Noting the main reason why protest rallies were launched, Calaor said, "Apec
meetings are aimed at promoting foreign capitals that politically and economically bastardise out country's resources and forces in production."
should focus more on infrastructure development, particularly in emerging economies, he said.
engagement in the Asia-Pacific region has raised questions about APEC
's continued role and relevance in U.S.
made throughout the year and make recommendations for APEC
's future work."
Given the global economic challenges faced this year by APEC
economies and the world, the APEC
CEO Summit 2009 has chosen the theme: "Rebuilding the Global Economy: Crisis and Opportunity".
The Declaration states that climate change, energy security and clean development are "fundamental and interlinked challenges for the APEC
officials have commenced work on determining the forums direction beyond 2020the regions aspirational target year for realizing free and open trade and investment and a cornerstone of the forums work over the past decades.
To recap, in 1994, after the Apec
Leaders met in Indonesia, in the town of Bogor, they announced the adoption of the the long-term goal of free and open trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific.
"The Palace is pleased to announce that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte had a fruitful and productive participation in the 26th APEC
Economic Leaders' Meeting, where he, together with 20 economic leaders, joined in the dialogue before prominent business leaders during the summit of chief executive officers of the APEC
Business Advisory Council or ABAC, a meeting with leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum, and a dialogue with the International Monetary Fund (IMF)," Panelo said.
'We will take advantage of the avenues made accessible in Apec
as its overall agenda is consistent with Philippine interests.
sets Bogor Goal: liberalisation and openness to trade and investment will be fully implemented by developed member economies by 2010 and developing ones by 2020.