The Republic of the Philippines, through its Department of Education, will host the two annual conferences of Southeast Asian education ministers – the 45th SEAMEO Council Conference (SEAMEC) and 5th ASEAN Meeting of Ministers of Education (ASED) on 26-29 January 2010 at the Shangri-la Hotel, Cebu, the Philippines.

More than 200 participants from 19 countries – comprising education ministers, high-level government education officials, and representatives from international organizations – from the eleven SEAMEO Member States, Associate Members, Affiliate Members, and partners are expected to attend the Conferences.

Philippine President H E Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will grace the Opening Ceremony as the Guest of Honor on 27 January 2010.

The back-to-back conferences aim to foster stronger cooperation on education among Southeast Asian countries and beyond. High on the agenda are the ten collaborative projects of the SEAMEO Member States that aim at providing education to the underserved communities in the region, integration of climate change in the school curriculum, harmonization of higher education in Southeast Asia, building capacity on maximizing the use of language in teaching, integration of ICT in teaching and learning, and strengthening visibility of SEAMEO, among others.

Conference Dates

26-29 January 2010

Provisional Programme


Shangri-La's Mactan Resort and Spa
Punta Engano Road,
Lapu-Lapu City 6015,
Cebu, Philippines

Tel : (63 2) 818-0952
Fax : (63 2) 814 2545
Email: lydi.pascua (at) shangri-la.com
Website: www.shangri-la.com/en/property/cebu/mactanresort


Delegates are requested to collect their name badges at the Registration Desk and Check-In Counter located at Jasmine Room of Shangri-la' Mactan Resort and Spa, Mactan, Cebu. Name badges must be worn and be visible at all times. These badges are required for entry into all venues and meeting areas.

Transport Services

Transportation will be provided for all delegates upon arrival and departure, and for all official functions.

Accommodation and arrangement flights

Important Note

The 5th ASEAN Education Ministers Meeting will be held back-to-back with this Conference.

For more information


Department of Education, Philippines

For Accommodation and Transport matters please contact:

Position: Project Development Officer III
Address: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Special Projects and Legislative Liaison, Rizal I Bldg.,
DepED Central Office, DepED Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City, Philippines, 1600
Tel: (632) 633-1940/ (632) 633-7224 / (632) 637-5832/ (632) 637-5834
Fax: (632) 633-1940/ (632) 637-5832/ (632) 637-5834
Email: vnallano (at) gmail.com

For Registration matters please contact:
Position: SEAMEO Affairs Officer
Address: DepED Central Office, DepED Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City, Philippines, 1600
Tel: (632) 633-7216 Fax: (632) 638-8634
Email: rbmasapol (at) gmail.com, ico_seameo (at) deped.gov.ph

For Other matters please contact:
Name: Recaredo Borgonia
Position: Regional Director
Agency and Address: Department of Education, Lahug, Cebu City
Tel: +6332-2311-309, +6332 231-1433, +633 231-1309, +6332 414-7399, +6332 414-7325, +63918 9631671
Email: ro7 (at) deped.gov.ph, recaredogborgonia (at) yahoo.com

The SEAMEO Secretariat

Mom Luang Pin Malakul Centenary Building 4th Floor,
920 Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey,
Prakanon Bangkok 10110 Thailand
Tel. 66 2 391-0144
Fax. 66 2 381-2587
E-mail : secretariat (at) seameo.org