In line with Philippine Embassy’s year-long activities to celebrate 40 years of Philippines-Jordan bilateral relations and to mark ASEAN Week, the Filipino community in Jordan, together with the Indonesian community, participated in the Amman Summer Festival 2016 on 12 August 2016 at King Hussein Park Amphitheater.  The festival, which opened on 04 August, is an annual summer event in various parts of Amman being organized by the Greater Amman Municipality.  It offers the Jordanian public free fun and entertainment and aims to further enhance tourism, showcasing Amman as a peaceful and stable multicultural city.

Philippine participation in the Amman Summer Festival contributes to further strengthening the bilateral cultural ties, formalized through the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding on Cultural Cooperation last June 27.

Performers from the Filipino community in Jordan re-showcased the Philippine folk dances Tinikling, Kappa Malong Malong and Pandanggo sa Ilaw which were performed in Jerash Festival 2016, and Piliin Mo ang Pilipinas production number, tribal ethnic fusion and Totoy Bibo line dance which premiered in Post’s Pistang Pinoy and Santacruzan Festival event last 27 May.

The performance was well-received and applauded by the audience of around three thousand composed of Jordanians and the Filipino and Indonesian communities who supported the performances.  The Indonesian community performed two Indonesian dances.