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Los Angeles city officials, Fil-Ams celebrate PH Independence

Los Angeles city officials, Fil-Ams celebrate PH Independence

 

June 12 celebration with Los Angeles City officials. AJ PRESS PHOTOS

 

LOS ANGELES, California – Philippine Independence Day was celebrated here on June 12 with a commemoration by City Hall and a Filipino community parade on June 7 at Historic Filipinotown.

The City Hall celebration was organized by the Los Angeles Filipino Association of City Employees (LAFACE), and sponsored by the office of Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, who represents council district 13 (CD13), where Historic Filipinotown (HiFi) is located.

A special cultural program-luncheon was held at the City Hall’s Historic Spring Street Steps. The program included a parade of colors (featuring historical flags of the Philippine Revolution) and performances by Annie Nepomuceno, Miguel Vera and Filipino students of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Councilmember O’Farrell presented a resolution to Philippine Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim and LAFACE President Linda Granados, proclaiming the city’s commemoration of June 12. It was signed by all members of the LA City Council and former and Mayor Eric Garcetti.

 

One of the many groups participating in June 7 parade in Historic Filipinotown. AJ PRESS PHOTOS

 

O’Farrell said that he was “particularly proud” to be representing Historic Filipinotown, a neighborhood that has been home to Filipinos in high concentrations since the 1940s and has served as a gateway for many Filipino immigrants in Los Angeles for the past several decades.

“Since the Filipinos first arrived in in this country, they have made significant contributions to our country’s social, economic, political, educational, artistic, scientific and entertainment communities. Filipinos helped build this country’s infrastructure, worked in our farms, plantations, fought valiantly in our nation’s armed services, served honorably in public office, and are now becoming staples in the entertainment and sports community,” O’Farrell said.

He noted a “relatively new dynamic” and approach to America’s multiculturalism. Being of Irish descent, O’Farrell himself has seen immigrant communities of different nationalities pursue assimilation with the intent of “never looking back,” resulting in the loss of connection to cultural heritage.

“I like that in this day and age, we recognize and celebrate our roots and where we came from, so that it enriches us and all of our cultures. I like that [it’s happening] today in modern-day America,” O’Farrell said.

Consul General Herrera-Lim said that the Filipinos’ growing significance in Los Angeles is a positive development, with elected officials becoming more attuned to the needs of the Fil-Am community. Herrera-Lim said that what the community needs to do now is to take the opportunity to voice out their concerns more to local and state government.

Meanwhile, on Saturday, June 7, about 30 Fil-Am groups joined the celebration of the Kalayaan Grand in Historic Filipinotown in an unprecedented show of unity.

The Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) led by its President Austin “June” Baul, the Philippine Consulate General of Los Angeles and Justice for Filipino Veteran (JFAV) participated in the colorful event.

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TALAKAYAN CALLS ON VP BINAY TO RESIGN FROM THE AQUINO III CABINET, RECALLS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF JUNE !2, 1898

EPCC NEWS 
June 16, 2014

TALAKAYAN CALLS ON VP BINAY TO RESIGN FROM THE AQUINO III CABINET, RECALLS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF JUNE !2, 1898

Los Angeles—In a special discussion for Philippine Independence Day, June 12 for TALAKAYAN moderated by journalist Sid Balatan and Press Club President Leo Pandac, the participants for the weekly community forum called on PH Vice President Jejomar Binay to resign from the cabinet.

More than 60% of the participant believe that Binay could do more open campaigning and will not be perceived to be “opportunistic” if he will resign from Aquino III cabinet and expose the shenanigans in the Aquino administration.

Dr. Marc Caratao said, “ Binay could do more outside of the administration than to do” critical collaboration” with the Liberal Party which continue to attack him and his family.”

Art Garcia also said, “ when Binay resigns, the honorable thing that he can do–then people will perceptions of Binay as an opportunist will change once he resigned and concentrate on his campaign for president in 2016.”

Significance of June 12, 1898

The significance of the PH Independence Day, June 12, 1898 was also discussed during the June 12, 2014 TALAKAYAN.

Alliance -Philippines leader Arturo P.Garcia said, ” What is significant about June 12 is the new found pride among Filipinos in America, that its Independence Day is being observed in all places where there are Filipinos for the whole month of June.
New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles now have June Independence Day parades. FilAms are proud of the Philippines and their being Filipinos.”

