Philippine Independence Day in Dubai 2017: Guide to activities

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DUBAI – Filipinos, family and friends, free up your Friday and celebrate Philippine Independence Day with the community at the Dubai World Trade Center.

This year’s 119th Philippine Independence Day celebration for expatriates in the UAE will be held on May 12 in Dubai, since June 12—the actual date that the Philippines gained independence from more than three centuries of Spanish rule—falls during Ramadan.

Organisers have promised a day-long event with plenty of activities and games from 7am until 6pm at Zabeel Hall 1. Visitors can browse through the stalls of their favourite Filipino brands, or hang around for cultural shows and competitions, including Battle of the Band, Pinoy Hairstyle Competition and on-the-spot painting contest. Anyone can drop their entries to the draw for one of 20 airline tickets to the Philippines.



They’ve even invited singer Rannie Raymundo for a special performance, said Tata Dayot, chairman of UAE-based non-profit group FilClub which is spearheading the event along with the Philippine Consulate in Dubai and the Northern Emirates.

Here’s your hour-by-hour guide to events on May 12:

6:30 a.m. to 7 a.m.
Assembly

7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Parade

8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Drum and lyre presentation: Far Eastern Private School (FEPS) and New Filipino Private School (NFPS)

9 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.
Opening program featuring Philippine Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes, Philippine Independence Day chairperson Tata Dayot, FEPS, United International Private School (UIPS), NFPS, St. Mary’s School

9:50 a.m. onwards
On-the-spot painting contest
Pinoy Hair Style competition

10 a.m. to 10:20 a.m.
Cultural dance shows by students of UIPS, NFPS and FEPS

OPEN TIME
Collection of entries into raffle draw for 20 airline tickets to the Philippines

10:20 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Special show by artist Rannie Raymundo

10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
OPM singing competition

10:45 a.m. to 11:55 a.m.
Dance presentation by UIPS

11:55 a.m. until 12:05 p.m.
The Filipino Channel entertainment show

12:05 a.m. until 12:10 p.m.
Cultural dance show by St. Mary’s School students

12:10 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Judging of Pinoy Hair Style competition

12:30 p.m. to 12:35 p.m.
Entertainment show by OneM

12:35 p.m. to 1:10 p.m.
Awarding of winners
Raffle draw for airline tickets
Entertainment show

1:10pm to 1:17 p.m.
Inspirational talk by Ambassador Constancio Vingno, Jr

1:17 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.
Entertainment number

1:20 p.m. to 1:25 p.m.
Cultural dance presentation by Dance Philippines

1:25 p.m. to 3:35 p.m.
Mr & Ms Teen PID 2017

3:35 p.m. to 3:40 p.m.
Cultural dance presentation by Kabayan Kapit Bisig

3:40 p.m to 3:50 p.m.
Awarding for on-the-spot painting contest
Raffle draw for airline tickets

3:50 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Battle of the Band competition, with Nexxus band to perform opening number

6 p.m.
Closing ceremony by FilClub Vice Chairman Ericson Reyes


Don’t miss it

What: Kalayaan 2017 – Philippine Independence Day celebration

When: May 12, 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Where: Zabeel Hall 1, Dubai World Trade Center

Tickets: Entrance is free


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