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Photo Coverage: De Tagle, Go, Broadway Barkada et al. at 114th Philippine Independence Celebration

Filipino musical theater artists Anna Maria Perez de Tagle ("Godspell" - Broadway), Rachelle Ann Go (Disney's "The Little Mermaid" - Manila), Ryan Cayabyab ("Katy!," "Larawan,"), Kirby Asunto ("Child Access Broadway"), Liz Casasola ("Imelda," "Girl Crazy"), Ryan Cayabyab Singers, Broadway Barkada, a group of New York-based Filipino actors, singers, and dancers that have been performing in various Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, and GMA Pinoy TV talents Dingdong Dantes and Aljur Abrenica headlined the Philippine Independence Day Council's (PIDCI) well attended 114th Philippine Independence Parade and cultural show held on Madison Avenue Sunday afternoon.

MyFoxNY.com has described the event as the "biggest celebration of Philippine independence outside of the Philippines," which PIDCI, the umbrella organization of Filipino-American business, nonprofit, and religious groups, among others that is primarily dedicated to promoting Filipino cultural heritage and traditions, has been organizing since the 1990s to help raise funds for its member organizations' charity projects in the United States and in the Philippines.

Yesterday's festival attracted an estimated 100,000 participants and spectators that came from the New York Tri-State area, Delaware, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

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Photo Coverage: De Tagle, Go, Broadway Barkada et al. at 114th Philippine Independence Celebration

Photo Coverage: De Tagle, Go, Broadway Barkada et al. at 114th Philippine Independence Celebration

MassKara Festival performers

Photo Coverage: De Tagle, Go, Broadway Barkada et al. at 114th Philippine Independence Celebration

Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, Robby Manubay

Photo Coverage: De Tagle, Go, Broadway Barkada et al. at 114th Philippine Independence Celebration

Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, Robby Manubay

Photo Coverage: De Tagle, Go, Broadway Barkada et al. at 114th Philippine Independence Celebration

"Godspell" poster attached to a parade float

Photo Coverage: De Tagle, Go, Broadway Barkada et al. at 114th Philippine Independence Celebration

Photo Coverage: De Tagle, Go, Broadway Barkada et al. at 114th Philippine Independence Celebration

Photo Coverage: De Tagle, Go, Broadway Barkada et al. at 114th Philippine Independence Celebration

Ma-Yi Theater Company actors perform on U.S. Pinoys for Good Governance parade float

Photo Coverage: De Tagle, Go, Broadway Barkada et al. at 114th Philippine Independence Celebration

Jorge Ortoll, Loida Nicolas Lewis, and members of U.S. Pinoys for Good Governance

Photo Coverage: De Tagle, Go, Broadway Barkada et al. at 114th Philippine Independence Celebration

"Prison Dancers" web series' creators Romeo Candido and Ana Serrano

Photo Coverage: De Tagle, Go, Broadway Barkada et al. at 114th Philippine Independence Celebration

Photo Coverage: De Tagle, Go, Broadway Barkada et al. at 114th Philippine Independence Celebration

Nilda Jaynal. Cora Lontok, Tess Baxa, Amy Lerum

Photo Coverage: De Tagle, Go, Broadway Barkada et al. at 114th Philippine Independence Celebration

Photo Coverage: De Tagle, Go, Broadway Barkada et al. at 114th Philippine Independence Celebration

Photo Coverage: De Tagle, Go, Broadway Barkada et al. at 114th Philippine Independence Celebration

Photo Coverage: De Tagle, Go, Broadway Barkada et al. at 114th Philippine Independence Celebration

Photo Coverage: De Tagle, Go, Broadway Barkada et al. at 114th Philippine Independence Celebration

Aljur Abrenica

Photo Coverage: De Tagle, Go, Broadway Barkada et al. at 114th Philippine Independence Celebration

Photo Coverage: De Tagle, Go, Broadway Barkada et al. at 114th Philippine Independence Celebration

Anna Maria Perez de Tagle

Photo Coverage: De Tagle, Go, Broadway Barkada et al. at 114th Philippine Independence Celebration

Anna Maria Perez de Tagle

Photo Coverage: De Tagle, Go, Broadway Barkada et al. at 114th Philippine Independence Celebration

Rachelle Ann Go

Photo Coverage: De Tagle, Go, Broadway Barkada et al. at 114th Philippine Independence Celebration

Rachelle Ann Go

Photo Coverage: De Tagle, Go, Broadway Barkada et al. at 114th Philippine Independence Celebration

Rachelle Ann Go, Dingdong Dantes, Aljur Abrenica

Photo Coverage: De Tagle, Go, Broadway Barkada et al. at 114th Philippine Independence Celebration

Aljur Abrenica

Photo Coverage: De Tagle, Go, Broadway Barkada et al. at 114th Philippine Independence Celebration

Dingdong Dantes

Photo Coverage: De Tagle, Go, Broadway Barkada et al. at 114th Philippine Independence Celebration

Kirby Asunto

Photo Coverage: De Tagle, Go, Broadway Barkada et al. at 114th Philippine Independence Celebration

Broadway Barkada

Photo Coverage: De Tagle, Go, Broadway Barkada et al. at 114th Philippine Independence Celebration

Broadway Barkada

Photo Coverage: De Tagle, Go, Broadway Barkada et al. at 114th Philippine Independence Celebration

Broadway Barkada

Photo Coverage: De Tagle, Go, Broadway Barkada et al. at 114th Philippine Independence Celebration

Broadway Barkada

Photo Coverage: De Tagle, Go, Broadway Barkada et al. at 114th Philippine Independence Celebration

Ryan Cayabyab Singers

Photo Coverage: De Tagle, Go, Broadway Barkada et al. at 114th Philippine Independence Celebration

Ryan Cayabyab

Photo Coverage: De Tagle, Go, Broadway Barkada et al. at 114th Philippine Independence Celebration

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Oliver Oliveros Oliver Oliveros received a master's degree in public relations and corporate communication from New York University while serving as regional director for BroadwayWorld.com, where he accepted an Award for Excellence: Best International Editor in 2013.

In the last 20 years, Oliver has been handling either public relations, corporate communication, or integrated marketing communications for numerous brands (including Pepsi), Broadway shows, Broadway stars, non-profit organizations, and mainstream celebrities.

He is the editor-in-chief of Fil-Am Who’s Who magazine, and a board member, handling publicity and communications, for the annual The Outstanding Filipino Americans in New York Awards held in Carnegie Hall.


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