March 3. Manila. PH and Slovenian sides discussing possible areas for defense cooperation during the one day Slovenian Business Mission held at the Head Office of the Chamber of Commerce of the Philippine Islands. DND Undersecretary Fernando I. Manalo headed the PH side while State Secretary Ales Cantarutti of the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology led the Slovenian delegation composed of Ministry officials and representatives of the Slovenian defense cluster.

March 3. Manila. Mr. Jose Luis U. Yulo Jr. President of the Chamber of Commerce of the Philippine Islands (CCPI) welcomes the Slovenian and Philippine delegations to the G2G & B2B Meetings. CCPI co-hosted the Slovenian Business Mission in cooperation with the DFA and the Philippine Embassy in Vienna.

March 3. Manila. Ambassador Maria Zeneida Angara Collinson delivering her opening remarks. Ambassador Collinson broached the idea of an inbound Slovenian Business Mission to State Secretary Ales Cantarutti in a meeting held last October 2015 in Ljubljana.

March 3. Manila. In his remarks, State Secretary Ales Cantarutti of the Slovenian Ministry of Economic Development and Technology recognized the Philippines not only as one of the “best performing economies” in Asia but as Slovenia’s “gateway” to the enlarged ASEAN market.

March 3. Manila. The Slovenian delegation with PH government officials and officers of the CCPI

March 3. Manila. After the plenary meeting, State Secretary Cantarutti called on DFA Undersecretary for International Economic Relations Laura Q. del Rosario. From left to right: DCM Sulpicio M. Confiado, Ambassador Maria Zeneida Angara Collinson, State Secretary Cantarutti, Undersecretary del Rosario, PH Honorary Consul Srecko Debelak & Ms. Dijana Madzarac, Head of the Ministry’s European Affairs & International Cooperation Office

March 3. Manila. Merit International d.o.o meets with Destiileria Limtuaco. Mr. Marjan Bevk (seated left), Owner of Merit International d.o.o, an importer and distributor of consumer products in discussions with Ms. Olivia Limpe-Aw, Chairperson & CEO of Destileria Limtuaco, considered the oldest distillery in the Philippines & Southeast Asia

March 3. Manila. Mr. Janko Kramzar, Director of Snaga d.o.o. presenting his company’s waste management programs to reprsentatives of Enertech Systems Industries Inc.