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JFAV SECOND NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON APRIL 5 in UCLA

JFAV UPDATES
March 20, 2014

JFAV SECOND NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON APRIL 5 in UCLA

Los Angeles –The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), announced today, its Second National Conference to be held at the University of California of Los Angeles (UCLA) on April 5, 2014

JFAV 2nd National Conference’s Theme; ” Consolidate Our Gains, Struggle for Veterans/Survivors Equity and Justice” will be held on April 5,2014
9:00 AM to 6 PM at the UCLA Student Activities Center Rooms 1, 2 and 3

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) National Coordinator Arturo Garcia said, “This will be the JFAV’s 2nd National Conference. The first JFAV National Conference was eight year ago, was also held in UCLA in 2006.

At that time JFAV that was based only in Southern California, took the challenging step to build a national organization. ”

Consolidate the JFAV Gains

Garcia reported, ” now, that JFAV has expanded and has led the lobby in the US Congress and have challenged the US Government in Courts, it’s time for JFAV to consolidate,raise the ante while there is still time for the last remaining veterans and survivors and look for the near future “ Garcia added.

Garcia also said, “ JFAV Chapters Nationwide and each regions will attend the one day conference in UCLA and map out next steps for advocacy and lobbying in the US Congress, campaign for the welfare and rights of the remaining 41,000 Filipino veterans and 60,000 of their survivors and the pursuance of Pilipino Studies in schools in the United States.

JFAV therefore is calling on all Filipino-American activist, allies, advocates and friends to save the date and join its 2nd national Conference on April 5 at UCLA:

COMMUNITY EMPOWERED, CAN NEVER BE DEFEATED!
IPAGLABAN ANG MGA KARAPATAN NG MGA BETERANO AT BALO!
LAKAS NG BAYAN, IPAGWAWAGI NG MAMAMAYAN!!

Please save the date and visit our FB page at jfav-los angeles.or call (213)241-0995 or email us at pilipinokami76@yahoo.com or agarcia@peoplescore.net or at unrecognizedvets@yahoo.com

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Fil-Am leaders welcome new LA consul general

Los Angeles, 10 March 2014 – Consul General Ma. Hellen Barber De La Vega is pleased and honored to announce the appointment by the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Albert F. Del Rosario of the current Philippine Consul General in Chicago, Hon. Leo Herrera-Lim, a career diplomat as the new Philippine Consul General in Los Angeles with jurisdiction over Southern California, Southern Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.

Prior to his posting in Chicago, Consul General Herrera-Lim has represented the Philippines in the United States as Second Secretary and Consul at the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. from 1991 to 1998 and had frequent interaction with the World Bank Group, Intelsat, U.S. Department of State and U.S. Treasury and in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland as First Secretary and Consul and later Minister and Consul General at the Philippine Embassy in London from 2000 to 2007 dealing with government, international organizations and the private sector.

Consul General De La Vega is delighted and welcomes warmly the assignment of Attorney Herrera-Lim to Los Angeles. She describes the incoming Consul General as a cool, humorous and witty person with strategic vision and leadership of great value and benefiting the Fil-Am community and the overall excellent ties between the U.S. and the Philippines.

He studied economics and law at the University of the Philippines.

In the Philippines, he previously served in the Department of Foreign Affairs in various capacities, such as Special Assistant in the Office of the Undersecretary for Policy (OUP) and in the Office of the Undersecretary for Administration (OUA), as Director of the U.S. Division of the Office of American Affairs, and Assistant Director of Treaties Division of the Office of Legal Affairs. He was with the Office of Senator Edgardo Angara and the Regional Trial Court of Bulacan.

He has extensive experience with foreign governments, international organization and financial institutions. He was intricately involved in the crafting and formulation of Government policies and positions on bilateral, multilateral and special issues. He was also a member of Philippine delegations to the United Nations (UN), Association of South East Nations (ASEAN) and treaty negotiations. He attended trainings, seminars and programs at the Foreign Service Institute in Manila, the United States, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Italy.

Consul General Herrera-Lim comes from Manila. He is married to Fidelis Cariño and is a father to Leonardo Ignatius and Frances Leanne.