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    Economic delegates arriving in Manila

    FOREIGN delegates are now arriving in Manila to attend the 23rd World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia this week at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel in Makati City, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) announced Monday.
    More than 600 leaders from business, government, civil society and academia representing 30 countries are expected to attend the WEF.
    The three-day meeting will cover impressive issues on growth rates, regional integration and trade liberalization in a dynamic economy. Participants will also discuss the opportunities to be brought by the ASEAN Economic Community across East Asia by 2015.
    This will be the first time for the Philippines to host the WEF after 23 years in the region.
    The MIAA advisory says Brunei Darussalam's Datro Paduka Haji Bahrin bin Abdullah, Deputy Prime Minister of Finance, is arriving at 9:10 p.m. Monday via BI 685 with his three staff and one member of the delegation.
    Mrs. Nguon Sokha, Cambodia's Secretary of State at the Ministry of Economics and Finance, will arrive via TG 620 at 11:55 a.m. Sokha is accompanied by five delegation members.
    Indonesia's Vice Minister of Finance Bambang Brodjonegoro will be arriving via SQ 918 at 11:00 p.m. along with nine members of the delegation.
    Malaysia's Dato Seri Ahmad Hasni Mohamad Hanadziah, Minister of Finance II, is expected to arrive via MH 0804 at 9:20 p.m. along with seven members of the delegation.
    Myanmar's Minister of Finance and Revenue U Win Shein will be arriving via SQ 918 at 11:00 p.m. together with his three staff and one member of delegation.
    Mrs. Josephine Teo, Singapore's Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Finance, and Ministry of Transport will arrive via SQ 918 at 11:00 p.m. along with two members of the delegation.
    Lao People's Democratic Republic or Laos Deputy Finance Minister Mrs. Thipphakone Chanthavongsa is scheduled to arrive via PR 731 at 6:00 p.m. along with four members of the delegation.
    ASEAN Secretariat Deputy Secretary-General Lim Hong Hin will be arriving in Manila via SQ 910 at 1:10 p.m. along with one member of the delegation.
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