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NEDA Bicol joins ASEAN 50th anniversary celebration

   The NEDA Region 5 joined the celebration of the ASEAN 50th anniversary on August 8 by conducting a briefing on ASEAN and by participating in the ASEAN Landmark Lighting ceremony. 

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   The briefing was conducted at NEDA Regional Office 5, Arimbay, Legazpi City. Topics discussed include the brief history of ASEAN, the AEC Blueprint 2015 and major accomplishments, and the AEC Blueprint 2025. The ASEAN hymn was sang by the NEDA 5 employees prior to the briefing.

   The NEDA 5 employees also joined the ASEAN Landmark Lighting ceremony held at the Battle of Legazpi monument located in the city center of Legazpi. The lighting ceremony was facilitated by the City Government of Legazpi where performances and singing of the ASEAN hymn made the event memorable. It was highlighted by the lighting of the ASEAN lantern at exactly 7:00 in the evening.  The ASEAN landmark lighting ceremony was a simultaneous event across the country and ASEAN member states which aimed to raise the level of awareness of the public on the importance and benefits of the ASEAN community.

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GR Esparraguerra – PDIBPD NEDA 5