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Tacloban conducts ASEAN Division Quiz Bee

Tacloban City (July 29) -- The Tacloban City Division is conducting the Tacloban City Division Quiz Bee today, beginning 9:00 a.m., at the City Division Office in front of RTR Plaza.

The said activity is an undertaking of the Tacloban City Division of the Department of Education, in partnership with the Philippine Information Agency Region 8 and the Tacloban Consular Office of the Department of Foreign Affairs is set to conduct the Tacloban City Division ASEAN Quiz Bee.

The winner of the Tacloban City Division will represent the Division in the Regional ASEAN Quiz Bee which will in turn determine the representative of Eastern Visayas to the National ASEAN Quiz Bee, said Mrs. Lourdes R. Peque, the chairperson of the Technical Working Committee of the City Division.

The activity will be participated by the various secondary schools in the Tacloban City Division, Ms. Peque disclosed.

Ms. Peque said that the coverage, the snacks, the trophies, medals and cash prizes for the City Division Quiz Bee have been shouldered by the Philippine Information Agency Region 8 through Regional Director Olive P. Tiu while the tarpaulin backdrop was shouldered by the DFA Tacloban Consular Office led by Regional Director Yolanda S. Ofiana.

The Tacloban Division ASEAN Quiz Bee is a preparatory activity towards the holding of the 4th ASEAN Quiz Bee which will be conducted by the National Broadcasting Network in partnership with the Department of Education, Department of Foreign Affairs, Office of the Press Secretary and the Philippine Information Agency on November 18- 22, 2009.

The ASEAN Quiz is a bi-annual project of the ASEAN Committee on Culture and Information (COCI) that aims to foster the spirit of healthy competition among ASEAN youth in a friendly quiz game that exposes them to ASEAN cultural, political, economic and social information.

The competition is open to all 4th year high school students from public or private schools, who are proficient in English and with above average grade in Social Studies in the last semester.

The ASEAN Quiz Regional Level is participated by the ten ASEAN member countries. The ASEAN Regional Quiz Bee has been held in Thailand, Brunnei Darussalam and Malaysia.

Before the conduct of the ASEAN Quiz Bee Regional Level (inter ASEAN), a National Level Competition is conducted in the ten member countries. Again, before the national level competition is conducted, division levels and regional levels are conducted.

The winners in the regional level quiz will represent each Region in the ASEAN Quiz National Level on September 10-13, 2009, in Quezon City.

The top three winners in the national level will have a chance to compete with the participants from the ten (10) ASEAN member countries in the 4th ASEAN Quiz to be hosted by the Philippines. (PIA 8) [top]

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