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Filippino Community

The Philippines is predominantly a Roman Catholic country and is one of the countries in the world that there is no divorce.

It is located in South East Asia and it is divided into three main islands: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. However, we have 7,107 small islands as well. English is our second language. We have lots of native dialects but we need to speak in Tagalog or English in order to understand each other.

In 2001 the first batch of Filipino nurses were hired by Basildon and Thurrock Hospital and after that more nurses followed and their families joined them afterwards.

The “Basildon Filipino UK Community” was launched in 2004 due to the increasing number of Filipinos and we have officers in both NHS and Non-NHS sector so that we can reach out to individual “Pinoys”.We have regular social, sports and family gatherings.

We have a Filipino church choir and we sing every second Sunday. If you wish to join come and see one of us after the Mass. For more information please contact Helen Pestano-Jasmin.

Mabuhay

Inaanyayahan naming ang lahat na mga Pinoy na sumali sa ating komunidad upang makipagbalitaan at makihalubilo sa ating kapwa Pinoy. Meron tayong mga party at mga laro sa summer. May choir din tayo na kumakanta sa simbahan tuwing pangalawang Linggo kada buwan at kinakailangan pa ng mga miyembro, kaya welcome kayong sumali. Pag may gusto kayong iparating sa ating organisasyon, kontakin nyo si Rical Tan o di kaya magtanong kayo sa simbahan upang maituro kayo sa nararapat na tao. Salamt