Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Barrio Fiesta sa London

The Philippine Fiesta Victoria

The Philippine Fiesta Victoria 2008
The Philippine Fiesta of Victoria Inc. ( PFVI)  is celebrating its 26th anniversary on 29-30 November 2008. The Philippine Fiesta  is indeed the time of the year that the Filipinos all over Victoria and our ‘kababayan‘ from different  states of Australia convene and celebrate one of the biggest and joyful Filipino-Australian  events.
 Headed by Ross Manuel (the present Fiesta’s chairperson), this year’s Fiesta theme veers from the  usual Filipino cultural motif,  but instead focuses on global orientation  - the staunch support for the worldwide protection of nature and  environment .
 Currently, the Philippine Fiesta executive committee is busy planning and working for the coming  of the two-day celebration. This active and dedicated group sees to it that the Fiesta this year will be bigger, busier and merrier with invited young actors gracing the occasion with the complement of  ABS-CBN.  
 Within its 26 years of existence, the Philippine Fiesta of Victoria has come a long way. It started in the summer of November 1982 when a group of  enthusiastic Filipinos, with a fervent desire to relive the colorful festivity from home, celebrated the first Philippine Fiesta ever   at the Caribbean Garden, at Knox CityVictoriaAustralia
 The first Fiesta was spearheaded by the Federations of Filipino Associations of Victoria (FFAV) and  the group was composed of officers and members of the Filipino Tradesmen Association (FILTAV), Filipino Community Welfare Service (FCWS), Filipino Association of Victoria (FAV), University of the Philippines Alumni Association (UPAA), Silayan Dance Troupe (SDT) and the Filipino Friendship Society (FAF).
 Due to the success of the initial celebration, the FFAV organized another Fiesta in 1983 at Foostcray Park, a western suburb of Melbourne.  Thus, the fiesta became an annual event  because of the active participations of other Filipino-Australian organizations and the attendance of the growing Filipino-Australian populace in Victoria. For five successive year (1983-1988), the Philippine Fiesta organized by FFAV and FCW were held at Foostcray Park..
 In 1987, the Philippine Fiesta of Victoria  Inc (FPVI) was formally established and was duly incorporated through the efforts of the of the committed leaders  and members of different  community organizations in Victoria. During this period,  the  Philippine Fiesta Constitution was made and an  executive committee was formally elected.
 For years Philippine Fiesta had been celebrated in the different suburbs of Melbourne, but in 1994. the Fiesta executive committee purchased a sprawling property of 1.92 hectares in Laverton which becomes the permanent site of the annual festivity. The place was the former Laverton Primary School and is close to public transport which makes the Fiesta more accessible to a number of people. The  site becomes  a Philippine community centre wherein a number of  Filipino-Australian activities are held.
 True to its primary objective in promoting the Filipino arts, culture and traditions, the Philippine Fiesta,   during its two-day celebration,  features exhibits, paintings, songs, sports and dances that showcased the richness of our cultural heritage. 
 Through the years, the annual Philippine Fiesta has grown into a bigger proportion with people  looking forward to meet friends, taste an array of delicious Filipino cuisines and enjoy live entertainment provided by local Filipino-Australian talents and famous luminaries  from the Philippines. Every year, the number of people attending the fiesta has increased. Last year’s attendance has escalated to more than 8,000.00 individuals  The coronation of Miss and Mrs Philippine Fiesta of Victoria Quest, which greatly assists to maintain the Fiesta,  add to the gaiety and glamour  of  this yearly festivity.
 Thanks to the committed members of the Philippine Fiesta Victoria Inc. especially to the Filipino leaders, community organizations, volunteers and individuals to the success of this festive occasion and in keeping the  spirit of the Philippine Fiesta forever burning in Australia. Indeed, the Philippine Fiesta has been the truly icon of the Filipino community in Victoria.   

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

112th Philippine Independence Commemoration - New York City, NY

111th Philippine Independence Commemoration - New York City, NY

111th Philippine Independence Commemoration - "The Filipino-American: Bahagi ng Bagong Bayani ng Bayan"
The Philippine Independence Commemoration is a celebration for the Filipino American community in the Northeast United States, home to more than half a million Filipinos. Its main purpose is to create awareness of Philippine culture and to raise funds for charity projects in the USA and the Philippines.
8:00 - 8:30am


Philippine Center

556 Fifth Avenue, NYC NY 10036
10am - 6pm


Madison Avenue

From 24th Street to 26th Street

Lining up both sides of the Avenue from 24th to 25th Street are food vendors making for a virtual Filipino Food Festival. On the next block, 25th to 26th Street, are merchants, exhibitors, service companies and corporate institutions.
11:45 a.m.


