Philippine Economic Zone Authority Director General (DG) Lilia de Lima was in Taiwan on December 4 – 7, 2013 for a series of investment seminars and business meetings.

DG de Lima was joined by a business delegation comprising Mr. Rommel Leuterio and Mr. Ronnie Salonga of The Science Park of the Philippines, Mr. Toti Reyes and Ms. Hazel Alas of TECO Special Economic Zone, Ms. Rona Sanez of the Laguna Technopark Inc., and Mr. Henry Co of the First Philippine Industrial Park.

DG Lilia De Lima’s itinerary included one-on-one business meeting with prospective Taiwanese companies, visit to company headquarters, and investment seminars in Taipei and Kaohsiung. The investment seminar in Taipei alone was attended by more than 180 businessmen mostly from the electronics industry.

8 DG Lilia De Lima speaking about the benefits of investing in the Philippines during the Investment Seminar at Far Eastern Shangri-La Hotel, December 5, 2013. 9 Picture taken during the Investment Seminar at Kaoshiung Export Processing Zone (KEPZ). This seminar was co-organized by PTIC-Taipei and Kaohsiung Export Processing Zone Authority. Seen in the photo are executives of locators at the KEPZ. 15 Photos above are picture taken during one-on-one meetings with Taiwanese companies. All these four companies plan to locate in the Philippines by 1st quarter of 2014. Combined investment pledges from these four amounts to almost Php 6 billion pesos. 10 Picture taken during the dinner hosted by Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs Vice Minsiter Cho Shih-Chao in honor of DG Lilia De Lima. The dinner was also attended by MECO Resident Representative Antonio I. Basilio (3rd from right) and DTI Representative to Taiwan Mr. Benedict M. Uy (Right most) as well as senior officials of Taiwan MOEA.