A Committee of Volunteers, also known as, Lupon and the Philippine Embassy in Singapore organized the “Pagdiriwang 2017” on Sunday, 18 June 2017, at The SCAPE Singapore.
Pagdiriwang 2017 is a social/family event for the Filipino community featuring This year’s event, held in the month of June also remembers Philippine Independence Day.
The morning program featured keynote speeches by Philippine Ambassador to Singapore Antonio A. Morales, Pastor Rey Solano, Chairman of the Lupon and the Director General of TESDA Atty. Guiling Mamondiong.
Ambassador Morales and Pastor Solano both expressed their gratitude to the volunteers, the Filipino community and the sponsors who contributed to the success of the activity. Atty. Mamondiong, for his part informed the members of the Filipino community about the training programs of TESDA for overseas Filipinos.
Pagdiriwang 2017 featured dance and song contests including the famed Sinulog dance and a showcase of traditional outfits in the various Philippine regions worn by the winners of last year’s beauty pageants in Singapore.
The day’s event was highlighted by performances of invited ABS-CBN talents Vina Morales and deejay Jai Ho and concluded with performances by Singapore-based Filipino musical bands.