by Rey Padernilla
Pinoy Pride of Perth!
On August 2nd Paulo Padernilla (son of Rey and Ramona Padernilla) took 1st place at the 2013 Western Australian DMC DJ Championship retaining his WA title (having previously won in 2012). Going by the alias of DJ Midsole, he executed his 6-minute DJ battle routine, which consisted of technical skills such as scratching, beat juggling, and body tricks.
He will be representing WA in the 2013 Australian National DMC Finals taking place in Melbourne on 14th September at the Laundry Bar, 50 Johnston Street, Fitzroy. The DMC DJ Championships is an annual DJ competition hosted by Disco Mix Club, which began in 1985. DMC will be holding the World Finals in London, England. If DJ Midsole is able to take first place in the Australian Finals he may have a chance at taking the DMC World title. We wish him all the best of luck!
“The Very First Tagalog School of Perth”
Children of at least one Filipino parent here in Australia are growing up not knowing how to speak their native tongue. Usually, it’s because the other parent is non-Filipino and so they only speak English at home. At the same time, the spouses do not learn Tagalog even if they wanted to. That’s exactly what happened to Cielo Franklin’s husband and children. Being a parent and a Filipino, she feels that it’s her responsibility to make sure that the future generations will continue our traditions. She looked at the local colleges, the high schools and other schools here in Perth but none of them teach Tagalog. So, she thought that if others won’t, she will. After a few years of being an idea, it has become a reality. Cielo started the very first Tagalog School of Perth.
The school aims to provide excellent and effective Tagalog teaching service that is easy to understand, in a friendly and comfortable environment.
Classes commenced last month and are being held every Wednesday from 7:30-8:30PM at Yokine Community Centre at 287 McDonald St Yokine. There will be more classes scheduled in the future to provide more options. The school will run at the same time as the WA school calendar, therefore finishing this term on September 25. Casual students are welcome but if you prepay for the whole term, there is a 10% discount on fees. Generous discounts are also offered to siblings or parent/children enrolling in the same term. There is no age limit as long as the student can read and write, they are welcome. No book is required, all study materials are provided for you.
The Filipino Australian Multicultural Association Inc. or FAMAS
celebrated their first anniversary and their second Philippine Independence Anniversary in a Grand Masquerade Ball on 8 June 2013 in Balcatta, WA. Everyone enjoyed the delicious Filipino delicacies, the cultural performances and later danced with a live band until midnight. FAMAS have new officers to fill up the remaining spots and they were formally welcomed when they took their oaths on the night officiated by Mr. Tony Krsticevic, MLA for Carine. City of Bayswater Terry Kenyon and Philippine Consul General Gerry Donnelly presented 4 community awards to Joey Fabila (not pictured), Lina Fabila, Rizalina Clements and Zoe Murray-Stone.
There were a lot of happy raffle prize winners including the iPad grand prize winner. Their President Anita Kinkela said “Thank you to our sponsors Optimum Property and Finance Group, John Hughes, Joey Fabila, Paul Dodds & Zoe Stone, and Newcrest Security. Thank you to everyone who came and supported us. We look forward to having you all again on our next event, the International Food & Cultural Festival on October 27. For details, please go to our website famas-inc.org or like our facebook page “FAMAS Perth” to get our latest updates. We will also be having our first Annual General Meeting on September. Everyone is encouraged to attend.
Damayang Pilipino Inc. 115th Philippine Independence Celebration.
Mark Antoniades – Director and Optimum Property and Finance group at the Christmas In July party!
Happy 65th birthday Dante Maribbay! With Ramona and Rey Padernilla, and Christina Hutch.