By Justinne Marie D. Santos

TARLAC CITY—The Philippine Information Agency (PIA), in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry’s Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB) and other government agencies, organized a series of campus fora as part of its Asean Communication Plan. The first leg in the series was held on March 30 at the Tarlac State University, Lucinda Campus, in Tarlac City.

The forum focused on the three Asean Community Pillars, namely Asean, Political Security Community (APSC), Asean Economic Community and Asean Socio-Cultural Community.

Alfred Kristoffer Guiang of the Department of Foreign Affairs discussed the Asean 2017 Philippine Chairmanship and the APSC Pillar. The Philippines is hosting the Asean’s 50th anniversary this year with the theme “Partnering for Change, Engaging the World”. •