A young John Howley with his friend and mentor, William H. Quasha, at the Manila Hotel. Bill Quasha was a legendary American lawyer, civic leader, and philanthropist in the Philippines. Bill had come to the Philippines as a soldier and became a member of General Douglas MacArthur's staff, rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel. After the war, Bill stayed in the Philippines and formed his own law firm. Wlliam H. Quasha & Associates.
John Howley (far right) and Andoni Yturralde of Citibank (to John's right) meet with H.E. Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. (center), the Philippine Ambassador to the United States, to discuss issues affecting trade and investment between the U.S. and the Philippines. Others at the meeting are (left to right) Consul Zaldy Patron and Ambassador Mario de Leon, the Consul General in New York City.
John Howley shares a joke with Atty. Ricardo J. Romulo, one of the most trusted lawyers and business advisors in the Philippines and former Chairman of the Makati Business Club. With them is Alfred Madrid, head of North American operations for Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. (Metrobank), the largest bank in the Philippines.
John Howley confers with Chief Justice Hilario Davide at the Philippine Supreme Court in Manila. The Chief Justice was one of the authors of the 1986 Philippine Constitution
John Howley with Marcelo Fernan, the only person to have served as both Chief Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court and as President of the Philippine Senate. This picture was taken in the Senate President's office.
John Howley chats with Antonio Floirendo in Davao. Known as the banana king of the Philippines, Mr. Floirendo has at times supplied Chiquita and Del Monte brands with bananas from the Philippines for export to the rest of Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
John Howley and his business partner Fran Lamparello (both back row center) with the staff of Davies Energy Systems, Inc. at a bowling party in Manila. After more than two decades advising other companies on their business interests and investments in the Philippines, John became President and CEO of Davies Energy Systems in Manila and took on the challenge of actually managing a Philippine-based company. He built the company into the largest and most successful energy efficiency company in the country.
John Howley (right) shares the stage with Dr. Wanda Lopuch (left) at the annual e-Services Conference in Manila. The Philippines now has more call center employees than India, and is one of the major business process outsourcing centers in the world.
John Howley and Loida Nicolas Lewis in New York City. A Filipina by birth, Mrs. Lewis is a New York-based industrialist, philanthropist, civic leader, motivational speaker, author, and lawyer.
John Howley with his wife Isabelita (left) and Broadway star Lea Salonga (center) before a 2012 cruise around Manhattan. Lea wowed audiences in London and New York with stunning and emotional performances in Les Miserables and Miss Saigon. With a beautiful voice and moving stage presence, she is an icon of the modern Broadway musical.
John Howley with his wife Isabelita and Filipino-American Broadway star George Salazar from the cast of Godspell. George is a terrific actor and an incredibly funny comedian. He has a long and bright future ahead of him.