I was so happy to be asked to attend the annual gala dinner in honor of Philippine National Independence Day. Each year Filipinos from all over Texas and Oklahoma come together in Dallas to celebrate this special occasion. It was held at the Hilton in Dallas, and was a very extravagant event! Everyone was dressed in their finest to watch and listen to the wonderful entertainers. I made announcements and introduced the musicians. Here I am in a traditional Filipina dress called a Terno, with global Filipino band sensation Primo. I also got to meet Kimberly and Sage Miss Philippine Texas and Miss Teen Philippine Texas!