PCCI boosts PH-Israel ties on innovation and agritech

Published February 22, 2021, 2:30 PM

by Edgard Hilario

PCCI President Ambassador Benedicto V. Yujuico and Israeli Ambassador to the Philippines Rafael Harpaz recently met to discuss new initiatives that will strengthen the cooperation between Philippine and Israeli companies in the areas of innovation and agri-technology.  Israel is one of the leading countries in the world in innovation and new technology and the Philippines can learn from them especially in developing the country’s agriculture sector. 

Amb. Yujuico toured Amb. Harpaz in the PCCI Innovation Center, which is envisioned to provide the Filipino youth and tech-startups the opportunity to  learn  in-demand skills such as in AI, Robotics, Cloud Technology, Internet of Things, and Blockchain, among others.  PCCI chairman emeritus and officer in charge for international affairs, Ambassador Francis Chua also attended the event.

Photo shows (from left) PCCI PH-Japan Business Council chair JP Yujuico, PCCI secretary general Ruben Pascual, PCCI vice chair for American Affairs Jesus Varela, PCCI honorary president and chair for HRDF Alberto Fenix, Jr.,  PCCI president Yujuico,  Amb. Harpaz, Israeli Embassy’s deputy head of mission Nir Balzam, Israeli economic and commercial mission chief Tomer Heyvi, PCCI director for innovation Perry Ferrer and PCCI vice chair for European Affairs Jesus Co at the PCCI Innovation Center at 8 Meridian Ave., 11/F Double Dragon Meridian Park, corner Macapagal Avenue, Bay Area, Pasay City