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Bayanihan Philippines Arts Festival in NSW-Australia launched

By Richard J. Ford- PRO – APCO Inc
November 17, 2016


Philippine arts and culture was put on a very ostentatious display at the launch of the Bayanihan Philippines Art Project last Saturday, 29 October 2016 at the Arts Gallery of New South Wales when various local artists of various arts genre gave an outstanding sample of their talents.

Dubbed as a collaboration celebrating the arts and culture of Philippines and Filipino-Australians, the project will actually run in 2017 with the exhibition of Phil arts, crafts, cultural performances and other icons at the Art Gallery, Auburn’s Peacock Arts Studio, Blacktown Arts Centre, Campbelltown Arts Centre and Mosman Arts Gallery.

The Alliance of Philippine Community Organisations Inc (APCO) was tapped to provide the performances through Albert Prias and Charles Chan of Flagcom Inc. Among those who performed were Filipiniana Dancers, VSD Dancers, Yapak Ethnic Ensemble, Gilda Pagaduan and Linda Trinidad.

Dr Cen Amores represented KCL, APCO and ECCNSW at  the National Women’s conference

By Richard J. Ford – PRO- APCO Inc
November 17, 2016

Dr Cen Amores, currently Chair of the ASCON Inc, represented the KCL, APCO and ECC NSW at the 2-day National Multicultural Women’s Conference 2016 – Influencing Change : Vision and Impact. Organised by the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Council of Australia (FECCA) and Settlement Services International (SSI) this inaugural national event was held in Parramatta City’s Park Royal last 3-4 November 2016. Cen’s attendance was jointly sponsored by KCL and ECC–NSW.

Also in attendance from the Filipino-Australian community from interstate were Jane Brock, Cecil Calimbas, Miriam Cocking and Teena Saulo. This two-day conference was participated in by women from diverse backgrounds, practitioners, decision makers and community leaders. Among the government officials representing the federal and state government were: Senator the Hon Zed Seselja, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs; The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP, Deputy leader of the Opposition and Shadow Minister for Women; Dr Mehreen Faruqi, Greens NSW MP and The Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP, NSW Treasurer.

A variety of issues which are of interest to women were included in the concurrent sessions. A Moderated Debate: There is a Glass Ceiling for Multicultural Women in Australia was hotly and passionately contested. A Q &A on Gender Equality and Culture was facilitated by Ms Jennie Brockie of SBS TV. 

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