Photo Release: 16 September  Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, and Rep. Rosemary Baby Arenas, join Pinoy entertainers Anne Curtis and Coco Martin who wowed the audience with their production number during the opening of the 38th ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly. Alvarez is the incumbent AIPA President and host of the event held at the Makati Shangrila. ###



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16 September 2017House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez delivers the welcome address during the 38th ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) held at the Makati Shangrila. Alvarez called for  “stronger and collective actions to counter  the tide of regional and global challenges that include the spread of violent extremism, tensions resulting from maritime sovereignty disputes, human and drug trafficking.” He also cited the formal establishment of the ASEAN Community at the end of 2015 and the adoption of the ASEAN Community Vision 2025 and its three Community blueprints as part of ASEAN’s commitment to broader regional integration.Delegates come from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Also joining the group are heads of observer delegations from Australia, Canada, Belarus, China, European Parliament, India, Japan, Republic of Korea, and Russian Federation.

MALAYSIAN DELEGATION IN MANILA FOR 38TH AIPA          House Deputy Speaker Sharon Garin of Party-list AAMBIS OWA and Secretary-General Atty. Cesar Strait Pareja welcome members of Parliament and other delegates from Malaysia headed by Hon. Dato’ Sri Haji Ismail Bin Mohamed Said, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, upon their arrival in Manila for the 38th General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) to be held on September 15 to 19, 2017 at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel. The Philippine House of Representatives, led by Speaker and AIPA President Pantaleon Alvarez, is hosting this year’s AIPA gathering. PC / ABR

CAMBODIAN  LAWMAKERS IN MANILA FOR AIPA CONFABHouse Deputy Speaker Raneo Abu of Batangas, Rep. Xavier Jesus Romualdo of Camiguin, and Secretary General Atty. Cesar Strait Pareja welcome lawmakers from Cambodia (upper photo) headed by H.E. Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin, President of the National Assembly, and Myanmar (lower photo) led by H.E. Man Winn Khaing Thann, who are participating in the 38th General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly, which is being held at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel from September 15-19, 2017. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez is this year’s AIPA President.     GE/ ABR

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