Dr. Marc Caratao pointed out, “the declaration of the PH Independence on June 12, 1898 was the culmination of the 1986 Revolution and handed Spain its defeat and the demise of its empire in Asia and the Caribbean nations of Cuba and Puerto Rico.

We were the first Asian Republic and we have to fight a war for our independence against the Americans after winning it against Spain.

Meanwhile Dr. Leo Pandac also stressed, “That the Philippines was the first colony of the United States and with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in December 10, 1898, all Philippine territories like Guam, the Carolinas and the Marianas then all became US territories and still are today.

The Filipino-American War (1899-1916)

Art Garcia on the other hand explained, “ the Philippines defended its hard won freedom by waging a 16 years Filipino-American War from 1899 to 1916.

Unfortunately even if the US Congress declared war against the Philippines, it was treated as “ Philippine Insurrection” not as a war of aggression.

Even with scandals like PDAF, tragedies like the YOLANDA, Filipinos still proundly waves the flag and are proud to be Filipinos all over the world” Garcia ended.

The TALAKAYAN also thanked the food donors like Orly Cagampan and Marc Caratao. TALAKAYAN is a weekly community forum held in FACLA every Thursday at 10:00 AM. The public is invited to participate.

For more information about weekly TALAKAYAN Forum please call (213) 484-1527 or email us at newfacla@yahoo.com and visit our website on www.newfacla.org

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FACLA’s PANDAYAN NG SINING AND UGNAYANG SINING TOMASINO (UST) HOLDS KALAYAAN 2014 ART EXHIBIT June 13, 14 and 16.

NEW FACLA NEWS
June 13, 2014

FACLA’s PANDAYAN NG SINING AND UGNAYANG SINING TOMASINO (UST) HOLDS KALAYAAN 2014 ART EXHIBIT June 13, 14 and 16.

Los Angeles-“ A country without culture, will have a dull-witted people”

Thirteen Filipino Artist from the University of Santo Tomas (UST) College Architecture and Fine Arts of Manila, Philippines during the 1970’s to 1980’s called the Ugnayang Sining Tomasino (UST) with the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles, Inc (FACLA) PANDAYAN NG SINING and the Philippine Consulate General of Los Angeles will hold a three day the KALAYAAN Art Exhibit (Freedom 2014) from  today, June 13 , 14 and 16, 2014 at the Social Hall of FACLA, 1740 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90026.

Philtown Inc. Mayor and FACLA Director and PANDAYAN NG SINING Program Coordinator Jerry Esguerra also said, “The KALAYAAN Art Exhibit will have its grand opening and ribbon cutting on June 13, 2014 Friday at 6;00 PM at the FACLA Social Hall.

Philippine Consulate Officials will grace the affair and the Special Guest will be the noted Filipino Singer-FLORANTE. The exhibit is also sponsored by Ms.Angelita Vallejo of SUPER A’s HOME CARE ,Lake Forest, California

This 3-day exhibit is actually the third of the series of exhibit by the UST group. The arts exhibit is open to the public and everyone is invited to attend this cultural affairs as an offering of the FACLA’S Cultural Program, PANDAYAN NG SINING. “

THE UGNAYAN SINING TOMASINO (UST)

The group Ugnayang Sining Tomasino (UST) was first called “Pintang Sining Tomasino in 2013. They first formed a group in 2011, then Danny Rodriguez who came to California to see his friend April Villacorta in California and suggested they gather their artist friends and held an art show entitled “Atelier Reunion Exhibit in Santa Cruz, Manila in January 2012.

In 2013, when they met again during thre Alumni Art Exhibit at the Angelico Beato gallery in UST they initially formed the “Pintang Sining Tomasino” and elected Yannie Rumbaoa as their president, Roger Santos as Vice President and Arnelita De Los Reyes as Secretary.

Eventually after holding an art exhibit in the GSIS Museum and Intramuros, Manila, they eventually renamed the group as Ugnayang Sining Tomasino (UST) after the name of their alma mater.

