Secretary Alberto G. Romulo met on Friday in Washington, D.C.

This follows an earlier meeting with U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, in connection with the Philippine campaign for the current U.S. Congress to pass the key legislation.

The legislation is known as the Save Our Industries Act (SAVE Act or S. 3170) in the U.S. Senate.

According to the Department of Foreign Affairs, Bond assured Romulo that he would continue his support for SAVE Act and do his best to carry it through with Senator Inouye if an opportunity presents itself during the so-called “lame-duck session” of Congress.

The Philippines considers SAVE a “win-win legislation,” which Inouye co-sponsors.

SAVE Act is expected to revive and generate jobs in both the Philippine apparel industry and the American textile industry. (PNA)



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