Asian Defense, Security and Crisis Management Exhibition and Conference (ADAS) 2016

Started in 2014, Asian Defense, Security and Crisis Management Exhibition and Conference (ADAS) had its 2016 exhibit last September 28-30. Yes, I admit. This had been a long awaited post but it isn’t too early for their third series on Sept 26-28, 2018 at the same place, World Trade Center.

As per post show report of ADAS 2016, this event was the biggest defense, security and disaster management event in the Philippines. With 143 exhibitors and participated by 25 countries, it hosted VIP Delegations from 8 countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.

My duty was to take care of the VIPs of Vietnam and as their assigned Liaison Officer, I am so much proud to see them as the featured picture in the post show report. Check it out and for more details of the event, visit !

That’s me fixing their schedule of meetings and taking notes of our itinerary on how we’ll be able to visit their chosen booths without wasting time roaming around looking for that specific exhibitor.


PDG Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa pointed that ADAS is very important because we need to upgrade the law enforcement community to counter the constant threats of terrorism.

After party at Sofitel in the evening of day 1.😁

I didn’t expect that they will be fun to be with too and will jive with my jokes and all because you know, they look so strict and stiff. They were very interested in our country’s historical places so we toured them in Intramuros and Luneta Park after all their meetings. We maximized their time by purchasing at SM Mall of Asia for our native goods and products. Then, we brought them to Balikbayan Handicrafts located at HK Sunplaza, Diosdado Macapagal Blvd., Pasay City to buy souvenirs and novelty items. It is so much delightful to see these treasures the Philippines has. You can shop online too. Just visit !

They finished all their meetings on day 2 because they were scheduled to fly home the next day. We accompanied them to the airport at dawn of day 3. We bid our goodbyes and took our final photo together.

Bytheway, they left us tokens of appreciation. Cheers to my Vietnam team! 😊


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