ASEAN gala dinner a ‘major highlight’ of Mayor Bing Leonardia’s political career

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“Historic and awesome” was how Bacolod City Mayor Evelio “Bing” Leonardia described the Special Gala Dinner Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations that President Rodrigo Duterte hosted last Sunday.

Leonardia was among the select few invited to the grand celebration held at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay.

“Considering that it was a 50th year celebration, I can say it was one experience in a life time. The Philippines took center stage at that moment and we were mighty proud hosting such a historic event in the ASEAN,” he said.

The Bacoleño politiko claimed to have shaken the hand of United States President Donald Trump, Canada Premiere Justin Trudeau, and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.

“I consider this a major highlight of my political career. And once again, I also thank the people of Bacolod for all these,” Leonardia said.