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PES hosts gathering of its former presidents

PES hosts gathering of its former presidents
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Former PES presidents, together with the current Board of Trustees, gathered on 28 October 2022 at the Joy~Nostalg Hotel & Suites Manila in Mandaluyong City to catch up, tell stories, and share experiences as part of the activities leading up to the 60th PES Annual Meeting and Conference in November.

The gathering was the first PES Presidents' Night to be held in three years after the COVID-19 pandemic limited most gatherings to virtual mode.

Among those who attended were Finance Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno (PES President, 1990), Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan (PES President, 2006), Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Felipe M. Medalla (PES President, 1996), former NEDA Director Generals Gerardo P. Sicat (PES President, 1967-68), and Ernesto M. Pernia (PES President, 1987-88), among others.

Also present were Dr. Emmanuel T. Velasco (PES President, 1985), Dr. Victor B. Valdepeñas (PES President, 1994), Dr. Fernando T. Aldaba (PES President, 2008), Dr. Peter Lee U (PES President, 2012), Dr. Alvin P. Ang (PES President, 2013), Dr. Jose V. Camacho, Jr. (PES President, 2017), Dr. Majah-Leah V. Ravago (PES President, 2018), and Dr. Faith Christian Q. Cacnio (PES President, 2021).

The event was hosted by the current PES Board of Trustees, led by the current President, Dr. Charlotte Justine Diokno-Sicat.


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