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Jason Cordi
Jason Cordi
Editor-in-Chief, The Philippine Times

A FREE Tribute Concert, a Food Festival, and a religious-historical fluvial parade – the Santacruzan will be held this Saturday 21 May in Williamstown, Victoria to celebrate the end of the year-long celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Philippines-Australia Diplomatic Relations.

The organisers are inviting you, your family and friends to join is in this free public event at the Seaworks Maritime Precinct, Williamstown on 21st of May 2022. Doors will open at 10.00am, the Santacruzan Procession is at 11.00am followed by the tribute Concert from 1.00pm until the closing time of 6.00pm.

Musical Tribute

Throughout the afternoon, there will be six local bands/artists performing four decades of Original Pop Music and Australian All-time Favourites, plus a guest artist from the Vietnamese Community. Local Filipino acts include Junelzki, U4YA, Alpha Music Core, Karen Esco & Soulthenic, Down Beat, Project 3, The Quinals, Miguel Valdivia and Benjamin Trillado.

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31 Selected Filipino Food Recipes & Filipino Dishes

Cultural Parade

Commencing at 11:00am, the traditional Santacruzan parade will be a visual delight of Reyna’s (Queens) in their fabulous gowns and tiaras walking in beautifully adorned Arcs to re-enact the search for the Holy Cross of Queen Helena of Constantinople and Prince Constantine the Great.

Food Fest

Food merchants include sellers of our favourite Lechon, Barbecue, Filipino food, Italian Pizza, Aussie Burgers, Bubble Shakes, Filipino Ice Cream and Filipino delicacies. Our favourite San Miguel Beer and Red Horse Beer can also be purchased at the Tavern inside the Venue Precinct. Look out for Baliwag Lechon and Sausages, The Weekend Ensaymada, Amalia’s Lechon Cebu, St Burgs and more.

COVID Safe protocols will be followed and there will be a Nurse on Duty for Emergency and First Aid. Expect to have fun day featuring the best in Filipino talent, food and festivities.

Jason Cordi
Jason Cordi
Editor-in-Chief, The Philippine Times

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