by Development Communication Section
Even the rainy weather did not dampen the enthusiasm of the delegates attending the 17th ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) Council Meeting and the 22nd Senior Officials Committee for the ASCC Meeting as they trooped to SEAFDEC/AQD Tigbauan Main Station on 9 March 2017.
The delegates were ushered to the informative exhibits featuring aquaculture commodities and the research and information dissemination activities of SEAFDEC/AQD. They also visited the Integrated Fish Broodstock and Hatchery Complex and FishWorld. To make the delegates’ visit more gratifying, they were served Ilonggo native delicacies.
Iloilo City hosted the two meetings led by the Philippine Department of Social Welfare and Development. The tour was part of the March 6-9 ASCC meetings that aimed to contribute in realizing an ASEAN community that is people-oriented and socially responsible.
The ASEAN was established to accelerate economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the region. Its member countries include Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.