The Publishers Association of the Philippines,Inc. (PAPI) 19th National Press Congress to be held on February 19-21, 2015 at the Sacred Center along Jakosalem Avenue in Cebu City will focus on ASEAN Integration.

PAPI Cebu Chapter host of the event led by Engr. Greg Sineneng, president of the chapter said that the 19th National PAPI Congress will banner the theme “Forward to ASEAN Integration.”

Full integration as one economic community later next year of the 10 members countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) namely Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam will be observed.

PAPI president Luis T. Arriola said discussion topics during the media event will revolve around the theme, particularly on how the integration of ASEAN into one common market of some 600 million consumers, will impact on, and affect the local community newspaper publishing industry.

The event’s program will formally open on February 19 at 1:00 p.m. and progress on to its traditional Fellowship Night. The session on February 20 will last only up to 2:00 p.m. after which interested participants will be treated to a free tour of interesting places around Cebu City the whole afternoon.

Optional tours, for a fee, will be available for interested delegates the following day, February 21, he added. 

PAPI Treasurer and Conference Director Nelson Santos said interested participants desiring to avail of discounted round trip plane fares to and from Cebu may book their tickets in advance.

For particulars, they may inquire from the PAPI Office at telephone 5222277 or emails to . For tickets inquiries call 5251990, 5274252 local 17, or 09178498730 email at