TAGUM CITY April 21 (PIA)- Barely seven days in preparation, the Information Kiosk in the City of Mati  is  set to  be opened today , providing easy access  for people to get information about the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)  and about the major programs and programs of  the national and local governments.

PIA gears  to  bring down to  the grassroots level  its public advocacy campaign on ASEAN after staging  a three-in-one information kiosk opening on February 22 in the cities of Davao and Tagum. One was opened at the Davao International Airport (DIA) and two in Tagum City at Big 8 Corporate Hotel and at Robinsons Place Tagum.


The Mati Information Kiosk is the fourth set up by PIA in close cooperation by  the City Government of Mati in Davao Oriental.

Located at the lobby of the City Hall of Mati, such Information Kiosk bears the mark of partnership of PIA with the LGU of Mati which  has accepted the call to pool together information materials of  key national and local government programs along with those regarding  the ASEAN which this year  is chaired by the Philippines.

PIA Director General Harold E. Clavite will grace the occasion and will lead the Information Kiosk opening rites together with PIA Regional Director Efren F. Elbanbuena.

The will be welcomed by City of Mati Mayor Carlo Luis Rabat and City Vice Mayor Glenda Rabat-Gayta.

To maximize the occasion, the City Government of Mati through the City Information Office organizes a Multi-sectoral Forum on ASEAN and has invited students, people in the academe and local functionaries to the event.

Media practitioners of the City of Mati and Davao City  have been invited to cover the event that  is expected to trigger interest among LGUs of Davao Oriental to  also set up their respective Information Kiosks. (PIA 11/ Jeanevive Duron-Abangan)