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Philippine Independence Day Council (PIDC), Press Conference, Toronto

By Tony San Juan
August 10, 2017


The Philippine Independence Day Council - PIDC , a non profit ,volunteer - run umbrella organization in the Filipino Canadian community,  is holding a Media Conference on August 24, 2017 ( Thursday) at 12:30 p.m. at the Gallery of  Arcadian Court, Second Floor, 401 Bay Street, Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4. Members of the Filipino and Canadian media are invited to the press event.

The press conference is in connection with its holding of Philippine Tapestry, a fashion show event which is a major part of the 2017 PIDC Mabuhay Philippines Festival & Parade and is scheduled to be held onAugust 26 & 27, 2017 at Nathan Phillips Square, City Hall, Toronto. The Mabuhay Festival , the Filipino community's premier summer cultural event, is in celebration of the Philippines 119th Independence Day and in commemoration of Canada's 150th confederation day, as well.

Philippine Tapestry, to be held on August 24, 2017 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Arcadian Court, is a  unique cultural and heritage production. It will revolve within the neo-ethnic fashion of world- renowned designer Renee Salud and Filipino weavers. The show will highlight all the major weaves of the Philippines to promote indigenous materials and the age-old artistry of Filipino weaving and at the same time, presents the exceptional beauty and unique culture of the Philippines. 

It is being produced  by PIDC in partnership  with the Philippines Tourism Promotion Board and the Philippines Department of Tourism . The major event supporters and sponsors are Celebrate Ontario, Telus , TD Canada Trust, World Financial Group, Balita, and other local business & media organizations.

Eight ( 8) top fashion models and beauty queens from the Philippines who expected to walk the runways at the show are : Anne Barker, Leren Mae Bautista,  Justine Gabionza, Jamie Herrell, Jasmine Maierhofer, Elaine Kay Moll, Angelee Delos Reyes and only male model, Raphael Kiefer.

Invited to meet the press are  official representatives of the Philippine Government , namely the Philippine Secretary of Tourism Wanda Tulfo Teo , the Philippine Chief Operating Officer of Tourism Promotion Board, Philippine ambassador of fashion Renee Salud,  Philippine Ambassador to Canada Petronila Garcia and PIDC President Norma Carpio. The five dignitaries will be delighted to meet the members of media and to field questions.
For RSVP & further information , please contact : Tony A. San Juan ( Media Liaison) at tonysanjuan1963@gmail.com or Tom Tan ( PIDC Gala event chair) at : tomstan118@gmail.com.( t. san juan).

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