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Reporters' notebook

- Iris Gonzales -

• VIPs flocked to the opening ceremony of the 45th annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank at the SMX Convention Center.

Some VIPs spotted during the event are: Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima, BSP Governor Amando Tetangco Jr, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Cayetano Paderanga, SM’s Tessie Sy-Coson, Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson, former Finance Secretary Margarito Teves, BIR Commissioner Kim Henares and former Tourism Secretary Alberto Lim.

• Makati Shangri-La was the caterer tapped for the May 2 and 3 activities at the SMX Convention Center. Food was overflowing during lunch hour and snacks are well provided but they ran out of brewed coffee in the morning of May 2.

• The exhibit hall at SMX Convention Center showcased different booths from private sector sponsors such as San Miguel Corp., Petron Corp. BMW, Hyundai, Credit Suisse among others.

• Dignitaries and guests arrived in their creaseless tuxedos while some Filipino guests came in Barong Tagalog. Some women came in Filipiniana attire. 

• The reporters also came in their formal wear.                  

ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

BARONG TAGALOG

COMMISSIONER KIM HENARES

CONVENTION CENTER

CREDIT SUISSE

FINANCE SECRETARY CESAR PURISIMA

FINANCE SECRETARY MARGARITO TEVES

GOVERNOR AMANDO TETANGCO JR

MAKATI SHANGRI-LA

PETRON CORP

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