Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas Attends V Global Microcredit Summit in Valladolid

18 November 2011 – Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas attended the 5th Global Microcredit Summit on 14-17 November 2011 in Valladolid, Spain, on behalf of President Benigno S. Aquino.

During the Opening Ceremony on 14 November 2011, speakers included Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain (pictured on the foreground), Spanish Foreign Minister Trinidad Jiménez García-Herrera, Spanish Secretary of State for International Cooperation Soraya Rodríguez Ramos, and Mr. Muhammad Yunus, founder of Bangladesh´s Grameen bank and microcredit pioneer (pictured on the foreground).

A number of Filipino delegates participated in the Summit, including a ten-member delegation from the Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation, Inc. Project Dungganon headed by its Executive Director Dr. Cecilia D. Del Castillo and Founder, President, & CEO Ruben C. de Lara of Serving Humanity through Empowerment and Development, Inc. Philippines (pictured above with Amba. Salinas). Representatives from CARD MRI Philippines were also featured as speakers/panelists in some of the workshops.