VALENZUELA CITY, May 17 (PIA)—The Philippine Information Agency-National Capital Region (PIA-NCR) on Monday (May 13) brings the Landmarks of ASEAN exhibit in Valenzuela City.
The exhibit include six feet tall photos of famous landmarks of 10 ASEAN member states that include Brunei (Sultan Omar Ali Saiffudin Mosque), Cambodia (Angkor Wat Temple), Indonesia (Borobudur Temple), Lao PDR - Pha That Luang (Great Sacred Stupa), Malaysia (Petronas Twin Towers), Myanmar (Shwedagon Pagoda), Philippines (Rizal Monument, Luneta Park), Singapore (Merlion), Thailand (Wat Yai Chai Mongkol, Ayutthaya), and Viet Nam (Ha Long Bay) will be displayed.
The exhibit will also include panels entitled, "Celebrating ASEAN," provided by the National Commission for the Culture and the Arts (NCCA), describing the rich culture of ASEAN member countries.
A flat screen TV that will also show audio-visual presentations was installed at the exhibit area.
An info kiosk was placed for various ASEAN related information, education, communication materials for the public.
Right after the formal opening of the exhibit at the city hall lobby, an ASEAN forum will be conducted at the Audio Visual Room to be attended by some 300 barangay officials and students.
Speakers from the Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA) Office of the ASEAN Affairs, Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) were invited to discuss basic information, developments and benefits of the country as Chair of the 2017 ASEAN which also coincides with the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN.
PIA-NCR Regional Director Riza Baldoria said the activities will also be replicated in other local government units in Metro Manila.
Recently, thePIA-NCR brought the exhibit in Trinoma in Quezon City and will also conduct university tours and flashmob dance performances in various places in Metro Manila to increase public awareness on ASEAN.
“We encourage everyone to take a photo at the exhibit and use the hashtags #ASEAN2017 #ASEANLandmarks when posting online and help in the promotion of the Philippines hosting of ASEAN 2017,” Baldoria said.
The Philippines is honored to be the Chairman of ASEAN 2017, with the theme “Partnering for Change Engaging the World”. It reflects the Philippine government’s advocacy to promote unity with and among ASEAN member states and its global partners.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a regional grouping founded on 8 August 1967 by Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines to promote economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the Southeast Asian region through multilateral cooperation. (PIA-NCR/RJB/SDL)