FACLA DOUBLE CELEBRATIONS FOR JULY 4th AND PH-US FRIENDSHIP DAY ON JULY 10.

    Press Release

Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA)
Contact: Letty Reyes
July 8, 2013

FACLA DOUBLE CELEBRATIONS FOR JULY 4th AND PH-US FRIENDSHIP DAY ON JULY 10.

Los Angeles- The Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) cordially invite the public to a double celebrations of July 4th, the American Independence Day also known at the “Fourth of July “and the Philippine-American Friendship Day on Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The double celebrations of the 4th of July will be on July 10 will be under the supervision of FACLA’s 3rd Vice President Letty Reyes and the music will be provided by musician Maestro Dr. Buddy Reyes.

July 10th “Fourth of July”

The belated 4th of July party will be on July 10 from 11:00 AM to 5’:00 PM will also be the commemoration of the Philippine-American Friendship Day.
July 4 was the former independence day for the Philippines. On July 4, 1946, the United States granted its colony, the Philippines its independence as provided by the Tydings-Macduffie Law of 1934.

But the date of independence slated in 1945 was delayed due to the outbreak of World War II. From December 7, 1941 to September 6, 1945, the Philippines were occupied by Japanese forces from May 6, 1942 to September 6, 1945.

The Americans and the Filipino forces later liberated the Philippines and defeated the Japanese forces from October 20, 1945 to September 6, 1945. Almost a year later, the US granted the Philippines its independence on July 4, 1946.

But in 1962, President Diosdado Macapagal changed the date of the Philippine Independence to June 12 from 1962 and declared every July 4th as “Philippine-American Friendship Day. “

Thus FACLA will celebrate on July 10, two events, the Philippine-American Friendship Day and the US Independence Day or the “Fourth of July.”

For more information please call FACLA at (213)484-1527 or Letty Reyes at (323) 644-2827 or visit our website at www.newfacla.org.

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