Published on : Monday, April 10, 2017
Atty. Marie Rafael-Banaag, Assistant Secretary for Operations and Special Concerns of the Presidential Communications and Operations Office (PCOO) confirmed that this in a visit during the 50th foundation anniversary and Lang-ay festival of the province. She further added by saying that being part of the host country, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will be acting as the chairman of the ASEAN with various agencies actively associated with the event in clusters.
The PCOO has been assigned with the responsibility of the information campaign with the tourists along with the natives of this province. The agency tried to bring the ASEAN 2017 information campaign to make people understand what the Philippines’ hosting mean in Mountain Provinces.
To quote Banaag, ‘We would like Mountain Province to know what ASEAN is, and what it is for us.’ Banaag also mentioned of various clusters like the economic, tourism, education, agriculture and others in association with the ministers of the member country holding meetings. Also, meetings with the leaders will happen throughout the year. Famous for the scenic attractions which have become a favorite destination of both overseas as well as domestic travelers, Mountain Province and the rest of the Cordillera has become a must-see place!