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SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau



10 September 2018 08:35:18 PM

House Deputy Speaker Rose Marie "Baby" J. Arenas, head of the Philippine delegation, signs the Joint Communique of the 39th General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) held at Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore from September 3 to 7, 2018. Other members of the Philippine delegation are (L-R): Reps. Ma. Lourdes Acosta-Alba, Robert Ace S. Barbers, Elisa T. Kho, Deputy Speaker Mercedes K. Alvarez, Rep. Ma. Lourdes R. Aggabao, Deputy Speaker Evelina G. Escudero (Deputy Head of Delegation), Rep. Rodrigo A. Abellanosa, Deputy Speaker Raneo E. Abu and Rep. Jorge T. Almonte. The event, which was hosted by the Parliament of Singapore, was attended by delegates from 10 member-countries, namely: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Also in attendance were representatives from observer countries Australia, Canada, Belarus, People’s Republic of China, European Parliament, India, Japan, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, and Timor Leste. | Novel V. Bangsal