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Independence Day - July 2009

posted Feb 2, 2012, 3:25 AM by Franz Tanglao   [ updated May 1, 2012, 5:21 PM ]
It has been a custom for Filipinos to celebrate Independence with the United States of America during July 4. This Independence Day, Alpha Phi Omega Hollywood Alumni Association has decided to help out fellow Filipinos in giving service by serving food and helping out in their recreation.

At the Independence Day event, held in West Covina, everybody was happy eating lechon, dinuguan, bananas, and other native food the Filipino people love to eat. Everybody was patiently waiting in line to have their turn in the feast. Native songs played by guitar strings played a merry tune. And of course, there is nothing like an ube ice cream and halo-halo for a desert.
The merriest Filipinos were found all around. They have a lot of glimmer in their eyes as they watch together the performance of some of the kids performing a native Filipino dance called the "tinikling". Performers brushed their feet with the bakya, and people were clapping as they watched in happiness.

Men were wearing their barong tagalog, and women were wearing Filipina dresses. There is nothing like a day of Independence celebrated in America with fellow Filipinos. This event and on the next will always blossom as Filipinos never cease to remember their culture in this event. This and more is all it is to celebrate independence.