Around 400 expected to attend 2018 Philippines National Day Ball

Around 400 expected to attend 2018 Philippines National Day Ball

In celebration of the 120th anniversary of the Philippines declaration of independence, the Philippines Community Council of New South Wales (PCCNSW) has organised a ball at Sydney’s Four Seasons Hotel in June.

The organising committee is the peak body group for the Philippines in NSW, and has over 40 smaller community organisations around the state as affiliates. With these connections and the support of the Philippine Consulate General Sydney, the ball is expected to attract around 400 Filipino community leaders and members.

The ball commemorates 120 years since the end of colonial rule in the Philippines and the colours of the flag are expected to be flown in venues around the world. In the country’s capital, Manila, the main highlight of the celebrations are the police and military parade headed by the country’s incumbent president, followed by a speech and a 21-gun salute.

The annual holiday in the Philippines became a permanent part of the national calendar in 1964, when past President Diosdado Macapagal signed a Republic Act based on the Declaration of Independence in 1898 by General Emilio Aguinaldo and Filipino revolutionary forces from the Spanish colonisation.

Tickets to the PCCNSW Philippines National Day Ball 2018 can be purchased by contacting committee President Serna Ladia on 0430551351. See the flyer for more ticketing details below: