Philippine Independence Day Celebration in Seoul

I received a few emails asking about the Philippine Independence Day Celebration in Seoul. This year’s celebration will be held at Bupyeong Community Welfare Center in Incheon. Here’s the program list as posted by Jaz on her FB.

9:30 – 10:30 Holy Mass by Archbishop Osvaldo Padilla Apostolic Nuncio
Choir Hyewhadong Catholic Choir
10:30 – 10:40 Singing of National Anthems of the Republic of the Korea PPCWC High School Leaders Group and Republic of Philippines Incheon Catholic International Choir
Ecumenical Prayers Various Religious Leaders
10:40 – 11:00 Reading of Messages
President Gloria M. Arroyo by Ambassador Luis T. Cruz
DFA Secretary Alberto G. Romulo by Consul General Sylvia M. Marasigan
DOLE Sec. Marianito D. Roque by Labor Attachѐ Felicitas Q. Bay
Congratulatory Message of Mayor of Incheon Honorable Ahn Sang-Soo
Congratulatory Message from the Vice-President of Korea-HRDS Mr. Kim, Namil
11:00 – 11:10 Philippine Traditional Song Ms. Laarni Go
11:10 – 11:20 Presentation Multi-Cultural presentation by the PBMK Kids
11:20 – 11:35 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Ambassador Luis T. Cruz and Opening of Food Festival and Guests
11:35 – 12:00 Tour of Food Festival Booths Ambassador Luis T. Cruz and Guests
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch Break
Masters of Ceremony: Ma. Genevie Vergara and Robelyn Diamzon
1:30 – 2:00
Welcome Remarks Ambassador Luis T. Cruz
Willie Eugenio Filipino Community Leader
Reading of the Message of OWWA by Welfare Officer Rosario S. Ilo
Administrator Carmelita S. Dimzon
Congratulatory Message by Ambassador Kwang Yul Shin
Presentation of Plaque of Appreciation by Ambassador Luis T. Cruz for Individual/Group who Provided Invaluable Assistance to Filipino Migrants
2:00 – 2:20 Raffle POLO/FilCom
2:20 – 2:40 Special Number by Philippine Band
2:40 – 3:40 “Palarong Pinoy” Friends of all Nations
3:40 – 4:00
Awarding of Prizes:
Best Booth
Best Food Preparation
“Palarong Pinoy” Winners
4:00 – 4:20 Special Number by Philippine Band
4:20 – 4:40 Grand Raffle POLO/FilCom
Masters of Ceremony: Decee Ray Canoy and Grace Asis

To get there by subway:
Take subway line #1 and get off at Baekun Stn. Get out from exit #3. Take the village bus #553 and get off at “Yang Ro Won” bus stop. The venue’s name in Korean is “Bupyeong Jonghap Sahwebokjigwan”.


    1. It takes about 1 to 1 and a half hour from Seoul to Pyongtaek. Hindi sya ganon ka-layo. Much faster if you take the bus coz the train, ang daming hinto.

  1. elow po..te betch..pra pong d nyo nlgay ang exact date when..kelan po b ito?im xcited to go there po..thanx

  2. It is great that someone posted the schedule in here. It is really a great help for those who are interested to attend the event and yet don’t know the schedule of the activity.

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