This year the Filipino community in Victoria as well as rest of Australia are celebrating the 123rd Independence Day of our mother country, the Philippines, while facing the greatest threat not only to her sovereignty in the West Philippine Sea, but also our erstwhile countrymen’s struggle for survival along with the rest of mankind, against the COVID19 pandemic.
However, we shall not allow the misery and despair of this contagion from dampening our native land’s jubilation of freedom in the past 123 years, since the 12th of June 1898, when the 1st Philippine Republic was proclaimed.
Coincidentally, this year also marks the 75th Anniversary of the Philippines’ and Australia ‘s Diplomatic Relations. On the 22 May 1945, the Commonwealth of Australia formally opened its consulate general office in Manila, signaling the official start of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Filipino migration to Victoria and the rest of Australia have been mutually beneficial for both countries. In fact, the number of Filipino migrants has rapidly increased, placing the Filipino-Australian community consistently in the top five communities of overseas-born Australians.
The Allied Communities of Filipino Australians in Victoria (ACFAVI) with the support of the Philippine Consulate General of Victoria is privileged to organize a formal dinner, albeit, toned-down due to the uncertainty of the health crisis. The event will be held as follows;
WHAT: 123RD Philippine Independence day and 75th Year of Philippine –Australian Friendship Celebration Dinner
WHEN: Saturday, 17th July 2021 @ 6:00PM
WHERE: Ultima Function Centre, Cnr. Keilor Park Drive and Ely Crt, Keilor Park, 3036
ATTIRE: Formal or National Attire
Victorian Minister for Seniors Care & Ageing, Hon Luke Donellan MLA-ALP will be guest honor in behalf of the Victorian Government while Consul General Maria Lourdes Salcedo will represent the Philippine government. Also in attendance are Leaders and members of of the various Filipino Australian community organisation who are part of the ACFAVI alliance
The event will also highlight the inaugural Gawad-Kabarangay Awards (GK Award) sponsored by ACFAVI and media partner Barangay Broadcasting and Cybercasting Network Australia, Inc (BBCNAI).
For booking, please contact our ticketing team email: email@example.com or Marithes – 0420 739 719 or Fred – 0403944479
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