Bayanihan Festival 2016 at the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC) on Friday, December 16. The event was highlighted by sing and dance performances by local Filipino talents. There also was a children’s singing contest, an on-the-spot painting contest and exhibit, a Christmas tree and parol making contest, mini bazaar, awarding ceremonies for exemplary OFWs, beauty contest and surprise guesting of celebrities from the Philippines. This year’s celebrity guests were Daniel Matsunaga and Francine Prieto.
Bayanihan Festival, one of the most anticipated Filipino events held annually by the Filipino community in Dubai and Northern Emirates, was organized by volunteers from the community, under the auspices of the Philippine Consulate General (PCG) Dubai.

Garden Glow
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Matsunaga
LOOK: Fans gravitate towards Kapamilya heartthrob Daniel Matsunaga. Daniel was the celebrity guest at this year’s Bayanihan Festival, one of the biggest Filipino events held annually by the Filipino community in Dubai and Northern Emirates. Bayanihan Festival 2016 was held at the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC) Friday, December 16.

Musikahan
WATCH: Eyzell Salinel, grand prize winner of Dubai’s first-ever Dubai, Dubai Musikahan Songwriting Competition 2016, sings her winning piece, “Inang Ibon,” composed by her mom, Joy. Eyzell was one of the talented Filipinos in Dubai who performed during the Bayanihan Festival, one of the biggest Filipino events held annually by the Filipino community. Bayanihan Festival 2016 was held at the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC) on Friday, December 16.
Singkil
WATCH: Members of the Maranao community in Dubai perform the Singkil, a folk dance of the Maranao people of Lake Lanao. The special number was among many performances by talented Filipinos in Dubai during the Bayanihan Festival, one of the biggest Filipino events held annually by the Filipino community in Dubai and Northern Emirates. Bayanihan Festival 2016 was held at the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC) on Friday, December 16.