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Filipino group drops plan to hold Orchard Road event

Published on May 26, 2014 7:31 AM
In April, a Facebook post by the council about its intention to host the annual event at Orchard Road was lambasted by some netizens, who said they did not want it held there. -- PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM FACEBOOK

Organisers of a planned Philippine Independence Day celebration here have withdrawn their application to hold it at Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza.

The event was to have taken place at the Orchard Road site on June 8.

The police told The Straits Times that the withdrawal follows public order and safety concerns about the venue proposed by its organisers - the Pilipino Independence Day Council Singapore (PIDCS).

Said a police spokesman: "Police had also advised the organisers to consider alternative locations used previously for the event, such as Hong Lim Park in 2013 and Suntec City in 2012."

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