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Loida Nicholas Lewis
« on: August 18, 2018, 12:47:54 PM »
https://www.loidanicolaslewis.com/

https://www.nytimes.com/1999/05/28/business/tlc-beatrice-to-sell-remaining-divisions.html


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LOIDA NICOLAS-LEWIS
Chairwoman and CEO, TLC Beatrice, LLC

http://www.robertchinnfoundation.org/loida-nicolas-lewis/

Loida Nicolas-Lewis is a Filipino-born lawyer, businesswoman, author, and philanthropist.

Lewis earned a law degree from the University of the Philippines College of Law and was admitted to the
Philippine Bar in 1968. In 1974, Lewis became the first Filipino woman to pass the New York State Bar
Exam without having studied at a United States law school.

Lewis gained recognition as the Chairwoman and CEO of TLC Beatrice International Holdings, Inc., a $2 billion multinational food company with operations across Europe. She assumed leadership of the company in February 1994, a year after the passing of her husband, Reginald F. Lewis, who had been TLC Beatrice’s first chairman and CEO.

Lewis served for ten years as General Attorney with the Immigration and Naturalization Service. With her experience in immigration law, Lewis became an author, including co-authoring the popular “How to Get A Green Card.”

Lewis has also been an active philanthropist. She is a founder and former National Chairwoman of the National Federation of Filipino American Associations, the Chair and Co-Founder of the U.S. Pinoys for Good Governance, and a Board Member of the Philippine Development Foundation. Lewis is one of the founders of the Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund and supports numerous civic causes both in the United States and the Philippines.

Lewis resides in New York City and continues to carry on the philanthropic work of her husband as the Chair of the Reginald F. Lewis Foundation.


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https://www.rappler.com/video/talkthursday/22258-talkthursday-with-loida-nicolas-lewis

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Lewis is the chair of US Pinoys for Good Governance (USP4GG) - a group of US-based Filipinos known for their advocacy initiatives.

In 2012, USP4GG called for a boycott on Chinese products in response to China's "bullying" attitude in the West Philippine Sea.

Lewis' group organized global rallies in front of Chinese embassies in key cities to expose China’s alleged arrogance in the Scarborough Shoal dispute.

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Re: Loida Nicholas Lewis
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2018, 12:48:02 PM »
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Re: Loida Nicholas Lewis
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2018, 12:50:08 PM »
Fil-Am businesswoman Loida Nicolas Lewis 'persona non grata' in Davao City
Councilor Danilo Dayanghirang, who proposed the resolution passed by the Davao City Council, says the Filipino-American businesswoman deserved it for 'attacking' President Rodrigo Duterte

Mick Basa
Published 6:24 PM, February 13, 2018
Updated 6:24 PM, February 13, 2018

https://www.rappler.com/nation/195964-loida-nicolas-lewis-persona-non-grata-davao-city

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Filipino-American businesswoman and philantrophist Loida Nicolas Lewis is no longer welcome in the hometown of President Rodrigo Duterte.

The Davao City Council on Tuesday, February 13, passed the resolution of Councilor Danilo Dayanghirang to declare Lewis as "persona non grata" in Davao City.

Speaking to Rappler, Dayanghirang said Lewis deserved it for being part of the attacks against Duterte since he won the presidency in 2016.

“Instead of attacking the President she could have just helped unite the Filipino people,” the councilor said in a phone interview.

He said their primary basis for making the decision was Durterte allegation that Lewis was behind the decision of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to conduct preliminary examinations into the Philippine leader's drug war killings. The President claimed he got the information from a "third country."

Duterte had earlier claimed that Lewis had influenced the ICC, which is based in The Hague, the Netherlands, to take the first step in the complaint filed against him in relation to his war on drugs. The Office of the Prosecutor is acting on two communications filed by Filipino lawyer Jude Sabio and Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, and Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano in 2017.

