Activities for the ASEAN 50th anniversary celebration on August 8, 2017

We are celebrating the 50th year of ASEAN on August 8, 2017 with the theme is   “Under One Light, we are One ASEAN”. 

Be part of a  milestone in Philippine history as the ASEAN Day Landmark Lighting event will happen on August 8, 2017, at the CCP grounds in Pasay City to be followed by a concert at the BGC Amphitheater in Taguig City. This is part of ASEAN’s 50th founding Anniversary, which coincides with the Philippines’ Chairmanship of ASEAN in 2017. The event is hosted by the Department of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the ASEAN 2017 National Organizing Council, and participating government agencies.

This grand celebration will be held simultaneously in the capitals of the ASEAN Member States, who will be joined by 63 key cities in the Philippines, with their respective landmark lighting programs.


Blowing of horns– Manila Bay and selected ports

ASEAN day grand parade– Luneta to CCP Complex

Philippine Landmark Lighting (Lighting of ASEAN lantern, Cultural Show and Fireworks display)- CCP Complex, Pasay City

Nationwide Landmark Lighting– selected local government units in the Philippines

ASEAN Pop Concert– BGC High Street, Taguig City

Check out the programme.

The event will start with a colorful parade featuring the FEU flag dancers, the PSG marching band, and beautiful Higantes wearing ASEAN national costumes. This will happen at 3pm from Luneta Park leading up to the CCP grounds for the landmark lighting ceremony. The program will feature top singers from the ASEAN Member States showcasing their best hits. Headlined by Philippines’ own balladeer Christian Bautista, who will be singing the ASEAN Spirit along with the Hail Mary the Queen Choir. Other featured artists are Myanmar’s popstar Eint Chit, Cambodia’s Kong Sothearith, Thailand’s beauty Natthika Iamthamai and Brunei’s hearthrob Afiq Wafi. Joining them are Vietnam’s crooner Hai Nam Le, singer-violinist Ismi Halida of Indonesia, Malaysia’s young diva Dhiya Suhaili Binti and Latchana Anoulack of Lao PDR.

The show will start at 7 pm. Admission is free.

Here are the other artists who will perform aside from the ASEAN 10 pop artists:

Up Dharma Down
6Cycle Mind
Itchy Worms
Baihana Trio
The Nightingales
The Juans
Thyro and Yumi
and the Cast of Rak of Aegis

Meanwhile take note of traffic re-routing. Roxas Boulevard will closed  on Aug ust8 for ASEAN anniversary celebration


You can also celebrate online with these festive sticker pack for viber.

Noemi Lardizabal-Dado is a Content Strategist with over 13 years experience in blogging, content management, citizen advocacy and media literacy and over 23 years in web development. Otherwise known as @MomBlogger on social media, she believes in making a difference in the lives of her children by advocating social change for social good.

She is a co-founder and a member of the editorial board of Blog Watch . She is a resource speaker on media literacy, social media , blogging, digital citizenship, good governance, transparency, parenting, women’s rights and wellness, and cyber safety.

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She was a Senior Consultant for ALL media engagements for the PCOO-led Committee on Media Affairs & Strategic Communications (CMASC) under the ASEAN 2017 National Organizing Council from January 4 -July 5, 2017. Having been an ASEAN advocate since 2011, she has written extensively about the benefits of the ASEAN community and as a region of opportunities on Blog Watch and

Organization affiliation includes Consortium on Democracy and Disinformation

Updated Juky 15, 2019

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