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KOR-HFT Celebrates 153rd Rizal Day at FACLA by a Day of Service

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June 18, 2014

KOR-HFT Celebrates 153rd Rizal Day at FACLA by a Day of Service

Los Angeles—The Knight of Rizal, Historic Filipinotown Chapter and the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles will hold its traditional commemoration of the 153rd Rizal Day or the anniversary of Dr. Jose P. Rizal birthday on Thursday, June 19, 2014.

Dr. Jose P. Rizal was born of June 19, 1861 in Calamba, Laguna and was executed by firing squad by Spanish authorities on December 30, 1896 at the Luneta, Manila.  He is the national hero of the Philippines.

Rizal Day of Service

The whole day will start by a wreath laying ceremonies at the foot of the Dr.Rizal Monument inside the FACLA Compound. Deputy Consul General Imelda Panolong and Cultural Officer Wilma Bautista, FACLA Directors and Knights of Rizal from different chapters from Southern California led by Dr. Marc Caraao, KCR of the Knights of Rizal, Historic Filipinotown Chapter.

There will also free food and dancing at the social hall and a simple program. The TALAKAYAN sa FACLA ,  weekly community forum will go on and its discussions will focus on the relevance of Dr. Jose Rizal in the Filipino American community life.

There will be a simple turn-over ceremony from KCR Fender Santos to KCR Dr. Marc Caratao to be presided by KCR of the Western Region of the KOR California Tony Berango and Dr. Veronico Agatep, past KCR of KOR-HFT Chapter.

The public is invited for the affair that will commence on 8;30 in the morning of June 19, 2014  and will last until the afternoon.

Music will be provided by Maestro Buddy Reyes with Ms. Letty Reyes  and his band

For more information please call facla at (213)484-1537 or email us a newfacla@yahoo.com or visit our website at www.newfacla.org

 

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PHL CONSULATE GENERAL SHARES ITS THOUGHTS ON PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE DAY AND JOINS PARADE AT HISTORIC FILIPINO TOWN, L.A. AND AT THE CITY OF CARSON

NEW FACLA NEWS

June 18, 2014

PHL CONSULATE GENERAL SHARES ITS THOUGHTS ON PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE DAY AND JOINS PARADE AT HISTORIC FILIPINO TOWN, L.A. AND AT THE CITY OF CARSON

Los Angeles, 09 June 2013. – The Philippine Consulate General joined the Filipino community parade commemorating the 116th theAnniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence on 07 June 2013 at the Historic Filipino town, Los Angeles.

The New FACLA (Filipino American Community of Los Angeles) organizers theme for the parade is “Santa Cruz De Mayo”. The Kalayaan 2014 Parade was participated in by various Fil-Am organizations ranging from civic to youth, business service and religious groups.

A short program was held after the parade at the FACLA Center to close the day’s
event. In his remarks, Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim urged the Filipino-American community to harness its untapped potential by actively participating in the political, economic and cultural streams of mainstream American society.

In an interview with Asian Journal, a widely-read newspaper in the Fil-Am community, Consul General Herrera-Lim gave his views on this year’s Independence Day. When asked about the National Historical Commission of the Philippines’ 116th

Theme of PH the 116th Independence Day

Independence Day theme, Pagsunod sa Yapak ng mga Dakilang Pilipino, Tungo sa Malawakan at Permanenteng Pagbabago (Following the Footsteps of Great Filipinos, Towards Widespread and Lasting Change), Consul General Herrera-Lim said that this year’s theme is “truly aspirational” for all Filipinos, whether they are in
the Philippines or in other countries. The Consul General quoted the words of Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III:

“Let this commemoration of our ancestors’ heroism be not just a portion of our country’s glorious and exciting narrative. May we remain united, like our forbears more than a hundred years ago, in working for an even more robust, equitably
progressive Republic. And as we move forward, let us ensure that no Filipino is left behind as we journey on the straight and righteous path.”

In the end, Philippine Independence Day is more than just a celebration of our sovereignty and culture. Consul General Herrera-Lim stressed that this is also a celebration of shared values with our host country. “Freedom, democracy, and right of self-rule are values that Filipinos share with Americans. It is essential that our communities continue to reflect these shared values and manifest our joys in harvesting the fruits of such values,” he said.

PH Independence Day Month

Independence Day celebrations will continue until weekend. The Consulate General will host a reception for the L.A. Consular Corps, officials of L.A. City and County, and leaders of the Fil-Am Community on 12 June 2014.

Three (3) events will happen consecutively on 14 June 2014. The City of Carson will hold a wreath-laying ceremony at the Rizal Monument led by Senator Grace Poe, the City of Cerritos will organize an Independence Day program, and Kalayaan Inc. will cap the celebration with a Gala Dinner in the evening with Senator Poe as the guest of honor.

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