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Workshop series participants included Dr. Jesus Estanislao, Mr. Washington Sycip, Mr. Alfonso Uygongco, Atty. Raphael Lotilla, Dr Dante Canlas, Dr Raul Fabella, Usec Laura del Rosario, and DDG Vicente Agdamag, among others.

 

 MAKATI, Philippines – Philippine policy leaders from various sectors met for a series of high-level Consultation Workshops on China’s impact on the Philippines and ASEAN, organized by the Asia Pacific Pathways to Progress Foundation, Inc. (APPFI) and the Asian Institute of Management ASEAN 2015 Project. The workshops took place from March to June this year and were held at the AIM in Makati.

P1070038.JPGApril 17, 2015, Asian Institute of Management, Makati City

The Asia Pacific Pathways to Progress Foundation, Inc. (APPFI) in partnership with the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) ASEAN 2015 Project, organized the second of a series of High-Level Consultation Workshops under the theme “Economic and Development Outlook for the Asian Century:  The China Factor & Implications for the Philippines and ASEAN”. This was held on April 17, 2015 at the AIM.

On the sidelines of the Boao Forum for Asia, a closed-door roundtable on the South China Sea was held on March 28-29, 2015. Organized by the National Institute for South China Sea Studies and the Secretariat of the Boao Forum for Asia, the theme of the roundtable was Dual Track and Win-Win Cooperation". Dr. Baviera presented a paper titled "China-ASEAN Maritime Cooperation in the South China Sea: Building Trust through Shared Rules and Norms”.

A copy of her Powerpoint presentation follows.

"Are we losing the Chinese Market? Philippine Tourism at a time of Diplomatic Doldrums"

Ascott Hotel, Makati

The Asia Pacific Pathways to Progress Foundation, Inc. (APPFI), in partnership with Asia Pacific Projects Inc. (APPI), a tourism consulting company, organized a roundtable titled “Are we Losing the Chinese Market? Philippine Tourism at a Time of Diplomatic Doldrums” on March 10, 2015 at the Ascott Hotel, Glorietta 4, Makati City.

A highly select group of individuals from the academic, government, business and civil society sectors came together to discuss the state of Chinese tourism in the Philippines, especially in light of recent political tensions between the two countries.  The objectives of the roundtable were 1) to assess the current situation of Chinese tourism in the Philippines; 2) examine the major problems and challenges facing the industry and its stakeholders; and to 3) reflect on the role of tourism in the future development of Philippines-China relations.