The Artists at the KALAYAAN 2014 Art Exhibit

The Filipino-American artists who will hold the KALAYAAN 2014 are the following ;

1.YANNIE RUMBAOA, the first Filipino engraver of the Central Bank of the Philippines, tagged as “The Man Behind The Coin”;
2. APRIL GAMBOA VILLACORTA, a modern impressionist painter from Anaheim, California;
3. DANNY SIMBULAN RODRIGUEZ, a muralist who has commissioned artworks and an art exhibitor of Philippine Art in New York and other places in America
4,. ERNIE VELAZQUEZ, a serious conservative painter of still life and old houses from Baliuag, Bulacan;
5. PERPETUO “TOTI” SAN JUAN, a skilled painter who has done liturgical paintings in Puerto Galera, Mindoro and other religious establishments in the Philippines
6. SAMUEL LEE, an artist who totally makes great artworks on subjects that influence his life
7. RITA TERESA BATALLA LAFORTEZA, an abstract artist and an instructor in the College of Fine Arts and Design in the University of Sto. Tomas.
8. ARNIE G, DELOS REYES, an artist with modest style of doing attractive paintings and an experienced costume and fashion designer of ads and TV commercial
9. ANJIE JIMENEZ, a hard working artist in making replicas and dimensional figures;
10. SUSAN PUNO VILLANUEVA, an impressionist artist., lecturer and master of graphic design connected with Sharjah University in Dubai;
11. WILLY TADEO LAYUG, a presidential awardee of Medal of Merit in Ecclesiastical Art,took apprenticeship in sculpture in Spain and installed a retablo in Collegio Filipino in Rome.He also did the wood carving at the gate of Fort Santiago in Manila

The other two guest artists who will also exhibit are JUNJIE VERZOSA, a dedicated artist from Arizona State and GERRY NAVARRO, a modern artist with geometric and cubic forms.

Exhibit Hours, June 13, 14 and 16.

The opening of the Art Exhibit will be on Friday, June 13, 2014 at 6:00PM at the FACLA Social Hall. Exhibit hours will be the following:

-June 13, 2014 from 6;00 pm to 9:00 PM
-June 14, 2014 from 9;00 AM to 9;00 PM
NO EXHIBITION ON SUNDAY, JUNE 15.
-June 16, 2014 from 9:00 PM to 9;00 PM

This Art Exhibit is a part of the 116th Independence Day Celebrations from the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles, Inc PANDAYAN NG SINING to promote Filipino-American arts and culture and a part of the FACLA’s Cultural Program for the promotions of arts and culture.

For more information please call Clarita Julian or Cording Dos Pueblos at (213) 484-1527 or email us newfacla@yahoo.com or visit our website at www.newfacla.org.

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FACLA’s PANDAYAN NG SINING AND UGNAYANG SINING TOMASINO (UST) HOLDS KALAYAAN 2014 ART EXHIBIT June 13, 14 and 16.

NEW FACLA NEWS
June 10, 2014

FACLA’s PANDAYAN NG SINING AND UGNAYANG SINING TOMASINO (UST) HOLDS KALAYAAN 2014 ART EXHIBIT June 13, 14 and 16.

Los Angeles-- “ A country without culture, will have a dull-witted people”

Thirteen Filipino Artist from the University of Santo Tomas (UST) College Architecture and Fine Arts of Manila, Philippines during the 1970’s to 1980’s called the Ugnayang Sining Tomasino (UST) with the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles, Inc (FACLA) PANDAYAN NG SINING and the Philippine Consulate General of Los Angeles will hold a three day the KALAYAAN Art Exhibit (Freedom 2014) from June 13 , 14 and 16, 2014 at the Social Hall of FACLA, 1740 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90026.

Philtown Inc. Mayor and FACLA Director and PANDAYAN NG SINING Program Coordinator Jerry Esguerra also said, “The KALAYAAN Art Exhibit will have its grand opening and ribbon cutting on June 13, 2014 Friday at 6;00 PM at the FACLA Social Hall.

Philippine Consulate Officials will grace the affair and the Special Guest will be the noted Filipino Singer-FLORANTE. The exhibit is also sponsored by Ms.Angelita Vallejo of SUPER A’s HOME CARE ,Lake Forest, California

This 3-day exhibit is actually the third of the series of exhibit by the UST group. The arts exhibit is open to the public and everyone is invited to attend this cultural affairs as an offering of the FACLA’S Cultural Program, PANDAYAN NG SINING. “

THE UGNAYAN SINING TOMASINO (UST)

The group Ugnayang Sining Tomasino (UST) was first called “Pintang Sining Tomasino in 2013. They first formed a group in 2011, then Danny Rodriguez who came to California to see his friend April Villacorta in California and suggested they gather their artist friends and held an art show entitled “Atelier Reunion Exhibit in Santa Cruz, Manila in January 2012.

