Strengthening ASEAN Awareness among Filipino Youth: Toward Regional-Community Building | A Public Forum | 1 Dec

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The students of Philippine Studies (PS) 268, in coordination with the UP Asian Center, will be holding a public forum, Strengthening ASEAN Awareness among Filipino Youth: Toward Regional Community-Building, on Thursday, 1 December 2016, 12:30 n.n. to 4:30 p.m. at the GT-Toyota Asian Center Auditorium, Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman. The forum is free and open to the public; seating is first-come, first-served, but participants are encouraged to sign up to expedite the registration process on the day of the forum.


Since its inception in 1967, ASEAN has been a major feature of Philippine foreign policy, a cornerstone of the country’s multilateral diplomacy. And as ASEAN moves towards greater economic and political integration, it is imperative that stakeholders -- including Filipinos -- understand the current policies of the Philippine government. This way, they can critique its problems and limitations, and take better advantage of the opportunities that ASEAN presents.

What are the policies of the Philippine government in promoting ASEAN identity to the Filipino youth? What has been achieved so far, what else is on the agenda, and what are the challenges and opportunities it faces? And what is the role of the Filipino youth in building a regional and communal identity based on ASEAN?


Sharing their insights, expertise, and experience with these and other issues are speakers from civil society and the Philippine government:

    • Ambassador Maria Hellen Barber-De La Vega, Department of Foreign Affairs
    • Jocelyn de la Rosa Andaya, Director, Department of Education
    • Jose Edgardo Rivera, Deputy Director, ASEAN Youth Leaders’ Association - Philippines
    • Ariane Joy Coronel, Presidential Staff Officer III, National Youth Commission


Vehicles entering the UP Asian Center (GT-Toyota Asian Cultural Center) grounds can only do so via the gate on Magsaysay Avenue that is near a UP guardhouse, a few meters away from Katipunan Avenue, and across Maynilad. A small gate for pedestrians on Guerrero St. lies across the College of Law parking lot and a few meters away from a waiting shed, where the Ikot jeepney, and jeepneys from Philcoa and SM North pass by. VIEW VICINITY MAP and GOOGLE STREET VIEW


This forum is being organized by the students of PS 268 under Dr. Elizabeth Urgel. PS 268 deals with the Philippines’ relations with East Asia and Southeast Asia.


Participants are encouraged to come in smart casual attire. If you have any questions or concerns, you may email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The UP Asian Center offers M.A. programs in Asian Studies with four fields of specialization: Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and West Asia. The Center also has an M.A. program in Philippine Studies that allows students to major in Philippine society and culture, Philippine foreign relations, or Philippine development studies. The Center offers a Ph.D. program in Philippine Studies in conjunction with the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy. Get an overview of these programs. The Asian Center also houses a peer-reviewed, open-access journal, Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia. It has published several books and monographs, and hosts or organizes various lectures and conferences.   

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