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TWO FACLA CELEBRATIONS FOR JULY 4th US INDEPENDENCE DAY SLATED, JULY 3 AND JULY 10.

Press Release
Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA)
Contact: Letty Reyes
June 28, 2013

TWO FACLA CELEBRATIONS FOR JULY 4th US INDEPENDENCE DAY SLATED, JULY 3 AND JULY 10.

Los Angeles- The Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) cordially invite the public for two successive celebrations or a double celebrations for July 4th, the American Independence Day also known at the “Fourth of July “ on Wednesday, July 3 and Wednesday, July 10, 2013.

The first celebration on July 3 will celebrate the wedding anniversary of FACLA’s 3rd Vice President Letty Reyes and musician Maestro Dr. Buddy Reyes . Ms. Letty Reyes will celebarate her birthday with her granddaughter Sam Leynes. from 11:00 Am to 4;00 PM at the FACLA Social Hall, 1740. West Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90026

There will be dancing and the music will provided by Dr. Buddy and Letty Reyes FANTASTIC BAND. Lunch will be served at 12:00 Noon.

July 10th “Fourth of July” Celebrations.

The next celebration will on July 10 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM for the Philippine-American Friendship Day. Ms. Letty Reyes is also the Chairperson for the said affair to be held in FACLA.

July 4 was the former independence day for the Philippines. On July 4, 1946, the United States granted its colony, the Philippines its independence as provided by the Tydings-Macduffie Law of 1934.

But the date of independence slated in 1945 was delayed due to the outbreak of World War II. From December 7, 1941 to September 6, 1945, the Philippines were occupied by Japanese forces from May 6, 1942 to September 6, 1945.

The Americans and the Filipino forces liberated the Philippines and defeated the Japanese forces from October 20, 1945 to September 6, 1945.

But in 1962, President Diosdado Macapagal changed the date of the Philippine Independence to June 12 from 1962 and declared every July 4th as “Philippine-American Friendship Day. “

Thus FACLA will celebrate on July 10, two events, the Philippine-American Friendship Day and the US Independence Day or the “Fourth of July.”

For more information please call FACLA at (213)484-1527 or Letty Ryes at (323) 644-2827 or visit our website at www.newfacla.org.

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