For Filipinos, the month of June signifies an important time of the year. With much anticipation and excitement, we were able to organize and plan April-June. As the first of June rolls in, we begin to look forward to June 12 — the anniversary of the Declaration of Philippine Independence.
While the anniversary itself falls on the 12, the rest of the month is often peppered with various celebrations organized by our very own HILTON FILCOM and other groups in the UAE. The Hilton Filipino Community (+/-157 TM’s) has planned many activities for this month. We have printed T-shirts made in Dubai for fundraising in support of National charity school in Garhoud. We promoted June 12 not just only Independence Day but also T-SHIRT THURSDAY. Not like yesteryears, we had a T-shirt for a cause this year and we have sold out 150 T-shirts at a price of 25 and 30 Dhs.
Our decoration are equally and traditionally conceptualized, matching our flag colors of blue, red, yellow, and white. Event schedule details are as follows:
Event schedule details are as follows,
T -shirt Thursday is WHOLE day
10 Am – 4pm -T shirt for a cause sale in cafeteria
12 noon – Quiz and Lunch and Cake by Intercat food @Walk Cafe
3 pm – Voice of the Philippines Videoke setup
Philippine History and Fun videos Entertainment setup
Master of ceremonies : Ralph Laurence or Reservations
Welcome Speech -Alexander Musch /DO
Honor to Country
Guest Speech – Eugene Bosman /HR
Fun games 1&2
Food Fiesta of delectable sweets in Walk Cafe
Pinoy Got Talent show -Talk dirty dance performance
ATTENDANCE : 200 Diverse staff
A ccommodation Events:
7pm – 8 pm Dinner and cocktail reception in cafeteria
8 pm- Karaoke Singing in Cafeteria, highest pointer wins
9 pm to 11 pm- Load of fun games in Badminton Court (shown in the video)
Gorcery itemsPrizes were given to 12t prize Team Mindanao ,2nd Team Luzon and 3 prize Team Visayas.
ATTENDANCE: 110 Filipino staff
Many of these events incorporate elements of Philippine culture in their presentations, fundraising and performances, as a way of promoting the Filipino way of life. No matter what format it takes or what platform it is held upon, the celebration of Philippine Independence is truly an annual milestone for Filipinos in the UAE specially in Hilton Dubai The Walk and Jumeirah Resort.
Many of these events incorporate elements of Philippine culture in their presentations, fundraising, and performances, as a way of promoting the Filipino way of life. No matter what format it takes or what platform it is held upon, the celebration of Philippine Independence is truly an annual milestone for Filipinos in the UAE, especially in Hilton Dubai The Walk and Jumeirah Resort. Celebrating our cultures is meaningful to traveling with purpose!
Posted on Jun 17, 2014