The national competition for the 5th Association of South East Asia Nation (ASEAN) Quiz will be held on November 22 to 25, 2011 at the People’s Television Broadcast Center in Quezon City to determine the country’s representative to the regional quiz in Cambodia next year.
The ASEAN Quiz is a project of the ASEAN Committee on Culture and Information to foster healthy competition among ASEAN youth in a quiz that exposes them to ASEAN history, social, cultural, political and economic developments in the region.
Student participants in the national competition must be third year high school students either from a public or a private school, between 14 to 17 years old.
“This is a good venue for our ASEAN youth to build camaraderie and solidarity because these young people will surely play a great role for the region’s prosperity and peace in the years ahead,” said Education Secretary Armin Luistro.
Ten ASEAN member-countries will participate in the two-level competition. The first level is the national competition held in the respective countries and the regional competition which is hosted by the ASEAN Quiz country coordinator for the year.
Previous regional competitions were held in Thailand (2002), Brunei Darussalam (2004), Malaysia (2006), and the Philippines in 2009.
Before making it to the national competition, local and regional division offices are encouraged to conduct their own search from September to October for one student who shall represent the region and compete in the national level.
The three students with the highest scores in the national competition shall be declared as the first, second and third place winners who will then represent the country to the 5th ASEAN Quiz in Cambodia next year.
Aside from DepEd and PTV 4, other government agencies that will help ensure the success of the event are the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Presidential Communications Operations Office, Philippine Information Agency and the Philippine Broadcasting System.