To all our friends and readers in the US – the East Coast in particular – who would like to meet Miss Universe 2015 Pie Wurtzbach, Miss World 2013 Megan Young and Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa (with the bonus participation of Miss World Philippines 2014 Valerie Weigmann) all in one big event…
The 27th Philippine Independence Day Annual Parade 2017 will take place this coming weekend, June 4, right smack on Madison Avenue (38th-27th Streets) in busy Manhattan.
Read the Press Release below.
A Beautiful Philippine Independence Day Parade in NYC on June 4
Pageant aficionados in NYC will truly have a spectacular day on June 4, 2017! The 119th Celebration of the Declaration of Philippine Independence will have a Grand Parade along Madison Avenue in NYC with three of the Philippines’ most beautiful women who brought pride and joy and pride to all Filipinos worldwide continue to do so here in the parade.
A comeback to NYC Philippine Independence Parade by Miss World 2013, Megan Young, Miss Universe 2015, Pia Wurtzbach, who was also last year’s Independence Ball honored guest and now Miss International 2016, Kylie Verzosa are this year’s special guests at the parade.
Their participation is courtesy of the Philippine Tourism Promotions Board and Neocolors.
The three queens will be joined by celebrity headliners Concert King Martin Nievera , Asia’s Nightingale Lani Misalucha courtesy of VYNZ-NY Entertainment; and American Idol’s 11th Season 1st runner-up winner Jessica Sanchez.
Ms World-Philippines 2014 Valerie Weigman, now based in NYC, will also be at the parade, along side current Grand Champion Global Pinoy Singing Idol, Shane Ericks and Mikey Bustos, our youtube sensation/comedian.
Other performers include Sing Pilipinas Winner Mitch Week; Christopher Corro – 1st runner up, Desiree Wisotsky – 2nd runner up, and Excelsia De Jesus 3rd runner up.
An invitation has been extended to the cast of Ms. Saigon. Fiipino members of the cast have been performing on Broadway since March of this year.
PIDCI’s 2017 Parade Grand Marshals Drs. Rod & Ellen Castillo will spearhead this June’s parade with the Mrs. Kalayaan and Diwa ng Kalayaan and their court with the PIDCI Pres. and Board of Directors, the Philippine Consulate General in NY.
Hundreds Fil-Am Organizations and local beauty queens and kings from all over the US and government officials will be joining the Philippine Independence Day Council, Inc. (PIDCI) which produces the annual celebration and parade here in NYC.
2017 PIDCI Officers and Board of Directors are: President – Prospero A. Lim, MD,; Vice-President – Raul Estrellado; Secretary – Joycelyn Aligarbes; Treasurer – Nora Galleros; Internal Auditor – Annie Ortiz; General Counsel – Manny B. Quintal, Esq.
Directors- Anthony Bautista, Olivia David, Dora Koltsidis, Rely Manacay, Beth Manalo, Ronie Mataquel, Bert Olimpo, Nonoy Rafael, Levi Tejada,Shiran Ybanez; Antero Martinez – Executive Director, Gheng Pingol – Special Assistant to the President &
Honorary Adviser Consul General Ma. Theresa D. De Vega
Mrs Kalayaan 2017-Lourdes Romero Saleh
Mrs Kalayaan Fil-Am 2017-Jodi Michelle Orencia
Mrs Kalayaan Philippines 2017-Rosalie Rabeje
Mrs Kalayaan Luzon 2017-Ann Constantino Beck
Diwa ng Kalayaan 2017-Ramona Munsayac
Bituin ng Luzon-Jasmine Sta Cruz
Bituin ng Visayas-Pearl Reyes
Bituin ng Mindanao-Leah Elizabeth Wong
VYNZ-NY Entertainment is going to showcase another big show featuring Martin Nievera and Lani Misalucha on a Masquerade Concert. These are certainly two of the most sought-after and bankable artists today and with unparalleled vocal prowess and incredible showmanship, undoubtedly, they are both amazing on their own. In this Masquerade show, they have proven to be indeed the perfect match for a show stopping concert like no other!
See you on June 4, 2017, 8:00 pm at NJCU Margaret Williams Theater, New Jersey.