The Filipino community in Bavaria put a spotlight on the Filipinos’ obsession with ube, with this year’s Independence Day celebration featuring various gastronomic interpretations of ube, cultural performances, concert of the Philippine Male Singers, ‘ube-themed’ Santacruzan, and ube recipe/cooking competition, among others.
The Philippine Consulate General in Frankfurt, which also conducted a consular outreach mission alongside the festivities, provided support to the Philippine Culture Club Nurnberg e.V. in organizing the second Ube Fiesta in Germany. Other government agencies that provided support to the event were the PH Department of Tourism Office in Frankfurt who took the opportunity to promote and gather participants to its ‘Bisita, Be My Guest’ tourism campaign; the Migrant Workers Office in Berlin that promoted Migrant Workers’ Day and sponsored prizes; and the Department of Agriculture Office in Brussels. END
5 June 2023 — As a kick-off activity of its celebration of the 125th anniversary of Philippine Independence and in cooperation with Philippines-and-Germany-based art organization Kapatiran at Ugnayan ng Natatanging Sining at Talento (KUNST), the Philippine Consulate General in Frankfurt hosted an art and live painting exhibition on 2 June entitled, “Viaje: Journey of Heart and Soul,” featuring four contemporary Filipino visual artists from the Philippines, namely Doy Kastilyo, Fiorna Panopio, Jerwind Magnaye and Marissa Gonzales.
During the event, KUNST art manager and curator, Mr. Virigilio Cuizon presented KUNST’s unique perspective called “Filipinism” in their art, which aims to establish particular brand of Filipino art. While empowering Filipino communities abroad. A total of twenty (20) artworks with the theme ‘art and wellness’ were showcased during the event. The style featured were ‘Pinoy fauvism,’ ‘expressionism’ and abstract art.
Former professional basketball player and singer, Mr. Zaldy Realubit, who was also part of the artists’ group, serenaded the audience while two artists performed live painting exhibition in a spectacle called “PintAWIT,” providing the audience with a unique aesthetic experience.
In her remarks, Consul General Marie Yvette Banzon Abalos took the opportunity to thank the Filipino artists who have contributed towards building the Filipino brand of art called ‘Filipinism’ and showcasing the unique Filipino talent in Germany and the rest of Europe. END