The 2018 Philippine Independence Day Council, Inc. (PIDCI) Grand Marshal Maj. Restituto N. Estacio (2nd from left), MD, F.S., FACIP, 2018 Honorary Grand Marshal Ambassador Mario L. De Leon, Jr. (2nd from right), together with PIDCI President Antero “Ner” Martinez (far left) recently paid a courtesy call on Consul General Ma. Theresa B. Dizon-De Vega (center) and had a fruitful and insightful meeting with her.

Also in photo is Deputy Consul General Kerwin Tate (far right).

With the theme of Honoring Our Heroes — Inspiring Solidarity for us all, they were able to exchange updates on the preparations for the Grand Celebration on June 3, 2018.

The PIDCI Grand Marshal Gala is scheduled for Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill, N.J. where Dr. Estacio and Ambassador De Leon will be formally installed as the PIDCI Grand Marshal and Honorary Grand Marshal, respectively, in a special investiture ceremony.

The upcoming PIDCI Community Meeting will be on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the Kalayaan Hall in the Philippine Center — 556 Fifth Avenue (between 45th/46th Streets) — and updates and information on the Philippine Independence Day Celebration will be reported on.

Parade participants, vendors, performers, sponsors and volunteers are encouraged to attend.

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