ASEAN NA TAYO! is a regular monthly program that features activities and their significance during the year-long Philippine hosting of the 30th and 31st ASEAN Summits, and ASEAN’s 50th founding anniversary.

In partnership with the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), the program tackles various aspects of the ASEAN as a whole, resonating the theme, “Partnering for Change, Engaging the World.” Topics include bilateral cooperation, economic partnerships, people-to-people ties among ASEAN member states and the ASEAN in general. It also showcases President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s successful visits to several ASEAN member countries.

The program aims to give ordinary Filipinos a concrete idea on what ASEAN is and the importance or benefits the country gets as a member; to laymanize ASEAN in terms that would be better appreciated and understood by most Filipinos; to highlight the importance of the ASEAN in the Asia-Pacific region as well as the importance of heightened bilateral cooperation among ASEAN member states; to promote the priorities set in line with the Philippines’ ASEAN chairmanship; and to feature the bilateral relations of the Philippines with other ASEAN member states under the leadership of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.

PCOO Assistant Secretary Kris Ablan and Ms. Margo Midwinter serve as hosts and are joined by key personalities in the discussions.

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