4 August 2017 | Manila, Philippines

Coverage of Philippines chairmanship of Association of Southeast Asian National (ASEAN) 2017 meetings is notable and officials are optimistic of more achievements for the 31st ASEAN Summit in November.

In a briefing Friday, Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Kris Ablan said a big contributor to this is the well-equipped international media center (IMC) located at Conrad Manila Hotel in Pasay City.

He said accredited media practitioners can access information and video materials for their stories through the various facilities in the IMC such as the press kiosks and common work areas both in Taft Ballroom and Roosevelt 1 and 2.

The organizers also established the IMC Channel where announcements of coverages and events and statements as well as broadcast materials can also be accessed.

Broadcast media practitioners may also use the five designated broadcast areas in the IMC to deliver their stories.

The broadcast studios are equipped with studio lights and audio system, and two studio camera system set-up, among others.

The broadcasters’ booths, meanwhile, are equipped with necessary equipment such as V and A lines, with two high definition SDI pool feeds with four embedded audio AC outlets, LED television monitor with cable set-up box, and IMB table.

Telecommunication facilities such as telephones and high-speed wired and wi-fi internet connections are also available at the IMC.

Other facilities in the IMC are the information counter, booking counter, media pool waiting lounges, dining area, medical clinic, prayer room, and transportation services counter.

Lunch, snacks, and dinner are provided for media representatives covering the week-long event.

“We chose Conrad Manila to ensure that you have the very best amenities within reach during the course of our busy week ahead,” Ablan said.

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