‘Philippines-Australia Friendship Day’ celebration heads to Cebu City

THE last days of summer are here and the Australian Embassy is giving Cebuanos a chance to celebrate it in style at the Philippines-Australia Friendship Day festival.

The Embassy is bringing a taste of Australia to Cebu with some fun activities at Ayala Center Cebu.

“Each year we take the Philippines-Australia Friendship Day celebration to a different city, and this year we are heading to Cebu,” said Australian Ambassador Steven J. Robinson AO.

On May 25, take a stroll down Melbourne’s Hosier Lane while browsing the retail, education and travel fair at the mall’s Activity Center. Shop for sweet Australian table grapes, ice cream and healthy snacks while checking out the best travel deals to Australia. Take that first step to realizing your dreams of an Australian holiday or overseas study by attending the study and visa information session beginning at 2 p.m. Join in on fun trivia games and get a chance to win Australian goodies.

Head to The Gallery at 4:30 p.m. for the community fashion parade where Cebu’s young and stylish will walk the runway for Cotton On, Ever New, Quicksilver, Roxy, BYS Cosmetics, Anthill and C&C. Afterward, head on to The Terraces for a free concert featuring homegrown talent Sepia Times, one of Sony Music Philippines’ newest artists. Then cap off the day by watching Australian short and feature films under the stars also at The Terraces.

Shoppers at Ayala Center Cebu will also get a chance to win two roundtrip tickets to Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney via Qantas.

This year’s Philippines-Australia Friendship Day is part of the larger Australia Now celebration across Asean. (PR)


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