Daily Archives: May 19, 2014

FACLA Director Art Garcia with LA Mayor Eric Garcetti

FACLA Director,  Arturo P. Garcia, representing JFAV as national coordinator, together with Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti at the Veterans Business Summit at City Hall, May 19, 2014. The Summit was attended by hundreds of Veterans, corporate sponsors , City Agencies, non profits and the CalVEt/DVA. The Veterans Business Summit was  sponsored by the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and Golman Sachs.


May 20, 2014


Los Angeles—The preparations for the 2nd Historic Filipinotown Parade on June 07, 2014 revs up as more organizations joined in the parade slated on June 07, 2014

During the Organizing Committee ( 2HFTPOC) and the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) meeting last May 13 in FACLA attended by Consul Cezar Angeles of the Philippine Consulate of Los Angeles , the 2HFTPOC have confirmed that 20 groups and organizations have committed to participate in the said event as of the press time.

The 2nd HFT Independence Day Parade starts and end at Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) in Historic Filipinotown of Los Angeles. The assembly time will be at 7;00 AM and the parade will start promptly at 9;00 AM.

Participating Organizations

Philippinetown Inc. Mayor Jerry Esguerra said that the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) inc., the Philippine Town Inc (PTI) , and the Consulate General of the Philippines-Los Angeles will lead the parade.

The groups who will participate are; Historic FiIiipinotown Neighborhood Council (HFNC) , The Justice for the Filipino American Veterans (JFAV),People’s CORE, FILAMTV/TRIBUNE USA,The Insider Productions/Binibining Pilipinas-USA, Seniors 4 Pilipino American Community Empowerment (S4PACE), Knights of Rizal – Historic Filipinotown, Pilipino Ministry  United Methodist Church (UMC)  of Wilshire, Silverlake CBAS, Knights of Columbus (KOR), The Rotary Club of HFT, HIFI California Expo (HIFICALI ),Philippine’s Best, MS FILAM INTERNATIONAL LLC, Filipino American Chamber of Commerce-Orange County (FACCOC). Golden Agers of Los Angeles (GALA),Filipino American Press Club of California (FAPCCA), GEPENC_District 5, Echo Park Community Council (EPCC), Rampart Village Neighborhood Counci (RVNC), Lord of Harvest, LACFAS, Phil.American Association of Professionals Inc, Los Angeles Seniors of California Inc.,Pilipino Institute of Language Arts and Culture (PILAC), Samoan Affairs, Temple-Westlake Development Corporation (TWDC), and other regional and provincial associations of Southern California like the United Bicolandia of Los Angeles (UBLA).

Next 2IDPOC Meeting, May 23.

FACLA Director Arturo P. Garcia, the designated Parade Coordinator of the 2HFTIDP said, ” the preparations and working meeting will have started last May 13 and the next organizing and planning meeting will be on May 23, 2013 at 6;00PM at FACLA .

PTI Mayor Jerry Esguerra said, “ we call on all Filipino-American organization and our allied organizations among the Asian Pacific Islander Community to participate in our planning meetings and our celebration and commitment for freedom at the parade on June 07..

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. Organizations and individuals who are interested to join or volunteer to help the parade can ask and get the participation forms and can donate monetary or any donations to:

c/o Bernie Ganon
1740 W. Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90026F
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