PSAU stu­dent: ‘I de­vel­oped deeper sense of cul­tural iden­tity for Asean’

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MAGALANG— The ASEAN Cam­pus Fo­rum of the Philip­pine In­for­ma­tion Agency Re­gion III (PIA-3) at Pam­panga State Agri­cul­tural Univer­sity (PSAU) was de­scribed as en­light­en­ing by a grad­u­at­ing stu­dent.

“I was en­light­ened on what ASEAN is all about and I de­vel­oped a deeper sense of cul­tural iden­tity. I learned to em­brace not just my own cul­ture but also the cul­ture of other ASEAN coun­tries,” 4th year AB English stu­dent Trisha Aquino said.

She fur­thered that the fo­rum did not only in­crease the cul­tural aware­ness of the stu­dents, but also pro­vided deeper un­der­stand­ing on how does ASEAN work to im­prove and de­velop the wel­fare of its mem­bers.

“As a stu­dent, the best thing that I can do to achieve ASEAN goals is to be a re­spon­si­ble stu­dent and cit­i­zen of our coun­try,” Aquino shared.

She ex­pressed her grat­i­tude to PIA for con­duct­ing this fo­rum that seeks to ed­u­cate stu­dents on var­i­ous pro­grams and ven­tures of ASEAN.

“The fo­rum stressed that I have an ex­ten­sive cul­tural iden­tity and I am part of a big­ger com­mu­nity. A com­mu­nity that works in unity and that is ASEAN,” Aquino added.

“As part of hyp­ing the Philip­pine Chair­man­ship of the As­so­ci­a­tion of South­east Asian Na­tions (ASEAN) this 2017, PIA in Cen­tral Luzon will be hold­ing cam­pus fo­rums in dif­fer­ent prov­inces to ed­u­cate and pitch sup­port from the youth in this en­deavor,” PIA Re­gional Di­rec­tor Wil­liam Bel­tran said.

Prior to PSAU, PIA con­ducted ASEAN Cam­pus Fo­rums in Tar­lac State Univer­sity, Cen­tral Luzon State Univer­sity, Aurora State Col­lege of Technology, Tar­lac Agri­cul­tural Univer­sity, Bataan Penin­sula State Univer­sity, and Ra­mon Magsaysay Tech­no­log­i­cal Univer­sity.

Bu­la­can State Univer­sity will be play­ing host to the fi­nal Cam­pus Fo­rum on Septem­ber 21.— Cherie Joyce V. Flores/ CLJD/ PIA-3

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