2017 Pistang Pinoy this Saturday

In celebration of the 119th Philippine Independence Day, the United Filipino Organization, in collaboration with the office of Philippine honorary consul to the CNMI, will be hosting events that will lead up to the Independence Day festival, Pistang Pinoy.

The festivities will kick off with a flag raising ceremony this Saturday, June 10, to be hosted by Philippine honorary consul Glicerio Arago.

The Pistang Pinoy festival itself will take place the following day, Sunday, June 11. The festivities will include live entertainment, game contests, a Pinoy photo gallery, a bounce house for the children, a boodle fight-eating area, and more. The festival’s allure is the authenticity of the Filipino culture.

There will be a raffle drawing on the night of the festival, with the grand prize winner getting a roundtrip ticket to the Philippines

Food vendors will also be present at the festival. There will also be vendors for novelty items.

The highlight of the night will be the awarding of “Batang Pinoy, Batang Saipan.” During this segment of the festival, 14 young achievers will be recognized and awarded.

Former presidents of the United Filipino Organization will be recognized and awarded too.

The whole community is invited to the Pistang Pinoy on Sunday, June 11, starting from 7pm to 10pm, at the Marianas Business Plaza.

Philippine Independence Day itself will take place on June 12.

For more questions or additional information, visit the United Filipino Organization’s Facebook page.

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