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big retailers get vocal in Philippines

December 2006

Seven US apparel companies have joined chambers of commerce in calling on the Philippines government to stop political killings or risk losing aid and investment. A letter of protest was sent to president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo by local officials of American Eagle, Gap, Jones Apparel, Liz Claiborne, Phillips-Van Heusen, Polo Ralph Lauren and Wal-Mart.

Earlier a statement saying that violence has no place in a democracy was issued by the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in the Philippines, comprising business groups from Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan, Korea, New Zealand and the US and the Philippine Association of Multinational Companies.




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