The United Filipino Organization hosted the 121st Philippine Independence Day celebration yesterday at the Marianas Business Plaza’s parking area with the traditional staging of Pistang Pinoy, a variety show intended to draw the island’s Filipino community together.
Sunday’s main highlights was a singing contest focusing on original Filipino music and the dance contest, which focused on traditional Filipino dances. The Cornerstone Church Performing Arts Group, the Revive Band, the Saipan Music and Dance Studio or SMADS, and many others also gave performances.
Results of the competitions would be published in the following days.
Among the sponsors this year are IT&E, the Tan Siu Lin Foundation, LBC Express, Coca Cola, Armatech Corp., and Amari’s Tavern.
UFO president Gerry De Guzman thanked the members of the UFO for setting up the Marianas Business Plaza’s parking area for the celebration. “Their hard work was the reason why we are able to have a successful event,” said De Guzman.
The event also hosted a health screening at 7am and a Zumba dance event at 8am.
The actual date of the Philippine Independence Day is June 12.