A tribute to Nini

A farewell tribute for the Honorable Maria Roseni M. Alvero, Philippine Trade Commissioner. "Nini", as we fondly call her, will complete her four year assignment as Philippine special trade representative for the US Western Region this February 2009.

Nini has served with the foreign trade corporation of the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) for over 22 years. She was assigned to the Northern California division by DTI in 2004 encouraging the Philippine industry to “move up the production value chain and develop (our) own brand.”

Nini's work with the trade office facilitated information technology and business process outsourcing projects and investments including entry of an alternative and renewable energy development company which encouraged investments in the Philippines. These investments have had the potential of generating thousands of employment in the rural areas and continue to contribute to lowering energy dependence on imported oil.

The San Francisco Filipino-American Chamber of Commerce hosted an intimate Dinner
Despedida for Nini Alvero, our outgoing Philippine Trade Commissioner
and
Bienvenida for Jopin Romero, our incoming Philippine Trade Commissioner

In the intimate setting of Intramuros, a newly opened restaurant featuring Filipino-Spanish comfort food.

on Monday, March 2, 2009
Cocktails (no host bar) @ 6:30 PM
Dinner @ 7:30 PM
at Intramuros Restaurant