Daly City Filipino festival to raise funds for charity

Daly City, home of the largest Filipino-American population in the United States, will hold its 13th annual Fil-Am Friendship Festival this weekend.

Thefestival will include two days of food, music, shopping and dancing and will be held at Serra Bowl at Junipero Serra Boulevard and D Street. Officials from Daly City and visiting dignitaries from the Philippines will join together to kick off the opening ceremony at noon on Saturday.

The festival is produced by the Daly City-Quezon City Sister City Committee and raises scholarship money for students both in Daly City and its Philippine sister cities of Quezon and Albuquerque, said Andre Belarmino, who sits on the committee’s board of directors.

The festival also raises funds for charitable organizations in the Philippines, Belarmino said.

It is the longest-running Filipino-American festival in the Bay Area that offers free admission, organizers said. Up to 5,000 people are expected to attend the festival over two days, Belarmino said.

The nonstop entertainment at the Fil-Am Friendship Festival will include a variety of music — from rock bands to DJs to traditional Filipino song and dance. Medical professionals from Kaiser Permanente and Seton Medical Center will also be on hand to discuss health issues and offer information. </p>

The festival will run until 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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