City Gov’t slates activities for ASEAN 50th Anniversary
TACLOBAN CITY – Tacloban City is among 50 Local Government Units (LGUs) chosen to participate in the ASEAN Landmark Lighting – a significant event which will mark the the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on August 8, 2017.
Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez along with other Government Agencies such as the Department of Tourism, Department of Education and Commission on Higher Education (CHED), among others will lead the ASEAN Landmark Lighting at the Kanhuraw Grounds, 7:00 pm on August 8 simultaneously with other landmark venues throughout the country.
During the program, the Flags of the 10 member-states will also be hoisted and will culminate with a fireworks Display.
Other activities slated by the City Government for the ASEAN 50th Anniversary on August 8 which banners the theme: “Partnering for Change: Engaging the World;” is a parade at 3:30 pm around City major streets to be participated by City Government Employees, Students and City Barangays. A Quiz Bee, slogan and poster-making contest will also be spearheaded by the City Division.
The Landmark Lantern Lighting will also be done in the other member states of ASEAN, namely Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
In 1967, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand organized the ASEAN in order to promote political and economic cooperation and regional stability. Six nations joined later, namely Brunei in 1984; Vietnam in 1995; Laos and Burma 1997; and Cambodia in 1999.
The Philippines through President Rodrigo Roa Duterte currently holds the Chairmanship of the Association. – HENRY JAMES ROCA/CIO