Philippine Ambassador to Singapore Antonio A. Morales and other officials of the Philippine Embassy in Singapore joined the Philippine delegation at the 16th Shangri-La Dialogue held on 2-4 June 2017. The Shangri-La Dialogue (SLD), organized by the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS), is widely considered as Asia’s premier defence summit that brings together top defence and armed forces officials of countries around the world. The Philippine delegation was headed by DND Undersecretary for Policy Ricardo David. This year’s SLD focused on pressing security issues including, among others, extremist terrorism, the situation in the Korean peninsula, cyber threats, the South China Sea and climate change.
Top: Ambassador Antonio A. Morales (4th from left) welcomes DND Undersecretary Ricardo David (2nd from right) during the latter’s arrival at the Changi Airport on 2 June 2017; Bottom: DND Undersecretary Ricardo David speaks during the 4th Plenary of the 16th Shangri-La Dialogue on 4 June 2017.