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July 10 2019

The Philippines-Australia Business Council held its General Membership Meeting (“GMM”) on July 10 2019 at the Manila Elks Club, Corinthian Plaza, Makati City, chaired by PABC Trustee and Chairman Atty. Dennis Quintero (seated, middle), with guest speakers former Board of Investments Governor Henry Co (seated, second to the left) and DTI Program Director Romulo Manlapig (seated, fourth to the left). Messrs. Co and Manlapig spoke on the topic of “Development of the Philippine Shipbuilding Industry”. They are advising the Philippine government in the crafting of the Philippine shipbuilding industry roadmap.

Attendees to the GMM are as follows:

Seated from L to R: Mr. Rey Lignes, BOI Chief Investments Specialist-Heavy Industries Division; Henry Co, former BOI Governor, Atty. Dennis Quintero, Pabc Chair; Mr. Romulo Manlapig, DTI Program Governor; Mrs. Violy Searby, Pabc Trustee and Ms. Vanessa Perez, Austrade.

Back L to R: Atty. Ma Chere GC Reyes of Quasha Law; Mr. Alvin Tan of Quisumbing Torres; Ms. Paula Tolentino of OLLI Consulting Group; Dr. Thomas Aquino, Pabc Vice Chair; Mr. Jan Wenceslao, Assistant Director, Office of Asian and Pacific Affairs; Mr. Stephen Araneta, Consultant, Government-Industry Alignment; Ms. Jenni McEwin, First Secretary Economic; Mr. Wayne Murray, President of Austal Philippines; Ms. Elodie Journet, Senior Trade Commissioner & Minister Councellor-Philippines & Micronesia; Mr. Jose Ernesto Villanueva, Jr, Pabc Trustee; Mr. Art Disini, Pabc Member; Mr. Sixto Benedicto, Pabc Trustee; Mr. Frederick Chua, Pabc Trustee and Atty. Jennifer Lee, Pabc Secretary.