WHENEVER Filipinos abroad gather together, expect then to have a happy memorable gathering to remember.
This was evident during the 13th Annual Pasko sa FilCom at Filipino Community Center, Consuleo Courtyard at Waipahu, Hawaii, USA.
Helmer Dela Cruz of Bibak Hawaii who attended the party with his wife Trini Ramento said the Pasko sa Filcom which was free and open to the public is a family-oriented event with several Philippine-inspired activities for adults and young alike.
An occasion where the Filipino and non-Filipino community groups including local organizations experience the spirit of joyous and peaceful Christmas time as they come together to share their knowledge, talents, and skills for the special event.
Dela Cruz mentioned that the event was highlighted by the University of Hawaii College Fair; Music and Dance entertainments; Food Demonstrations and Sampling; Children’s Games and Activities; Parol making and Table Top Christmas tree Contest; Choir and Dance Competitions and even Karaoke contest.
He added that there were solo performances by local and popular Filipino singers like Alexis Bugarin, Eugene Tunac Marquez, Eddie and Myrna Villegas; Joel Tolentino; 2019 Miss Oahu-Filipina, Nicole Ashley Kawahara, and of course the President of the OFCC (Oahu Filipino Community Council) Raymond Sebastian who sang the popular Pinoy Christmas song “Pasko na Naman”.
Furthermore, he said that the Hula Dance by the Golden Elites; Filipino Folk Dance “Bulaklakan” by the Young Ones; Dance/choir “Himig at Indak” and the Ilocos Surian Dance with Musical Dance Director, Ray Rausa; and Zumba Dance, “Born to be Alive” and “Dahil Sa Iyo” by the Bulacan Circle and Associates of Hawaii headed by their President Angie Santiago also made the event very memorable.
“The event was culminated by Christmas Choral Songs, Karaoke Contest and a group song, Ang Pasko ay Sumapit! Christmas is here!” he said happily.
More than 500 members of the Filipino Community and visitors attended the Christmas affair.
Truly, there is no greater joy when you are with your family, friends, and kababayans during Christmas celebration.
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