BGC Passionfest 2016

Bonifacio Global City, also known as BGC, is known to be the “Home of Passionate Minds”.

It is named after the Father of the Philippine Revolution against Spain, Andres Bonifacio, whose father, Santiago Bonifacio, was a native of Taguig, Rizal. It used to be part of a military camp, but had a major urban development in 1995.(Source)

On November 25-27, we celebrate the Filipino spirit and honor the hero Andres Bonifacio through the BGC Passionfest. There are lots of activities filled with fun, food, and fiesta which includes Pica Pica Quiz Night, Camerahaus Photolympics, Gourmand Market, BGC Art Mart, Science Show, Globe Christmas Symphonies, and the Bayanihan Parade.

This is the first time that I’ve been actively immersed in this event, and it made me love this city even more than I already did.

I started the day with the BGC Volunteers and a tour around Mind Museum with 50 children from Grades 1-3. Each volunteer had to watch over one child as they did their activities. They had storytelling, arts workshop, and fun games afterwards.

I had to go to work, but fortunately enough I was still able to catch the Bayanihan Parade which was the last activity to end the celebration. What I love most about this parade is that it not only honors those big groups that are part of the city, but also gave recognition to the everyday heroes like the city cleaners and police force.

Fun Fact:
“The Bayanihan (pronounced as buy-uh-nee-hun) is a Filipino custom derived from a Filipino word “bayan”, which means nation, town or community. The term bayanihan itself literally means “being in a bayan”, which refers to the spirit of communal unity, work and cooperation to achieve a particular goal.” (Source)

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I hope you liked learning more about this passionate city and the Filipino culture.
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