By Jose Relunia
After an absence of two years, three major Filipino Festivals return this year with the support of the Multicultural NSW Election Funding for Filipino Festivals.
After meeting with the Philippine Australian community leaders – Philippine Community Council of NSW President Cesar Bartolome, Philippine Australian Sports Club Chair Marivic Ayap Flores, and Filipino Australian Community Association in Eastern Suburb Precy Santos, Multicultural NSW has allocated the $100,000 unspent budget (due to the pandemic) to this year’s Filipino Festivals. The other $100,000 unspent budget has been approved by NSW Treasury to be carried forward to next year’s (23/24 FY) Filipino Festival budget.
Philippine Pasko Festival
Tumbalong Park Darling Harbour Saturday 22 October and Sunday 23 October 2022
Multicultural NSW Funding $90,000
A message from the Philippine Community Council of NSW (PCC-NSW Inc.) President Cesar Bartolome
On behalf of PCC-NSW Inc., I would like to extend our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to Multicultural NSW for its support by funding this year’s Philippine Pasko (Christmas) Festival. It will be the fifth staging of the Pasko Event hosted by PCC-NSW Inc, which started in 2016. With the easing up of the COVID-19 restrictions, we are anticipating a bigger crowd that would gather in this year’s version of the event with the eagerness of people from the multicultural community to go out and enjoy the freedom to re-connect and re-bond. This year’s Pasko Festival is aptly titled the Philippine Pasko (Christmas) Festival in Spring 2022 since it will be held from 22 to 23 October 2022.
We are indeed thankful to the State Government of NSW through the Multicultural NSW for releasing the 2nd and 3rd tranches combined with the 4-year election commitment funding earmarked for this community event to benefit the wider multicultural society.
32nd Sydney Grand Philippine Fiesta Kultura
Fairfield Showground Sunday 2 October 2022
Multicultural NSW Funding $90,000
A message from Philippine Australian Sports and Culture, Inc Chair (PASC, Inc) Marivic Ayap Flores
The 32nd Grand Philippine Fiesta Kultura, after two years of pandemic lockdown, is happening again on 2 October. PASC, Inc is proud to bring back the Grand Fiesta to the people of Sydney. Through the years, our Fiesta Kultura has evolved and has become not only a cultural event but also a food festival and trade expo where business and corporate participants showcase their products. Various communities have also joined our Fiesta by having food and business stalls as well. Everyone is welcome to our Grand Fiesta.
We want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Multicultural NSW for their generous support of the Grand Philippine Fiesta Kultura. Multicultural NSW is always at the forefront of bringing out the best of the traditions and culture of Sydney’s diverse and multicultural community.
Randwick Filipino Festival
Alison Park Randwick Sunday 4 September 2022
Multicultural NSW Funding $13,000
A Message from Filipino Australian Community Association Eastern Sydney (FACAES) President, Precy Santos
FACAES officers and members are thankful and appreciative of Multicultural NSW’s approval and release of the $13,000 multicultural grant. I am, therefore, extending our profound thanks and appreciation for your continuous help and support as Multicultural NSW is obviously our number one provider and benefactor, thus making our annual event successful.