The ASEAN Way After 46 Years

Forty-six years ago today, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand signed the ASEAN Declaration (aka Bangkok Declaration) officially forming the Association of South-East Asian Nations or ASEAN. Almost two decades later, Brunei joined in 1984. Followed by VietNam in 1995, Laos in 1997, Myanmar in 1997 and Cambodia in 1999.

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Did you know that without the formation of ASEAN, the region would have plunge into war? ASEAN was the key in keeping the region intact, even to this day.

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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… the Borg attacked the Empire

Star Trek vs. Star Wars usually revolves around the Enterprise vs. Death Star scenario. How about the Borg vs. the Empire? Can the Empire, the Emperor Sith Lord, Darth Vader, and their Death Star and imperial fleet win against technologically advance Borg?

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2013 Barrio Culi-Culi, Makati City Feast of San Ildefonso

Today, the 23rd of January is the official San Ildefonso Feast Day. But a few days ago, on the 19th and 20th was held the 2013 Culi-Culi, Makati City Fiesta in honour of San Ildefonso, the patron saint of Barrio Culi-Culi, Makati City, Philippines.

Here are some photos of this year’s festivities that many Barrio Culi-Culi (today’s Barangays Bangkal and Pio del Pilar) residents rated as the best fiesta in the neighbourhood ever, to which I agree.

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