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Celebrating the 110th Anniversary of Philippine Independence, by the DFW Filipino community

Mission Statement:

Impelled by the need to strengthen the bond of solidarity amongst Filipino Americans, we seek the participation of all to engage both in celebration and conversation regarding the values and traditions that continue to form the Filipino character with the theme:

Claiming our heritage as we look into the future.

Visit our website-->www.prdc-dfw.org
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Send us an email -->Dr. Manny Rivero President --------469-595-9475
Lita T. Cruz 1st Vice President ---972-755-4575 Ext. 331
Dr. Chuck de Castro 2nd Vice President-- 817-737-0784


This year at Pista Sa Nayon

Children's Games and Rides

Hawaiian & Filipino Folk Dance workshop, Arts & crafts, Battle of the Bands, Volleyball games

Music presentation

TALENT SEARCH CONTEST (Filipino Idols, The Great Impersonators)

Dhara Avila
Filipino Idol 2007

April 19, 2008 2:00pm to 7:00 pm
FILIPINO IDOL 2008 (Singing Contest)
Project of the Philippine Republic Day
Who will be the Filipino Ido 2008?

Venue: St. Stephen United Methodist Church
2520 Oates Dr. Mesquite, TX 75150

Ticket: $15 per person (Snack included)
Pls email: lita_cruz88@yahoo.com

You can get the application form from our website:

Bowling Tournament

PRDC Tennis Open- June 1, 2008 ; 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.at Arlington Tennis Center, Mayfield Arlington. Contact:Francis P. Rey Hipolito; Linda Lanuza French- 817-808-7300; Edgar Santiago-214-893-2689;



Basketball Tournament
Contact: Chito dela Cruz

PISTA SA NAYON - June 21, 2008 This year, give our guests some comfort by celebrating our Pista Sa Nayon (festival) at the shaded Traders Village in Grand Prairie which is not only one of the largest weekend flea markets in Texas but also known for its special events.

(Photos courtesy of Texas Herald)

Grand Prairie Traders Village
2602 Mayfield Road
Grand Prairie, Texas 75052
(972) 647-2331

  • Vendor Booth (food) Rent: $50 whole day… bring your own table skirt and cover. Limited to 10 booths only.
  • Vendors who will cook Filipino special meals and delicacies.
  • Vendor Non-Food Rent: $50 whole day… bring your own table skirt and cover. Limited to 30 booths only… vendors who will sell Philippine product, memorabilias and other items.

Contact: Emma Ramos at phone no: 817-723-6510 or at her email: emmstyle@yahoo.com
Multi-ethnic entertainers, choral groups, cultural dancers, bands, singers who are interested to participate on the program are welcome. Contact: Merna Parcon at 214-244-9114 or email her at: guidingangelsllc@hotmail.com

Company owners who want to promote their business, associations who want to mingle with other associations, feel free to join in the parade of banners! Contact: Nap Ramirez at 817-229-9015 or email @ nramirez98@aol.com

Corporations who want to sponsor and be partners with PRDC, contact: Lita T Cruz @ 469-330-7130 or email at lita.cruz@thetexasherald.net or Dr. Manny Rivero at 469-595-9475.

Grand Prairie Traders Village Location
From State Highway 360 take the Mayfield Road exit and head east on Mayfield Road. Traders Village is approximately one-quarter mile down the road on the left.
For more information on venue, visit: Grand Prairie Traders Village!

PRDC GALA NIGHT- June 14, 2008
Hilton Garden Inn Dallas Lewisville
785 SH 121 Bypass, Lewisville Texas, USA 75067
Tel: +1-972-459-4600 Fax: +1-972-459-4633

For only $50 per person, you are invited to join us on June 14, 2008 from 7:00 pm to 12:00 midnight to celebrate our 110th Philippine Independence. Special room rate: $79.00. Free Parking

Vendor Booth available for $100 each. Please contact: Shirley Griffin at 214-505-6082 or email at: bs.griffin@tx.rr.com
Companies and sponsors, place you ad in our souvenir program to promote your business.. pls call: Lita T. Cruz at 469-330-7130 or email at lita.cruz@thetexasherald.net or call Dr. Manny Rivero at 469-595-9475.

For tickets please contact: Olive Padilla at 214-415-1517 or email at: olivapadilla@yahoo.com. Nap & Nene Ramirez at 817-229-9015 or email: nramirez98@aol.com. Linda & Boy Gabrillo at 469-556-5422 or email: gabbyperl@aol.com. Josie Canson at 972-686-8527 or email: cansonj@yahoo.com. Emma Ramos at 817-723-6510 or email: emmstyle@yahoo.com. Lopar & Marnie Lopez at 214-317-1390 or email: loparlo@aol.com or marnebelle@aol.com.

For guests who want to get the front seats, please pay your tickets early. You will also receive your leis immediately (Pls don’t lose them as they are limited to 500 guests only). Kindly make your check payable to PRDC and mail it to: PRDC: Attn Olive Padilla 1513 Viceroy Dallas TX 75243-2303

Ecumenical Worship Celebration,

2007-2008 Board Officers

President - Dr. Manny Rivero
1st Vice-President - Lita Cruz
2nd Vice-Pres.- Dr. Chuck de Castro
Secretary - Manny Gamboa
Asst. Secretary - Nick Calado
Auditor - Oscar Macaraeg
Treasurer - Oliva Padilla
Asst.Treasurer - Shirley Griffin
PRO - Erlinda Gabrillo
PRO - Nene Ramirez

Board Members

Josie Canson -------------- Marnee Lopez
Dr. Monette de Castro- Blessie Macaraeg
Precioso Gabrillo--------- Merna Parcon
Mila Gamboa ---------------Nap Ramirez
Ed Hocson ----------------- Emma Ramos
Lopar Lopez

Advisory Board

Chito delaCruz
Gus Mercado

Dr. Angie Rivero
Carol C. Smith

Linda Lanuza French
Emelita dela Rosa