Photo Release

June 5, 2014



DIALOGUE FOR PROGRESS – Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, Jr. shares with
European and Philippine business leaders as well as with government
Technocrats “vital economic and business legislative initiatives” in the 16th
Congress. These are designed to maximize trade and inflow of foreign direct
investments into the country and hasten job generation and sustainable inclusive
growth. The Speaker was one of the keynote speakers during the recent holding
of the 1st EU-Philippines Business Dialogue in Makati City. Also shown are
DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson who shared vital government priorities on
“infrastructure development”, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary and NEDA
Director-General Arsenio M. Balisacan who spoke on “national policy for
inclusive growth and job generation”, Ms. Helena Koenig, Head of Unit, South and
Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand, Directorate-General for Trade,
European Commission, who touched on the topic “The EU and the Philippines:
Working together to increase trade and create jobs”, and Bureau of Internal
Revenue Commissioner Kim S. Jacinto-Henares who expounded on the issue
of “financial environment for investors”. (30) Photo by Tobias Engay, Media
Relations Service- PRIB

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