It is unfortunate that Secretary Domingo will resign at this critical juncture when the country is about to host the APEC Leaders Meeting and as the current administration serves its final year as our country’s stewards of good governance and inclusive growth.

Secretary Domingo has been a partner of the private sector in various efforts to make the country a more attractive investment option, tirelessly leading trade and investment missions to other countries and welcoming business missions from abroad.

We will respect the Secretary’s reasons for stepping down, as well as the Palace’s final decision, with the hope that a person of integrity and competence be appointed to the Department of Trade and Industry urgently.


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