The collaborative dinner with Philippine-Turkish counterparts at Camiña Balay nga Bato was a truly productive and enriching experience. Dr. Romulo de Castro kicked off the presentations, showcasing CFI’s latest research findings, innovative ideas, and successful projects. The Turkish collaborators presented their own research findings, highlighted their unique methodologies, and discussed the positive outcomes of their collaborative efforts thus far. The discussion that followed was dynamic and constructive, as they brainstormed potential areas of future collaboration and identified shared goals. The evening ended on a positive note, with a renewed commitment to continue working together towards the team’s shared objectives. The collaborative dinner at Camiña Balay nga Bato was a testament to the power of cross-cultural collaboration, as it transcended borders and brought together diverse perspectives.