The Philippines has a pretty crazy history that includes Spanish colonization (for 333 years!!!), American colonization, and Japanese colonization. If you think about it, since 1565, the Philippines really hasn’t had a whole lot of time, well, being the Philippines. Needless to say, as it is with every year, the 112th Philippine Independence Day is definitely something to celebrate. Here are some of the events happening around Vancouver this month in honour of “Flip Day”:
DUKOT (Desaparecidos), a film about the worsening human-rights situation in the Philippines, screens in Vancouver on June 3 and 4 at UBC Robson Square and on June 6 at the Vancouver Public Library, Alma Vandusen & Peter McKay room on 350 West Georgia, Vancouver. DUKOT is based on true stories.
Tickets: $15. A public forum will follow each screening with special guests: Dennis Evangelista (producer), Boni Ilagan (scriptwriter), Allen Dizon (the lead actor) and Melissa Roxas, who survived her abduction and torture in the Philippines.
Guildford Recreation Center Gymnasiums 1 & 2
15105 105 Avenue, Surrey
1st Love Weds @ TUNNEL NIGHT CLUB
Slocan Park (29th & Slocan), Vancouver
Pista Ng Bayan is a Fiilipino community picnic. Set up your own tent and join the picnic!
JUNE 13 (Day)
Waterfront Park, 200-Block West Esplanade, North Vancouver
JUNE 13 (Night)
Filipino Independence Day Showcase
FORTUNE SOUND CLUB
147 East Pender St
The Franklin Room – Franklin St., Vancouver
Any other Philippine Independence Day events happening around town that we missed? Let us know and we’ll be sure to add it on. Otherwise, come out, have fun, eat some chicken adobo, and support your friendly neighbourhood Filipinos.