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May 31, 2014


Los Angeles—”Lumahok sa Araw ng Kalayaan, Ipagbunyi ang Araw ng Kalayaan! 

More and more organizations have joined as the preparations for the 2nd Historic Filipinotown Kalayaan 2014 Parade on June 07, 2014 revs up. with 2 weeks to go on its D-Day.

On the other hand, JFAV National Coordinator and also 2nd HFT Parade Coordinator Arturo Garcia called on the different Filipino American youth  and student organizations in California to participate in the 2nd HFT Philippine Independence Day Parade.

A Call for Fil-Am Youth and Student Organizations

Garcia said, “ We call on all Filipino American youth and student groups to participate in the parade on June 07.This is the good opportunity for patriotic and progressive FilAm youths to get out of their cozy academe and enclosed communities and from the ritual of their socials and PCN’s and be with the real community in Historic Filipinotown. of Los Angeles

Let us celebrate the declaration of Asia’s first republic and its independence against a European colonial power –Spain in June 12, 1898. Let us all celebrate our freedom from colonialism.” Garcia exclaimed.

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

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

The groups who will participate are; The Filipino American Community of Los Angeles Inc. (FACLA), Philippinetown Inc (PTI), the Philippine Consulate General of Los Angeles, Historic FiIipinotown 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), LA Pilipino Women’s Club, Knights of Rizal – HFT, , Pilipino Ministry -United Methodist Church (UMC) of Wilshire, Lord of Harvest,Silverlake CBAS, Knights of Columbus (KOR), HIFI California Expo (HIFICALI), BANTAY PILIPINAS-USA, Philippine’s Best, MS FILAM INTERNATIONAL LLC, Filipino American Chamber of Commerce-Orange County (FACCOC).

Other groups are LACFAS, Golden Agers of Los Angeles (GALA),Filipino American Press Club of California (FAPCCA), GEPENC, Echo Park Community Council (EPCC), Rampart Village Neighborhood Council (RVNC), 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), SMR Productions-USA, MOTHER  Movement and other regional and provincial associations of Southern California like the United Bicolandia of Los Angeles (UBLA) and Cebu Brotherhood.

Second Time

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.

We call on all 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 www. newfacla.org