Three Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies on Friday donated sculptures to the only APEC Garden in the world at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City, GMA 7 news program "24 Oras" reported.
Papua New Guinea donated a metal sculpture of a cassowary, a flightless bird native to the said country, to replace an earlier wooden artwork. ,
Russia gave a bear sculpture, which symbolizes friendship. Russian symbols are also engraved on it.
Russia donates a bear sculpture w/ Russ. symbols engraved on it.The bear itself is a Russian symbol since olden days pic.twitter.com/SSooB6LkwR— Visit Philippines (@TourismPHL) November 20, 2015
Vietnam also added a sculpture to the APEC Garden. Titled "Resilience," the sculpture shows growth of a young shoot amid a harsh environment.,
The APEC Sculpture Garden was set up in 1996 when the Philippines first hosted the economic leaders' meeting.
The rest of the member economies have already put up their own sculptures at the garden. — Trisha Macas/DVM, GMA News