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READ: Barrio Fiesta 2016 Programme

The traditional Barrio Fiesta will be held at the Philippine Embassy on Sunday, June 12, 2016 to commemorate the 118th Anniversary of the Declaration of Philippine Independence.

Barrio Fiesta is an annual event hosted by Filipino Community Organizing Committee (FCOC) which showcases more than a century-old Filipino culture. Different activities and games to celebrate the country’s sovereignty will be held at the Philippine Embassy in Bangkok.

Here is the program sent by Mr Ramoncito Bucud, program coordinator of this year’s Barrio Fiesta.

Time Activity Participants
07:30 am Ingress and set up of physical arrangement
10:15 am Flag Raising Ceremony Adventist Choir to sing the National Anthem
10:30 – 11:30 am Thanksgiving Mass Fr. Vic Pacheco, CM
Fr. Gerry delos Reyes, OMI
Commentator: Jane
11:30 am – 12:00 nn Welcome Address of the Ambassador
Delivery of messages
Photo Ops after the mass
12:00 nn – 1:30 pm LUNCH
01:30 – 01:50 pm Welcome by Organizers

Brief remarks on the opening ceremony
Emcees: Ramoncito Bucud, Monalisa Sangvoranit, Mary Jane Blakely, Archiel Gaspillo
Opening Song Number: Pilipinas Kong Mahal Adventist Choir
Tableau of characters surrounding the palayok Playing sungka – Liliy, Sewing of the Flag – Lucy, Harana – Mae + Joel, Ifugao – c/o Cordillera, Tinikling –Claire + Archiel
Official opening and photo ops Ambassador, Embassy officials and FCOC
01:50 –02:00 pm Dahil Sa Iyo Adventist Choir (c/o- Mike Velarde)
02:00- 02:15 pm Start of Raffle Draws
02:15-02:30  pm Game – Pass the Ring Race
02:30-02:45 pm Poem Maria Paz
02:45-03:00 pm Song Lisa Hookway
03:00-03:15 pm Cebu Pacific
03:15-03:30 pm Game – Polvoron Eating Contest
03:30-03:45 pm Game-Apple Eating Contest
03:45-04:00 pm Song Kriza and Alan Alcantara
04:00-04:15 pm Western Union
04:15-04:30 pm Ballroom Dancing Noel and Madel
04:30-04:45 pm CIMB-Bingo
04:45-05:00 pm CIMB-Bingo/td>

05:00-05:15 pm Song Michelle Pascal
05:15-05:30 pm Game Sack Race
05:30-05:45 pm Game Pinoy Henyo
05:45-06:00 pm Cordillera Dance c/o Cynthia Banag
06:00-06:15 pm Game Balloon Bursting Contest
06:15-06:30 pm Game – Trip to Jerusalem
06:45-07:00 pm Game – Lip Sync Battle
07:00-07:15 pm Western Union
07:15 – 07:30 pm Dance Time / game / performance
07:30- 07:45 pm Dance Time / game / performance
07:45- 07:55 pm Grand Raffle Draw
07:55 – 08:00 pm Closing Remarks Vice Consul Jim Minglana

A Filipiniana Lecture and Exhibit will also be held at 2:00 pm at the Embassy’s conference room.

NOTE: There could still be last minute changes during the event itself.