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PRO -JAPAN BIAS IN THE 126th PARADE OF ROSES BALANCES AMERICAN WWII VEETRAN ANTI JAPANESE HER0’ S ROLE AS A GRAND MARSHAL; DISCRIMINATES AGAINST FILAM WWII VETERANS

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January 4, 2014

PRO -JAPAN BIAS IN THE 126th PARADE OF ROSES BALANCES AMERICAN WWII VEETRAN ANTI JAPANESE HER0’ S ROLE AS A GRAND MARSHAL; DISCRIMINATES AGAINST FILAM WWII VETERANS

Los Angeles On the 126th Parade of Roses in Pasadena last January 1st, 2014, when the main character of the “Unbroken”movie, and World War II hero, American Veteran who died last July, 2014 Louis Zampereni ( who died recently and was represented in a riderless horse) was made as the Grand Marshal of the parade, the organizers saw to it that the rabid anti-Japanese movie will be balanced by the presence of JapAm Veterans at the parade.

But on the other hand, the Justice for Filipino American Veterans and some concerned Filipino-American leaders like Arturo P. Garcia of JFAV and the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) noticed that conspicuously absent at the Rose parade were the ageing and diminishing and until not unrecognized American Veterans – the Filipino American World War II Veterans who help win World War II in the Pacific battleground.

A Slight or Racism For the Filipino WWII Veterans?

The Justice for Fiiipino American Veterans (JFAV) through its National Coordinator Arturo Garcia asks, “ While the Japanese American Veterans were the toast of the parade, the racial discrimination against the Filipinos in American World War II Veterans were highlighted by the absence of Filipino WWI Veterans at the parade.

We ask, this slight by the Rose Parade organizers.is this oversight because of racism or it is just because HONDA Motors is the main sponsor of the parade and they are more concern of the interest of the Japanese Americans in the United States or the Philippine Government or its representation in the California does not care about its veterans? “

Adding Insult To injury

JFAV pointed out, “ Out of the more than 250,000 Filipino veterans who fought during World War II, only 70,000 are still alive.

More than 43,000 applied for the lump sum but more than 52,00 were denied by the DVA. In 1946, the 79th US Congress recinded their rights and benefits and did not recognize them as American Veterans. Until now they are unrecognized as American veterans.

It is sad that even the 126th Rose Parade highlight the fact that they are unrecognized and still are fighting for their recognition and benefits for the last 68 years.

The presence of one Filipina Rose Princess Gabrielle Current to represent the Filipino-American community cannot be balsam for this insult and racist slight on the Filipino-American community. “Garcia exclaimed.

For more information please contact jfav at (213)241-0995 or email us pilipinokami76@yahoo.com

118th Rizal Day and Day of Service at FACLA, December 30, 2014, A Success

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January 01, 2015

118th Rizal Day and Day of Service at FACLA, December 30, 2014, A Success

Los Angeles– The Knights of Rizal (KOR)-Historic Filipinotown and the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) successfully held the 118th Rizal Day at FACLA last December 30, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Scores of Filipino-American and other allied personalities attended the a wreath laying ceremony and a program on Tuesday, at 10:00 in the morning, December 30,2014 at FACLA.

The Knights of Rizal (KOR) of the Historic Filipinotown led by Knight Commander Sir Dr. Marc Caratao led the wreath laying ceremonies together with FACLA President Jun Baul, SIPA President Leo Pandac and Historic Filipinotwn Neighbohood Council (RVNC) President Cecille Ramos while the crowd sung,””Ang Bayan Ko.”

KOR-HFT KC Dr.Caratao spoke at the ceremonies and explained the significance of the event. After the wreath laying ceremonies a program and a simple salu-salo or brunch was held at the FACLA Social Hall.

Significance of Rizal Day

FACLA President Jun Baul led the speakers in explaining the martyrdom and the significance of the death of Dr. Jose Rizal. He reminded the Knights of Rizal of their duties to emulate the example of the hero.

SIPA Board President Leo Pandac spoke about the exile of Rizal in Dapitan in Mindanao and how he used his exile as a productive endeavor. On the other hand, KOR West Region Knight Commander Tony Berango spoke about Rizal’s last moment before he died by firing squad on December 30, 1896.

A Hip Hop number was given by the pair of Lindsey Mondido and Chrisael Kasingsing, both 7th graders from the Bancroft Middle School and Performing Arts Magnet that delighted the crowd.

FACLA Preidetn Austin Baul Jr was given a gift by the Knights of Rizal-Historic Filipinotown and was witnessed by Dr.Carato. Dr Vic Agatep, KC Tony Berango and Vic Tan

Photo session followed soon after the program was concluded. KOR Archivist and FACLA Director Art Garcia acted as the emcee..

MABUHAY ANG KABAYANIHAN Ni Dr. Jose P. Rizal!

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