The Rota community celebrated its first-ever Pistang Pinoy (Filipino fiesta) last Saturday. This was held at the sprawling field next to Rota roundhouse in Songsong village.
Philippine honorary consul to the CNMI Eli Arago administers the oath of office for the Filipino Community of Rota, led by its president, Jesus Calvo, right front row.
A Philippine flag-raising ceremony was held by FILCOR led by its president, Jesusa Calvo.
FILCOR’s executive board, board of directors and advisers take their oath of office. They will serve for the year 2019-2020.
Annamae G. Adaza, a core volunteer of the Philippine Honorary Consulate in the CNMI and community relations coordinator of the Office of the Governor, reads the message of Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte.
Rota Mayor Efraim Atalig expresses his appreciation to the Filipino community for their continued love and support for the growth of Rota.
One of the highlights of Pistang Pinoy was a folk dance presentation by Filipino community members of Rota.
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