Trump: PH one of the first nations to close gender gap

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 10) — U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday commended the Philippines as the first among Asian countries to close the gender gap.

"The Philippines has emerged as a proud nation of strong and devout families. For 11 consecutive years the World Economic Forum has ranked the Philippines first among Asian countries in closing the gender gap and embracing women leaders in business and in politics," Trump said in his speech at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit in Da Nang, Vietnam on Friday.

Some of the country's top officials are women, including Vice President Leni Robredo and Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.

The Philippines has consistently placed in the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report as one of the most gender-equal countries based on four categories: labor force participation, educational attainment, health and survival, and political empowerment.

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