Madison Ave. at 41st St.

Ribbon-cutting, then the start of the parade.
12:00 Noon


Madison Avenue from 41st Street head South (downtown). The Philippine Vice President Manuel “Noli” L. de Castro, Jr. has accepted the invitation of the Philippine Independence Day Council, Inc.(PIDCI) to be the Guest of Honor on Philippine Independence Day. Leading the 2009 Independence Day Parade will be Independence Day Parade Grand Marshal Dr. Teofila Malanum Santos and her family.
Immediately behind them is the line of VIPs, which this year will include Vice President Noli L. de Castro, Jr., PIDCI 2009 President Gerry M. Austria, the Honorable Consul General of the Philippines, Ambassador Cecilia B. Rebong, in the past, His Honor, New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and other honored guests, as Parade spearhead. Following are the contingents of marchers from Filipino- American associations, organizations and assorted groups, Marching Bands, floats, open cars, and others.
Bringing up the rear of the Parade, in her own float is the year 2009 Diwa Ng Kalayaan (Spirit of Independence), Monica Castillo Meares. Preceding her float is another float bearing her court: Miss Filipino American Renee Nicole Lago, Hiyas ng Pilipinas Janette Gomez, Bituin ng Luzon Loriella Reyes, Bituin ng Visayas Alexandra Uy, Bituin ng Mindanao Demellen Faith Cuerda, and Lakambini ng PIDCI Natasha Abella.

Opening Ceremonies, Independence Day Parade, Street Fair & Cultural Festival
2pm - 6pm


Madison Avenue, North of 23rd Street. Filipino-American talents, performers.

Madison Ave, NYC

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Passport to the World: The Philippines - Chicago, IL

Passport to the World: The Philippines - Chicago, IL

Passport to the World: The Philippines

Celebrate Philippines 2009
Please join us at the Chicago Children's Museum at the Navy Pier on June 11, 13 and 14 for the Passport to the Philippines. There will be art workshops, cooking demonstrations, exhibits of various native items, and cultural dance presentations. On Saturday, we will have a parade with participants wearing native costumes.

Chicago Children's Museum, Navy Pier

Chicago, IL

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Kalayaan, The Philippine Independence Day Celebration - Atlanta, GA

Kalayaan, The Philippine Independence Day Celebration - Atlanta Georgia

“Kalayaan” (Freedom)
The Philippine Honorary Consul General Raoul “Ray” Donato invites the pleasure of your company to join in the celebration of the 111th Anniversary of Philippine Independence

The Mansion on Peachtree

$35 / Attire: festive or national

Bryan Ramos / bryan@ramoslawfirm.com / 404.355.3431

Willy Blanco / wblanco@bellsouth.net / 770.331.9540

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Philippine Independence Day Picnic/Potluck Celebration - Albuquerque, NM

Philippine Independence Day Picnic/Potluck Celebration - Albuquerque, NM

This event is also a membership drive for FAFNM.

Bataan Park

Albuquerque, NM

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Fiesta Filipiniana - Towson, MD

Fiesta Filipiniana - Towson, MD

Katipunan, The Filipino American Association of Maryland presents Fiesta Filipiniana

"Come and Celebrate with Us At Fiesta Filipiniana 2009!"
Katipunan, The Filipino American Association of Maryland is the largest Filipino American Association in Md. It serves as a link between the Filipino and the American Community. We are a non profit organization fostering the social, education, charitable and cultural needs of the Filipino.

Towson Courthouse Plaza




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Filipino Pride Day - Jacksonville FL

1st Filipino Pride Day - Jacksonville, FL

We Filipinos, Inc. and the Jacksonville Landing present:

1st Filipino Pride Day: United to Change Lives "Celebrate the Warmth of our Culture!"
We are a small group of Filipino and local business owners who decided that it was time to hold an event where we can celebrate our vibrant culture, and unite together to do something good for our communities - in the Philippines and locally.
Enjoy performances by local talent!

- Music & Dancing

- Hip Hop Performances

- Cultural Performances

- Activities for the Kids
Feast on delicious Filipino food!

- Lechon Roast

- Food

- Desserts

- San Miguel
We hope you will come and celebrate with us! Free fun and entertainment for everyone!

