Daily Archives: December 9, 2014

FIRST INTERNATIONAL FILIPINO EXPOSITION AND COMMUNITY FAIR, A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS

EPCC NEWS
December 09, 2014

FIRST INTERNATIONAL FILIPINO EXPOSITION AND COMMUNITY FAIR, A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS

Los Angeles— The two-day first International Filipino Exposition and Community Fair was an unqualified success.

Dr. Veronico Agatep, President of the HIFI CALI EXPO said, “ If we size up the pros and cons of the recent two-day business conference and free community fair, we can say it was a tremendous success for a first time conference.”

More than 25 exhibitors and hundreds of people attended the two-day business exposition and free community health fair that was held at the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) at 1740W. Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90026.

Speakers and Workshops

FACLA President Jun Baul opened the two day conference while Frank Aguirre, Business Development Specialist of the Office of the City Mayor, LA was the keynote speaker.

Some of the speakers who led the workshops and discussions during the first day of the conference on December 5 were Sid Balatan, COO of the HIFI CALI EPO LLC; Emily Roberts, President of PILAC and COTIFA; Arturo P. Garcia of the Alliance-Philippines; Rene Bibi , CEO of AGILIVANT; Jerry Perez De Tagle of the Pilipino American Chamber of Commerce of Oregon and Dr.Marc Caratao of FACLA and President of the Knights of Rizal-HFT.

On the second day , December 6 , the speakers were Dr. Leo Pandac, President of SIPA Board and Lotus Festival Inc; Rodel Lumanog of the Chamber of Commerce of the Greater LA: Producer/writer/director Boy Villasanta from the Philippines and Rhony Laygo, Editor of WEEKEND BALITA.

On the night of December 6, the delegates and exhibitors were treated to a night of unwinding, . The sumptuous food was prepared by Nila Jamias-Baul, wines and music of the Maestro Buddy Reyes and Letty Reyes and their band at the FACLA Hall

For more information about the HIFI CALI EXPO please contact Sid Balatan at (213)399-5042 or email us at agarcia@peoplescore.net.

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10th HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN PAROL(LANTERN) PARADE LAST DECEMBER 08 IN HFT: A RESOUNDING SUCCESS

EPCC NEWS
December 09, 2014

10th HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN PAROL(LANTERN) PARADE LAST DECEMBER 08 IN HFT: A RESOUNDING SUCCESS

Los Angeles—TAGUMPAY ANG PARADA NG MGA PAROL SA HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN, MALIGAYANG
PASKO AT MANIGONG BAGONG TAON SA LAHAT!

The 10th Historic FIlipinotown Lantern (Parol) Parade was a resounding success at the Historic Filipinotown District last Monday, December 8, 2014.

HFNC President Mrs.Cecille Ramos said, “ More than 30 organizations from Historic Filipinotown and beyond joined this year’s the Parol Parade 2014. We will build from the giant success of the December 8 ,2014’s Parade for the next year’s event.”

Arturo Garcia. HFNC Director and HFNC Parol Parade Marshal said, “ The Parade was highlighted by the motorcade of 14 giant parols mounted on vehicles. This is the first time we held such a motorcade around the Temple-Beverly corridor. And it was a resounding success.”

The Parol Parade started at around 5;00 PM a the FACLA compound at Temple (the assembly area) straight to Robinson St and left to Beverly to Union Sts and passed by Loreto Chruch and the First Filipino Church at Court St back to FACLA Temple St.
Garcia added, “ The 25 vehicle motorcade was escorted by the LAPD and DOT vehicles.”

Parol Making Winners Awarded Prizes

Meanwhile, Winners of the Parol Making Contest was announced during the program presided by Rotary President Ben Miranda who acted as emcee.

Songs and Christmas Carols were sung by the Burlington School Childen and the First Filipino Church Singers. Hot Salabat Tea and Arroz Caldo as well as Pancit were served during the after-parade attended by hundreds after the parade at FACLA.

Line dancing and picture taking sessions followed the end ofthe program at FACLA Social hall.

Participating organizations

Mrs. Ramos thanked the organizations who are set to join are HIFI Neighborhood Council, Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA), Philippinetown Inc, Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), People’s CORE, Kabataang maka-Bayan (KmB), Cebu Brotherhood, San Carlos Association of Los Angeles(SCALA), Manila Terrace, Villa Ramos Apartments, Mountain View Terrace, Rotary Club of HIFI, Marriage Encounter, FASGI,Rampart Village Neighborhood Council (RVNC).

Other organizations who joined the Parol Parade are the Ayuyang Inc. Rampart Village Neighborhood Council (RVNC), Jesus is Lord, Filipino Disciples Church (FCC), Burlington School, HIFI California Exposition, LCC, Loreto School , Ms. FILAM International, LCC, HIFI INDIE Film Festival LLC, Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC), FAPCCA and Ms Philippines-USA beauties and Philippine Heritage Museum of the HFT.

For more information about the 10th HIFI Parol Parade please call Al (213)241-0995 or
FACLA@ (213) 484-1527 . You can also email us at pilipinokami76@yahoo.com or visit our website at newfacla.org

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