In 2013, when they met again during thre Alumni Art Exhibit at the Angelico Beato gallery in UST they initially formed the “Pintang Sining Tomasino” and elected Yannie Rumbaoa as their president, Roger Santos as Vice President and Arnelita De Los Reyes as Secretary.

Eventually after holding an art exhibit in the GSIS Museum and Intramuros, Manila, they eventually renamed the group as Ugnayang Sining Tomasino (UST) after the name of their alma mater.

The Artists at the KALAYAAN 2014 Art Exhibit

The Filipino-American artists who will hold the KALAYAAN 2014 are the following ;

1.YANNIE RUMBAOA, the first Filipino engraver of the Central Bank of the Philippines, tagged as “The Man Behind The Coin”;
2. APRIL GAMBOA VILLACORTA, a modern impressionist painter from Anaheim, California;
3. DANNY SIMBULAN RODRIGUEZ, a muralist who has commissioned artworks and an art exhibitor of Philippine Art in New York and other places in America
4,. ERNIE VELAZQUEZ, a serious conservative painter of still life and old houses from Baliuag, Bulacan;
5. PERPETUO “TOTI” SAN JUAN, a skilled painter who has done liturgical paintings in Puerto Galera, Mindoro and other religious establishments in the Philippines
6. SAMUEL LEE, an artist who totally makes great artworks on subjects that influence his life
7. RITA TERESA BATALLA LAFORTEZA, an abstract artist and an instructor in the College of Fine Arts and Design in the University of Sto. Tomas.
8. ARNIE G, DELOS REYES, an artist with modest style of doing attractive paintings and an experienced costume and fashion designer of ads and TV commercial
9. ANJIE JIMENEZ, a hard working artist in making replicas and dimensional figures;
10. SUSAN PUNO VILLANUEVA, an impressionist artist., lecturer and master of graphic design connected with Sharjah University in Dubai;
11. WILLY TADEO LAYUG, a presidential awardee of Medal of Merit in Ecclesiastical Art,took apprenticeship in sculpture in Spain and installed a retablo in Collegio Filipino in Rome.He also did the wood carving at the gate of Fort Santiago in Manila

The other two guest artists who will also exhibit are JUNJIE VERZOSA, a dedicated artist from Arizona State and GERRY NAVARRO, a modern artist with geometric and cubic forms.

Exhibit Hours, June 13, 14 and 16.

The opening of the Art Exhibit will be on Friday, June 13, 2014 at 6:00PM at the FACLA Social Hall. Exhibit hours will be the following:

-June 13, 2014 from 6;00 pm to 9:00 PM
-June 14, 2014 from 9;00 AM to 9;00 PM
NO EXHIBITION ON SUNDAY, JUNE 15.
-June 16, 2014 from 9:00 PM to 9;00 PM

This Art Exhibit is a part of the 116th Independence Day Celebrations from the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles, Inc PANDAYAN NG SINING to promote Filipino-American arts and culture and a part of the FACLA’s Cultural Program for the promotions of arts and culture.

For more information please call Clarita Julian or Cording Dos Pueblos at (213) 484-1527 or email us newfacla@yahoo.com or visit our website at www.newfacla.org.

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Independence Day Parade 2014


CLICK THE TITLE TO SEE THE VIDEO documentary of the 2nd Historic Filipinotown Independence Day Parade 2014. The event was spearheaded by FACLA (Filipino American Community of Los Angeles) with the able support of the Los Angeles Philippine Consulate and more than 40 FilAm organizations.

