We attended the celebration of Philippine Independence Day last June 12, at Manila Square here in Rome, and we enjoyed so much not only all the typical Filipino delicacies (mostly for free, just like in a town 'Fiesta'), but also the company of all the filipinos in that highly festive occasion where the TFC channel also held a show hosted by Pokwang and Randy Santiago.But we weren't able to watch anymore as we left before their arrival, late in the afternoon.We didn't want to expose our little daughter to too much sun. But it was the first time we attended the Philippine Independence Day here in Rome. It was also funny to see some foreigners, muslim-looking and also Italians appreciating our festivities and our food. There were many different booths set-up to promote varied services like Filipino real estate companies,Filipino Banking institutions, legal assistance, food stands etc. There was also the 'halo-halo' under the heat of the sun--:The most surprising thing for us that day is that our new Ambassador to Italy Mr. Romeo Manalo (2010) is such a humble person that no one would have had any idea he was an Ambassador, he seemed to be a 'down-to-earth' character and so we felt comfortable for a 'shot' with him.My daughter especially enjoyed all the native cultural performances like this one with Tinikling, there was also a dance number with 'banga' and the 'Igorot' dance.