Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Undersecretary Abdulgani M. Macatoman made a Courtesy Call on Brunei’s Deputy Minister of Energy, Manpower and Industry Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Matsatejo bin Sokiaw at the Ministry of Energy, Manpower and Industry (MEMI) in Bandar Seri Begawan on 09 August 2018.
Members of the Philippine delegation accompanying Undersecretary Macatoman during the meeting included Mr. Pete Raymond V. Delfin, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., Philippine Embassy in Brunei Darussalam; Ms. Maria Cynthia B. Ricafort, Commercial Counsellor, Philippine Trade & Investment Centre-Singapore; Mr. Edgar Tomas Q. Auxilian, Director, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA); Ms. Melissa C. Mendizabal, Labor Attaché, Philippine Embassy in Brunei Darussalam; Mr. Raison D. Arobinto, Senior Trade and Industry Development Specialist, Halal Section-Export Marketing Bureau, DTI; and Ms. Hafidah B. Macadaya, Technical Assistant, Office of Undersecretary Macatoman, DTI.
During the courtesy call, Undersecretary Macatoman expressed his appreciation to Deputy Minister Dato Matsatejo for Brunei’s excellent and warm hospitality to the Philippine delegation. Deputy Minister Dato Matsatejo, in response, conveyed his appreciation to the Philippine delegation for its participation in the Brunei Halal Showcase (BruHAS) 2018 as well as the successful conclusion of the 1st Joint Committee Meeting (JCM) to facilitate the implementation of the Philippines-Brunei MOU on Halal Industry and Halal Export Development and Promotion.
Deputy Minister Dato Matsatejo also expressed his appreciation to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Brunei for their substantial contribution to the economic and cultural development of the country. Undersecretary Macatoman, in response, thanked the Brunei Government for hosting the 22,000-strong Filipino Community in Brunei Darussalam. END