Representatives from eight teachers’ associations in the Southeast Asian region, as well as some international groups, are having a meeting in this free port from Dec. 10 to 12 for the 26th ASEAN Council of Teachers (ACT) Convention.
The convention, which will be held at the Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center (SBECC), will be hosted by the Philippine Public School Teachers Association (PPSTA), an organization composed of more than 200,000 public school teachers all over the country employed under the Department of Education (DepEd).
In a letter to Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Administrator Armand Arreza, PPSTA president Mario Ramirez said the three-day convention will convene more than 1,000 public school teachers, half of whom are expected to arrive from Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Brunei, Singapore and South Korea.
“We have decided to hold the convention and all incidental events relative thereto right in the heart of Subic,” Ramirez said.
Ramirez said that the Subic Freeport has all the essential features an ideal venue should have, including superior access and available facilities, as well as tourism attractions that convention delegates may wish to visit during the activity.