Legazpi City— The celebration of the golden anniversary of ASEAN came early on to DepEd Region V by launching its ASEAN Information Kiosk on August 7, 2017, a day before the actual anniversary date with the exhibit booths highlighting the K to12 Program.
DepEd Assistant Secretary Revsee A. Escobedo, assisted by Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Region V Director Aida A. Naz, DepEd Regional Director Ramon Fiel G. Abcede, Ms. Sharon Farida A. Flores, HRMD Chief of the Civil Service Commission Regional Office V opened the Kiosk right after the Monday flag raising ceremony.
The Kiosk, installed by the 13 Schools Division Offices of Region V showcased Information, Education and Communication (IECs) related to ASEAN and best practices on the implementation of the enhanced basic education curriculum or the K to12 program.
ASec Escobedo emphasized in his speech that the K to12 is necessary to provide our learners with the much needed knowledge and skills that would capacitate the younger generation to be at par with and compete not only within the ASEAN community but also globally. He also called for the needed support from the community and other stakeholders for the successful implementation of the K to 12 Program and other DepEd Plans and Programs.
Regional Director Ramon Fiel G. Abcede expressed in his message that the Kiosk is a demonstration of support to the awareness campaign on ASEAN 50 and the country’s chairmanship and hosting of this year’s ASEAN events.
DepEd Region V has been hoisting the ASEAN flag and singing the ASEAN Anthem during flag raising ceremonies and prescribing the wearing of ASEAN-inspired attires every first Monday of the Month to its employees as part of its awareness campaign.
Meanwhile, RD Naz commended the agency’s initiative of launching an ASEAN Info Kiosk mentioning that DepEd Region V is the first among DepEd’s Regional Offices to install such a project in support of ASEAN 50.
The Kiosk is located at the main entrance of the Regional Office and is open for viewing for the public during office hours. (MMLJ)