Monthly Archives: October 2014

FACLA ANNOUNCES ANNUAL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING ON NOV.16.

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October 31, 2014

FACLA ANNOUNCES ANNUAL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING ON NOV.16.


Los Angeles- FACLA President Austin Baul Jr. announced today that theFACLA Board of Directors announced that the annual General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, November 16 from 3;00 to 4;00 PM.

The meeting will be held at the FACLA Social Hall at 1740 W. TempleSt, Los Angeles, CA 90026.

For Active and Members of Good Standing Only

Thus, the FACLA Board of Directors calls on all active members and whoare good standing to attend and vote on important matters on this annual General membership meeting.

Only FACLA members who are active and are in good standing can attendand vote at the general membership meeting on November 19.

The Order of Business.

The order of business during the Annual General membership Meeting will be the annual committee reports of all the 15 FACLA Directors whoare handling their respective committees. Most notably will be thefinancial report and the President’s Executive Report.

The President will also present the members of the FACLA Board ofDirectors and other very important matters will also be discussed.

For more information about the FACLA General Membership Meeting pleasecall te FACLA office c/o Claire and Cording at (213)484-1527 or visit
our website at www.newfacla.org.

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MOU signing between FACLA and LTSC

IMG_0408.JPGCaption: Cogen Leo Herrera Lim, FACLA President Austin Baul Jr, LTSC
Executive Director Dean Matsubayashi, LTSC’s Takao Suzuki at the
presidential table on the MOU signing between FACLA and LTSC, October
20, 2014.

Historic Filipinotown Indie Film Festival Launching, A Resounding Success

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Ocotber 18, 2014

Historic Filipinotown Indie Film Festival Launching, A Resounding Success

Los Angeles—“They came, they watched, they enjoyed.”

Scores of Filipino American film aficionados, media people, film critics, academics, artists, directors and actors as well as ordinary film goers composed the crowd that attended the soft-launching of the Historic Filipinotown Independent Film Festival last Wednesday,October 15, 2014 at the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA)

Ms. Aleli Abrigo Neal, producer of the HIFI LLC hailed the soft launching of the Historic Filipinotown Indie Film Festival.She said , “ today we launch the first step and an added milestone towards the cultural and political empowerment of the Filipino-American community in the United States.

FilAm artist Art Garcia said, ” This is our own very own Indie film festival. Many film festival have featured the Filipino films but usually these are subsumed or incorporated with API or Asian Film Festivals.

For too long, we have been riding on some API festivals and do not have our own. Times are a changing. We thank you for coming to this launching of our festival. ”

Press Con and Program

Ms Neal who also opened the press conference after a sit-down dinner also said, ” “ we hail this auspicious event because it is not only ambitious but also a step toward patronizing and a showcase the Filipino and Filipino-American Indie films produced in the Philippines.

Especially at the time that the Philippine based Film Industry have faltered during the last twenty years. The Philippines was one has a thriving film industry that produces 200 films a year and have a lot of studios.”

FilAm artist Arturo Garcia, HIFIIFF EO Sid Balatan and Ms. Neal composed the panel that conducted and answered the questions from the press and the audience.

On the question if the HFIFF will show classic Filipino pictures, Ms. Neal answered, “Sure, we will.”

Meanwhile HFIFF CEO Balatan also said, “ We are starting to accept entries to our Indie Film Festival this coming December 1-15, 2014 and hope to showcase Filipino and FilAm Indie Films”

For more information please call Art Garcia at (213)241-0995 or Claire Julian at (213)484-1527 . You can also email us at pilipinokami76@yahoo.com

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Historic Filipinotown Independent Film Festival Launch on October 15 at FACLA

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October 12, 2014

Historic Filipinotown Independent Film Festival Launch on October 15 at FACLA

Los Angeles— “ Filipino Independent Films or Indie Films Is Here in Town!”

The Historic Filipinotown Independent Film Festival LLC (HFIF LLC) announced today that the Historic Filipinotown Independent Film Festival that will feature Filipino and Filipino-American independently produced films from the Philippines will be launched on Wednesday, at 6:00 in the evening of October 15, 2014 at the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles Social Hall.

Ms. Aleli Abrigo Neal, producer of the HIFI LLC announced today,  the soft launching of the Historic Filipinotown Indie Film Festival on Wednesday,October 15 at  6 PM at the FACLA Social Hall

The soft launch will be highlighted with the Press Conference and the Announcement of the Film Festival on December 2014.

Press Con and Program

Ms NEal also said, ” Also at the press conference, the HIFI Indie Film Festival will also start accepting entry forms for the film festival as of Oct 15 and the announcement of HiFi Indie’s Leona Calderon premier in partnership with SMR International USA LLC.

At 7:30 pm there will be a sitdown Dinner (Lite) and the screening of the feature film Leoan Calderon will start at 7:45 in the evening.”

Aleli Neal also said, “This is the first step and an added milestone towards the cultural and political empowerment of the Filipino-American community in the United States. Many film festival have featured the Filipino films but usually these are subsumed or incorporated with API or Asian Film Festivals”

JFAV Coordinator Arturo Garcia said, “ we hail this auspicious event because it is not only ambitious but also a step toward patronizing and a showcase the Filipino and Filipino-American Indie films produced in the Philippines.

Especially at the time that the Philippine based Film Industry have faltered during the last twenty years. The Philippines was one has a thriving film industry that produces 200 films a year and have a lot of studios.

Indie Films, A saving grace

But at the present time, we count with our two fingers the number of studios and less than 20 films are produced every year A big let down for our local film industry that was once an envy of Asia.

This is aggravated by the incursion and aggressive advertising of Hollywood Films, the influx and popularity of Korean and K-Pop films ,high cost of productions in filming and lack of government subsidyand support as well as other factors.” Garcia added.

