Welcome remarks of Executive Secretary Ochoa at the APEC 2015 senior officials’ meeting

The APEC, of course, is not all about work and serious discussions. We believe this is a great venue to build friendships and encourage camaraderie among individuals who play significant roles in their respective economies.

Statement: The Executive Secretary on transferring the venue of APEC-ISOM from Legazpi to Manila

After consultation with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2015 National Organizing Committee, Albay Governor Joey Salceda, and other stakeholders, the Informal Senior Officials Meeting (ISOM) from December 8 to 9, 2014, will be held in Manila instead of Legazpi, Albay, due to the expected arrival of Typhoon Ruby (international name: Hagupit). Legazpi is likewise slated to host other APEC-related meetings during the hosting year.