The City Government of Iriga, together with the other cities and municipalities nationwide, celebrated the 50th Founding Anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) last August 8, 2017 at the Iriga Ceremonial Grandstand. After a parade around the plaza, a short account on the members of the ASEAN was given. The City Health Office also gave a talk regarding HIV Awareness. As 7:00 PM draws near, the lights in the area were turned off for the ceremonial lighting of the ASEAN Lantern. At 7:00 PM, the lantern was lit and sirens from firetrucks were set off. After the ceremony, a Zumba concert was held led by the MAG Dancers.