Filipinos in Chile Shine in Day of Migrants


Filipino Community performers pose with Philippine Embassy in Santiago’s Cultural Officer Jeffry Aranda (rightmost, top row) and Consular Assistant and Attaché Ferlina Camento (rightmost, lower row). (Santiago PE photo)

SANTIAGO 12 September 2018 – The Filipino Community in Chile’s rendition of the singkil received a rousing ovation from more than 400 audience members during the Parroquia Latinoamericana’s Dia del Migrantes 2018 or Day of Migrants 2018 on 01 September 2018.

The Filipino Community’s performance was directed by the Philippine Embassy in Santiago’s Cultural Officer Jeffry Aranda, with the assistance of Consular Assistant and Attaché Ferlina Camento.

The Filipino Community’s singkil group was also the grand winner of the cultural dance competition sponsored by the Embassy during the 120th anniversary of Philippine Independence last June.

More than 20 foreign delegations participated in this year’s Day of Migrants, setting up elaborate country booths and organizing colorful national dance performances. The Filipino Community’s singkil was the standout performance out of 18 acts during the festivity.

Day of Migrants is an annual event held at the Parroquia Latinoamericana in central Santiago.  The most recent celebration saw the largest number of participants from the diplomatic corps in Chile, as well as the biggest audience turnout in the event’s long history. END


Filipino Community members perform their award-winning rendition of the singkil in front of over 400 attendees. (Santiago PE photo)


Participants from other countries such as Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and others pose for a group photo following their performances. (Santiago PE photo)


A huge crowd of various nationalities sample foreign cuisines and shop for craftwork as part of the day-long celebration. (Santiago PE photo)

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