Aside from the main lighting event at the Cultural Center of the Philippines for the 50th founding anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), a nationwide landmark lighting happened at select cities in the country. Seventy-six local government units (LGUs) including 12 from the Calabarzon Region, participated in the event. The historic town of Kawit, which just had a week-long celebration of its 417th founding anniversary starting from August 1, held its lighting ceremony at the Aguinaldo Park. The town’s theme this year of collective efforts toward progress also reflects the Asean theme “Under One Light, We Are One Asean.” The six-foot fiberglass lanterns baring the Asean logo and colors had details like anahaw leaves and sampaguita flowers designed by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. Each lantern had 80 pieces of 10-watt incandescent bulbs that were simultaneously lighted at 7 p.m., the same time that lighting ceremonies in other LGUs nationwide were held.