The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) recently conducted an Ugnayan: Dialogue for Progress forum at Silliman University, Dumaguete City to deepen the public’s appreciation on the Philippines’ hosting of ASEAN and to raise their awareness on the thrusts of the government. The activity was attended by representatives of different sectors in Dumaguete City and Negros Oriental. Watch the highlights of the event in this video prepared by PIA- 7:
By Leandria Pagunsan
MANILA (PIA)—Ang nasud sa Pilipinas ubos ni Pangulo Rodrigo Duterte malamposong nangulo sa gipahigayon nga 30th ASEAN summit didto sa Manila sa milabay nga Abril 29.
Ang Presidente sa Pilipinas nakigtagbo sa mga lider sa pulo (10) ka nasud sa ASEAN ug nangulo sa mga hilisgutan mahitungod sa kalamboan sa rehiyon ug pakiglambigit sa mga ASEAN Member States (AMS) aron mapalig-on ang maayong relasyon tali sa maong mga nasud.
Bahin sa ekonomikanhong kalihokan ang ASEAN kinahanglang mopatugbaw sa micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) pinaagi sa pagsinabtanay ug tinabangay alang sa malamboong ekonomiya ilabi na sa hugpong sa katawhan nga kabus, matud ni Pangulong Duterte.
Gipalanog usab sa Presidente ang sektor sa MSME nga maoy mopa angat sa ekonomiya sa rehiyon pinaagi sa pakiglambigit tumong sa “people-oriented, people-centered ASEAN.”
Si Pangulong Duterte ug Indonesian President Joko Widodo milusad bag-ohay lang sa ASEAN Roll-on Roll-off (RORO) subay sa Davao-General Santos-Bitung route nga maghatag ug kahigayonan sa mga Pilipinong negosyante ilabi na ang gikan sa Mindanao ug Palawan nga madala ang ilang produkto nga baligya sa Bitung ug ubang dapit sa Indonesia.
Mga produkto gikan sa Pilipinas nga mahimong ipaabot sa Indonesia mao ang animal feeds, aqua products, charcoal, coffee, beans, construction materials, copra, feed ingredients, fertilizers, food and beverages, fresh fruits, ice cream products, meats, peanuts, poultry (halal), soya, sugar ug synthetics.
Ang “sub-regional cooperation” gituohang mohatud ug modani pa ug dugang negosyo nga makatabang ug mopalambo sa kinabuhi sa mga katawhan. (lpp/PIA7/Negros Oriental/This article was originally published at PIA Website on May 7, 2017)
By Jennifer Catan-Tilos
Opportunities and benefits of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) were discussed recently during the second leg of the Philippine Information Agency’s “Ugnayan: A Dialogue for Progress” in Dumaguete City.
PIA Director General Harold Clavite said the opening of employment prospects in neighboring countries and visa-free travel are some of the advantages that the ASEAN brings for its citizens.
Clavite stressed that the objective of organizing the ASEAN community and with economic cooperation and regional integration is to improve the lives of its people.
The Ugnayan or ASEAN multi-sectoral forum intends to gather support to the Philippines’ chairmanship of the 50th ASEAN summit this year.
For her part, as one of the speakers of Staff Director Belina Capul of PIA explained that some 117 meetings that would take place in the different cities and provinces in the country where leaders, foreign ministers, and representatives of the ASEAN’s Technical Working Groups will talk on how to better improve the regional cooperation.
Capul said this year’s ASEAN will celebrate its 50th anniversary with the theme: “Partnering for change, Engaging the world” with Philippines holding the Chairmanship in accordance with the regular rotation among member states.
The ASEAN 10-member states include Brunei Darrusalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Singapore and Vietnam.
Clavite said the ASEAN region is one of the most promising when it comes to economy.
“Right now, we are the seventh largest economy i-combine ang GDP sa ASEAN ika- pito sa tibuok kalibutan and by 2050 gi project na siya nga ika-upat nga pinakadako nga ekonomiya sa tibuok kalibutan surpassing many other countries in the world,” Clavite said.
Capul also discussed about the positive impact of the ASEAN and how it will open up opportunities of economic, political, cultural, and security cooperation among its ten members.
Other issues discussed include benefits and challenges of the Freedom of Information and National Economic and Development Authority’s (NEDA) Ambisyon Natin 2040 that highlights the Philippine government’s long-term mission and vision for the Filipino people and the country in the next 25 years.
The event is participated in by more than 120 sector representatives in the province which include local and national government unit officials, information officers, non-governmental organizations, members of the local media, and students.
In closing, Clavite also emphasized the need for community influencers and other communication networks to raise public awareness on how each Filipino can participate in and benefit from the programs and services of the government.
“While Filipinos are the biggest social media users, we have to be reminded ourselves to be responsible on the information we disseminated so as not to create irrelevant news or fake news but take the opportunity to empower the people,” he said.
The forum was graced by Dumaguete City mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo; Officer in Charge-Regional Director Fayette Riñen of PIA7; Regional Director of NEDA7 Efren B. Carreon; Staff Director of PIA Belina SB. Capul; Presidential Communications Operations Office representative Michelle Arianne M. Manza; Silliman University president Ben S. Malayang III; and Negros Oriental Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Edward Du. (jct/PIA7-Negros Oriental with reports from Angelica Mae D. Gomez)