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Austrian Business Community Meeting with Professor Solita Collas-Monsod

24. September 2014

The Austrian Embassy – Commercial Section, led by the Commercial Counsellor Lisa Koscak, organized an Austrian Business Community meeting on 24 September 2014 at the New World Makati Hotel. The guest speaker was Professor Solita Collas-Monsod, Professor Emerita of the University of the Philippines and former Secretary of Socio-Economic Planning of the Philippine Government.

Prof. Monsod presented an overview of the different efforts to amend the Philippine Constitution (the so-called Charter Change) from the time of President Fidel V. Ramos until the current administration of President Benigno S. Aquino. She also expressed her opinion on the current proposal of the Philippine Congress to amend the economic provisions of the Constitution.

The ABC meeting was well-attended by Austrian businessmen including the Austrian Ambassador to the Philippines, Mr. Josef Müllner, and Filipino partners of Austrian businesses in the Philippines.

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