USTP Gintong Amihan Dance Troupe members perform in front of the Asean kiosk at Laguindingan airport in Misamis Oriental. photo by mark francisco
A kiosk dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) was unveiled at Laguindingan airport in Misamis Oriental last Tuesday, May 9.
The inauguration of the kiosk was spearheaded by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) with Director General Harold Clavite as the guest of honor.
The kiosk contains materials about Southeast Asia, the member countries of Asean, its history and priorities and the Philippines hosting of Asean’s 50th anniversary including information, education and communication (IEC) materials from other national government agencies and local government units (LGUs) in Northern Mindanao.
The ribbon cutting was also witnessed by Laguindingan airport manager Jose Budiongan.
“The info kiosk is one platform adopted by the PIA in disseminating pieces of information not only about Asean but other government programs and projects as well,” said PIA 10 director Franklin Gumapon.
Gumapon said brochures, flyers and newsletters in the kiosk are for free and anybody can pick and read them.
“Our office is happy to give you the latest information about the government through this kiosk,” he further said.
An identical kiosk was also unveiled a day later inside the MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology campus in Iligan City a day later.
PIA has set up these Asean info kiosks in key strategic areas nationwide to raise awareness and appreciation of Asean and its benefits to the country and the Filipino people as part of its communication support to the coalition.
This year, the Philippines is holding the chairmanship of Asean in accordance with the regular rotation of chairmanship among the members. The theme this year is Partnering for Change, Engaging the World. PIA
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