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Good Turnout at Pasko Sa Canberra Fest Last December 7

Miss Philippines Australia
Pasko sa Canberra stall

Canberra Pasko Trip 2014 (53) (250x188) Canberra Pasko Trip 2014 (4) (1) (250x166) Canberra Pasko Trip 2014 (74) (250x188)BY Richard Ford – The annual December event Pasko sa Canberra  held at the  grounds of  the Philippine Embassy in Manuka, ACT last 7th  December 2014 was headlined by recent Miss Philippine Australia beauty pageant winners  and entertainers from Sydney

Philippine Ambassador to Australia Her Excellency Belen Anota was very pleased watching the entertainment ,and  with the  good turnout of visitors to  the Pasko sa Canberra held at the forecourt of the Philippine Embassy.

A contingent from Sydney was composed of  Miss Philippines-Australia, Glyssa Perez , Miss Arianne Tan – the Miss Philippine Australia Runner Up; Miss Hannah Arnold- Miss Charity Queen; and Miss Desa Santos – Miss Charity Princes.

Wearing their respective sashes, the ladies stood tall and beautiful among the visitors of Pasko sa  Canberra masses and  the characteristic  photo opportunities with visiting beauties occupied much of the day  with enthusiastic supporters  eager to have a selfie or group  photo The Pasko Sa Canberra celebration was orderly,  entertaining and featured  various Filipino mouth-watering cuisine in the obligatory food festival.

Entertainer from Sydney, Mr Brian Lorenz Babon  belted  a number of songs from his newly released album whilst  the skilled and amusing Cultural Dancers from Canberra and some; soloists  from Melbourne were strong drawcards.

Musicians and many other young performers onstage  contributed  beautiful rendition of various Christmas carols.

Miss Charity Queen, Hannah Arnold who’s from Canberra  introduced the visiting beauties  onstage who in turn  thanked Canberrans for their support to the Sydney-based beauty pageant.

Miss Philippine Australia, Glyssa Perez, encouraged young ladies to join the beauty pageant as a way of helping  worthwhile community fund raising and at the same time undergo first class personality development  including  enhancing their talents and building up skills to compliment their  chosen for career paths

The contingent also included  Philippine Australia Sports and Culture (PASC) president  Mr. Manny Castillo, OAM,  Mrs Imelda Serra, Manager of Miss Glyssa Perez;   president of Visayan Association of Ausstralia (VAA) Mr Jhun Salazar, a well as VAA members  Sarah Salazar, Dian Ford and this writer and members of PASC Board of Directors  Michael Moraleda, Joseph Magno, George Torres, Christoph Krause; and welfare coordinator, Steve Warczak.