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ALL SET FOR THE PH ILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE DAY ( 115th) GRAND PARADE IN HFT JUNE 8, 2013

Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA)

1740 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90026

June 03, 2013

ALL SET FOR THE  PH ILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE DAY  ( 115th) GRAND PARADE IN HFT JUNE 8, 2013

 Los Angeles—All is set for the first Philippine (115th) Independence Day Grand Parade in Historic  Filipinotown on June 8,2013 at 8;00 AM

The Parade starts and end at Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA). The assembly time will be at 7;00  AM and the parade will start at 9;00 AM.

After the parade, from 11;00 to 4;00 PM , a Festival of Philippine Culture and a program of songs and dances  will be held at the Silver Lake Medical Center Compound at 1711 W. Temple St.  Information and cultural booths will be at the place.

Assembly area at N. Burlington St (FACLA side)

All participants and contingents are advised to  converge at FCALA at 1740 W. Temple St. Los Angeles,C A 90026 and at N. Burlington St  from 7:00 AM to 8;30 AM for the formation.

They  can assemble with their contingents and vehicles at the N Burlin gton St side of FACLA for FACLA cannot accommodate all the people and contingents that will join the parade.

Arturo P. Garcia, Parade Coordinator  and  Deputy Consul Espiritu also  said the preparations for the 115th Independence Day and the Grand Parade to be held in Historic Filipinotown on June 8. Is ready to go.

FACLA’s parade theme is the Santa Cruz De Mayo and  The Filipino Ministry will join the Santa Cruzan with their Sagalas.

“There are at least more than 50 groups from regional to town organizations who have committed to participate in the said event.” Espiritu added.

  Participating Organizations for the Parade.

 The Philippine Consulate staff led by Consul Hellen Barber-Dela Vega, Bishop Oscar Solis and the outgoing Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa will be the grand marshal for the parade.

The  FILAM TV, Tribune -USA, Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA), Justice for the Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), Seniors 4 Pilipino American Community Empowerment (S4PACE), Arangkada La Castellana Inc, The Filipino Ministry of the Archdiocese of  Los Angeles, the Historic Filipinotown Neighborhood Council (HFNC), Batangas Varsitarians  Alumni Association of North America , Knight of Rizal of the Historic Filipinotown. KOR of California, People’s CORE, Kabataang mak-Bayan Pro People youth (KmB),  Danza Cuatehmoc, ANSWER-LA, March Forward Veterans ,  the City of Walnut,.

Other organ izations are: SilverLake CBAS, Binibining Pilipinas 2013, Queen Lola Pageant, The Filipino American Press Club of California. Silver Lake Medical Center, Mindanao Alliance, Dinagyang Festival, Los Angeles County Asian American Employees, Jesus is Lord/CARE Ministry, MOTHER MOVEMENT, WE ARE ONE Youth, Cajun Caleb Restaurant, Victory Cargo  and   some of Filipino regional organizations in Southern California are the participating organizations.

Garcia also pointed out the FACLA and the Consulate’s  collaboration for the parade and festival for the 115th Philippine Independence Day celebrations in Southern California.

 For more information please call (213)278-3025 or email at newfacla@yahoo.com. or visit  our website at newfacla.org.

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