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May 08, 2014


Los Angeles” Mabuhay ang Araw ng Kalayaan ng Pilipinas, Hunyo 12, 1898!”

The 2nd Historic Filipinotown Parade Organizing Committee ( 2HFTPOC) and the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) announced today that the planning and organizing for the PH Independence Day Parade on Saturday, June 7,2014 at 8;00 AM have started,

FACLA President Austin (Jun) Baul and Philippine Town Inc (PTI) Mayor Jerry Esguerra announced today that the preparations are on the way. FACLA’s parade theme is the Santa Cruz De Mayo.Winners of Ms. FACLA and Ms. Teen FACLA 2014 and their court will join the Santa Cruzan with other Sagalas. “

The 2HFTPOC have confirmed that there are at least more than 10 groups from regional to town organizations who have committed to participate in the said event as of the press time.

The Parade starts and end at Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA). The assembly time will be at 7:00 AM and the parade will start promptly at 9;00 AM:

Assembly area at N. Burlington St (FACLA South Side)

PTI Mayor Jerry Esguerra said, “All participants and contingents are advised to converge at N. Burlington St from 7:00 AM to 8;30 AM for the formation.

They can assemble with their contingents and vehicles at the N Burlington St south side of FACLA for FACLA cannot accommodate all the people and contingents that will join the parade.”

FACLA Director Arturo P. Garcia, the designated Parade Coordinator of the 2HFTPOC said, ” the preparations and working meeting will start the first week of May for the 116th Independence Day and the Grand Parade to be held in Historic Filipinotown on June 7.

This is the second time that the HFT PH Independence Day Parade will be held in Historic Filpinotown where Filipinos lived since 1945.”. Garcia added.

Confirmed Participating Organizations for the Parade.

The Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) and the Philippine Town Inc (PTI) and The Consulate general of the Philippines-Los Angeles will lead the parade.

14 groups that confirmed their participation in the parade were FACLA, PTI, The Philippine Consulate, Historic FiIipinotown Neighborhood Council (HFNC), The Justice for the Filipino American Veterans (JFAV),The Insider Productions/Binibining Pilipinas-USA, Seniors 4 Pilipino American Community Empowerment (S4PACE), Knights of Rizal of the Historic Filipinotown, Silverlake CBAS,The Knights of Columbus of Lorreto Church, The Rotary Club of HFT, Historic Filipinotown California Expo( HIFICALI,LLC).MS.FILAM International LLC, GEPENC D5, RVNC and other regional and provincial associations of Southern California like the United Bicolandia of Los Angeles (UBLA) are some of the confirmed participating organizations.

Organizations and individuals who are interested to join or volunteer to help the parade can ask or get the participation form at;

c/o Bernie Ganon
1740 W. Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Phone/fax (213)484-1527

For more information about the 2nd HFT Independence Day Parade 2014 please call or fax at (213) 4841527 or email at [email protected] or visit our website at newfacla.org


Los Angeles Philippine Women’s Club (LAPWC) Celebrates 53rd Year, May 03, 2014

May 06, 2014

Los Angeles Philippine Women’s Club (LAPWC) Celebrates 53rd Year, May 03, 2014

Los Angeles“The destiny of women lies in their own hands.”

With this truism, the Los Angeles Philippine Women’s Club (LAPWC) celebrated their 53rd year anniversary with pomp and ceremonies at the Dream Wedding Banquet Hall at 3255 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles last Saturday, May 03, 2014.

The LA Philippine Women’s Club (LAPWC) was formed on February 1, 1961 in Los Angeles the wife of then Consul Pedro Ramirez,,Mrs. Sol Ramirez.

The main objectives of the club was to do educational, philanthropic and cultural activities during its 53 years.

Tributes to LAPWC

Philippine Consul Imelda Panolong said, “I congratulate the LAPWC for enhancing Philippine culture. The LAPWC helped build the Music Center as it assimilates into the American mainstream. “ She also enjoined the LAPWC to “ engaged the Filipino American youth more to enhance the club.”

On her speech, Ms. Fedelis Carino Lim, the wife of the Consul General of LA, Leo Herrera Lim said:

“ I am proud to join the outstanding activities of LAPWC. As Marcus Garvey said, “ A people who has no knowledge of its culture is like a tree without roots.”

MS Fidelis Lim, Consul Imelda Panolong and PCG Cultural Officer Wilma Bautista represented the Philippine Consulate General of Los Angeles at the said event.

The LAPWC Glories Days

Ms. Luz L. Espina, a former LAPWC president for eight terms retraced the history of the LAPWC in an interview with the writer Art Garcia , “ the main objective of the LAPWC was to promote educational, philanthropic and cultural activities.

We have big names from Hollywood who attended our gala parties like Charleston Heston, Zza Zza Gabor, Red Buttons among others. We joined the building of the $24 million LA Music Center. That is one of our big achievements in our 53 years.”

The LAPWC paid tribute to its 26 remaining members and will expand to gain more membership in the future. The event was filled with fun games, music and parlor games and went on until 4;00 pm in the afternoon.

For more information please contact the EPCC at (213)241-0995 or email us at [email protected],com or visit our website at www.newfacla,org