MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines plays host to the leaders of Southeast Asia in the 30th ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings, being held in Manila from April 26 to 29.
High-level meetings involving senior officials from the 10 ASEAN member-states will take place in Manila starting on the 26th, while the main event, the Leaders’ Summit, will be held on the 29th. (READ: Schedule of activities: ASEAN 2017 Summit from April 26-29)
Why is this ASEAN Summit a big deal? It’s the first international summit of heads of government to be hosted by the Philippines under the Duterte administration. The last time the Philippines hosted an ASEAN Summit was in 2007, under the Arroyo administration.
Rappler will bring to readers the highlights of these events, as well as other related events, in real time via this live blog. – Rappler.com