Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Stakeholders express strong support to PIA’s ASEAN forum, info kiosk launching in Butuan City

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, April 18 (PIA) – Stakeholders in Caraga region have expressed their strong support to the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga during the conduct of the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) Forum and ASEAN Information kiosk launching held here recently.

According to PIA deputy director general Gregorio Angelo Villar, the said ASEAN Forum is just one of the many strategies of the agency to disseminate and promote relevant information on the opportunities and benefits which the Filipino people can benefit from.

“The Philippines is hosting this year’s 50th ASEAN, and we might as well take advantage of this opportunity to help our co-fellowmen participate in the activities of the ASEAN community, which will not only help the country’s economy, but also the lives of the Filipino in the different regions,” underlined Villar.

Villar added that the partner stakeholders from the different provinces of Caraga region play a vital role in their respective areas as they cascade the knowledge they gained from the forum to their localities and encourage people in the grassroots to contribute and participate in the ASEAN activities of the country.

Also, regional director Abner Caga of PIA Caraga thanked all the participating stakeholders during the two separate ASEAN activities of the regional office in the city. He stressed that the forum was a good venue for the different sectors to discuss issues and concerns related to ASEAN.

“We are very glad to see your active participation, and we have heard and noted all your questions, opinions, clarification and suggestions on how we can better promote ASEAN in the region,” Caga underscored.

Meanwhile, PIA Caraga, in partnership with the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Butuan, has also successfully launched the ASEAN Information Kiosk at the arrival area of Butuan Aiport.


Travelers going in and out of the city have free access on the different Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials on ASEAN and the various programs and services of the government agencies. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)