Ms. Columna, Ms. Borromeo-Hedfors, and Ms. Cabahug answered questions of the participants
14 October 2019, Oslo – On its second year, the Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan (TNK) seminar was conducted by the Philippine Trade and Investment Center in Stockholm (PTIC Stockholm), in coordination with the Philippine Embassy in Oslo.
As resource speakers of the TNK seminar, Ms. Mary Borromeo-Hedfors of PTIC Stockholm, and Ms. Clariza Mae Columna of the Department of Trade and Industry, encouraged members of the Filipino community to change their mindset towards becoming overseas Filipino investors and entrepreneurs. Among the topics discussed were on basic financial education, considerations in starting a business, and business opportunities including franchising options.
In welcoming the almost fifty and mostly female participants, Deputy Chief of Mission and Consul General Maria Elena Algabre said that the TNK seminar was a continuing component of the Embassy’s Gender and Development (GAD) program, specifically on the conduct of financial management seminars for the community. Third Secretary and Vice Consul Christiansen Cabahug joined the resource speakers in responding to the questions raised by the participants. The two Embassy officials suggested that the participants share the information they learned to their family and friends in the Philippines. END