Pinoy group scraps plan to hold Philippine Independence Day event in Orchard Road upon advice from Singapore police, 27 May 2014
The planned Philippine Independence Day celebration at Singapore's Orchard Road shopping district will not push through, weeks after it became the center of an online controversy in the city-state.
The Pilipino Independence Day Council Singapore (PIDCS) withdrew their application to hold the event at Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza, a shopping center along the famed street, The Straits Times reported Monday, May 26, quoting the police.
The police cited "public order and safety concerns," the Straits Times reported. The police also suggested to the organizers to select another venue if they wanted to go through with the celebration, the paper reported. Full story