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Briefing with Business Community on the Philippine hosting of APEC 2015. Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) Secretary Gregory Domingo (second from left) lead the conduct of a briefing among business chambers and organizations on the ongoing preparations of various government agencies related to the Philippine hosting of APEC 2015. During the briefing, the Trade Secretary gave an overview on the Philippine hosting of APEC, its themes and priorities, and a run-through of the schedule of remaining meetings. Ambassador Marciano Paynor (left) of the APEC 2015 National Organizing Council apprised the attendees on various substantives from the recently-concluded APEC meetings while Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Laura del Rosario (beside Domingo on the right, partly hidden) oriented the body on the logistical preparations for the meeting. Joining them was DTI Assistant Secretary Ceferino Rodolfo (right), DOLE Dir. Catherine Parado and MMDA Special Operations Officer Mr. Emmanuel Miro and Traffic Engineering Officer Engr. Emilio Llavon (not in the photo). The business chambers and associations represented in the briefing included: Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc., Federation of Philippine Industries, Philippine Association of Service Exporters Inc., Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Philippine Exporters Confederation, Makati Business Club, Philippines Inc., Management Association of the Philippines, and the Joint Foreign Chambers of the Philippines. (DTI-PRU)