The Philippine APEC Study Center Network (PASCN) of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) in partnership with the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) will hold a hybrid symposium titled “Empower, Include, Grow: Unlocking Inclusive Growth in the Philippines and the Asia Pacific Region”. It will be held on June 13, 2024, from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM at Escaler Hall, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City and via Zoom.

Divided into a two-panel discussion, the symposium will explore the challenges and opportunities in achieving inclusive growth through innovation and digitalization in the Philippines and the Asia Pacific. It will focus on leveraging digital technologies for economic growth while ensuring inclusivity and sustainability. The panelists are composed of key players from the APEC Secretariat, government, private sector, and academe.

Register at to attend the symposium. Due to limited slots available at the venue, the event organizers will manually approve the registration and inform participants who may attend onsite. The rest may attend online via Facebook Live at the PIDS, SERP-P, and ADMU Facebook pages.



Presentation of Dr. Emma Porio, ADMU Department of Sociology and Anthropology Professor Emeritus

Presentation of Mr. Gerald Gracius Pascua, ADMU Department of Economics Lecturer 

Presentation of Mr. Eldo Simanjuntak, APEC Secretariat Policy Support Unit Researcher

Presentation of Dr. Ramonette Serafica, PIDS Senior Research Fellow

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