Friday, June 25, 2010

Asia-Pacific Publishers Association 17th Annual General Assembly

The Asia-Pacific Publishers Association (APPA) welcomed Atty. Dominador D. Buhain, its newly-elected first ever Filipino President on its 17th Annual General Meeting held at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino, Cebu City last on June 18, 2010.

Atty. Buhain, president of ASEAN Book Publishers Association (ABPA) last 2007-2009 and current Vice President of APPA, was nominated and then elected as the new APPA president for 2010-2012. He took over the position from Dr. Sok Ghee Baek, the current APPA president, from the beginning of August 2010 for a 2-years term until the Annual General Meeting in 2012.

Dr. Baek said that he was supporting the election of Buhain considering his 18 years of service to APPA in various capacities, such as vice president, treasurer, and chairman of committees.

Aside from said responsibilities, President Buhain also holds the position of Philippines Educational Publishers Association (PEPA) President Emeritus.

The Asia-Pacific Publishers Association (APPA) is an association of book publishers of 16 active member-countries composed of Japan, South Korea, China, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Mongolia and a member of the International Publishers Association (IPA).

For further information, contact the Asia-Pacific Publishers Association - Philippines at (632) 711-5702 or fax (632)711-7169.


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