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The Philippine Department of Trade and Industry is pleased to announce the assignment of Ms. Maria Roseni M. Alvero as Senior Trade Commissioner to Canada.

Ms. Alvero brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and integrity to this position. She has more than thirty years in the service of the Philippine Government, serving in various capacities in the Department of Trade and Industry in the fields of economic research, industry and trade policy, export marketing and investment promotion, and bilateral and multilateral government to government relations.

In pursuance to the commitment of the Philippines to deepen its economic relations with Canada, Senior Trade Commissioner Alvero is spearheading the re-opening of the Philippine Trade and Investment Centre (PTIC) – Toronto. The Office, in close collaboration with the Philippine Embassy in Ottawa and all other Consulates or Foreign Service Posts in Canada, will promote and implement the initiatives of the DTI, specifically on trade and investment promotions as well as actively participate in trade policy and gathering of market and commercial intelligence. As part of the DTI’s Trade and Investment Promotion Group (IPG), the PTIC- Toronto will work closely with Canadian trade associations, special interest councils, business organizations and relevant agencies to connect Philippine companies with their counterparts in Canada.
The Office shall also provide assistance to Filipino-Canadian businesspersons and entrepreneurs interested in investing in the Philippines.

Ms. Alvero was previously assigned in Toronto, Ontario Canada in 1992-1996. Her other previous international assignments includes two postings in Washington DC, U.S.A. (2000 – 2002 and 2011 – 2015); in Shanghai, China (2009 – 2011); in San Francisco /Silicon Valley, U.S.A (2004 – 2008); in Los Angeles, U.S.A, (1996 – 1999) and in Paris, France (1987 – 1991).

Senior Trade Commissioner Alvero is currently holding office at the Philippine Consulate General in Toronto, i.e., 7th floor, 160 Eglinton Avenue East, until the Philippine Trade and Investment Center moves into its permanent domicile.

She can be contacted at: telephone (416) 355-2780; facsimile (416) 922 2638 or by email through

January 19, 2017

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