President Benigno S. Aquino III joins more than 600 participants from 30 countries, including world leaders President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia and Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung of Vietnam, in this year’s 23rd World Economic Forum on East Asia in Metro Manila.

As one of the fastest-growing economies in Asia, the WEF is an opportunity to showcase the Philippines’ strong macroeconomic fundamentals brought by the government’s social and political reforms.

With a theme “Leveraging Growth for Equitable Progress,” its program is built on three core pillars: achieving equitable progress; advancing models for sustainable growth; and realizing regional connectivity.

The forum, which opens on Wednesday (May 21) and runs until Friday (May 23), also have women, academic, media, social entrepreneurs and business leaders from more than 25 industry sectors—such as financial services, healthcare, agriculture, connectivity, social “intrapreneurship” and civic engagement.

The World Economic Forum is an international not-for-profit foundation committed to improving the state of the world through public-private cooperation with business, political, academic and other society leaders to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

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The Presidential Broadcast Staff-Radio Television Malacañang (PBS-RTVM) is the official Host Broadcaster (HB) for the 2014 WEF on East Asia.

RTVM is in charge of all video production, filming, distribution and facilitation of plenary sessions, TV debates and related meetings for a live webcast. All technical assistance is provided to WEF media partners.

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