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3rd PH (117th ) INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS/HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN PARADE ON JUNE 6, 2015

EPCC NEWS
April 01, 2015

3rd PH (117th ) INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS/HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN PARADE ON JUNE 6, 2015

Los Angeles– The 3rd PH Independence Day Celebrations Organizing Committee was organized and ready for the 3rd (117th) PH Independence Day Parade in Historic Filipinotown.

The 3rd HFT Celebrations Organizing Committee is comprised of the Ms. FILAM International who is responsible for the LAKAMBINI NG KALAYAAN Contest, the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) the newly formed national organization, Pilipino American Kultural Society in Action (PAKSA), the Pilipino Institute For Language Arts and Culture (PILAC) and the Philippine Consulate General of Los Angeles as the initial organizing committee member organizations.

It was named celebrations because it will not be only responsible for the parade in the Historic Filipinotown on Saturday, June 6, 2015 on the 3rd time but because it will be more comprehensive and will cover the whole gamut of the celebrations of the 117t7h Philippine Independence Day, June 12, 2015

Activities Set for June 5 and 6, 2015

This time the 117th Philippine Independence Day Celebrations has grown bigger and better and will have four major features:

1) The LAKAMBINI NG KALAYAAN 2015 Contest that will be held on June 5 at the Castaway Restaurant in Burbank. The winner of the said contest will be the LAKAMBINI NG KALAYAAN Muse for the 3rdHistoric Filipinotown Parade on the next morning, Saturday, June 06, 2105.

2) The 3rd HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN PH INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE to be held on Saturday, June 06, 2015 from 9;00 AM to 0 11;30 AM The parade will go around the Historic Filipinotown Temple and Beverly Corridor.

3)The HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION AND FAIR to be held after the parade on the grounds of the Silver Lake Medical Center (SLMC) on June 6 from 12;00 to 4;00PM. It will feature the public coronation of the LAKAMBINI NG KALAYAAN Beauties, a free public variety shows and fair for private and non-profit organizations.

4) The 20th Anniversary of the Filipino-American Mural
in Unidad Park at Beverly St. There will be a Youth Festival sponsored by the Los Angeles Land Trust (LANT) and the District 13 Office of Councilman Mithc O’ Farrell.

The Filipino-American Mural is the largest mural of the Filipino American community in the United States. It was called “ Gintong Kasaysayan, Gintong Pamana.’

For more information please call Al Garcia at(213)241-0995 or (323)253-1818 or email us Pilipinokami76@yahoo.com or visit our website at www.newfacla.org

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BATAAN DIARY, 1942

JFAV UPDATES
MArch 31, 2015

BATAAN DIARY, 1942

The Japanese General in Command for the invasion and occupation of the Philippines, General Masahuru Homma,a graduate of Brtain Sandhust Military Academy in Britain, called for reinforcements from Japan. The reinforcement is to strengthen his forces who laid siege on Bataan peninsula.

From January to March 1942, his campaign to break the more than 90,000 Filipino and US troops of USAFFE failed. Despite his attempts to break the Bataan defense from the sea in the Battle of the Pockets and his attacks on the Main Line of Resistance (MLR), Bataan held on.

By the last week of March, element of the Kwantung Army, battle hardened Japanese Army veterans from China has arrived to bolster the now more 50,000 Japanese forces in the Philippines and are ready for the final battle for Bataan. Homma planned the attack to commence on April 4, 1942, the Holy Friday of 1942 in the Philippines.

The final battle for Bataan is about to begin.

PABASA AT FACLA ON APRIL 2 and 3 FOR THE HOLY WEEK 2015

EPCC NEWS
March 31, 2015

PABASA AT FACLA ON APRIL 2 and 3 FOR THE HOLY WEEK 2015

Los Angeles- The Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) and the Pilipino American Kultural Society in Action (PAKSA) will hold a two-day PABASA or choral reading by singing of the PASYONG MAHAL NG PANGINOON HESUKRISTO, a tradition during the Holy Week in the Philippines

The PABASA will be held on Holy Thursday, April 2 and Holy Friday, April 3, 2015 in the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) Social Hall.

The PABASA will begin on Maudy Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 12:00 Noon and ends at 3:00 PM on Holy Friday, April 3, 2015.

Marathon Reading by singing the Holy Book in Tagalog

It will be a marathon 36 hours of singing the PASYON in the tradition of the PABASA or Holy reading singing in Tagalog.

The PASYON was introduced in the Philippines during the Spanish times in a way to introduce Catholicism to Filipinos by the Catholic Church.

Since then it has been a tradition during the celebrations of the Holy Week in the Philippines until today. FACLA started the event last year with the PABASA during the Holy Week of 2014. More than 40 people joined the PABASA for the two days.

We call on everybody to join the event, bring food and drinks especially the Filipino_American youth to join and try this Filipino tradition by joining the Holy Week PABASA in FACLA.

Those who are interested to join the PABASA can come during the two days of the PABASA and enlist by calling Clarita or Cording at the FACLA office (213)484-1527 or Al of PCORE at (213)241-0995 or Sid of PAKSA at (213)399-5042.

You can also visit our website at www.newfacla.org or by email at Pilipinokami76@yahoo.com/newfacla@yahoo.com

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