ASEAN-Korea Centre Secretary General Young-Sun Kim, keynote speaker, also participates in an open forum of the 2017 Korea-Philippines/Korea-ASEAN Partnership Forum, Philippines. (Photo by Bong Arboleda, UP MPRO)

Given its re-balanced diplomatic relations with major global powers, the Philippines, along with other “middle powers” in the region, has a critical role in maintaining peace and stability in East Asia, according to scholars and diplomats in the 2017 Korea-Philippines/Korea-ASEAN Partnership Forum held on October 27, 2017 at Edsa Shangri-La Hotel, Mandaluyong City.

The participants of the second Melbourne Forum on Constitution Building in Asia and the Pacific introduce themselves after the forum opening on October 3, 2017 at the Center for Integrative and Development Studies headquarters in UP Diliman, Quezon City.

Practitioners and scholars of constitution building from across Asia and the Pacific converged in UP on October 3 and 4, 2017 to share experiences in a forum with the theme “From Big Bang to Incrementalism: Choices and Challenges in Constitution Building”.