Gary Valenciano performs two shows June 14-15

Temecula, CA – While Pechanga has, in the past, held events for Philippine Independence Day, nothing has ever been held on the scale of what the resort is planning for the 2012 celebration in June. Five days of events to commemorate that country’s declaration of independence from Spain in 1898 will be held on the Day itself, June 12 and all the way to the weekend.

Titled “Mabuhay” (long live) and headlined by Filipino superstar Gary V, the five-day event features music, dancers, food, karaoke, comedy, a variety show, gaming promotions and even a Filipino Cultural Exhibit.  Decorations will be displayed throughout the resort and a roving dance troupe is sure to keep things lively.

 “We are looking to reward our loyal customers with an event that speaks to their culture,” Said Alex Rodriguez, chair of the resort’s Filipino Committee.  “We know many people will have personal and family celebrations to attend, which is why we are making it a five-day event. For those just curious about Filipino culture, this is the perfect way to experience the foods, music and entertainment of the Filipino culture at a setting familiar to most Southern Californians.”


Please see below for the line-up of events:


Tuesday, June 12, 2012 Kick off for Philippine Independence Day

•Casino-wide Hot Seat Promo: $12,500 in EasyPlay. $500 every 30 minutes in EasyPlay for slots and table games

•Roving Dance Troup – 5pm to 8pm, throughout the resort

•Cabaret Lounge: Filipino Karaoke with DJ Raul Maliksi, 8pm to 12am

Filipino comedian Edwin San Juan performs four shows June 15-16


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

•Cabaret Lounge  – Rising Star Band 8pm to 12am



Thursday, June  14, 2012

•Gary Valenciano  – Live in the Pechanga Theater 8pm. $80, $70, $55


Friday, June 15, 2012

•Gary Valenciano  – Live in the Pechanga Theater 8pm. $80, $70, $55

• Food Court:  Filipino Food, 11am to 3am

•Comedy Club:  Edwin San Juan, 7:30pm and 9:30pm shows. $22 each + two drink minimum

•Cabaret: Hot Sauce Band, 9pm -1am – Free


Saturday, June 16, 2012

•Food Court : Filipino Food Concessions, 11am to 3am

•Ballroom Foyer: Filipino Cultural Exhibit Booths

•Setup 12pm; Exhibit hours: 2pm to 10pm

•Roving Dance Troup: 5pm – 8pm intervals of 30 minutes

•Comedy Club: Edwin San Juan, 7:30pm and 9:30pm shows. $22 each + two drink minimum

•Cabaret: Hot Sauce Band, 9pm to 1am – Free

•Ballroom: Buffet / Variety Show, 6pm to 11pm ($40) Thage Montercarlo On Stage Productions

•Raffle Drawings-$2500 in promo giveaways


Pechanga Resort & Casino

As the largest casino in the Western USA, Pechanga offers an all-inclusive AAA Four-Diamond luxury resort in the heart of Southern California’s Wine Country of the Temecula Valley. With more than 3,800 slots, 130+ table games, and a 54-table poker room, the resort boasts the soaring elevation changes of the Journey at Pechanga course, ranked as the 4th “Best New Course You Can Play” by GOLF Magazine in 2009. The 445-acre resort also includes a full-service spa, featuring a couple’s massage suite; nine award-winning restaurants and a 24-hour food court; superstar concerts in its theater, a comedy club; world title boxing events; and three clubs and lounges, including Silk, the largest nightclub in Southern California.

Pechanga Resort and Casino is located at 45000 Pechanga Parkway near the I-15 in Temecula, CA.

For more information, call 1-877-711-2WIN or visit