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Day One

JUNE 1, 2024 l Saturday
Armory Court Main Stage
11AM – 12PM l Grand Opening Ceremony 
  • US National Anthem, Noel Bote

  • Philippine National Anthem Veronica Bella

  • Welcome Remarks JP Paredes, FCHSW President

  • Singkil by SAYAW Filipino Folk Dance Troupe

  • Guest Speaker Rose Ann Lopez, Director of Facilities, Planning & Operations, Seattle Center

  • Tahing Baila by SAYAW Filipino Folk Dance Troupe

  • Video Performances of The Quarentados, Philippine Airlines, and Philippine Department of Tourism

  • Closing Remarks JP Paredes

Emcee: JP Paredes & Teza Mendoza


12:00PM – 12:30PM l Filipino Folk Songs and Inspired Originals by Aireene Espiritu of The Sampaguitas


12:30PM – 1PM I Rural and Spanish Dances Featuring the SAYAW Filipino Folk Dance Troupe. Patrick Pineda, dance instructor, and Liezel Moraleja-Hackett, dance instructor and choreographer

1PM – 1:30PM I Barrio Bliss: A Dance Tribute to Rural Filipino Life by the FCS Kalahi Dance Ensemble, Bennyroyce Royon, Art & Culture Director, Filipino Community of Seattle; Juliet Cheatle, dance instructor and choreographer


1:30PM – 2PM l The Maiden Flight of Philippine Airlines in Seattle by

Marissa P. Dimaano, Asst. Vice President, Passenger Sales Philippines of Philippine Airlines


2PM – 2:30PM l Philippine Regional Dances of the Countryside by the Filipiniana Multicultural Dance Troupe (FMDT), with Cecilia Filio, choreographer


2:30PM – 3PM I Recognition Awards Presentation by JP Paredes and Rufino S. Ignacio 

3PM – 3:30PM I Rigor & Frank


3:30PM – 4PM I Vibrant Rhythms:  Colors of Mindanao by Filipinas Performing Arts of Washington State and the FCS Kalahi Dance Ensemble

4PM – 4:45PM l Fashion Extravaganza of Miss Philippines Washington State by Colors N Bloom

4:45PM – 7PM l Musika at Iba Pa Featuring TNT Band and Kabagiz



Armory Court

11AM – 7PM l Culinary Arts Exhibit

"Pampalamig" by Violet Noriega, author and culinary art specialist


11AM – 7PM l Historical Exhibit

By Dorothy L. Cordova, Ph.D., co-founder and Director of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS)


11AM – 7PM I Philippine Airlines

Presented by Marissa P. Dimaano, Asst. Vice President, Passenger Sales Philippines of Philippine Airlines

11AM – 7PM l Informational and Merchandise booths



West Armory Balcony

11AM – 6PM I Informational and Selling Booths


Armory Loft Lobby

11AM – 7PM I Solo Art Exhibition

By Francis Arnaiz, visual artist, poet, philanthropist, and PBA legend



Armory Loft 2

11AM – 7PM I Photography Exhibition

Featuring Bong Serrano, artist and writer, with Leia Maminta Smith, Ph.D., coordinator



Armory Loft 3

11AM – 7PM I Artifacts Exhibition

Featuring Burton Holt, artist and artifacts collector



Armory Loft 4

11AM – 1PM I DIWA Film Showcase By Adrian Alarilla

1PM – 2:30PM I Ang Iyong Boses (Your Own Voices) Featuring Joel Barroquiel Tan, Gerie Ventura, Devin Cabanilla, Ebo Barton, Oscar Peñaranda, with Robert Francis Flor, playwright

2:30PM – 7PM I DIWA Film Showcase By Adrian Alarilla


Mural Roadway

11AM – 7PM l Food Trucks Featuring Uncle Mike’s Filipino Comfort Food,

El Koreano, and MoMocha

11AM – 7PM l Food Booths Featuring LBee’s Filipino Deli and Eggroll Hut


11AM – 7PM l Garments, wares, and goods by Native Creations and Indian Arts

See you at the Seattle Center!

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Schedules, names and details may be changed without prior notice or during the day of the event.

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