Lewis, an influential leader in the Filipino-American community as part of the Global Filipino Diaspora Council, categorically denied the accusation.

Lewis, who supported the tandem of Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo during the 2016 elections, has been the target of Duterte's online supporters who had attempted to link her to a supposed bid to oust Duterte. (READ: #LeniLeaks: Speculations based on fragmented emails)

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Re: Loida Nicholas Lewis
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2018, 01:34:29 AM »
TalkThursday with Loida Lewis (Part 1): https://youtu.be/geRKHS09PTI

TalkThursday with Loida Lewis (Part 2): https://youtu.be/s7DGESi3v9Y




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Re: Loida Nicholas Lewis
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2019, 06:36:17 AM »
Conflict continues in PH Independence group in NY
By: Ricky Rillera - @inquirerdotnet INQUIRER.NET U.S. Bureau / 07:51 PM April 04, 2019

https://usa.inquirer.net/26585/conflict-continues-in-ph-independence-group-in-ny

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This latest episode of what appears an anti-PIDCI sentiment or “smear campaign” as some members of the community call it, comes on the heels of New York State Supreme Court’s ruling last February dismissing (Juliet) Payabyab’s appeal to re-argue their case. The case was first dismissed in 2018.

Payabyab lost in the October 2017 PIDCI elections. Thereafter, she spearheaded the filing of a case against PIDCI in November 2017. Olivia David, who ran for the presidency but lost, did not join Payabyab in the lawsuit.

Payabyab and her co-complainant, Nieva Burdick of the Philippine Community Center Services for Aging, reportedly spent a sizeable amount of money to pay for the lawsuit and their lawyer.

Although Payabyab had a following in her quest to go after PIDCI and its board members, there were also people who raised concerns about her handling of the affairs of United Mindoro International and the Philippine-American Communities Executive Council (PACEC) under her presidency.

They questioned if she were compliant in providing members with regular financial reports and minutes of their meetings and if a quorum was properly observed. In addition, they also criticized her for having been a perennial president of both organizations all these years.

“Her situation is similar to those who voted against the amendments, except Esteban,” they said. “They have remained immersed as presidents of these organizations for quite some time and have not learned to let go.”

On a separate occasion at the Philippine Center attended by several community organizations, (Loida) Lewis also criticized the PIDCI and called for an ad-hoc committee to run the Independence Day commemoration and parade.

Although representatives from the PIDCI were also present at that gathering, they did not respond to Lewis’ accusations; instead, the PIDCI issued a statement clarifying the issues raised by Lewis and Consul General Claro Cristobal.

Other quarters of the community also took a stance on Lewis’ apparent backing of “anti-PIDCI” adherents and said that Lewis’ support of an event organizer in the community who holds annual awards “smacks of double-speak if not hypocrisy.”

They said that Lewis knows of the person’s alleged misdeeds – owing money to many people in the community including the New York State Treasury for back-taxes – and who also allegedly has not provided a financial report to several investors.

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Re: Loida Nicholas Lewis
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2019, 03:30:13 PM »
Filipino supporters in Chicago area boost ‘Otso Diretso’
Pinoy Newsmagazine/INQUIRER.net News Partner / 11:44 PM April 26, 2019
 
https://usa.inquirer.net/28367/filipino-supporters-in-chicago-area-boost-otso-diretso

CHICAGO–Philippine senatorial candidates under the coalition banner of “Otso Diretso” got a boost from responders to a call made by Filipino American leader Loida Nicholas-Lewis on April 4, to send financial contribution to the underfunded opposition slate in the coming May 13 Philippine midterm elections.

Describing the voting as a crucial moment to put a check on the Duterte Administration back home, Nicholas-Lewis pointed out the weakening of the judicial branch, the increasing move towards an autocratic executive branch and the “corrupt majority” in the Lower House of Congress. This leaves the Senate, she said, as the remaining place to fiscalize the excesses seen under the current regime.

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