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Strengthening ethical business practices for SMEs. Department of Trade and Industry Undersecretary Zenaida C. Maglaya poses with (from left) Comsalud Lima Chamber of Commerce President Jose Mario Mongilardi, Malaysia SME Corporation Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Hafsah Hashim, Peru High Level Anti-corruption Commission General Coordinator Jose Avila, and Sanofi Aventis Group Vice-President and Regional Compliance Officer Masood Ahmed in the dialogue on Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s (APEC) role in strengthening ethical business practices for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) during the 2015 APEC Business Ethics for SMEs Forum on August 20, 2015 at Sofitel Philippine Plaza in Pasay City. Undersecretary Maglaya reiterated that the partnership between the private sector and the government should be fortified with the earnest effort to strengthen ethical business practices for SMEs. Undersecretary Maglaya also apprised that the government has been undertaking measures that will contribute to the ease of doing business. (DTI-PRU)