MANDALUYONG, August 28, 2019 – Jose Rizal University celebrated the 52nd Founding Anniversary of the Association of SouthEast Asian Nations with various activities on August 28, 2019. The first part of the program is the flag raising ceremony which also marks the opening of the ‘Buwan ng Wika ’ and College week of the College of Arts, Criminology, and Education (ACE).
During the flag raising ceremony Jose Rizal University Chorale lead the JRU community in singing of the Philippine National Anthem, Hymno Rizal, and the ASEAN Hymn. Afterwards, Mr. Lee Jun Tak, president of the International Students Association of JRU gave a message. He reiterated the importance and purpose of the association and call for understanding and unity among the people of different nationalities.
Later that afternoon Ms. Gazini Ganados, Ms. Universe Philippines 2019, lead the ASEAN TALK: Elderly care situation in the Philippines and neighboring countries. After Ms. Ganados’ talk she proceeded to Brgy. Daang Bakal of Mandaluyong City to join the outreach program for the elderly.
During the night a cultural event was organized by the JRU Central Student Council and International Students Association of JRU. The event highlighted performances from different international students and street food exhibit of ASEAN countries.