It was an interesting week here in Metro Manila as the metropolis was host to one of the most high-profile international summits to be held here, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. As was explained here in a previous post, the APEC summit is an annual event in which 21 economic leaders converge to talk about various economic issues, as well as other matters that affect the Asia-Pacific region. This year’s summit is an interesting one, not only in the light of the US-China relations and China’s moves in the region that is causing worry, (something I touched upon in that aforementioned post) but also in light of what happened in…
Manila, and the Philippines in general, will be once again thrust in the world spotlight as the World Economic Forum will hold its East Asia summit this week from May 21-23 in this bustling metropolis. But for many of us, I suppose there are questions that will be asked about this event like: – what is this World Economic Forum? – what is this East Asia summit all about? – will we get to benefit from this event and how? So to the best that the Urban Roamer can do, let this piece serve as a little primer about this event with some of the basic information we need to know about it.