Christ the King College successfully exhibited the beauty of the 56th annual celebration of the founding of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Friday, September 1, 2023, at the MIDES Gymnasium with the theme, “ASEAN Matters: Epicentrum of Growth.” The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) represents unity among ten nations, fostering cooperation, peace, and prosperity in our Southeast Asian region.
As a member of the nation, CKCians came together to take part in this meaningful event to show support in promoting regional solidarity and showcasing ASEAN’s achievements and objectives.
Each program of Christ the King College represents the eight countries of the ASEAN: the Accountancy Program as SINGAPORE, the Hospitality Management Program as INDONESIA, the Social Work Program as VIETNAM, the Criminal Justice Program as MYANMAR, the Business Administration Program as CAMBODIA, Nursing Program as PHILIPPINES, Information Technology Program as MALAYSIA, and the Teacher Education Program as THAILAND.
Amid the excitement, the Teacher Education Program and Vocals with Mrs. Bella S. Santiago sang the ASEAN HYMN. The said event was graced by our esteemed Dean of College, Mrs. Carmelita C. Labadan, PhD., wherein she also delivered her opening remarks.
With their vibrant costumes and props, students and teachers witnessed the different cultural presentations of each country to embrace the diversity in terms of races, traditions, cultures, beliefs, political landscapes, and social norms.
Moreover, Mr. Paul Rem Jee Diaz announced the Best Outfit for Male and Female. The energy on campus was enthusiastic as the Best Outfit Awardees made their Runway Walk. The event ended with a closing remark given by Mr. Pericles G. Aninion, Christ the King College’s Institutional Quality Assurance Coordinator.
This year’s ASEAN Day celebration was hosted by Ms. Lovely Jean Pagapong and Ms. Rucejie Condeza.
It was a day of learning and appreciation, where we celebrated the values of unity and friendship that ASEAN promotes.
Words by Maria Miefer Guibone
Photos from Arisa Martirez, Christine Delos Reyes