Jay Daniel R. Santiago left the Philippine Ports Authority and stepped down from the position of IAPH vice-president for the South East Asia and Oceania region on 13 September. To fill the vacancy, the IAPH secretariat will call upon all regular members from the South East Asia and Oceania region for self-nominations. The call will open on 3 October and will close three weeks later. It is expected that the new vice-president will be formally elected in December, covering the remainder of the 2021-2023 mandate. General elections for president and vice-presidents will occur in the course of 2023.