1st China Colloquium
APPFI's 1st “China Colloquium” entitled: "Shaping the Future: Engaging China" was successfully held on 2014 September 18 at Richmonde Hotel. The roster of participants could not have been more prestigious.
Dr. Aileen Baviera, President & CEO, introduced members of the foundation's Advisory Board, the Honorable former Prime Minister Cesar Virata and Chairman of Iloilo Economic Development Foundation and La Filipina Uy Gongco Alfonso Uy. The Board of Trustees was also represented by its Vice President and UP Associate Professor Antoinette Raquiza, Dean of the UP Asian Center Eduardo Gonzalez, former Philippine Permanent Representative to ASEAN Wilfrido Villacorta, Chairperson of the Government Negotiating Panel for Talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, and businessman Johnny Tio Co. Also at the roundtable were distinguished experts including former Undersecretary of Policy of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Lauro Baja; President of the Maritime League Commodore (ret.) Carlos Agustin; founding President of Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran, Inc. Teresita Ang See; Director of the Center for Intelligence and National Security Studies (CINSS) of the Philippine Institute for Peace, Violence and Terrorism Research (PIPVTR) Rommel Banlaoi; UP Institute for Maritime Affairs and Law of the Sea Director Jay Batongbacal; President of the Philippine Association of Chinese Studies (PACS) Chito Sta. Romana; Director of the Confucius Institute at the Ateneo de Manila University Ellen Palanca; and Harrell Wong (representing Special Envoy to China Carlos Chan).