PRIMEX President and CEO Elvira C. Ablaza (seated, center) hosted a despedida dinner for Mr. Geronimo T. Silvestre (seated, second from right), Chief of Party (COP) of the USAID-funded Ecosystems Improved for Sustainable Fisheries (ECOFISH) Program on 26 May 2015 at the Shang Palace, Shangri-La Hotel Makati, Makati City, Philippines. Mr. Silvestre will be based in Bangkok in the coming months as COP of the USAID-funded Oceans and Fisheries Partnership Project. Both projects are being led by the US consulting firm, Tetra Tech ARD. Others present at the farewell dinner were (seated, L to R): Mr. Guillermo (Emong) Morales, PRIMEX Executive Vice President; Ms. Rebecca Guieb, USAID-Philippines COR; Prof. Nygiel Armada, ECOFISH Deputy Chief of Party; (standing, L to R): Mr. Albert Vargas, ECOFISH Administrative/Technical Assistant to the COP; Mr. Vicencio Hilario, ECOFISH Driver; Mr. Rupert Sievert, ECOFISH Site Coordinator for Tañon Strait; Atty. James Kho, Senior Governance and Institutional Development Specialist; Mr. Leo Pura, PRIMEX Vice President for Technical Services; and Mr. Nestor Escara, Site Coordinator for Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur.
PRIMEX hosts farewell dinner for ECOFISH Team Leader