APEC 2015 officially launched in PHL

Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2015 was formally launched in the Philippines with theme, “Building Inclusive Economies, Building a Better World”.

During the official launching of APEC 2015 at Green Sun Hotel in Makati Monday, December 1 – President Bengino S. Aquino III said Philippines chose the said theme to relate the topic to Asia Pacific region. He added that Philippines is an advocate of inclusive growth.

“I am confident that, with our country’s remarkable turnaround in recent years, our story and our experiences can certainly enrich the discussions on this topic,” Aquino said.

“This is inclusive growth: where economic progress enables the betterment of our peoples; and where those empowered peoples can open the doors wider to even greater progress, spurring a virtuous cycle of empowerment and continuous development.”

“This 2015, visitors from APEC economies will witness for themselves the vibrancy of an inclusive and growing nation. In Manila and beyond, they will have the opportunity to experience locations around our country that largely contribute to the dynamism and the rich culture of the Philippines. They will encounter our greatest resource: Our people, who are kind, compassionate, and talented beyond measure. And they will see for themselves an archipelago connected through a web of inclusiveness,” Aquino said

Meetings for APEC 2015 will be held in eight locations in the country including Metro Manila, Boracay, Iloilo City, Tagaytay City, Metro Cebu, Bagac in Bataan, Clark in Pampanga and Legazpi City.