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Filipino community marks Labor Day with beach clean up
May 3, 2014, 9:19 am

The Filipino community in Kuwait spent its Friday morning in three remarkable events. Held along the beach front, the occasion was attended by different Filipino organizations, embassy officials and Labor office.

The event kicked-off with the Philippines and Kuwait National anthems followed by the Philippine Consul general Atty. Raul Dado reading the message of the Philippine President Ninoy Aquino. The Labor Attaché Atty. Cesar Chavez also delivered the message by the Philippine Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Baldoz. Pastor Gil Bantugan, a religious leader, led the community with a solemn prayer offered for Overseas Filipino Workers in Kuwait and worldwide. One of the highlights of The event was the Zumba workout led by the Pinoy Zumba lovers organized to raise awareness on the importance of exercise then followed by the beach clean-up.

“What a great way to celebrate the Labor Day! We thank the Filipino organizations who came and participated in this occasion and the support of the embassy and labor offices. The community has also shown tremendous support to the project, which is evident in the number of attendees who came,” commented Oliver Diong, Head of Filcom.

After the beach clean-up, the organizations requested their respective presidents to participate in a Zumba workout, which was to the delight of their members. Each organization also shared refreshments with everyone. Three Filipino artists from the Philippines, slated to hold a concert later that night, also came to grace the occasion.

Diong thanked all the organizations, who shared their time and effort, sound system provided for by DJ Sky Lady and DJ Kosa, medical theme by the Philippine Nurses Association and Mac Donalds for providing the space for the community.

Ricky Laxa
Staff Writer
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