Rappler's latest stories on APEC 1996
Rappler lists what the heads of state of APEC member economies were doing back when the Philippines first hosted the high level meetings in 1996
The current and former NEDA chiefs compare the Philippine economy on the eve of the country s hosting of the APEC summit in 1996 and in 2015 Then and now the global community saw the country as poised to reach great economic heights
1996 was the first time the Philippines hosted the APEC summit and it was a golden opportunity for the government to flaunt the potential of a US military base turned industry hub
UPDATED It was 19 years ago – in 1996 – when the country hosted APEC for the first time What happened back then and what big events made it to the headlines?