THE 2nd HFT KALAYAAN 2014 PARADE IN LOS ANGELES, June 07; A RESOUNDING SUCCESS

2HFTIDPOC
News Release 
June 09,2014
THE 2nd HFT KALAYAAN 2014 PARADE IN LOS ANGELES, June 07; A RESOUNDING SUCCESS

Los Angeles“ The Araw ng Kalayaan 2014 116th Philippine Independence Day Parade was a resounding success! Mabuhay ang Araw ng Kalayaan ng Pilipinas!
It was a much bigger, livelier and larger parade than last year. The 2nd Historic Filipinotown Independence Day organizers reported back that than more than a thousand Filipino Americans paraded in walking contingents and riding vehicles and floats around the Beverly-Temple corridor in Historic Filipinotown last Saturday, June 07, 2014.
This amidst the cheers of the multi-ethnic community in show of flag waving and vibrant display of patriotism.
The Parade Around the Town
The more than an hour long 2nd HFT Independence Day Parade started and ended at Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) in Historic Filipinotown of Los Angeles. The  parade formation  was formed at 8;30 AM but the parade started at 10:00 AM after the LAPD traffic  made it sure that the rolling closure was in place.
The parade commenced at Temple and Burlington Street with the United Cordillerans of LA leading the van dancing with their colorful costumes and gongs. Following them were the equally colorful Maranaos from MAPIA with their customes.
Closely following behind, the the delegation from the Philippine Consulate General of Los Angeles led by no other than Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim and DCG Imelda Panolong and their 17 men and women contingent were also at the head of the parade.
Behind them were the ten beautiful candidates from the Binibining Pilipinas-USA led by Mildred Deang.of the Insider Productions.
Also at the van leading the parade were the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles Inc. (FACLA), which has the most number of floats, Philippine town Inc. (PTI) led by PTI Mayor Jerry Esguerra,
The parade passed the streets of Temple. Benton Way, Beverly,Rampart and back to Temple St. in a letter L short parade route that took than more than a hour long. The parade was shorter than last year, 2013 that reached up to Dillon St and back.
Participating Organizations
Some of the participating organizations are Historic FiIipinotown Neighborhood Council (HFNC)led by Cecille Ramos , The Justice for the Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), People’s CORE and Pro People Youth KMB.The Seniors 4 Pilipino American Community Empowerment (S4PACE), LA Pilipino Women’s Club, Knights of Rizal-CAlifornia, HFT and Media, Pilipino Ministry -United Methodist Church (UMC) of Wilshire, Lord of Harvest, Jesus is Lord (JIL), Silverlake CBAS, 2nd Century CBAS, A .Castelo Medical, Luc Razon, HIFI California Expo (HIFICALI), BANTAY PILIPINAS-USA, Philippine’s Best, Ms. FILAM INTERNATIONAL LLC,Philippine Benevolent Missionaries Association (PBMA) were also present.
Also at the parade were the Filipino Disciples Church or the Filipino Christian Church (FCC), SMR Productions, USA, LACFAS, Golden Agers of Los Angeles (GALA),Filipino American Press Club of California (FAPCCA).RVNC, GEPENC, Echo Park Community Council (EPCC), Phil.American Association of Professionals Inc, Los Angeles Seniors of California Inc.,Pilipino Institute of Language Arts and Culture (PILAC)/COTIFA, Burlington School, Our Lady of Loretto School (OLS), Pinnacle Communications LLC/DIRECT TV, and MOTHER Movement,.
After the Parade Program at FACLA
After the parade, at around 11:30 AM, the crowd participated in the closing program where speakers and entertainers regaled the crowd with speeches. Songs and dances at the FACLA Social Hall.
Congen Leo Herrera –Lim spoke about the theme of the 116th independence Day calling on the crowd, “ to emulate our heroes and work to lead the nation towards more meaningful change-tungo sa landas nang ganap at makabuluhang pagbabago”. To the cheering of the crowd, MABUHAY ANG PILIPINAS!
On the other hand, FACLA President Jun Baul proclaimed, “We are proud to be Filipinos. We must be proud to be Filipinos in America.”.
The SADHC  dance group gave the cultural number while Dr. Merle Yanesa, delivered the invocation. The US national anthem, Star Spangle Banner was rendered by Romy Borje and Lupang Hinirang by  Jane Pua. The  sound system by Fredie. Castaneda.
Singer Gloria Papin, sister of known singer Imelda Papin regaled the crowd with her songs and was largely cheered by the crowd.  Don Budd ,Canadian singer, Juliet Posadas also entrtained the crowd with their songs.
FACLA Director Bernie Ganon was the June 12 program coordinator and emcee also thank all the organizations who joined the parade and the program. FACLA’s 2nd Vice President Dr. Veronico Agatep made the closing remarks.
FACLA also provided refreshments for the crowd and all the volunteers.
3rd HFT Parade 2015, Next Year.
FACLA Director Bernie Targa-Ganon said as she thank all the parade participants, “ We will be back next year for a bigger and better organized Third Historic Filipinotown ( 117th) Independence Day in June 2015.
We will also celebrate the 70th Anniversary of FACLA on April 26, 2015 and this will be a historic event for it will be a double celebrations for 2016. We welcome all organizations to join us for this double celebrations.
We also invite all for the June 12 Dinner and Dance Party of FACLA on June 12 , 2014 at 6;00 PM for the annual Independence Day Ball to be held at FACLA.” Ganon ended.
For more information about the 3rd HFT Independence Day Parade 2015 please call or fax at (213) 4841527 or email at newfacla@yahoo.com. or visit our website at www. newfacla.org
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FACLA HOLDS 116th PH INDEPENDENCE DAY DINNER/DANCE PARTY JUNE 12.

