Economic forum highlights PGMA's Cebu visit

August 6, 2009 9:21 am 

MANDAUE, Cebu, Aug. 6 — Poised to drive new economic initiatives in the country, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will grace this year's Philippine-Russian Business Forum to be held at the Cebu International Convention Center (CICC) here tomorrow.

The economic forum will be hosted by the Philippine-Russian Business Assembly, Incorporated (PRBAI), an organization that aims to better the economic relations between the two countries.

PRBAI represents the dynamic business ties between the Philippines and Russia and aims to further strengthen regional economic cooperation, build strong networks of key businesspeople, policymakers and innovators and visionaries, align new ideas with policies, and work towards the formation of vital linkages that streamline the investment protocols in both countries.

President Arroyo will address the assembly considered as one of several organizations that will help the country’s economic initiatives especially in Cebu.

Aside from the business forum, President Arroyo has a string of other activities here over the weekend.

She is set to lead the oath-taking of the new set of officers of the National Executive Council of hte Barangay Councilors League of the Philippines (BCLP).

She will also attend the wedding of Liloan, Cebu Mayor Vincent Franco Frasco and Atty. Ma. Esperanza Christina Garcia at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral together with Vice President Noli De Castro. The President and the Vice President will be the principal sponsors of the special event.

President Arroyo will leave Cebu Sunday to inspect her projects and programs in Leyte. (PNA)

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