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Photos: The President arrives in Bali, Indonesia for the APEC 2013 Economic Leaders Meeting and CEO Summit
On October 6, 2013, President Aquino arrived in Bali, Indonesia to attend the APEC 2013 Economic Leaders Meeting and CEO Summit. This year’s theme for the summit is “Towards Resilience and Growth: Reshaping Priorities for Global Economy.”
*Photos courtesy of the Malacañang Photo Bureau
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