07 August 2018– The ASEAN Quiz 2018 was held at Arya Auditorium, Des Raj Campus, East of Kailash (Near ISKCON Temple), South Delhi, New Delhi on 07 August 2018.
On the occasion of the 51st anniversary of ASEAN, the Royal Thai Embassy spearheaded the ASEAN Quiz 2018 in cooperation with the other ASEAN Missions to raise awareness and greater understanding among students about ASEAN member countries, their peoples and their interaction with India over the last 25 years. The Philippine Embassy was represented by Deputy Chief of Mission and Consul General Arvin R. de Leon and Consular Assistant Romeo T. Gle.
The questions covered various themes about the ten (10) ASEAN member countries – their peoples, history and culture, arts and literature, achievements in sports, science and technology, entertainment, education, famous personalities and events; land, geography, natural features and treasures, wildlife and nature, including travel attractions and tourist destinations, cuisine as well as natural resources; and international relations and current affairs, including ties and links with India — cultural, ethnic, political — over the years.
The ASEAN Quiz 2018 was open to all school students of Grades 9-12 and all undergraduate students of recognized colleges, institutions, and universities in Delhi and surrounding areas. India. A team comprised 3 members from the same institution (school/college /department / faculty).
There were two (2) levels of the contest. Level 1 was a Written Preliminary Round, which were attempted by all registered teams. The top 6 (six) teams were selected on the basis of their scores for the Final Stage Round. Each team comprised three (3) members only. The Quiz Bee winner was the team with the highest score at the end of the Final Stage Round.
The Champion team received Rs. 51,000 and runners-up team received Rs.26,000.00. All stage finalists received certificates of merit, while all participants received certificates of participation.
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on 6 August 2018 signed into law the Philippine Identification System Act, which aims to make public service delivery more efficient.
“Today, I also signed the Philippine Identification System Act, a measure that will establish a single national identification system that will promote good governance, enhance governmental transactions, and create a more conducive environment for trade and commerce to thrive,” President Duterte said during a ceremony in Malacañan Palace.
The signing coincided with the presentation of the President of the newly signed Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) to the leadership of the various Moro front groups and key Mindanao stakeholders.
The Chief Executive asked for public support for the new measure, saying the ID system will promote the efficient delivery of services through a single ID that will be issued to all citizens and resident aliens.
The ID, called the “Phil-ID,” will dispense with the need to present multiple IDs for different government transactions.
He added that the Philippine Statistics Authority will work closely with the National Privacy Commission, the Department of Information and Communications Technology, and the multi-agency PhilSystem Policy and Coordination Council to address all concerns pertaining to privacy and security.
- Friday, 10 August 2018 ANDC Celebrates ASEAN Day in New Delhi, 8 August 2018
- Thursday, 09 August 2018 NDPE ATTENDS ASEAN QUIZ 2018, IN NEW DELHI
- Wednesday, 08 August 2018 President Duterte signs Philippine Identification System Act
- Wednesday, 08 August 2018 Meeting between Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano and Indian Minister of State for External Affairs Gen. (Dr.) V.K Singh in Singapore, 03 August 2018
- Friday, 03 August 2018 51ST ASEAN FOREIGN MINISTER’S MEETING