 

New FACLA NEWS

June 09, 2014

FACLA HOLDS  116th PH INDEPENDENCE DAY DINNER/DANCE PARTY JUNE 12.

Los Angeles—Mabuhay ang Ika-116 na Taong Araw ng Kalayaan ng Pilipinas!

Fresh from the successful  2nd Historic Filipinotown  Philippine Independence Day Parade lastJune 07, the  Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) announced that it will hold its traditional dinner/dance  party in honor of the 116th Independence PH Independence Day in FACLA on Thursday, June 12 at 6;00 PM at FACLA’s Social Hall.

Austin “Jun” Baul, FACLA’s President said, “ FACLA honors the heroism of Filipino heroes who fought for our independence and as a fundraiser for FACLA’s building development project.

This dinner dance and party is an offering of our organization for our community and the day of our Independence from colonial Spain..”

Meanwhile FACLA Directors Aleli Neal and Linda Nery, the party’s coordinator announced that there is a ticket for $ 25.00 for the dinner dance. They can contact FACLA at (213) 484-1527 for reservations. Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the date.

No one will be turned away for this affair for lack of $ 25.00 ticket. But donations ( no matter how much)  are highly appreciated,  “  party coordinator Aleli Neal said.

KALAYAAN 2014 Arts Exhibit on June 13, 14 and 16.

On the other hand,  The Filipino American Community of Los Angeles, Inc. (FACLA) and the Philippine Consulate General of Los Angeles with Ugnayan Sining Tomasino (USAT)  of University of Santo Tomas (UST)  Manila Presents; the KALAYAAN ART EXHIBIT (FREEDOM 20014 Art Exhibit) from June 13, 14 and 16, 2014

There will be an exhibit opening on  Friday, June 13, 2014 at 6;00 PM at the FACLA Social Hall where all the works of arts of the artist group –Ugnayan Sining Tomasino (UST)  will be displayed.

The hours of the exhibit  for the KALAYAAN  Ary Exhibit 2014 is the FACLA Social Hall from June 14 and 16 from  9;00 Am to 9;00 PM.

For more information please call facla t 9213)484-1527 or email us newfacla@yahoo.com or visit our website @ www.newfacla.org

 

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Maraming Maraming Salamat Po!

Sa ngalan ng 2HFTPIDOC, ang nagorganisa ng parada ng Hunyo 7, 2014, Nagpapasalamat kami sa lahat ng organizasyon at indibidwal na lumahok sa 2nd HFT IndependenceDay Parade. Higit na marami at mas masigla, may mga bagong organisasyong lumahok sa ating pagdiriwang ngayong taon ito. Ito ay sa kabila ng mga kakulangan, nagpapasalamat pa rin kami sa iyong masigabong paglahok sa araw ng ating kalayaan.

Ikinagagalak naming mahal pa rin ninyo ang Pilipinas at ikinararangal ninyong maging Pilipino!!!

MARAMING MARAMING SALAMAT PO SA INYONG LAHAT! Mabuhay ang Kalayaan! Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!

IT”S ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR THE 2nd HFT KALAYAAN 2014 PARADE, June 07.

2HFTIDPOC 

News Release 
June 05,2014
IT”S ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR THE 2nd HFT KALAYAAN 2014 PARADE, June 07.
Los Angeles—“ Mabuhay ang Araw ng Kalayaan ng Pilipinas!
After the final preparation and meeting last Monday, June 02, 2014 at FACLA, the 2nd HFT Independence Day Parade Organizing (2HFTIDPOC) through 2nd HFT Parade Coordinator Arturo Garcia announced that it’s all systems go for the 2nd Historic Filipinotown Philippine Independence Parade on Saturday at 9;00 AM, June 07, 2014
At the same time, JFAV National Coordinator Arturo Garcia called on the different Filipino American youth and student organizations in California led by SCPASA to participate in the 2nd HFT Philippine Independence Day Parade.

