We thank our talented kababayan for using
their excellent artistic skills in propagating
the best of the Filipino culture & heritage
as shown in some of the pictures in this
website.

Proud to be Filipino!
THIS PAGDIRIWANG 2012 WEBSITE IS SPONSORED BY : FRIENDS OF FCHSW
Ms. Flori Montante
FCHSW co-founder  
President
Please Contact:

Eddie Abellera
@
emabellera@comcast.net

Bobby Abutin
@
Bobby@Abutin.Com
Photos taken during the
1962 Philippine Exhibit - Seattle Center
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Seattle’s World’s Fair 1962
By Ellen M. Abellera
Vice President of U.S. and Philippine Affairs;
Coordinator of Pagdiriwang 2012

Be a part of history by sponsoring the Filipino Cultural Heritage Society of Washington’
s Pagdiriwang 2012! This 26th annual Philippine cultural festival, which highlights our
unique historical legacies and contributions, is held in conjunction with the celebration
of the 50th Anniversary of the Seattle’s World’s Fair. As part of Seattle Center Festal,
Pagdiriwang will take place on June 9-10, 2012, at the Seattle Center. Admission is free
and open to the public.

This year’s focus for Pagdiriwang is Science and Technology; the celebration highlights
not only Filipino culture and history but also the Latest technology of the Philippines.
We aim to showcase the following  this year:
•        Bits and pieces of the Philippine Pavilion that won first prize in the 1962 Seattle’s
World’s Fair;
•        Performances from the world- renowned Bayanihan Dance Troupe, that performed
at the 1962 Seattle’s World’s Fair;
•        Exhibits of Filipino inventors and Filipino “Firsts” currently residing in the
United States; and
•        Appearnces of performing artists of the world-wide ABS-CBN Filipino Channel.
This one-of-a-kind event is held in collaboration with major event organizers from the
Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco and its attached agencies: Department of
Tourism and Department of Trade and Industry, Bayanihan Dance Company, ABS-CBN
Filipino Channel, Seattle Center, and the City of Seattle.
Every year, Pagdiriwang brings together 10,000 attendees throughout Washington State
and beyond. With our extensive marketing and outreach campaign to promote this year’s
event, we expect record-breaking attendance.
Here are some historical facts of the Philippine Government Pavilion in the Seattle’s
World’s Fair 1962:
•        1st Prize Winner of 1962 Seattle’s World’s Fair
•        Two-level pavilion
•        Four major parts: The Land, The People, Commerce & Industry, Life and Culture
•        Philippine Week: July 9-15, 1962
-        Peak attendance: 67,529  (Tuesday, July 10)
-        Seattle’s world’s Fair Opening Ceremonies Attendance: 51,510 (Sat, April 21)  
Please come and attend Pagdiriwang 2012 this year. Be a participant or a member of a
committee and be part of history!
The Filipino Cultural Heritage Society of
Washington/Pagdiriwang 2012 on June 9-10, will
celebrate the 50th Anniversary with Seattle Center. The
theme is “Science and Technology” and the celebration
will aim to showcase the following:
**Bits and pieces of the Philippine Pavilion that won
first prize at the World’s Fair;
**Performances from the Bayanihan Dance Troupe;
**Exhibits of Filipino inventors and Filipino “firsts”
currently residing in the United States;
**Appearances of performing artists(tbd)of the
worldwide ABS-CBN Filipino Channel.
This one-of-a-kind event is held in collaboration with major event organizers from the
Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco and its attached agencies:
Department of Tourism and Department of Trade and Industry, the Bayanihan Dance
Company, ABS-CBN Filipino Channel, Seattle Center and the City of Seattle. Please
come and join us on June 9-10 at the Seattle Center!

                                                                 -
-- Ellen Abellera
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
THIS WEBSITE IS CREATED BY FRIENDS OF FCHSW-PAGDIRIWANG 2012 ON
"GRATIS" OR FREE OF CHARGE.  IT WAS CREATED ON A SOLE PURPOSE OF
COMMUNITY INFORMATION ONLY.   PAGDIRIWANG 2012 IS CREATING AN
OFFICIAL PERMANENT WEBSITE FOR FCHSW THAT WILL ALSO FEATURE  
PAGDIRIWANG 2O12 & HOPEFULLY PREVIOUS AND FUTURE EVENTS. ONCE
THE OFFICIAL FCHSW BECOMES OPERATIONAL, WE WILL LINK THE
WWW.PAGDIRIWANG.COM and WWW.SeattleFestalPagdiriwang.Com TO IT.  

    Kindly click on the Pagdiriwang 2012 Sponsorship Packet below.  
    PAYEE: FCHSW or Filipino Culturral Heritage Society of Washington
    Mail to :Filipino Cultural Heritage Society of Washington (FCHSW)
    Pagdiriwang 2012
    PO Box 25571
    Seattle WA 98165

MAJOR
SPONSORS
Above poster is through the courtesy of Ms. Vanna Zaragosa
Above poster is through the courtesy of Mr. Richmond Angeles
Videos  are courtesy of Mr. David Ilagan
Owner of Ritzley Productions
and a Co-Chair Marketing Committee of Pagdiriwang 2012
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