The National Parks Development Committee (NPDC), an attached agency of the Department of Tourism (DOT), will be staging an open field musical concert this coming Sunday, August 27, as part of the celebration of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Month this August.

(Courtesy of National Parks Development Committee / Facebook)

Dubbed “Sama-Sama ASEAN: No One Gets Left Behind”, the concert will rock the Rizal Park Open Air Auditorium located at the Rizal Park in Ermita, Manila.

The NPDC, together with the Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), who organized the musical concert will be featuring the performances of G22, Junior New System, Monzter Jam Duo, Kare Adea, Centro Escolar University (CEU) – Folk Dance Troupe, University of the Philippines (UP) Manila Choral, Trixie Esteban, Shania Cuerpo, Anika Zabala, and will be hosted by Antonette Go.

Throughout the years, “Sama-Sama ASEAN” has become the medium to celebrate ASEAN Month by virtue of the Presidential Proclamation No. 282 signed in 2017 to promote the importance and meaning of friendship, peace, and sustainable development among ASEAN countries.

“The program is a platform for the voices and expressions of the youth and women in ASEAN, their challenges, joys and aspirations, culminating in a finale suite that celebrates an inclusive community where no one gets left behind, which is the main objective of the Sama-Sama ASEAN,” the NPDC said.

Source: Manila Bulletin (