Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Mano Amiga Patronato Member named Ambassador to Spain

Regnum Christi member and Mano Amiga Patronato Carlos Salinas was appointed as the new Philippine ambassador to Spain. He was nominated to the post by President Benigno Aquino III last November, which was immediately confirmed by the Commission on Appointments.

Mr. Salinas founded the Philippine Transmarine Carriers, Inc., a maritime company that employs thousands of seafarers every year and is considered as one of the Philippines' largest crew management firms. He served as chairman of the Filipino Shipowners Association and was also a former board member for both the Maritime Industry Authority and the World Maritime University in Sweden.

In the send-off dinner hosted by the Regnum Christi Men's section, Mr. Salinas shared his plans to learn from the success of Spain's tourism industry and to use it as a model for the Philippines.

Before leaving for Madrid, Mr. Salinas gave a three-year scholarship to the Mano Amiga student he has been supporting for the past two years, to ensure that the child continues to receive a good education even while he's out of the country.