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Huge presence of OFWs in Dubai a big factor in Duterte’s decision to join Expo 2020 — DTI

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May. 22, 19 | 11:02 am

MANILA: Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon M. Lopez said the importance of the presence of at a huge number of Filipinos in the UAE was something that was considered in joining EXPO 2020 Dubai.

“I believe that it was a big factor on why President [Rodrigo Duterte had] decided to commit the Philippines’ participation in the EXPO 2020 Dubai… that’s the reason why we are all here,” Lopez, who also is head and commissioner-general of the Philippine Organizing Committee (POC) said.

At the first POC meeting on May 22, 2019, which was graced by the members and representatives of the committee, Lopez said the goal is to maximize the Philippine participation in EXPO 2020 Dubai through a concerted and cost-effective national approach.

Lopez noted that the global event would be one of the biggest events that DTI, together with other agencies who form part of the POC, will participate in.

During the meeting, DTI Assistant Secretary and Alternate Commissioner-General Rosvi Gaetos discussed some of the major activities of the Philippines at EXPO 2020 Dubai, such as the Philippine National Day and National Week Celebration.

On the other hand, Arch. Royal Pineda, director for theme and concept development, and Marian Roces, curator and in-charge of the content development, presented to them the theme, concept, architectural perspectives, as well as the content of the Philippine “Bangkota” Pavilion.

Pineda regards the Philippine Pavilion as a “wise investment.”

“We want the ‘Bangkota’ to be a portal of transforming the Filipino mindset and that is why we are designing it as a knockdown architecture that will be temporary in Dubai but is permanent in Clark, Pampanga to become a venue for all Filipinos,” he said. (Jojo Dass)

Photo Caption: During the first POC meeting, whose organization was led by DTI Assistant Secretary and Alternate Commissioner General Rosvi Gaetos (seated, 3rd from left), the member-agencies through their representatives affirmed their commitment and support for the country’s participation in the global event. The creative team, led by Arch. Royal Pineda (6th from left) and Content Development and Curator Marian Roces (seated, 2nd from left), presented to them the theme, concept, and overall creative direction for the Philippines “Bangkota” Pavilion at the EXPO 2020 Dubai.

Also present during the meeting are DTI Task Force members (standing, from left): Financial Services Committee Director Ma. Asuncion H. Cruzada, Atty. Lamberto Santos, Investment Missions Committee Director Angelica M. Cayas, Business Missions Committee Assistant Director Agnes Legazpi, DoST Assistant Secretary and Alternate Representative Leah J. Buendia, DICT Director Rior Santos, DoLE Undersecretary and Alternate Representative Renato L. Ebarle, DTI Undersecretaries Ireneo V. Vizmonte and Rowell Barba, PITC-Dubai Commercial Attaché Charmaine Mignon Yalong, DCP Executive Director Rhea Matute, and BCDA President and CEO Vivencio Dizon.

Joining them (seated, from left) are: DBM Undersecretary and Alternate Representative Tina Rose Marie L. Canda, DFA Acting Assistant Secretary Jesusa Susana V. Paez, Tourism Promotions Board Chief Operating Officer Marie Venus Q. Tan, and CITEM Executive Director Pauline Suaco-Juan.

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