MARIANO MARCOS STATE U STUDENT TO PARTICIPATE IN ASEAN-INDIA YOUTH SUMMIT
A STUDENT from the Mariano Marcos State University will participate in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations-India Youth Summit in Visakhapatnam, Andhara Pradesh, India.
Michael Christophe Agustin, a BS Secondary Education senior, was among five representatives from the Philippines who qualified for the international summit to be held from February 12 to 16.
This year’s theme “Strengthening ASEAN-India Partnership in the Indo-Pacific” will engage youth leaders in dialogues and enable them to explore new initiatives to enhance physical, economic, digital, and socio-cultural connectivity between ASEAN member-countries and India.
“[Through the summit], I will expand my leadership horizon through engaging in discussions with fellow young leaders around the world, to bring fresh outlook in facing global challenges,” Agustin, whose application for the summit was supported by the Ilocos Norte Youth Development Office, said.
“I am also excited to share our culture and our brand of youth leadership which can build a positive perspective toward the Filipinos,” he added.
Agustin currently serves as Sangguniang Kabataan chairperson at Barangay 14 Sto. Tomas in Laoag City.
The school said that he participated in four international student exchange programs and has bagged six awards.
He served as college councilor and deputy executive secretary of the MMSU University Student Council. He was also crowned as Mr. PASUC 1 during the regional Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges Culture and Arts Festival.