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PHILIPPINE BARRIO FIESTA 2013

Posted on: September 29, 2013

“Maki Gulo! Maki Saya! Maki kain!”

Filipinos all over Japan flocked to the two-day Philippine Barrio Fiesta event that was held last September 28-29 at Yamashita Park in Yokohama City.

1376415_525031327567296_235400009_nThe Philippine Festival Barrio Fiesta 2013 is one of the main projects of the Filipino community in Japan with the co-sponsorship of the City of Yokohama and support of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan  and  the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo (http://philbarriofiestajapan.com/about/).

1382882_345082455627977_1677906083_nMore than 100,000 people attended the event to witness various  Philippine culture and tradition. The event served as a venue to showcase the best of Philippine culture, arts, dance, music, products and service. More than 60 booths participated on the said event to showcase the different Filipino delicacies, organizations and Philippine institutions all over Japan.

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1378029_345069715629251_85457698_nCrowd trooped near the stage as various Filipino singers and celebrities performed song and dance numbers. On the first day, Andrew E which is known as Filipino rapper, record producer and actor, rocked the stage as he performed some of his famous hit songs. Some comedians of the teleserye “Please Be Careful with my Heart” such as Doris and Sabel, entertained and brought a wide smile on  the audience.

1378559_345069745629248_1846288615_nSome of the highlights of the event were the participation of some Philippine officials  and warm welcome of former President and now Manila Mayor, Joseph Ejercito Estrada. On the 2nd day, the audience was also serenaded by mix of traditional and modern Filipino songs by the concert King, Martin Nievera.

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1382067_345082762294613_293739851_nOther activities includes presentations of traditional  Filipino songs and dances, parade of Filipina-Japanese beauties in via the Mutya ng Barrio Fiesta and a commemoration of the sister-city partnership between Manila and Yokohama (PBF 2013, Press Release).

1375056_345082485627974_1580888936_n 1377982_345082375627985_386478724_n 1378015_345082602294629_1996848820_n 1380329_345070172295872_2097940674_nGFC Magazine also participated in the Barrio Fiesta 2013 event. One of their main advocacy is to bring business closer to Filipino worldwide.

554156_345070385629184_561536802_nThe PBF 2013 aims to present the Filipino culture to Japanese.  This annual event also aims to bring Filipinos in Japan closer to home and to build sister-city relationship of Manila and Yokohama.

It is really an unforgettable moment for our “Kababayan” in Japan.

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