Filipino Community of Oxfordshire


Saturday, 13 June 2009 - Tingewick Hall, John Radcliffe Hospital, OXFORD

Another great year of celebrations by the Filipino Community of Oxfordshire.

A Muse and Flower Parade started at Bury Knowle Park, Headington and made its way to the main venue, the Tingewick Hall.  A very moving Mass was held in the morning with Bishop Mark Jabalé OSB as principal celebrant with readings given by the Lord Mayor of Oxford, Cllr Mary Clarkson and wonderful singing from the choir.   The Community was delighted to be joined by the new British Ambassador to the Phillipines, Mr Stephen Lillie, as well as our own Philippine Consul-General, Tess De Vega.   A vibrant cultural show
completed the day, led by Madonna Decena and John Lozada, supported by local acts and performances from other Filipino Communities.

The verdict on the day's events: "JUST FAB!".  

A GALLERY OF PHOTOS is available.
VIDEO CLIPS (courtesy of Spooner Studios - large .wmv files): Muse and Flower Parade (54mb), Mass (64mb), Bishop Mark's Homily (23mb), FilCom Oxford Jingle (53mb), Kami Na Naman Band (42mb), Crazy Flavourz (20mb), Speeches (33mb), Madonna Decena (46mb). 

Philippine Ambassador's Message (PDF File)
Bishop William Kenney's Message (PDF File)

Muse and Flower Parade
The Muse and Flower Parade approaching the
Tingewick Hall
Photocall following Mass
The photocall following Mass, Bishop Mark Jabalé, concelebrating priests, Lord Mayor of Oxford
Stephen Lillie with Ariel Lanada
The new British Ambassador to the Philippines,
Mr Stephen Lillie, with FilCom Oxford's Ariel Lanada
Madonna Decenna - FilCom Oxford 13-06-2009
Madonna Decena captivates her audience
Cobnclusion of the show
The end of a fantastic show and a very special day

Our sincere thanks to all our sponsors who helped make this day possible:
Caring Careers Ltd Gifto Travels Ltd
Philippine National Bank (Europe) plc SaladMaster / Bare Necessity Solutions Ltd
Forex Cargo UK Pinoy MiniMall
Spooner Studios Farochilen Group of Companies
Globe Asiatique Realty Holding Corporation Intelmarc Property Management & Sales Corporation
Manna Sha'Meyn Cargo Forwarders One Philippines
Sunrise Remittance (UK) Ltd Unison Oxfordshire Health
Western Union Money Transfer SM Residences Development Corporation

Our grateful thanks to Waitrose, Headington for donating flowers for decoration of the stage.

A special thank you to ABS-CBN The Filipino Channel for providing television coverage and for facilitating the appearance of Madonna Decena

FilCom Oxford gratefully acknowledges the support received through a Grassroots Grant administered by Oxfordshire Community Foundation

Oxfordshire Community Foundation



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