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PHOTO RELEASE: PHOTO RELEASE: FILCOM IN EAST COAST TOLD, RP NO LONGER BASKET CASE OF ASIA
ECONOMIC BRIEFING. Secretary Edgardo D. Pamintuan, Presidential Adviser on External Affairs and Chair of the Subic-Clark Area Development Council, chats with Consul General Cecilia Rebong and Filipino-American community leader Marlene Stern at the end of his briefing on recent economic develoments in the Philippines. Secretary Pamintuan, who also oversees the Luzon Urban Beltway Corridor, met with leaders of the Filipino community in the East Coast at the Philippine Center in New York on Friday to tell them that the Philippines is no longer the basket case of Asia. Philippine Mission Photo by Junji Morales.