Manila, Philippines – Ambassador-designate to Portugal Philippe Lhuillier (right) calls on Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario to discuss the possibility of expanding tourism as well as trade, technology and cultural ties with the European country. Lhuillier, former ambassador to Italy, believes the primary objective for his new post is to foster diplomacy to promote the goals of national and economic security as well as the welfare of overseas Filipinos. Portugal’s economic development model has been slowly changing from one based on public consumption to one focused on exports, private investment and development of the high-tech sector. Business services have since overtaken more traditional industries such as textiles, clothing, footwear, cork (of which Portugal is the world’s leading producer), wood products, and beverages.
Source: Philippine Star
Cebuana Lhuillier Pawnshop has been the leading pawnshop chain in the Philippines with over 1,500 branches across the country—from Aparri to Tawi-Tawi. For 25 years now, Cebuana has been true to its slogan “Walang Kapantay Magpahalaga” through the incomparable services that the company offers to its customers- this includes — pawning, local and international remittance, insurance, bills payment, e-load, collection, and foreign exchange. Founded in 1987 by the current Philippine envoy to Portugal, Ambassador Philippe Jones Lhuillier, Cebuana Lhuillier is currently managed by its President and CEO, Jean Henri Lhuillier.