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123rd Philippine Independence Day + 75th Anniversary of PH-AU Diplomatic Relations

🌟Thank you for celebrating with us last night! We hope that you had so much fun as much as we did. FAANT would like to thank our guests, sponsors, volunteers, performers, food vendors, and all those who spent their Saturday night with us.


🌟Thank you to Minister Kate Worden, Mr. Gerard Maley, Mr. Luke Gosling and Mr. Jimmy Bouhoris for honouring us with your presence. Thank you for sharing your messages to us.


🌟Thank you to Philippine Honorary Consul General Mr. John Rivas for your assistance and for inviting Consuls of other nations celebrate with us. Ms. Kate Walker, we are thankful to have you.


🌟To the community leaders and representatives of other organisations, your presence is proof that we are a great multicultural country and even if it was a Filipino event, it is just right that it was celebrated with you.


🌟It requires hard work, commitment, and sacrifice (especially with time) to perform as rehearsals often start months prior to the event. To all our performers, you were ALL incredible! What a fantastic show! Thank you to each one of you. To Kultura Dance Collective, again, you have showcased our culture through your amazing performance. We would like to specially thank Bhenjie for taking over the choreography. Your love to the Philippines, our history, our Lumads is beautiful and it clearly showed when you performed. Thank you also to Caiti, Jocelyn, Jovelyn and Holy Spirit Primary School kids for supporting KDC.


🌟Performers:

Darwin Rondalla

Holy Family Parish Choir

Australia-China Friendship Society

Darwin Malayalee Association

Nepalese Association of the NT

PHLtheBEAT

Jade Sabido

Maricel

JP

Muzikalye

KDC


🌟Special thanks to Kuya Feli for meticulously making the garlands. 🙏🏼


🌟Thank you to the food vendors that offered a variety of flavours. As usual, you are all incredible and we are thankful that we have established a relationship so that we can continue to support each other.


🙏🏼 Last night’s event was made extra special because of the presence of The Cubillo-Lee Family, descendants of a Filipino man from Bohol named Antonio Pedro Cubillo who came to Australia in 1895. Aunty Bilawara, Mr. Trent Lee, Mr. Anthony Cubillo and family, it was a great privilege for us to have you. Thank you for sharing stories about your great grandfather and your family. We hope that we made you feel at home. For the first time, a Smoking Ceremony was performed in our community centre. It was incredible and truly special. Maraming salamat.


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