PNoy to skip ASEAN-Korea summit


Posted at Dec 08 2014 09:47 PM | Updated as of Dec 09 2014 07:06 AM

MANILA – President Aquino will no longer fly to Busan, South Korea this week to attend the ASEAN-ROK Summit due to relief and rehabilitation efforts following the onslaught of Tropical Storm Ruby.

The summit is scheduled on Thursday, December 11 to Friday, December 12.

Deputy Presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the President's decision to stay in the Philippines will enable him to "focus on actions that need to be taken in light of the aftermath of Tropical Storm Ruby."

Cabinet Secretary Rene Almendras and Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima will represent the President in the summit.