January 15, 2016
President Benigno S. Aquino III welcomed the participants of the 2016 East-West Center Association International Conference held at the Manila Hotel.
In his statement, the President expressed his confidence in East-West Center (EWC) as it plays a bigger role in enriching the means by which people can communicate and promote positive insights in the Asia Pacific region. He also stressed the devotion of EWC in strengthening the links of the region through shared ideas and best practices, as well as in the exchange of learnings and opportunities.
The EWC is an independent, public, non-profit organization with funding from the United States government. It gets additional support from private agencies, individuals, foundations, corporations and governments in the region.
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