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Filipino-Americans in US urged to support Save Act
May '11
The Department of Trade and Industry's (DTI) Garments and Textile Industries Development Office (GTIDO) has said that the drive to gain support for passage of the proposed SAVE ACT bill in the US Congress is gathering momentum in major cities in the US.

GTIDO, in a statement, said that Filipino-Americans residing in the US have been asked to extend their support and push for passage of the proposed bill by writing letters to their legislators. The bill is seen to generate new employment opportunities for Philippine garment and US textile industries.

Two weeks back, Jose Cuisia, Philippine Ambassador to the US, got in touch with the community leaders in Las Vegas and San Francisco and urged them to support the bill.

The SAVE Our Industries Act is an important legislation which would earn duty-free access for Philippine apparels in the US, provided these apparels are produced using US textiles. This would also generate new job opportunities in the US textile sector.

According to Cuisia, the Philippine Government is well aware regarding the significance of the legislation for their workers and its relationship with the US. As soon as the Act takes the form of a law, it would earn millions of dollars to the country through new export opportunities to the US and would also safeguard thousands of jobs in the domestic textile industry, he added.

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