If the 2015 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit’s Welcome Dinner Wednesday night could be summed up into three words, it would definitely be about “world-class Filipinos.”
On parade and show were traditional barong and piña attires by Paul Cabral; industrial yet indigenous designs by Kenneth Cobonpue; and modernized Filipino dishes by chefs Margarita Fores and Glenda Barretto.
Moreover, there was the grand production of Filipino artists who were given the opportunity to perform for the APEC leaders. The dream team on stage comprised of Journey frontman Arnel Pindea, Black Eyed Peace member Apl.de.Ap, international singing sensation Charice, champion dance group El Gamma Penumbra, and premiere pianist Cecile Licad, among others.
Raising Filipino pride notches higher, bravo to everyone who put in this world-class display of homegrown talent.
Check out the scenes at the Mall of Asia Arena on November 18.