Press and Photo Release
Press and Photo Release
MANILA CHAMBER SINGERS (MCS) IN CANBERRA 04-10 November 2013
The Embassy is announcing the arrival of the Manila Chamber Singers (MCS) in Canberra on Monday, 04 November 2013 for the Canberra Leg of the Group’s 6th International Australian Tour. They will be in Canberra until 10 November 2013.
They have performed in Brisbane and will also perform in Sydney.
MCS is one of the Philippines’ most promising choral groups and was founded in 1999 with the aim of showcasing the best of Filipino choral artistry to audiences all over the world.
Since then, the choir has travelled to several countries to participate in choral competitions and festivals. They were the first Asian choir to participate in the Sine Musica Nulla Vita International Choir Festival in Egeln, Germany in 2011. In 2012, the MCS had their first Canadian tour in British Columbia, and won First Prize in the Folk and and Cultural Traditions category, First Prize in the Contemporary Choral Music category and Second Prize in the Adult Mixed Choir category at the 15th International Choral Kathaumixw in Powell River.
Following are the Group’s Performances in Canberra:
The Embassy is inviting all kababayans and friends to extend support to the Manila Chamber Singers by attending and enjoying their various public performances in Canberra.
Second FOREIGN SERVICE OFFICER (FSO) QUALIFYING TEST FOR 2013
The Board of Foreign Service Examinations, pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign Service Act (R.A. 7157) of 1991 and the Revised Administrative Code of 1987, announces the holding of a Second FOREIGN SERVICE OFFICER (FSO) EXAMINATIONS in 2013 to recruit candidates for appointment to the position of Foreign Service Officer, Class IV.
EMBASSY PERSONNEL IN FILIPINIANA DRESS DURING THE MANUKA CELEBRATES EVENT
The Philippine Embassy personnel led by First Secretary and Consul Nina Cainglet, First Secretary and Consul Jim Tito Agustin and Second Secretary and Consul Grace Anne Bulos participated in the “Manuka Celebrates” event in celebration of the Centenary of Canberra on Saturday, 12 October 2013 in Filipiniana dress. The Event was officially opened by Chief Minister Katy Gallagher.
It was a whole day affair comprising of live music and dancing, an exhibition of fascinating photographs of times gone by and social history articles, display of vintage cars and old fire trucks, as well as a walking tour of the area’s landmarks and points of interest.
Manuka is one of Canberra’s oldest shopping precints. Shops were first built around 1925 where customers lined up their Model T Fords along the streets and spending the day socializing and shopping.
As the Diplomatic Community is part of the Manuka areas, Embassies and High Commissions in Canberra were invited to attend the Event in traditional dresses to add colour to the memorable occasion.
DISPLAY OF FILIPINO TRADITIONAL DRESS AT THE INSPIRATION HUB, FLORIADE 2013 Commonwealth Park, Canberra
The Philippine Embassy added color and texture to this year’s celebration of Floriade: Philippine participation in Australia’s biggest spring celebration and in celebration of Canberra’s centenary, concluded on Sunday, 13 October 2013.
Five (5) Filipino traditional dress were on display at the Inspiration Hub from 07 to 13 October 2013 featuring Baro’t Saya, Terno, Maria Clara, Barong Tagalog and Iamma and Gamit (Indigenous garment from Central Cordillera of Northern Luzon).
For the viewers to better appreciate our traditional wear, there were write-ups on the materials and fabrics used in the costumes and a brief description on their evolution through Philippine history, including the people and regions in the Philippines where these are normally worn and for which occasions.
The Embassy invited all kababayans and friends in Canberra to visit the display during their Floriade tours.
The Philippine Consulate General in Sydney headed by Consul General Anne Jalandoon-Louis, also visited the display on 12 October.
PASKO SA CANBERRA 2013
Experience Philippine Christmas in Canberra. Proudly hosted by Filipino Community Council of the ACT (FCCACT) in cooperation with Philippine Embassy.