MWSS joins the CSC in promoting awareness of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Community 2015 and the Philippines’ Chairmanship of ASEAN 2017.
The ASEAN Community was established on December 31, 2015 in accordance with the Kuala Lumpur Declaration on the Establishment of the ASEAN Community which was signed by ASEAN leaders during the 27th ASEAN Summit.
In order to strengthen the country’s capacity in preparation for its Chairmanship of the ASEAN in 2017, heads of government offices are enjoined to help spread awareness on ASEAN by participating in the information campaign and the conduct of related programs and activities, as follows:
- Posting of the ASEAN materials in their respective agency websites
- Display of ASEAN Community banners
- Inclusion of the singing of the ASEAN Anthem in the first flag ceremony of the month
- Sharing of information on ASEAN (updates on ASEAN-related activities, trivia, informative videos etc.) during the said flag-raising ceremony and other employee fora
Government officials and employees are also encouraged to wear ASEAN inspired attire during the flag-raising ceremony. Information materials on ASEAN as well as specifications and protocols on the use of the ASEAN flag and recording/musical score of the Anthem may be downloaded from the ASEAN website http://www.asean.org.
Information materials on ASEAN: mc-no-6-s-2016