Jacksonville Landing

Jacksonville, FL

Free to the public


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Philippine Independence Day Celebration - Chino Hills

1st Annual Philippine Independence Day Celebration

The City of Chino Hills has approved The Kabalikat Society and Friends to host the First Annual Philippine Independence Day Festival in the summer of 2009! With over 10,000 Filipino Americans in Chino Hills alone, this day of sharing our culture, talents, and heritage is going to be the first cultural event in Chino Hills at this caliber.
Art Exhibit, Food, Performances and fun!
Confirmed are performances from: CSUF PASA, CPP Barkada, Team Millenia, Free the Robots, love,resonate, My Hollow Drum, and more!

Chino Hills Community Park

Free to the public

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Philippine Independence Day Celebration - Carson, CA

Philippine Independence Day Celebration

Join us in celebrating Philippine Independence Day at Veteran's Park! Enjoy live entertainment, cultural and musical presentations, guest speakers, Santa Cruzan, food and display booths, and a children game area. This celebration is sponsered by The Filipino Independence Day Foundation and co-sponsered by the City of Carson.

Veteran's Park

Carson, CA

Free to the public

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Philippine Faire 2009 - National City, CA

Philippine Faire 2009

San Diego and Westfield Plaza Bonita entered into an agreement to hold Philippine Faire 2009 featuring the 111th Celebration of Philippine Independence with the theme Embracing Diversity, Unity and Change!

Westfield Plaza Bonita

National City, CA

Free to the public

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Philippine Independence Day Celebration - Phoenix, AZ

Philippine Independence Day Celebration - Phoenix, AZ

The Filipino American community in Arizona will hold its Annual Celebration of Philippine Independence Day. The Philippine Independence Day Celebration is a traditional observance of the date on which Filipino's declared their independence from three centuries of Spanish rule. On this day, Filipinos worldwide commemorate the heroism of Filipino revolutionaries in the long struggle for freedom against centuries of foreign occupants. The event also serves as a celebration of Philippine heritage and pride. By sponsoring this event, Philippine Community Organizations seeks to continue in its efforts to raise awareness about of the contributions of Filipino Americans and to also share the richness of the Philippine culture with the broader community.
Philippine Community Organizations of Arizona is a strategic alliance of Filipino American businesses. This is a non-profit organization created to support unity and leverage the strengths of its members.

Arizona State University (ASU West Campus)

Phoenix, AZ

Free to the public
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Fiesta Filipino - Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas' 1st Annual Fiesta Filipino "A Community of One"

In Celebration of Philippine Independence Day
Come delight in our heritage, feel the vibe and get into the Fiesta! Catch the excitement of the grandest Filipino event in Las Vegas.
Lots of food, Vendors, Live Entertainment, Fun Jumpers for Kids, Cultural Exhibits, Philippine Artwork, Cultural Performances, Fashion Show, Special Guest Celebrities and more!

Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza
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FilAmFest - Filipino-American Arts and Culture Festival

FilAmFest is a Filipino-American Arts and Culture Festival. It is the largest intergenerational arts and culture event in the County of San Diego.

It will celebrate its fifth year on October 3rd, 2009 at Paradise Valley road between Woodman Street and Gilmartin Avenue, from 11:00am to 6:00pm.

FilAmFest drew over 12,000 people from all over Southern California in 2008.

"Honoring the Past, Building the Future." The theme of this year reminds us to recognize and remember our history as Filipinos and Filipino-Americans and using that knowledge to shape a pathway to a better and brighter future.

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Now on its 12th year, the PHILIPPINE FIESTA continues to be an avenue that opens the doors for the mainstream businesses to reach the Filipino American consumers-a fast-growing and strong market with an estimated buying power of over $52 billion annually. Projected by the U.S. Census 2000 to be one of the largest Asian groups at the start of the millennium, the high-income Filipino American market is difficult to ignore. The PHILIPPINE FIESTA is a blend of trade and cultural exposition that also assist Filipino businesses in penetrating the mainstream consumer market, while showcasing the best of Philippine culture.
Expected to draw once again, the largest crowd of Filipino Americans on the East Coast, the PHILIPPINE FIESTA 2010 will feature festive pavilions showcasing trade and the rich Filipino heritage. Like the ten successful trade expositions before it, the PHILIPPINE FIESTA 2010 is an excellent medium for direct sales and customer touches.
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Pista Sa Nayon - Vallejo, CA

Pista Sa Nayon
The Philippine Cultural Committee is once again gearing up for another exciting Pista Sa Nayon, a Filipino Cultural Celebration, in conjunction with our 23rd year of celebrating Philippine Independence Day in Vallejo.