A Call for Volunteers and Youth Participation

Garcia said, “We call on the Filipino American youths and students to attend, volunteer and participate on this parade on June 07. We need volunteers for the set up early morning at FACLA, marshals. security, flag bearers and other duties for the parade and after the program at FACLA.
This is the good opportunity for patriotic and progressive FilAm youths to get out of their cozy academe and enclosed communities and from the ritual of their socials and PCN’s and be with the real community in Historic Filipinotown. of Los Angeles.” Garcia added

As Filipino-Americans we must be proud and let us celebrate the declaration of Asia’s first republic and its independence against a European colonial power –Spain in June 12, 1898. Let us all celebrate our freedom from colonialism.” Garcia exclaimed.

Parade Route

The 2nd HFT Independence Day Parade starts and end at Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) in Historic Filipinotown of Los Angeles. The assembly time will be at 7;00 AM and the parade will start promptly at 9;00 AM.
The parade will start at Temple and Burlington on both sides at exactly 9;00 AM and will proceed and make a left on Benton Way St. And then make a left on Beverly St, another left on Rampart St and right on Temple St.
From Temple St, the parade will make a right on Parkview St and left on Beverly St and cross Alvarado St and make a left at Mountain View St and finally make a right on Temple and end at FACLA Compound for the closing ceremonies at 11:00 AM.

The Parade and Program

There will a be an opening program at the FACLA Social Hall at 8:30 AM After the parade, there will also be a closing ceremonies at the Social Hall.

There also will be food booths and displays at FACLA of different private and non-profits organizations after the parade.
Leading the parade are The Filipino American Community of Los Angeles Inc. (FACLA), Philippinetown Inc (PTI), the Philippine Consulate General of Los Angeles, Historic FiIipinotown Neighborhood Council (HFNC) , The Justice for the Filipino American Veterans (JFAV),People’s CORE and the DANZA AZTECA Cuahatemoc.
Participating Organizations
More than 40 groups who will participate are; Asian Journal Publications, FILAMTV/TRIBUNE USA,The Insider Productions/Binibining Pilipinas-USA, Seniors 4 Pilipino American Community Empowerment (S4PACE), LA Pilipino Women’s Club, Knights of Rizal – HFT, , Pilipino Ministry -United Methodist Church (UMC) of Wilshire, Lord of Harvest, Jesus is Lord (JIL), Silverlake CBAS, 2nd Century CBAS, A .Castelo Medical, Luc Razon, HIFI California Expo (HIFICALI), BANTAY PILIPINAS-USA, Philippine’s Best, Ms. FILAM INTERNATIONAL LLC, Filipino American Chamber of Commerce-Orange County (FACCOC).Other organizations are SMR Productions, USA, LACFAS, Golden Agers of Los Angeles (GALA),Filipino American Press Club of California (FAPCCA).
GEPENC, Echo Park Community Council (EPCC), Rampart Village Neighborhood Council (RVNC), Phil.American Association of Professionals Inc, Los Angeles Seniors of California Inc.,Pilipino Institute of Language Arts and Culture (PILAC), Burlington School, Our Lady of Loreto School (OLS), Pinnacle Communications LLC, Samoan Affairs, Temple-Westlake Development Corporation (TWDC), Jesus is Lord (JIL) and MOTHER Movement,.
Other regional and provincial associations of Southern California like the United Bicolandia of Los Angeles (UBLA).Cebu Brotherhood, Maranaos or MAPIA and United Cordillerans are also participating.
Food and Display Booths

Organizations and individuals who are interested to join or volunteer to help the parade or want to set-up a display or food booth at FACLA can ask and get the participation forms and can donate monetary or any donations to:

FACLA
c/o Bernie Ganon
1740 W. Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90026F
Phone/fax (213)484-1527

For more information about the 2nd HFT Independence Day Parade 2014 please call or fax at (213) 4841527 or email at newfacla@yahoo.com. or visit our website at www. newfacla.org

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