CHIANG MAI, Thailand – Different facets of Philippine culture and heritage were showcased as Filipinos in Lampang gathered to commemorate the 121st Independence Day on Sunday, June 16, 2019.
Starting with the reading of the Independence Day message of President Rodrigo Duterte by the Lampang Filipino Community President Mrs. Rosana Saromines, the event went on with series of games, song and dance numbers and a raffle draw.
“One of the highlights of our event was the food,” Mrs. Saromines told Pinoy Legacy. “We were also honored that the event was attended by our spiritual advisers Fr. Andres Felipe Jaramillo Gutierrez M.X.Y, Parish Priest of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Lampang and Fr.Mauricio- Asst. Parish Priest,” she added.
Meanwhile, the Filipino Community in Chiang Mai is inviting its members and the Filipinos in the nearby provinces to join their celebration of the 121st Philippine Independence and 70 Years of Thailand – Philippine Diplomatic Relations on June 29, 2019.
In a post in its official Facebook page, the one-day event which will be held in the Girl Guides Association Center at Chang Klan Road in Chiang Mai will start at 9 o’clock in the morning.
As one of the highlights, Asst. Prof. Analiza Liezel Perez-Amurao, Ph.D., Chair of Humanities and Languages Department at Mahidol University International College will give a lecture on the role of Filipino educators in Thailand.
Consul General Val Roque of the Philippine Embassy in Bangkok is set to give a talk on 70 Years of Thai-Philippine Relations and Future Developments.
A buffet of Filipino food for lunch will be served by Cha Cha Mabuhay and the entertainment will be provided by Pinoy dance troupes from Lamphun and Chiang Mai.
The post further stated that the entrance fee for the event is 200 baht per person.
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