Mayor Tory, Philippine Ambassador to lead Taste of Manila guests
Toronto Mayor John Tory, Philippine Ambassador to Canada Petronila Garcia will lead the list of guest speakers at the 3rd edition of the Taste of Manila along Bathurst and Wilson streets.
The annual street festival, which draws thousands of festival goers to immersed themselves in Filipino merrymaking as well as traditional food and unique culture from the nation’s more than 7,000 islands is to be held on August 20 and 21.
The street-wide event which covers the length and breadth of the area now known as Little Manila, is now indisputably the much –awaited biggest summer extravaganza that features sampling of Filipino delicacies and fiesta food, as well as the famous “street food”, celebrities courtesy of giant network ABS-CBN, local and imported Filipino talents with this year’s featured guest the Retrospect Pop group, a 3-time Aliw awardee, who will perform live.
Another feature for the first time would be the ANCOP Walk 2016 (Toronto leg) to raise funds for the poor and homeless in the Philippines.
Major Title sponsors are ONE AYALA comprising of BPI, Globe Telecom and Ayala Land and ABS-CBN while the Philippine Consulate General in Toronto will open a Philippine pavilion with various displays of Filipiniana.
Another first in the festival is the opening of a “beer garden” that will feature San Miguel beer, sponsored by Pacific Ark Inc. - official distributor of San Miguel Beer - a favourite among the Filipinos and with the classic taste that’s gaining international popularity.
For more details, please see our next announcement on our following month’s (July) issue. (AFS)
Hayley Bowdery is Mutya ng Maynila 2016
Hayley Bowdery was crowned Mutya ng Maynila 2016 at a pageant organized by Edgar Sulit and Jam Rodriguez of IPEN. The coronation was held June 19 in Toronto. She will be the ambassador of goodwill for the Taste of Manila 2016 street festival on Aug 20 & 21. PHOTO BY TED DIAZ.