NwSSU Joins Regional ASEAN Month Celebration Activities

The Commission on Higher Education – Regional Office VIII in partnership with the higher education institutions in Eastern Visayas holds the ASEAN Month Celebration in commemoration of the 55th Founding Anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) with the theme: “ASEAN A.C.T.: Addressing Challenges Together” in Tacloban City.

The commemoration activities started with the National Hybrid Flag Raising Ceremony and ASEAN Kick-Off Ceremony held on the foundation day last August 8, 2022 at the CHED Auditorium and participated by the CHED regional units via Zoom. The event was streamed via Facebook Live.

CHED Region 8’s Opening Ceremony and Cultural Presentations was held on August 10, 2022 at Leyte Normal University Gymnasium. The ceremony began with the processional of the flags of the member states and the state university presidents as flag bearers. NwSSU President Dr. Benjamin L. Pecayo represented by NwSSU Director for International Affairs Dr. Iris B. Bejasa was the bearer of the Malaysian Flag. The keynote speech was delivered by CHED Commissioner Hon. Aldrin A. Darilag. He highlighted that internalization is one of the prime instruments of the commission in the development of higher education in the country.

Each participating higher education institution presented a cultural presentation of their assigned nation. NwSSU represented by its faculty performed the Mak Inang Malaysian Dance.

Other events related to the commemoration are the Conference on Internalization of Higher Education Institutions in Eastern Visayas on August 11, 2022, Research Paper Presentation on August 15, 2022, and commemorative competitions such as the HEI Fair, ASEANWave Webexhibition Festival, Essay Writing, Facemask Design and Output, and Online Demo Teaching. Each event is hosted by a Higher Education Institution with NwSSU as host on August 29,2022.

The awarding and closing and ceremony will be held on September 2, 2022.


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