By Marivir R. Montebon
New York – They are the head turners during the June 3 Philippine Parade on Madison Avenue, justifying the modernity of the Filipiniana and Barong Tagalog at its impeccable best. Cultural officer Olive Osias-Magpile, Vice Consul Khrys Corpuz, and Vice Consul Tanya Ramiro are a few of those stunners.
Philippine textiles are definitely one of the world’s finest: premium silk that is handwoven with abaca, pinya, cotton, and other indigenous materials. Carefully done by village artisans in the Philippines and tastefully worn by some of the Philippines’ denizens at the Parade, you will see what I mean with the photos here.