Held last October 26, 2013 at the Aliw Theater in the Cultural Center of the Philippines complex, the 22nd Filipino - Korean Cultural Festival attracted Filipino and Koreans who are all excited to witness this year's festivities.
As early 9 in the morning, fans are already lining up outside the venue ready to cheer for their favorite groups in the competition. Tickets we're given away for free by the host of the annual event - United Korean Community Association in the Philipppines (UKCA) in cooperation with their partner organizations such as The Philippine KPOP Committee Inc. and Arirang Town Philippines.
Traditional performances was then rendered by the Korean Catholic Church with an energetic Samulnori performance. Representing the Philippines was the La Pilipina Dance Troupe who showcased traditional Filipino fold dances.
Special performances by Filipino singer Franchesca Farr was witnessed by the enthusiastic audiences, while 2012 Grand Winner Hybrid Crew performed again on the 'FilKor' stage one last time before the 2013 winners were announced.
The United Korean Community Association in the Philippines is already gearing up for next year's festival and they are promising a bigger event in October 2014.
You can check out Arirang Town Philippines' coverage video of the 22nd Filipino - Korean Cultural Festival below:
Alexis Mendoza is the pioneer head of Arirang Town Philippines. He is a Broadcast Communication graduate of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines and is currently working as a Social Media Manager for a New York based company. He is also an events, kpop, and lifestyle blogger, visit his blog www.alexbamin3D.com