August 23, 2021

Vancouver PCG and the University of the Philippines Alumni Association of British Columbia (UPAABC) Celebrate Buwan ng Wika

(Clockwise from top left) Consul General Maria Andrelita S. Austria welcomes guests to the UPAABC Balagtasan, Kundiman, Harana, Tula at Sayawan (Ikapitong Yugto) on 20 August 2021. Masskara United Association of BC treats the crowd to an entertaining dance number. The FAM Group (Friends, Apothic, Music) serenades the audience during the Buwan ng Wika event. (Photos from Vancouver PCG)

20 August 2021 - The University of the Philippines Alumni Association of British Columbia (UPAABC), in partnership with Vancouver PCG, organized the Balagtasan, Kundiman, Harana, Tula at Sayawan (Ikapitong Yugto) on 20 August 2021 at Praise International Church to celebrate August as Buwan ng Wika.

More than seventy (70) alumni members and guests were in attendance, dressed in their Filipiniana attire. In her welcome remarks, Consul General Maria Andrelita S. Austria thanked UPAABC for their unwavering promotion of the Filipino language and culture in British Columbia.  Consul General Austria also encouraged all eligible Filipinos to register for the 2022 Philippine National Elections. END

The FAM Group (Friends, Apothic, Music) poses with Consul General Maria Andrelita S. Austria (5R) after the former’s entertaining Harana number.
The University of the Philippines Alumni Association of British Columbia (UPAABC) Choir members serenade the audience with their rendition of Kundiman.
Shishir Inocalla, Jess Inocalla and Ariel de Guzman demonstrate Philippine martial arts.

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