Phl team wins Asean quiz

09 Aug 2012  1327 | Cambodia Events

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Aug 8 (PIA) -- The Philippine delegation won the fifth Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Quiz in Phnom Penh, Cambodia last week.

The Philippines emerged as the winner with a score of 71 points followed closely by Cambodia with 70 points and Thailand with 68 points in the individual country contest, a press statement from the Asean said.

The quiz aims to raise Asean awareness, focuses on the people-to-people connection as part of commemorating Asean’s 45th anniversary to promote Asean to its communities.

Asean said the quiz used the same theme as Cambodia’s Asean Chairmanship this year, “Asean: One Community, One Identity.”

Thirty students representing all ten Asean member-states participated in the individual country and friendly group contests.

The students answered questions on many aspects of Asean including its role, history, culture, politics, economy, security and tourism to show their knowledge and understanding of the Asean region.

Tough questions, close catch-up matches, yet friendly atmosphere was the scene of this year’s Asean Quiz Regional Competition.

The fifth Asean Quiz Regional Competition was organized by the Ministry of Information of Cambodia with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, and Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts and the Asean Secretariat.

The Asean Quiz is a project of Asean Committee on Culture and Information (Asean-Coci) funded by the Asean Cultural Fund to raise Asean awareness among the young generation of Asean citizens.