If you’re in Sydney next month and want to know what it’s like to be in a party where women wear the traditional Philippine ‘terno’ and men, the classic ‘barong’ , why not attend one of the Independence Day Celebrations hosted by the community associations?

To celebrate the 113th anniversary of Philippine Independence Day, mark the events:

Who: Alliance of Philippine Community Organisations (APCO), Inc.
What: Freedom Day Ball
Where: Grand Ballroom, Bankstown Sports Club, 8 Greenfield Parade, Bankstown
When: June 12, from 6.30pm
How much: $80 or $100 (premium)

Contact: Cen Amores, Ph. 02 9654 6670

Who: Australia Philippines Services League
What: Annual dinner
Where: Rooty Hill RSL Club, Rooty Hill
When: June 11, 7pm
How much: $50
Contact: Col. Chris Pilao, Mobile 0402 763 113

Who: Philippine Community Council of NSW
What: Philippine National Day Ball
Where: Waterview on Bicentennial Park, Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush
When: June 10, 7pm
How much: $80, $90 (water view) and $100 (premium)
Contact: Solina Lapalma on 8704 4658 or 0422 451 642

Who: Filipiniana Friends Group, Bathurst and Central West
What: Flag Raising, Lunch and Entertainment
Where: St Michael and John Parish Hall
When: June 4, 12pm
How much: None
Contact: Nenita Weekes on email: NWeekes@csu.edu.au


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