Filipino American youth of Philippine Folk Arts Society Inc. (PFASI) performed folk dances during the event.
New York – As part of the celebration of the Filipino American History Month (FAHM), the Philippine Consulate General in New York participated in the “Taste of the Philippines”, a culinary and cultural show held on Sunday, 02 October 2022 at Cherry Street Pier, Philadelphia.
Deputy Consul General Arman R. Talbo welcomed the Filipino American Community of Philadelphia and guests during the event.
The Taste of the Philippines was organized by the Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia (PACC-GP) in cooperation with the Asian American Chamber of Commerce, Federation of Philippine American Chamber of Commerce, National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA), Filipino American Association of Pittsburg (FAAP), Philippine Folk Arts Society Inc. (PFASI), Kapitbayan Filipino American Association Inc., and Philly Pinoy, among others, with the support of the Consulate.
Folk dances such as Banga, Jota Pangasinan, Paseo De Iloilo, Kadal Tajo, Paunjalay, Tapis, and Dinagyang were performed by the Filipino American youth of the Filipino American Association of Pittsburgh during the event. Filipino merchants and food providers joined the festival offering Filipino products and cuisine.
Guests took interest to visit the renowned beaches of the Philippines.
The Consulate took the opportunity to set up a booth and distribute brochures to guests with information on top tourist destinations, maps, attraction, shopping, activities, eating out, nightlife, and accommodation in the Philippines.
Deputy Consul General Arman R. Talbo welcomed the guests and extended his congratulations to PACC-GP’s President Christopher Rivera and its founding president Brad Baldia for organizing the event which serves as a platform for showcasing several of our country’s cultural heritage through music, dances, traditional costumes, and food.