US Embassy road show in Ilocos Norte kicks off Aug 25

LAOAG CITY, Aug. 23 (PIA) – The United States Embassy is bringing America to Ilocos Norte through a two-day road show that will showcase diplomacy, development and defense on August 25 and 26 at the activity area of Robinsons Place-Ilocos Norte.

The event, known as “America in 3D,” is a celebration of Filipino-American friendship, depicting American culture and U.S. Embassy programs and services in the Philippines.

In a statement, the US Embassy said the event is a unique opportunity for Ilocanos to meet embassy representatives including experts from the Consular Section, Department of Veterans Affairs, Peace Corps, United States Agency for International Development, and the Philippine-American Educational Foundation.

Representatives from the U.S. Embassy will be on hand throughout the program to answer questions and provide information ranging from applying for a US visa and how to study in the United States.

A forum addressing the problem on trafficking will be included in the opening day activities.

The public will also enjoy dance and musical performances of American music including performances of the U.S. Navy’s high energy rock-and-roll band, Orient Express.

The US performers will be joined by Ilocos Norte’s own talented and globally-known artists namely the Nasudi Cultural Group of the Mariano Marcos State University and the Samiweng Singers of the Ilocos Norte National High School.

Other event sidelights include free samplings of American food and an exhibit of classic American cars and motorcycles.

Launched in 2011 by U.S. Ambassador Harry K. Thomas, Jr. in Quezon City, the event is the fifth America in 3D program to take place in the Philippines. The road show had since taken place in Baguio, Cebu, and Iloilo.

All activities for the two-day event will start at 11 am and ends at 7pm. (ANL/CCA-PIA 1 Ilocos Norte)

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