Fr. Monching of The Holy Family Cathedal and leaders of the Filipino Community urge all Filipinos in Kuwait to donate cash in aid of the victims of recent flood in the Philippines.
By Michelle Fe Santiago - Special to the Arab Times
KUWAIT CITY, June 25: “They are the men in green. You always see them during an accident or any emergency situation. They always rush to the scene to help save a life.
“Today, we salute our Filipino EMS nurses who have shown utmost dedication to their job and selfless service to the people who need help,” cited Henelyn R. Collis, the Assistant Nursing Director of Jahra Hospital, in her speech during the third general assembly of the Pinoy Ambulance Nurses in Kuwait (PANIK) held last weekend at the Swiss-Belhotel Plaza in Kuwait City. Continue reading
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To kick off the week of celebration, the Philippine Embassy announced on Wednesday the ‘Barrio Fiesta sa Embahada’ or the Filipino Bazaar which will be held on Friday, June 8 at the new Philippine Embassy premises in Faiha from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm. There would be a brief programme showcasing some Philippine Folkdances to be performed by students of the Philippine International English School in Fahaheel and the New Kuwait Philippines International School in Jleeb Al Shuyoukh. There would also be an Arnis exhibition by The Filipino Martial Arts. A number of booths will be dotting the venue, featuring various Philippine products and delectable delicacies.
“There would also be some Filipino parlor games, raffle draw of prizes and a videoke singing contest during the barrio fiesta. We are inviting everyone including other expatriates to join us on Friday. This is open to the public and admission is free,” disclosed Philippine Embassy Cultural Officer Remedios Alcaraz.
Aside from the traditional flag raising ceremony at the Philippine Embassy followed by a breakfast and diplomatic night on June 12, the Filipinos are also looking forward to the Filipino Community night on June 15 that will be held in the AlHashemi Ballroom at the Radisson Blu Hotel.
The event dubbed “La Independencia de Las Islas Felipinas” (The Independence of the Philippine Islands), reminisces the colonization by Spain of the Philippine Islands with brief documentary clips, time-honoured music and national cultural performances recreating the glory and grandeur of the era.
The event is being organised by the Filipino Association of Employment Agencies in Kuwait (FIL-ASEAK), Philippine Society of Marketing Specialists in Kuwait (PHILSOCMSK) and the Filipino Badminton Committee (FBC) under the auspices of the Philippine Embassy and POLO.
Participants to the Filipino Community night are now up on their toes practicing for the grand night that will showcase the rich history of the Philippines through its wide array of folk songs and dances from the pre-colonial era with Singkil and Sua Ku Sua dances to the arrival of the Spanish conquistadores featuring the La Jota Mocadena, Habanera Botolena, Surtido, Harana and Lawiswis Kawayan.
On the other hand, there would be a live performance of the traditional Japanese song ‘Sakura’ that would signify then the occupation of the Japanese Imperial forces. Finally, a rock and roll number will be presented, commemorating the liberation of the Philippines by the US forces. The programme will showcase the various influences of the East and West that have contributed to the rich culture and tradition of the Philippines.
According to the organising committee, the Filipino Community night which will be by invitation only will be attended by the selected representatives of various Filipino organisations, members of the diplomatic corps, key executives of Kuwaiti firms and other distinguished Kuwaiti officials