Last November 26, The Filipino Institute community in the United Arab Emirates celebrated its sixth anniversary through Sports Fest in Shabab Al Ahli Club, Al Nahda, Dubai.
The event was attended by more than a thousand students, staff, sponsors, and supporters from Dubai, Al Ain, Sharjah, and Abu Dhabi.
The opening of the sports fest started at 11:45 in the morning with the ceremonial lighting of the torch, parade of team colors, and various performances from different campuses.
All ball games and other competitions kicked off simultaneously in their respective assigned areas. Eight teams (Blue, Red, Ged, Yellow, Purple, Orange, Gray, and Pink) drew a bid on the golden trophies.
Here is the list of the competitions during the Filipino Institute Sportsfest 2021:
- Badminton Single (men)
- Badminton Single (women)
- Badminton Mix Double
- Darts (men)
- Darts (women)
- Poster-making contest
- Make-up contest
Different sponsors also attended the said event. Various booths were installed in the event place to offer their products and services to the participants.
Pageant and Awarding
In the evening, Mister and Miss Filipino Institute 2021 commenced in three different categories (Little Mister and Miss, Teens and Adult edition) and simultaneously followed by giving of service award for those exemplary employees of the Filipino Institute. Mr. Gabriel John Rimando, the founder and president of FI, and Mrs. Camille Rimando, CEO, presented the service award.
The pageant started with the production number, followed by the uniform wear competition, sportswear, formal wear, and lastly, the question and answer portion in all categories. Awarding of special awards were announced in between each round and concomitantly drew winners for the raffle.
The sports fest concluded with the announcement of winners for sports competition, pageant, and raffle grand prize.
Here are the tally of awards for each team:
Here is the list of Pageant winners:
Watch the full-video coverage of this event here: