London celebrations

WATCH: Philippine National Day in London

LONDON- The Pioneer Filipino Women’s Group and the charity Filipino Women’s Association UK or FWA UK led the commemoration of the 124th Philippine Independence Day dubbed “Philippine National Day” on June 18, at the Royal Garden Hotel London.

Photo by JK Nieva

The successful dinner and dance also celebrated Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee.

The Pinoys in London
Photo by Celia Herrera

It was a cultural showcase of Filipino songs and dances led by Lahing Kayumanggi Dance Company (LKDC) and its artistic director Ronnie Del Barrio, with artists such as Moira Shirra, Kaye Fresco, Breeze Band featuring Anne Leyva, and with reception music performed by LKDC’s Denis Damasco.

traditional dance
Photo by R. Scrivens

FWA UK President Dulia Prado welcomed the guests, with the program eloquently moderated by Raquel Scrivens and Jeannette Thomson.

UK FWA
Photo by EB Gordon

In addition to organizing cultural events and helping seniors in the community, FWA UK champions education for underprivileged students in some of the poorest communities in the Philippines.

FWA-UK Event
Photo by A. Morley