The Philippine Independence Day Parade took place on Madison Avenue last Sunday in celebration of Philippine Independence on June 12. Featured at the celebration were young artists including singer Charice Pempengco and Broadway star Ali Ewoldt. The Philippine Independence Day Parade, like any major New York City parades, has a set schedule for its annual celebration. Its usual slot is the first Sunday of June. Since its inception in 1993, the parade has steadily garnered attention not only from the Filipino American community, also from the general population of the New York metropolitan area. A cultural show follows the parade.