Join the Filipino Community in Singapore at the Philippine Independence Day Celebration (PIDC) 2012, to be held this year on Sunday, 17 June 2012 at the Tropics Atrium, Suntec City Mall. A Philippine Country Fair, promoting tourism and travel to the Philippines, will be held at the same venue on Friday and Saturday, 15-16 June 2012.

In anticipation of the celebration, the Steering Committee has launched the HIRIT KA PA contest on Facebook. If you are of Filipino ethnicity and based in Singapore, you are eligible to join! Winners of the contest will be awarded at the Filipino community celebration on 17 June.

Details on the contest are provided below.

Let’s Celebrate our Philippine heritage in colors.

HIRIT KA PA showcases Pinoy culture at its best with photos from our own dynamic photographers (Pinoygraphers).

Have something to say and get your friends and other people to LIKE it.

Exciting prizes await the lucky winners!

Go to PIDC Singapore Facebook page and like the HIRIT KA PA photo now!



  • The contest is open to all individuals of Filipino ethnicity* who are based in Singapore.
  • To join, participants must Like the PIDC 2012 Facebook page.
  • Every week, two (2) pictures will be uploaded depicting unique Filipino culture at the PIDC 2012 Facebook page beginning April 30, 2012 up to May 31, 2012.
  • The first picture of the week will be uploaded on Mondays and the second picture on Thursdays.
  • Contestants must make a HIRIT (comment) on the picture. This could be an anecdote about their past experiences, or a comment to make their fellow Filipinos in Singapore relive their memories of the Philippines; or a witty, funny, memorable comment.
  • HIRIT-ing is limited only to the picture. Commenting on any of the posted HIRITs is not allowed.
  • Everyone is invited to vote for their favorite HIRIT by LIKE-ing it.
  • Weekly deadline for LIKE-ing contestants’ HIRIT is every Sunday 11:59 PM.
  • The HIRIT with the most LIKEs will be declared the winner. There will be one winner for every picture uploaded.
  • Official winners will be announced after verification.
  • A contestant can only win once. However, winners may still HIRIT in the succeeding weeks.
  • Winners will receive their prize during the Philippine Independence Day Celebration on June 10, 2012 (Sunday). More details will be announced at a later date.


  • Members of the PIDC 2012 SteerCom are disqualified from joining the contest.
  • The PIDC 2012 SteerCom reserves the right to ban or remove contestants and/or their comments from the contest and/or the PIDC 2012 Face Book page.

* Filipino citizens, Filipinos with dual citizenships, individuals whose either parent is/was a former Filipino, and Filipinos who have taken up other citizenships.

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