The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), lead convenor of the Philippine APEC Study Center Network (PASCN), in partnership with the De La Salle University-Angelo King Institute for Economic and Business Studies (DLSU-AKI) held a symposium with the theme “Beyond ASEAN@50: Opportunities and Challenges for Regional Integration on July 25, 2017 at the Hotel Benilde Maison De La Salle, Arellano corner Estrada Streets, Malate, Manila.

This year’s theme is in support and PASCN’s contribution to the Philippines chairmanship of the ASEAN 2017 and in celebration of ASEAN’s golden anniversary as a regional organization.

The symposium is one of PASCN’s information dissemination activities, which provides opportunity for researchers to present and disseminate the results and key findings of their studies to various stakeholders. It was also a forum to discuss important issues and concerns on APEC and related issues, regional integration, and globalization, as it impacts the Philippine economy.

The forum is followed by the general assembly or the business meeting among members of the PASCN in the afternoon.  The GA aims to update the PASCN members of the network’s accomplishments and for them to share their respective research endeavors concerning APEC agenda and regional integration issues.

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