Marco Polo Hotel, Davao City
February 9, 2018

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte graced The Manila Times 7th Business Forum at the Marco Polo Hotel in Davao City.

With the Philippine Economic Outlook for 2018 themed, ‘Build, Consume, Grow: Gaining Momentum for an Emerging Economy to Soar,’ the 7th Business Forum aims to provide more insights on what prospects the year 2018 holds for business and the general economy, as well as to learn more about government policies that would guide the trajectory and pace of this growth, and how the private sector could best serve as government’s partner and benefactor.

In the event, President Duterte witnessed the conferment of The Manila Times 2017 Man of the Year Award to the soldiers who liberated Marawi City. The award was accepted by Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Rey Leonardo Guerrero.

Officials from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), foreign delegates, and other business sector representatives were also present in the business forum.

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