Saturday, June 9, 2012

Migrant Heritage Commission Presents
The 7th Annual People's Ball

On the occasion of the 106th year of the Filipino migration to the US and the 114th anniversary of Philippine independence

Saturday, June 23, 2012
Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Rd
Washington, DC

The National Capitol Region's largest & most eagerly awaited Filipino - American Community event

Gel Santos Relos - MC

The MC for the evening will be Gel Santos Relos.  She is the News Anchor of "Balitang America" on ABS-CBN's The Filipino Channel (TFC).
She also writes a column for Asian Journal's Opinion-Editorial section.
She also authors a blog called "The Fil-Am Perspective", writing extensively about issues that matter to Filipinos in North America.
This will be her second year as MC for this event.

Philippine Ambassador to the US,
His Excellency Jose L. Cuisia Jr.

In attendance will be a very special guest, the US Ambassador to the Philippines H.E. Jose L. Cuisia Jr.

Ambassador Cuisia has served in this capacity since early 2011.

He is certainly no stranger to the US.  He is an alumnus of De La Salle University, where he graduated in 1967 with degrees in Bachelor of Arts in Social Science and Bachelor of Science in Commerce (magna cum laude). 
He finished his Masters in Business Administration-Finance at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 1970 as a University Scholar. 

We look forward to meeting him.


Oracle Band - Variety Entertainment for all Ages in Maryland / VirginiaOracle will of course be bringing our usual variety of oldies, country, Motown and classic rock as well as a hefty dose of the current hits of today.  We'll be performing the most popular dance music written over the course of the past 60 years or so.

In addition, we will be adding several numbers that you have perhaps never heard us perform before, including some unique line dances and traditional songs.   From cha-chas to line dances, from waltzes to tangos, we'll mix it all up to make for an evening dancers will love!

Dancing will be non-stop from beginning to end.  When the band takes an occasional break local DJs from the Filipino community will take over to keep the music going.  From American classics to Pinoy favorites, they will all be represented.

Ticket & Event Information

Tickets for this event are $74.
For tickets and to RSVP call any of these numbers below:
  • 202-631-8856
  • 703-273-1196
  • 703-675-6334
  • 202-247-0117 
You may also send an e-mail to

Please make checks payable to MHC.  Payments should be mailed to 3930 Walnut St. , Suite 200, Fairfax, VA 22030.

Donations to MHC are tax deductible to extent allowed by law.

Sponsors/ corporate seats also available.


Attire for the evening is formal / black tie for gentlemen and evening gown for ladies, or traditional Filipiniana / Barong

Want to see what all the FUN is about?  Check out this video clip from last year's event! For more information on the Migrant Heritage Commission go to

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