America in 3D, a road show by the U.S. Embassy in Manila highlighting “Diplomacy, Development and Defense,” is currently taking place at SM City Iloilo until tomorrow March 4. All of the activities and presentations during this three day event are open to the public and free of charge.
U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Leslie Bassett opened the three-day extravaganza at SM City Iloilo’s Atrium last Friday morning. She was joined by Iloilo Governor Arthur D. Defensor, Sr., and Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick E. Mabilog.
America in 3D is a celebration of Filipino-American friendship, showcasing American culture, U.S. businesses and U.S. Embassy services in the Philippines. The public will enjoy dance and musical performances presenting the best of America – from ballroom to blues to Broadway and even hip-hop. The U.S. Navy’s high energy rock-and-roll band, the Orient Express, will perform your favorite hits during America in 3D. Don’t miss the free samples of American food, or the exibit of American cars and motorbikes. Visitors to the event can find out about all of the ways that the U.S. and the Philippines are connected – and learn how to do business with the U.S., apply for a U.S. Visa, and even study in the United States.
America in 3D is a unique opportunity for Ilonggos to meet representatives of the U.S. Embassy, including experts from the Visa Section, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the United States Foreign Commercial Service, the United States Agency for International Development, the Foreign Agricultural Services, the Peace Corps, and the Philippine-American Educational Foundation. They will all be on hand throughout the program to answer questions and offer information.
This is the fourth America in 3D to take place in the Philippines. Launched by U.S. Ambassador Harry K. Thomas, Jr. in early 2011 in Quezon City, the America in 3D road show has also traveled to Baguio, and Cebu.
Members of the public are welcome to join us at America in 3D by coming to SM City’s Atrium anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. from until Sunday, March 4.