SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau
13 September 2018 07:30:58 AM
In her Statement during the First Plenary Session of the 39th annual meeting of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) in Singapore, House Deputy Speaker and head of Philippine delegation Rose Marie "Baby" J. Arenas expressed support to this year’s theme, “Resilient and Innovative ASEAN”. Beyond re-affirmation of ASEAN principles, Arenas underlined the need to support initiatives and concrete measures that will ensure peace, stability, security and prosperity in the region. The Philippine delegation through HOD Arenas expressed confidence that AIPA Member-Parliaments will work together to strengthen united front that will show a caring and sharing ASEAN, prepared to overcome the challenges, ready to capture present and future opportunities, and firm in the faith in the region's positive prospects. The 39th General Assembly was hosted by the Speaker of Singapore Parliament and concurrently AIPA President Mr. Tan Chuan-Jin at the Raffles City Convention Centre from September 3 to 7, 2018.