Filipino Artists, Volunteers Needed for Expo 2020 Philippine Pavilion

The much-awaited Expo 2020 Dubai is happening soon, and preparations by participating countries are underway, including the construction of Bangkota, the Philippine Pavilion.

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In relation to this, Philippine Ambassador to the UAE Hjayceelyn Quintana is urging the Filipino community for ideas on how to feature the Philippine Pavilion at the World Expo.

Call for Pinoy Volunteers for Philippine Pavilion in World Expo

During the Filipino Social Club (FilSoc) Town Hall Meeting last Friday, December 13th, Ambassador Quintana stated that she will be holding consultations and focused group discussions to come up with ideas for the Philippine Pavilion, Gulf News reported.

“We are a very big group here so we have to show our strong participation,” she mentioned. Around 300 members of the Filipino community attended the FilSoc Town Hall Meeting.

Notably, the Philippine Pavilion will resemble a “Bangkota,” which means “coral reef” in Tagalog. Exhibits on the history of the Philippines and its people, along with films about the Philippine marine life and other natural wonders, will be showcased in the pavilion.

For his part, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez declared: “We will all be the ambassadors of our participation at Expo 2020 Dubai.” He explained that there will be a communications programme that would enable everyone to explain the meaning behind the Philippine Pavilion and the country’s participation in Expo 2020 Dubai.

The DTI is inviting volunteers, including mural painters, to contribute. Likewise, FilSoc, which will coordinate between prospective volunteers and the Philippine Embassy, is already recruiting members ahead of the club’s General Assembly on 24th January 2020.

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For more information on how to volunteer for the Philippine Pavilion, please visit the FilSoc Facebook page and stay tuned for updates!

With less than a year to go before Expo 2020 Dubai, everybody is definitely excited — Emiratis and foreign participants included! And in case you were wondering how the site will look like, here’s a collection of pavilion designs of different countries that will be joining the event.