Talking ASEAN in Manila, Philippines

“Women’s Leadership in ASEAN”

1:00PM, Conrado Benitez Hall

Prof. Maura Patricia Samson
Master of Ceremonies
12:30 - 13:00 Registration and Coffee
13:00 - 13:00 Welcome Remarks
Dr. Francisco B. Benitez
President, Philippine Women’s University
Amb. Rosario G. Manalo
Dean, HZB-SIRD and Director, Center for Gender Equality and People Empowerment
Philippine Women’s University
Mr. A. Ibrahim Almuttaqi
Head of ASEAN Studies Program
The Habibie Center
Dr. Endah Trista Agustiana
Representative of ASEAN-US PROGRESS
13:30 - 15:30 “Women’s Political Participation in the Philippines”
Amb. Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega
Assistant Secretary, Office of ASEAN Affairs
Department of Foreign Affairs
“Women’s Political Participation in Southeast Asia: Issues and Challenges”
Dr. Aurora Javate-de Dios
Executive Director, Women and Gender Institute
Miriam College
“Women’s and Politics: Women’s Representation in Parliaments across the Southeast Asian Region”
Dr. Ir. Hetifah Sjaifudian
Member of Commission II, House of Representatives,
Republic of Indonesia
15:30 - 15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 - 16:35 Question-and-Answer Session by Panel of Interrogators Hon. Leticia Ramos-Shahani
Former Philippine Senator and Former Chair of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

Ms. Socorro Reyes
Senior Regional Adviser for Governance, The Center for Legislative Department International
Dr. Endah Trista Agustiana
Moderator: Amb. Rosario G. Manalo
16:30 - 16:50 Conclusion and Recommendations
Dr. Kevin Villanueva
Senior Research Advisor, HZB School of International Relations and Diplomacy and Director, ASEAN Institute for Strategic Studies and Enterprise (ARiSE)
16:50 - 17:00 Closing Remarks
Dr. Felina Co-Young
PWU Senior Vice-President for Academic Affairs

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