The Need to Inform the Public about the ASEAN Organization: An insider’s look into the ASEAN Secretariat

Many people in the Philippines and even in the ASEAN region still lack awareness about the ASEAN organization itself, although this was established way back 1967.

Liza Makinano, a former senior officer of the ASEAN Secretariat, gives an insider’s look into the ASEAN organization and the ASEAN Secretariat .

Makinano served as a senior officer of the Executive Support Division of the Office of the Secretary-General, and also served as senior officer of the Security Cooperation Division of the  Political and Security Community Department from 2009 to 2010. She had also served as a speechwriter for one of the Secretary Generals of the ASEAN, Surin Pitsuwan of Thailand.  She also headed the ASEAN regional forum unit, particularly the forum on multilateral forum on peace and security issues.  She took her Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard University where she also got a Certificate in Public Policy and Management in May 2011.  Currently, she is a fellow of the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP).  She is also involved with the Philippine Hosting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in 2015

In this episode of ASEAN in Focus (Nov. 3, 2014) Makinano talks about her experience with the ASEAN Secretariat.

ASEAN in Focus is hosted by Alma Angeles, Neah Mangawang and Rachel Martin.  Dr. Carlos Tabunda Jr., an executive fellow of the Development Academy of the Philippines, who is also involved with various lectures and forums on the ASEAN integration, also helps out in this interview.

This series and the program ASEAN IN FOCUS of NET 25 (Monday  to Friday, 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., with replays at 11:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.) is part of Eagle Broadcasting’s advocacy to promote awareness about the ASEAN region and the 2015 ASEAN integration.