Thursday, December 10, 2009

Filipino Community Set To Celebrate Bayanihan Festival

Filipino Community Set To Celebrate Bayanihan Festival
Khaleej Times by
Lily B. Libo-on 6 November 2009
DUBAI — The ‘One Filipino Spirit’ that motivated the Filipino community in Dubai and the Northern Emirates to help the typhoon victims in the Philippines, will be celebrated with the Bayanihan Festival set for December 11 at the Megabowl, Zabeel Park.

‘Bayanihan’ or the spirit of working together will be celebrated once again in the year-end programme. It will be a celebration of the heroic deeds not just of the leaders and members of the more than 60 Filipino organisations accredited with the Philippine Consulate General but also of the ordinary Filipino workers in the UAE, who contributed for the cause.

Robert Ramos of the National Association of Mapua Alumni, chairman of the Organising Committee of the Filipino Community, told Khaleej Times that this year’s celebration will be somewhat different from last year because it will highlight the innate goodness and helpfulness of every Filipino in the UAE, particularly those based in Dubai and the Northern Emirates.

Now on its second year, the Bayanihan Festival this year carries the Theme, ‘Together We Made A Difference’.

The event will be a whole-day affair of fun games and exciting presentations of martial arts, cheering squads, dance exhibition, public speaking and songs.

It will start at 8am with a mini-bazaar and a special show to be presented by TV personalities from Manila.

Ramos said Philippine schools in Dubai and the Northern Emirates will participate in the cheering squad presentation while the other units will render their own performances.

The event will be free, although there will be a Dh5 fee park entrance.

1 comment:

Life Moto said...

wow napakasayang activity ito. enjoy the fun! With the Goal ay alam ko malayo ang mararating ng group na ito.

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