Filipino expats join hands for day of fun
Filipinos in Kuwait shared a day of fun and games with their families, friends and acquaintances in a day long affair Friday during celebrations held at the Kazma gym in Adailiya on the occasion of their country’s 109th Independence Day. Led by the Philippine Embassy in cooperation with the Filipino community, the day long event drew a big crowd as OFWs trooped to the venue to spend the weekend hobnobbing with old friends, meeting new ones and renewing acquaintances while observing their country’s national day made memorable by numerous activities lined for everyone to participate and enjoy and win prizes to boot. People started to congregate at the venue as early as an hour before the 8:00 am scheduled start, to avail of the promised free T-shirts to the first 200 early comers. Proceedings started with the parade of participating community groups dubbed “Parada ng Kalayaan “ (March of Freedom) preceded by the marching of the colors made up of flags of different designs showing the evolution it underwent symbolizing the Filipino people’s struggle to gain independence from Spain which conquered and colonized the archipelago of 7,101 islands for 400 years; following which was the delegation from the Philippine Embassy led by Ambassador Ricardo M. Endaya, looking smart and dignified in “Barong Tagalog” the national costume, and the different Filipino community organizations.