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.
The successful dinner and dance also celebrated Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee.
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.
FWA UK President Dulia Prado welcomed the guests, with the program eloquently moderated by Raquel Scrivens and Jeannette Thomson.
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.