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2017 Filipino Pride Day Performance Audition

We are now accepting applications and online auditions for the 2017 Filipino Pride Day to be held on October 7, 2017 at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Send email to to ask for an Audition Form.

In order for our young to be more aware and proud of their Filipino indigenous origins, our theme for this year’s Filipino Pride Day on October 7, 2017 is “Back to the Roots.” All auditioned performances are to have ANY of the following forms: folk, indigenous, neo-ethnic, or ethnic-inspired. “Neo-ethnic or ethnic-inspired” weaves traditional music or dance with contemporary forms.

You may search “philippine indigenous music, philippine indigenous dances” and similar keywords (e.g. tribes’ names) on YouTube to get ideas. For “neo-ethnic” and/or folk music, you may search the following singer-songwriters on Youtube,, and ASIN, Bayang Barrios, Cynthia Alexander, DATU, Diwa de Leon (on hegalong), Grace Nono, Joey Ayala, Kulintronica, Maan Chua, Mebuyan, Pinikpikan, Waway Saway.

If needing assistance with performance concept, you may contact GEEJ ( If you think your performance would not fit into the theme, we encourage you to explore the possibilities of an ethnic-inspired performance. Again, contact GEEJ if you have questions or need help. Or you may want to go ahead and audition your piece, anyway, because we may have a couple of slots available before the themed portion of the festival.

For Jacksonville performers, audition dates are:

August 16, 5:30-9:30 pm, August 19, 2-6pm

Maharlika Restaurant 14255 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32250.

Non-Jacksonville performers may send in audition videos via links to youtube or others websites.

Message from Rosabel Hill, President of We Filipinos Inc:

On behalf of We Filipinos Inc., I wanted to Thank Everyone for their support and participation last October 29, 2016 at the  Filipino Pride Day! Cultural Event. Despite the other events we had to contend with, our attendance level was wonderful. The day was beautiful with the crowds enjoying the entertainment and visiting our vendors. We had over 25 sponsors and vendors who without their support, FPD could not have possible. Our volunteers as always, were great, they continued to help make the day seamless. And as for our Committee Heads and Fil-Am organizations, WELL DONE! Filipino Pride Day is a one day event, that requires many hours of hard work and I cannot say enough how grateful I am for their dedication to the mission and vision which has made the event a success year after year.
I would like to thank the following Individuals and Fil-Am organizations who deserve the recognition for their faithful commitment: Cheryl Carangue, Doreen Gross, Nida Escobar, Dr. Francis Ong, Mariel Manalo, Faith Ordillas, Melanie Hisole, Joey Cronologia, Tess Paez, Cecile Bascarisa, Remi Ventura, Chi Mejia, Eric Garong, Luis Jocson, Philippine Medical Society, FICCA, Cavite, Knights of Rizal, Philippine Nurses Association, Legacy of Care and Visayas-Mindanao Association.
I am honored to work with such a talented group of individuals. It is through their example as a collective group we can continue to motivate the next generations to be the positive change in this world and encourage and inspire them to take pride in their heritage and share their culture with everyone they meet.
Thank You for All that You do for Our Community!

Doreen Flippin crowned Mrs. Philippines 2015! a fundraising project for the Philippine Cultural Center in Middleburg, Florida.

2015Mrs.Philippines(114)Doreen Flippin crowned Mrs. Philippines 2015! Congratulations to all the candidates and great job on your efforts for the Knights of Rizal and their vision for the Philippine Cultural Center.

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Mrs. Philippines Pageant Coronation Ball 2015

FIL-AM-Cultural-CenterThe Knights of Rizal of Greater Jacksonville and the Ladies Auxilliary  will be hosting the Mrs Philippines Pageant Coronation Ball 2015 at Hyatt Regency Riverfront 225 East Coastline Drive Jacksonville, Fl to raise funds to complete the Philippine Cultural Center. Program starts at 6 pm Formal attire or Filipiniana/Barong Tagalog.  Get your Dinner Tickets for just $65.

Below are some of the candidates for this years pageant.