PH Culture and Heritage Featured at 30th Year of Fundação Oriente

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Members of the Filipino community dance to the beat of Sinulog during the opening of Philippine Day at Museo do Oriente (Museum of the Orient) in Lisbon Portugal on 08 April 2018.

LISBON 17 April 2018 – The Philippine Embassy in Lisbon organized and hosted the Philippine Day at Museo do Oriente (Museum of the Orient) on 08 April 2018 in line with the 30th Anniversary of the Fundação Oriente, a Portuguese private foundation, and the 10th Anniversary of the Museo do Oriente.

The event showcased the Philippines’ culture and heritage through dance, music, native products, Filipino cuisine, and was also featured as a top tourist destination. The event opened with a Philippine-Visayan cultural dance presentation of Sinulog by the members of the Filipino Community in Portugal.

A storytelling activity for children was also conducted by Dr. Penelope Reyes, a Filipino author of a children’s book in Portuguese entitled “Est u o Rei de Floresta?” (Are you the King of the Forest?), which focused on the importance of the environment.

In the afternoon, a concert at the auditorium of the museum featured Berlin based Filipino jazz pianist, Ms. Carolyn Carreon Del Rosario who played for the audience of 350 guests a medley of traditional and popular songs from the Philippines as well as popular Brazilian jazz pieces. The Coro de Câmara de Lisboa (Lisbon Chamber of Choir) founded and led by our very own Filipino music conductor, Professor Teresita Gutierrez Marques also performed and gave renditions of Philippine folk songs, which were sang in Filipino and Cebuano. END

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Ambassador to Portugal Celia Anna M. Feria (center) visits the Philippine tourism booth

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Ms. Carolyn Carreon Del Rosario plays Filipino songs for the audience.