The Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College Main Campus (NIPSC) successfully launched the ASEAN Integration in celebration of the 50th Golden Celebration of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations last August 7, 2017 at NIPSC Gymnasium, Estancia, Iloilo.
“We take our part in this historic milestone”, said by Dr. Ma. Theresa G. Palmares, NIPSC President in her message during the grand launching ceremony.
The whole gymnasium was filled by faculty members and staff wearing ASEAN inspired costumes assigned to them. “This is a one of a kind experience for me to wear a Myanmar inspired dress”, expressed by Ma. Kristina C. Ortiz, faculty member of the College who was awarded best dressed. “But more than anything else, it awakens my interest to study the culture of other ASEAN countries which I believed, the real essence of this launching program”, she added.
On the other hand, Prof. Gil G. Villegas was the guest speaker and he presented an overview of the ASEAN Integration and its possible outcome in the next fifty more years. He then entertained questions from the students after his presentation.
The said grand launching of the ASEAN Integration was successfully done with the combined efforts of the Social Science faculty members headed by their Supervisor, Prof. Lennie S. Malubay.