|The delegates doing the ASEAN handshake!|
Engr. Irene Olivia Ubay – Anongphouth, an Assistant Professor of the Civil Engineering Department from the Gokongwei College of Engineering of De La Salle University, was selected by the Royal Thai Embassy – Manila as one of the representatives of the Philippines to the Thailand Visitor’s Programme 2014 (TVP 2014) held last February 23 to March 1, 2014. Said program is a professional exchange program that seeks to build mutual understanding between Thailand and other countries. Delegates from ASEAN countries, in addition to Japan and the Republic of Korea, were young and promising leaders from the media, government, academe, and private sectors. Engr. Ubay – Anongphouth, with the other delegates, attended briefings to learn about Thailand’s policies on governance and economics. Furthermore, active discussions were made regarding the role of Thailand in relation to its neighboring countries on the upcoming ASEAN 2015 movement. Strategies regarding improving cultural, education, infrastructure, and economic connectivity within the ASEAN community were also presented. Visits to The Nation Group, Nakorn Luang Rice Factory, and Chiang Khong Customs House allowed participants to witness the host country’s media, business, and customs practices, respectively. Cultural immersions were also organized in Bangkok, Ayutthaya and Chiang Rai.
|TVP Delegates at Chiang-Rai (Anongphouth - front, 2nd from left)|
|Heritage tour at Ayuthaya|