Vallejo Waterfront

Mare Island Way

Vallejo, California

Free to the public

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Fiesta Filipina USA - San Francisco, CA

Fiesta Filipina USA - Philippine Independence Day Celebration:

Welcome to the Grandest and Largest Filipino Festival in the Bay Area
2009 will mark a significant milestone for the Fiesta Filipina USA and Share A Hand Foundation, as we celebrate our Annual Community Celebration of the Filipino cultures, values and heritage. The festival is the premiere showcase of world-class Filipino-American music, dance, food, entertainment, arts and pop culture, with invited performing and famous celebrities.
Fiesta Filipina USA 2009 possible highlights:

* Launch of the Binibining Fiesta Filipina USA and Ginoong Fiesta Filipina USA

* Launch of the Fiesta Filipina USA Idol and Fiesta Filipina USA Best Dance Crew

* Interactive various and cultural games and entertainment (Rubik's Tournament)

Civic Center Plaza

San Francisco, CA

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CONNECT with the Filipino American community – be a member, sponsor or community partner.

DISCOVER our rich cultural heritage through our many community events throughout the year.

CELEBRATE our diversity, unity and accomplishments.

Join the Filipino American Arts Exposition (FAAE) to honor our legacy and be a part of the Filipino American experience in the San Francisco Bay Area!

A FANTASTIC FESTIVAL OF FILIPINO CULTURE AND CUISINE Experience the largest celebration of Filipino art, dance, music and food at the PISTAHAN PARADE AND FESTIVAL – always on the 2nd weekend of August at the Yerba Buena Gardens!

The PISTAHAN FESTIVAL features: World-class entertainment on two stages • Art Pavilion • Creativity Pavilion • Culinary Pavilion (Adobo Cook-Off and Balut-Eating Contest) • Heritage Pavilion • Health Pavilion • Dance Pavilion • Filipino American Jazz Festival • And more!

The PISTAHAN PARADE is a colorful display of Filipino pride and a celebration of our dynamic community with festive floats, marching contingents and musical groups along Market Street from the Embarcadero to the Yerba Buena Gardens.

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Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival - Seattle, WA

Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival: Celebrating Philippine Independence
Celebrate Filipino independence at Pagdiriwang, the annual celebration of the arts and culture of the Philippines. The festival commemorates the end of Spanish rule in 1898 with pageantry, music, dance, food, children's activities, drill teams, rock bands, exhibits and martial arts. It also features contemporary Filipino literature, performance and thought. To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in 2009, the BIBAK Association will showcase the IGORROTE VILLAGE: Revisited, highlighting the true culture and history of the Philippine mountain tribes - Benguet, Ifugao, Bontoc, Apayao and Kalinga (BIBAK). Presented by the Filipino Cultural Heritage Society of Washington.

Seattle Center

Seattle, WA

The Filipino Cultural Heritage Society of Washington

1710 North 103rd Street, Seattle, WA 98132


206.527.8603 (fax)


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Pista sa Nayon

is held at Seward Park, one of the City of Seattle's pristine parks along Lake Washington. The City of Seattle describes the park as " 300 acres of beautiful forest land - home to eagles' nests, old growth forest, a 2.4 mile bike and walking path, an amphitheater, a native plant garden, an art studio, miles of hiking trails, and more." Against this backdrop, and amongst friends and relatives, all who come to Pista vouch for a magical experience.


Pista sa Nayon
PO Box 1970
Seattle, WA 98111
(206) 296-4054

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Filipino Festival
Richmond VA
FUN: Folks Dances, Bands, Vendors, Exhibits, Special Guest and zkiddie Games
FOOD: We offer you a delectable Philippine cousine. A unique blends of western and eastern menus.

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The Filipino Fiesta has become the largest Filipino American events in the greater Sacramento Valley that celebrates our history and culture.  Over 65 vendors are expected to participate in the Fiesta this year.  You're participation as a vendor would help make the Filipino Fiesta a success.  This will be an opportunity for Fiesta goers, organizers, and businesses, to promote their products, and other available services.
Admission to the Fiesta is free.  This year's theme is “Celebrate Living Traditions.”  Over 6,000 people are expected to attend at the event this year.
Fiesta goers are mostly from the Sacramento area and a number of the Northern California Counties.  Highlights of the Fiesta includes a:
*community parade,
*food booths,
*fashion show,
*health fair,
*children activities,
*historical display,
*career fair and more .
We would like to invite you to participate in the upcoming Filipino Fiesta 2009

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