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Filipino Community in Singapore Celebrates Pagdiriwang 2018
Ambassador Joseph Del Mar Yap delivers a message during the Pagdiriwang 2018 celebration
Ambassador Joseph Del Mar Yap with the Philippine Embassy officers, POLO officers and the Pagdiriwang 2018 Committee members
Pagdiriwang 2018 Committee members with Mr. Dingdong Dantes

The Philippine Embassy in Singapore in cooperation with a committee on volunteers known as Lupon organized the “Pagdiriwang 2018” on Sunday, 24 June 2018, at Kallang Theatre.  The Pagdiriwang is a yearly social/family event for the Filipino community in Singapore to celebrate Philippine Independence Day.

The morning program featured keynote speeches by Philippine Ambassador to Singapore Joseph Del Mar Yap and Angel Sibal, Pagdiriwang 2018 Committee Chair. They both expressed their gratitude to the volunteers, the Filipino community and the sponsors who contributed to the success of the event.

Pagdiriwang 2018 is a “celebration of Filipino culture at its best” and featured the following activities: Hataw Bayan Zumba Dancing, Bilbilang Filipinas, Parade of Philippine Regional Costumes, OPM Idol Singing Contest, Local Band Performances and breakout sessions on personality development.

The day’s event was highlighted by a performance of GMA talent/actor Dingdong Dantes and concluded with live-band performances. END