Filipinos to mark Independence Day Friday

ABU DHABI — Filipinos in Abu Dhabi will celebrate their country's 110th Independence Day with week-long activities commencing with tree-planting on Friday at 6 am at the corner of Al Salam and Corniche Streets, near Sheraton Hotel in the capital.

By Lily B. Libo-on (Our staff reporter)

Published: Thu 5 Jun 2008, 8:09 PM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 6:23 PM

Philippine Minister and Consul-General Noel Sarvigon said that the tree-planting ceremony will mark the contribution of the Filipino community to the preservation of the environment of the United Arab Emirates and as an expression of gratitude for providing employment to the 304,000 Filipinos.

Alpha Phi Omega Emarat 21 is spearheading this tree-planting activity with the support of other Filipino organisations in Abu Dhabi.

At 10am today, the Abu Dhabi Filipino Bowling Club will be holding the Ambassador's Cup at the Khalifa Bowling Centre. The proceeds of the event will go to the Philippine Overseas Labour Office and the Bantay Bata 163, the children's emergency telephone helpline in the Philippines.

At 1p.m., the Philippine Business Council in Abu Dhabi will conduct a Basic Entrepreneurship Seminar at the Philippine Embassy for interested overseas Filipinos. Dubbed Ang Negosyanteng Pinoy (Filipino Businessman), it will feature successful Filipino business people as speakers. More activities have been scheduled for the subsquent weeks and details will be announced later, said Sarvigon.

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