It is early but the attendees' minds are sharp. Their questions are spot on.
Jollibee CFO Ysmael Baysa: Did you know we own the largest fast food chain in Brunei? Our vision: to become Asia's largest food service company!
Jollibee's Baysa shares how an integrated ASEAN will benefit the food giant's sourcing of raw materials.
Yuvallos' last words: Align, be ready, create change.
American Chambers' JOHN FORBES takes a historical view on economic integration, citing wars and even the ongoing euro crisis.
He adds, "the area where Philippines is not growing very rapidly is in investments."
He notes that in Rappler's interview w Predident Aquino last week, the country's leader talked about opening doors. "In the Philippines, there are many closed doors," referring to foreign investments.
He cites the case of aviation, specifically regulatory restrictions on 5th freedom rights, foreign ownership, among others.