The three-day festival showcased trade booths by Australia – educated entrepreneurs; booths from Australian universities; and a helpful visa information session led by the Embassy’s Chief Immigration Officer.
This Friendship Week is presented by the Australian Embassy in partnership with the City Government of Davao, SM Lanang, Qantas and the Australian Global Alumni.
They provided visitors with a taste of Australian culture with an exhibit and concert. As Australian Ambassador Amanda Gorely, “This is our way of giving Davaoenos an opportunity to experience Australia through art and music.”
There was a free concert which is one of the highlights of the weekend fair that featured the unique sound of the didgeridoo, performed by acclaimed Indigenous Australian artist Jeremy Donovan. He is not only an indigenous didgeridoo player but an artist and a keynote speaker as well.
One of the performers last May 26, 2018, 6:00 p.m., Pilita Corrales joins Philippines-Australia Friendship day concert and sang a very heartwarming song onstage at SM Lanang Premier. Her voice was really good. She is dubbed as “Asia’s Queen of Songs” in her home country and is widely known for her rendition of “Kapantay ay Langit” which eventually became her signature song. Other good performers were, Thea, International indie band led by Thea Pitogo, lead vocalist and ukuleleist and Neil Llanes, Asia’s Got Talent’s the human beatbox.
Furthermore, there was also a book launching as part of the series of events to mark Philippines-Australia Friendship Week in Davao.
For more details on this special celebration, visit www.Philippines.embassy.gov.au
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