‘First New York, then the world.’
Philippine Independence Day Council Inc. (PIDCI) has been working on inviting Dinagyang to come to New York since 2005 but never materialized till Joji Jalandoni became the President in 2011, then the stars aligned and the rest was history.
What made her decide to bring Dinagyang to the Big Apple? “Why not ? I saw the opportunity to showcase our culture, tradition and heritage to the next Filipino American generation. Why not bring Dinagyang to New York to dazzle the New Yorkers with the beats of the drums. New York first, then the world,” stressed Jalandoni. Continue reading DINAGYANG IN THE US