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US Embassy brings ‘America in 3D’ to Ilocos Norte

LAOAG CITY – America in 3D or ”A3D”, a road show highlighting Diplomacy, Development, and Defense organized by the U.S. Embassy took center stage in this province when its activities and presentations were opened to the public free of charge  on August 25 and 26.

In a statement, the US Embassy said “America in 3D” is a celebration of Filipino-American friendship, showcasing American culture and U.S. Embassy programs and services in the Philippines as well as a unique opportunity for Ilocanos to meet representatives of the U.S. Embassy, 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 were 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.

The public feasted on dance and musical performances of American music featuring the U.S. Navy’s high energy rock-and-roll band, Orient Express.

The US performers were joined by the Nasudi Cultural Group of the Mariano Marcos State University and the Samiweng Singers of the Ilocos Norte National High School.

There were also free samplings of American food and an exhibit of classic American cars and motorcycles.

This was the fifth America in 3D road show to take place in the Philippines. Launched in 2011 by U.S. Ambassador Harry K. Thomas, Jr. in Quezon City, the road show has since taken place in Baguio, Cebu, and Iloilo.#