The Philippines, through the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and its Export Marketing Bureau (EMB), recently held a Philippine-Russia Business Forum at the Makati Diamond Residences, aimed at involving the private sector from both countries in the program of activities lined up for the PHL-RF Joint Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation (JCTEC). Present during the bilateral session are (from left) DTI-EMB Assistant Director Agnes Perpetua Legaspi, Board of Investments Director Angelica Cayas, Russian Ambassador Igor Khovaev, DTI Undersecretary Nora K. Terrado, Far East Investment and Export Agency Director Maxim Shakirov and Embassy of Russian Federation First Secretary for Trade and Economic Cooperation Vladislav Mongush. •