Launching of the ASEAN 2017 in the Philippines

PH NatCom Secretary General Lila Ramos Shahani, along with other government and DFA officials, attended the launching of the ASEAN 2017 in the Philippines held at the SMX Convention Center, SM Lanang, Davao City last 15 January 2016.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte led the ceremony, while former DFA Secretary Perfecto R. Yasay, Jr. gave the welcome remarks. The launch showcased world class Filipino cuisine and world class performances from various Filipino groups and artists. This year’s ASEAN theme is: “Partnering for Change, Engaging the World.”