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Philippine migrants shine in Asian show

07 December 2017

Four Filipino migrant groups showed off their grace and talent in dancing when they took to the stage at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza on Nov. 19 in the Asian Ethnic Cultural Performances 2017.

The Filipino performances included “Kakawati” from La Union Federation headed by Nida Balcita; “Malagueñia” by Migrant Ilonggo Association International led by president and choreographer Johna Moncal; “B’laan”, a tribal dance from the South Cotabato Overseas Workers Association headed by Rita Barsanas, and “Tinikling” by the Tinikling Group of Migrants led by Marie Velarde.
The Philippine delegation was led by Vice Consul Robert Quintin and assistant cultural officer Merle Ordillano.

The yearly event brings together ethnic minority groups from 15 countries in Southeast Asia for a celebration of their culture through dancers and other performances. – Ellen Asis

These are among the Filipinos who gave their ethnic cultural performance.

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