Philippines: ASEAN Member Parliaments tackle areas of post-pandemic cooperation in successful 11th AIPA Caucus.

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The 11th ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) Caucus held on Friday was a resounding success as ASEAN Member Parliaments outlined common areas of cooperation that require legislative actions to boost the post-pandemic economic recovery of the region.

Hosted by the House of Representatives led by Speaker Alan Peter “Compañero” Cayerano, the successful 11th AIPA Caucus was capped by the virtual signing of the 11th AIPA Caucus Working Group Report, which summarized the deliberations as well as the presentations of each Member Parliament of its country’s legislative response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 11th AIPA Caucus had as its theme “Heal as One: Parliamentary Cooperation towards Mitigating Risks and Strengthening Economic Resilience in the Period of Pandemic.”

Committee on Foreign Affairs Chairperson Rep. Ann Hofer (2nd District, Zamboanga Sibugay), the Chairperson of the 11th AIPA Caucus Working Group, recognized the favorable outcome of the Caucus despite the limitations brought about by the pandemic to the Member Parliaments. She was delighted with the free flow of information exchanges and valuable insights among the delegates.

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