EDC identifies programs to facilitate export. The Export Development Council composed of representatives from various government agencies and the private sector recently met to identify programs, activities and projects (PAPs) aligned to the strategies included at the recently approved Philippine Export Development Plan (PEDP) 2015-2017. PEDP was approved by the President through MC 91 last February 4 which directed all relevant agencies to submit to the EDC the aforesaid PAPs within 60 days from the MC issuance. The council adopts a resolution endorsing the identified PAPs to the Office of the President. The meeting chaired by the Trade and Industry Undersecretary and EDC Chair Nora K. Terrado (3rd from right, front seat) was held at the DTI International Bldg., Makati City last April 15, 2016. (Photo by Freddie Empalmado/DTI-PRU).