Raymond Marvic Baguilat
Last 26 August 2015, the Filipino Australian Student Council (FASTCO) organised “Filipiknow: The Pinoy Trivia Night”. The event, which was attended by over a hundred Filipino and Australian students and professionals, was held at the Drill Hall Multicultural Hub in Elizabeth Street, Melbourne. It was graced by Philippine Consul Felix Pintado and staff of the Philippine Consulate of Victoria, Ms. Perla Luetic, Chairperson of the Filipino Community Council of Victoria (FCCVI), and some community and business leaders from AECC Global, LBC, Sampaguita Sari-Sari Store, Eventfullrise Productions and Sandok Productions.
Serenading the participants were Filipino talents, Alyssa Limbo, and the bands, Restless and Beta Days. The new set of officers were also inducted during the event.
Bringing the Filo community together, the event brought back its participants to the past and gave them the opportunity to remember and learn some interesting trivia about the Philippines. Learning interesting and intriguing trivia from Filo pop culture to Filo mythology and legends.
FASTCO President Lemuel Lopez shares, “As you may know, FASTCO has elected a new set of officers last July, and to jump start our term of office, we thought of organising a first General Assembly that is fun-filled and informative. Hence, we took advantage of August being the “Buwan ng Wika” (Month of the Filipino Language) and organised a Filipino Trivia Night to showcase Filipino language and culture. Filipiknow is open to all – all Pinoy students, their friends and even non-Filipinos. We hope that through the Trivia Night, we will further strengthen the camaraderie among Filipino students, promote Filipino language and culture, and affirm our bonds with our partners, i.e., our aunts and uncles in the Filipino community plus institutional partners.”