Photos, IPRI 2019 launching in Manila, Oct. 16

Late post, here are some photos, courtesy of the Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) fb photos last October 16, 2019. The event was sponsored by the Property Rights Alliance (PRA), co-sponsored locally by FEF and MGT.

Our keynote speaker that day was DTI Secretary Ramon M. Lopez. He came early and after speaking, he has to leave for another speaking engagement in Quezon City. So we held the photo ops after he spoke.

From left: Dmitri Roleda, Tony Abad (program MC), Romy Bernardo, Kristine Alcantara, Bobby de Ocampo, Lorenzo Montanari, Sary Levy-Carciente, Sec. Ramon Lopez, Calixto Chikiamco, Josephine Santiago, Vaughnn Montes, me.

Opening remarks was given by FEF President Calixto “Toti” Chikiamco, then the keynote address by DTI Sec. Ramon Lopez.

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IPRI and PRA were discussed by Lorenzo, Executive Director of PRA, then the results of IPRI 2019 by report author, Dr. Sary Levy-Carciente. Followed by Q&A.

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Former DOF UnderSecretary (2x) Romy Bernardo during the open forum.

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The audience.

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Closing remarks was given by former DOF Secretary Roberto “Bobby” de Ocampo, he is now the FEF Chairman.

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I presented my case study, “Banning brand: Consumer and economic impact of plain packaging.” Reactors were IPOPHL Director-General Josephine Santiago, FEF Fellow and trade lawyer Kristine Alcantara, and PCCI’s IP Committee Dep. Director Dmitri Roleda.

Thank you PRA, FEF and audience for a successful launching of IPRI 2019.

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