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Franchising and Business Opportunities Seminar Held at Philippine Consulate General

Consul General Maria Hellen M. Barber-De La Vega addressing the audience.

Consul General Maria Hellen M. Barber-De La Vega addressing the audience.

Los Angeles, 30 October 2013. – A seminar on Franchising and Business Opportunities in the Philippines was held at the Rizal Hall of the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles on 29 October 2013.

This event was held in cooperation with the Philippine Trade and Investment Center, Los Angeles (PTIC), the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) and the Council on Trade and Investments for Filipino Americans (COTiFA).

In her remarks, Consul General De La Vega mentioned that the Philippine Franchising Industry is poised to register sustained growths of 20% in 2013 and 30% in 2014 based on the number of franchises.  The Philippines is also emerging as one of the best destinations for overseas expansion for franchising firms.

PFA Vice Chairman Bing Sibal-Limjoco gave an informative presentation on topics such as: the Philippine Franchising Sector; How to Invest in the Right Franchise Wisely; and, How to Franchise your Business.  About 56 Fil-Am entrepreneurs expressed interest on Philippine franchising.

Seated (L-R) Consul General De La Vega, PFA Vice Chairman Limjoco, PNB General Manager Ric Ramos with DTI Representative Dinsay and members of COTIFA.

Seated (L-R) Consul General De La Vega, PFA Vice Chairman Limjoco, PNB General Manager Ric Ramos with DTI Representative Dinsay and members of COTIFA.

PFA Vice Chairman Limjoco lecturing to the audience.

PFA Vice Chairman Limjoco lecturing to the audience.

(L-R) Consul General De La Vega; PFA Vice Chairman, Bing Sibal-Limjoco; PNB General Manager Ric Ramos and DTI LA Representative Jose Dinsay.

(L-R) Consul General De La Vega; PFA Vice Chairman, Bing Sibal-Limjoco; PNB General Manager Ric Ramos and DTI LA Representative Jose Dinsay.

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