讲座主题：The Philippine Maritime Heritage
1. Tracing Migration Routes of Filipino Ancestors
2. Achievements of the Balangay
3. Trade with China
4. What is the Balangay
5. Building the Balangay
6. Sailing routes in 2009 & 2010
7. Port Activities
主讲人： Mr. Arturo T .Valdez
Mr. Valdez, Filipino, is an Independent Director of EDC since July 2011. He served as Undersecretary at the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) from 1996 to 2004 and was appointed Special Envoy to the Middle East from October 2007 to March 2008. During his stint in government, he was instrumental in reforming the maritime industry and rationalizing the land transport sector. He was past president (1974 to 1986) of the National Mountaineering Federation of the Philippines, Inc., the largest organization of mountaineering clubs in the country.
Mr. Valdez was an American Field Service scholar and graduated with an AB in economics from the University of Santo Tomas (1970). He completed special studies on social market economy (1971), and party building and parliamentary government (1994) at Conrad Adenauer Foundation Institute in Germany. Aside from always having been connected with the Ramos for Peace and Development Foundation and concurrently as consultant/adviser at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Office of the President, his main preoccupation today is getting involved with groups exploring alternative sources of clean and renewable fuel for the transport sector to mitigate climate change.