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Meco, Relations Between the Philippines and Taiwan

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De La Salle University
College of Liberal Arts
Department of Political Science

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
(Publica)
Mr. Manhit

FINAL PAPER
Government Agency: MECO (Manila Economic and Cultural Office) Philippine Representative Office of Taiwan.

Pelayo, Jason Robert G.10943706
Manzano, Jess Jaime P.10948074
Roxas, Julian C.10944087
Dimaculangan, Sander Rafael S.10913130

I. Introduction

A. Origins and History of MECO
The Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO), exercising delegated functions, is the Philippines’ representative office in 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 and Kaohsiung. 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...