Monthly Archives: March 2014

PUBLIC FORUM (TALAKAYAN SA FACLA)

NEW FACLA NEWS
March 09, 2014

PUBLIC FORUM (TALAKAYAN SA FACLA)

Now Every Thursday of the Week
Time; 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

Description:
A Weekly Discussion on the Important Issues of the Day
Now Every Thursday from 10:00 AM to 12::00 PM
Potluck and Free Pandesal with Black Coffee

Moderators; Arturo Garcia, Dr. Marc Carato, Larry Pelayo.

Memory Loss Training

UCLA. Memory Loss Training graduation, sponsored by St. Barnaba and Filipinp American Community of Los Angeles , on  Feb. 28,2014 @ FACLA social Hall  with president  Austin Baul,Mariano Reinante, Greg Albarillo,Godeto Fabillar,Bennie Quiambao, Susan Adorable, Mely Fabillar and Director Bernie Ganon

FIL-AM LEADERS CONDEMNS PH CYBERCRIME LAW, CHINA’S AGGRESSION IN PANATAG SHOAL

NEW FACLA NEWS
March 8, 2014

FIL-AM LEADERS CONDEMNS PH CYBERCRIME LAW, CHINA’S AGGRESSION IN PANATAG SHOAL

Los Angeles— Scores of Filipino-American leaders in the Public Forum (Talakayan sa FACLA) vehemently condemned the Cybercrime Law in the Philippines and the latest acts of aggression perpetrated by China agains the Philippines as well as it military build-up to claim the islands in the West Philippines Seas.

With, Atty. Roman Mosqueda as the resource person for the weekly Talakayan sa FACLA Public Forum last Thursday at FACLA. the Filipino-American legal luminary extensively discussed the cybercrime bill, its ramifications and compared it with the Cybercrime Law in the United States.

Atty.Mosqueda who was also at the forefront of the anti-martial law struggle with the Ninoy Aquino Movement (NAM) in the US also lambasted at the “chilling effect” of the Cybercrime Law in the Philippines against the “free press” and the people’s democratic movement.”

He also pointed out that the ” carry over of the 300 years old Spanish Codigo Penal that gives a heavy penalty of 6 year raised the ante by the draconian law punishment for on-line libel by 12 years imprisonment with the new cybercrime law. A lawyer in the US and in the Philippines for 25 years, Atty.Mosqueda pointed out, ” that while in the US libel has been decriminalized and is only a civil action, in the Philippines it is not. I think that is what good Senators like Ed Angara missed in framing the law.”

China’s Military Build-Up

The Fil-Am leader Art Garcia and Marc Caratao also decried military build up of China in appropriating more than 12% of its GNP for military spending. In fact, China’s water hosing of Filipino fishermen in Panatag Shoal is a blatant act of aggression.

FACLA’s president Austin Baul Jr. said, “These is an appropriate time to condemned China’s harrassments against the Philippines. Ibagsak ang pananakop ng Tsina!”

Baul said, ” The Filipino-American community stands with the Filipino people who will defend their freedom and democratic rights against all kinds of aggression of China against it territory . He also ask Atty Mosqueda to support FACLA in its mass action at the China’s consulate in LA in the future.

Atty Mosqueda assured the crowd that the Philippines have a chance in the UNCLOS to win its case at the Panatag Shoal. He also pledged to lead and support the coming mass action against China.

Public Forum (Talakayan sa FACLA) is being held every week on Thursdays at 10;00 AM to 12;00 PM at FACLA at 1740 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90026. The Talakayan thanked the sponsor for the food, the Moms Bake Shop for the lunch.

For more information about Talakayan sa FACLA please call Clarita Julian at (213) 484-1527 or email us at newfacla@yahoo or visit our website at www.newfacla@yaho.com

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Ms and Teen FACLA Media Presentation


Los Angeles— Despite the heavy rains and the raging the storm in California, scores of Filipino_American community members attended the presentation of candidates for Ms. FACLA and Ms. Teen FACLA to cheer and support their bets at the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) Social Hall last Saturday at 2;00 PM, March 01.

4 of 5 candidates for Ms. FACLA and 2 out of 3 candidates for Ms. Teen FACLA were present at the orientation meeting for the candidates and the presentation for the media by FACLA Directors at the FACLA Press Conference attended by members of the media.

Orientation and Candidates Presentation.

The Orientation meeting was presided by Ms, Bernie Targa, FACLA Director and Chair for Membership. Director Art Garcia, Secretary of the Board,Paul Julian, Bernie Targa-Ganon and Sid Balatan, all FACLA Directors presided at the press conference.

The candidates for Ms. FACLA were Monet Marual, Emitte Underwood,Precy Montero and Donna Canares. Absent was Cora Miller.

The candidates for Ms. Teen FACLA were Jazmine Morada and Caroline Jimenez. Candidate Mary Banawa did not make it.The next presentation and first canvassing for the ballots will be held in FACLA on March 29 and the second canvassing will held on April 20, 2014 at FACLA.

The winners will be crowned on April 26, 2014 on the 69th anniversary of FACLA’s foundation day.

FACLA is still accepting candidates application for MS.FACLA and Ms. TEEN FACLA . For more information about Ms FACLA and Ms. Teen FACLA contest please call facla@(213)484-1527 or email us newfacla@yahoo.com or visit our website atwww.newfacla.org.

FACLA is still accepting candidates application for MS.FACLA and Ms. TEEN FACLA . For more information about Ms FACLA and Ms. Teen FACLA contest please call facla@(213)484-1527 or email us newfacla@yahoo.com or visit our website atwww.newfacla.org.