HFIF LLC Ms. Neal pointed out, “ On the other hand, the Indie Film productions in the Philippines is the saving grace of the film industry and have continued to reap awards in International Indie Film Awards.”

For more information please call Ms. Art Garcia at (231)241-0995 or or Claire Julian at (213)484-1527or email us at pilipinokami76@yahoo.com

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FILAM LEADERS SUPPORTS BEN HUR LUYS TESTIMONIES VS SUSPECTED PLUNDERS’ SENATORS AT THE SANDIGANBAYAN.

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October 08, 2014

FILAM LEADERS SUPPORTS BEN HUR LUYS TESTIMONIES VS SUSPECTED PLUNDERS’ SENATORS AT THE SANDIGANBAYAN. 

Los Angeles –‘FilAM leaders in Southern California were unanimous in their show of support to whistleblower Ben Hur Luy and the Anti Money Laundering  Council (AMLC) s revelations of 81 bank accounts of suspected plunderer senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla during the Sandiganbayan hearing in the Philippines.

In the TALAKAYAN sa FACLA discussion forum last Thursday, October 8, the Filam leaders were unanimous in their show of support for Ben Hur Luy. Luy was a state witness against the accused senators at the Sandiganbayan hearings in Manila.

Dr. Orly Cagampan said, “we are proud that there are people like Ben Hur Luy who are not afraid to tell the truth and have kept records about Janet Napoles and her cohorts who robbed and plundered the public coffers.”

Binay Senate Investigation

JFAV leader Arturo Garcia also lashed at Senator Estrada, “ to say that Ben Hur Luy is gay and a liar is not only a smack of machismo but also a proof that the Senator cannot handle the truth” Garcia was reacting to a news report that Senator Jinngoy Estrada in a fit of anger called Luy “ a gay liar.”

Dr. Veronico Agatep expressed surprise to the revelation that Vice President Binay has a 350 hectares farm during the Senate investigation.

Agatep said, “ if this is the tip of an iceberg, that means more and more government officials are being unmasked as corrupt and unscloporous when they should really are supposed to be public servant.”

Meanwhile, New FRICLA President Lino Brutas said, “ this graft and corruption must be stopped. We appreciate that President Noynoy Aquino has taken steps to lock these plunderer up in jail. We just hope that he will do the same to his friends in the cabinet and the PNP.”

TALAKAYAN thanked Lino Brutas and Orly Cagampan for providing food during the TALAKAYAN. and the lunch after the discusssion.

For more information about TALAKAYAN sa FACLA  please call Claire Julian  at (213) 484-1527  or visit our website at www.newfacla.org

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LASOS Donates electric fan to FACLA

LASO President Dr.Art Flores gave the deed of donations to FACLA President Jun Baul at the gift donation dinner of LASO at FACLA, Sept. 30, 2014. — with Susan Oca, Debra Flores Art and Austin Baul.

Los Angeles Society of Seniors (LASOS) President Dr.Art Flores gave the deed of donations to FACLA President Jun Baul at the gift donation dinner of LASOS at FACLA, Sept. 30, 2014. — with Susan Oca, Debra Flores Art and Austin Baul.

Historic Filipinotown Independent Film Festival Launch on October 15 at FACLA

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October 02, 2014

Historic Filipinotown Independent Film Festival Launch on October 15 at FACLA

Los Angeles— “ Filipino Independent Films or Indie Films Is Here in Town!”

The Historic Filipinotown Independent Film Festival LLC (HFIF LLC) announced today that the Historic Filipinotown Independent Film Festival that will feature Filipino and Filipino-American independently produced films from the Philippines will be launched on Wednesday, at 6:00 in the evening of October 15, 2014 at the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles Social Hall.

Ms. Aleli Abrigo Neal, producer of the HIFI LLC announced the soft launching of the Historic Filipinotown Indie Film Festival, October 15, Wednesday, 6 PM, FACLA Social Hall with the Press Conference and the Announcement of the Film Festival on December 2014.

Press Con and Program

Also at the press conference, the HIFI Indie Film Festival will also start accepting entry forms for the film festival as of Oct 15 and the announcement of HiFi Indie’s Leona Calderon premier in partnership with SMR International USA LLC.

At 7:30 pm there will be a sitdown Dinner (Lite) and the screening of the feature film Leoan Calderon will start at 7:45 in the evening.

Aleli Neal also said, “This is the first step and an added milestone towards the cultural and political empowerment of the Filipino-American community in the United States. Many film festival have featured the Filipino films but usually these are subsumed or incorporated with API or Asian Film Festivals”

JFAV Coordinator Arturo Garcia said, “ we hail this auspicious event because it is not only ambitious but also a step toward patronizing and a showcase the Filipino and Filipino-American Indie films produced in the Philippines.

Especially at the time that the Philippine based Film Industry have faltered during the last twenty years. The Philippines was one has a thriving film industry that produces 200 films a year and have a lot of studios.

Indie Films, A saving grace

But at the present time, we count with our two fingers the number of studios and less than 20 films are produced every year A big let down for our local film industry that was once an envy of Asia.

This is aggravated by the incursion and aggressive advertising of Hollywood Films, the influx and popularity of Korean and K-Pop films ,high cost of productions in filming and lack of government subsidy and support as well as other factors.” Garcia added.

HFIF LLC Ms. Neal pointed out, “ On the other hand, the Indie Film productions in the Philippines is the saving grace of the film industry and have continued to reap awards in International Indie Film Awards.”

For more information please call Ms. Art Garcia at (231)241-0995 or or Claire Julian at (213)484-1527or email us at pilipinokami76@yahoo.com

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