16-01-17: Philippines officially launches chairmanship of ASEAN

By Anya Palm

The Philippines will see ASEAN successfully through 2017 in this historic anniversary year, where the community turns 50.

That promise was given by President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday, at a ceremony to officially launch the Philippine chairmanship.

The President committed himself to work for development and prosperity throughout the region.  

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