Sunday, June 25, 2017

ASEAN kiosk opens in Pangasinan

CALASIAO- In pursuit of promoting and advocating the importance of the Philippine membership to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Philippine Information Agency in Region I launched the first-ever ASEAN kiosk  in Pangasinan.
The kiosk will primarily provide information materials about ASEAN and PIA through brochures, leaflets and magazines. A television screen is also provided to showcase the history of ASEAN  and its impact to the community. 
A standee of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, representing the Philippine chairmanship this year which coincides with the 50th ASEAN anniversary, can also be seen in the kiosk. 
Regional Director Jennilyne Role, as represented by Officer-in-Charge Freddie Lazaro, encouraged the people of Pangasinan to visit the kiosk to learn more about ASEAN.
The Robinsons Place in Calasiao town is home to the first kiosk in the province. It has provided free installation and power consumption for the government project until December this year.
“The partnership with PIA  is a welcome breather for the mall as Robinsons Place commits  its full support to the programs of ASEAN to help make life better for the Filipinos,” Vallo said.
Aside from Lazaro and Vallo, the launch was witnessed by Calasiao Municipal Administrator Alfredo Nipal, Officer-in- Charge Jennifer De Mesa of the Department of Foreign Affairs and PIA-Pangasinan Center Manager Venus  Sarmiento. 
PIA, in collaboration with HCA Productions,  spiced up the launch with a fashion show that showcased models donning costumes of the ten member-nations of ASEAN. The volunteer models sashayed their costumes in the Robinsons catwalk much to the delight of the crowd.
The University of Luzon Chamber of Chorus provided the music for the activity while the UL  Theater and  Dance company showcased   their skills in cultural dance presentations. 

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