At the same time, JFAV National Coordinator Arturo Garcia called on the different Filipino American youth and student organizations in California led by SCPASA to participate in the 2nd HFT Philippine Independence Day Parade.
A Call for Volunteers and Youth Participation
Garcia said, “We call on the Filipino American youths and students to attend, volunteer and participate on this parade on June 07. We need volunteers for the set up early morning at FACLA, marshals. security, flag bearers and other duties for the parade and after the program at FACLA.
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.” Garcia added
As Filipino-Americans we must be proud and 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.
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.
The parade will start at Temple and Burlington on both sides at exactly 9;00 AM and will proceed and make a left on Benton Way St. And then make a left on Beverly St, another left on Rampart St and right on Temple St.
From Temple St, the parade will make a right on Parkview St and left on Beverly St and cross Alvarado St and make a left at Mountain View St and finally make a right on Temple and end at FACLA Compound for the closing ceremonies at 11:00 AM.
The Parade and Program
There will a be an opening program at the FACLA Social Hall at 8:30 AM After the parade, there will also be a closing ceremonies at the Social Hall.
There also will be food booths and displays at FACLA of different private and non-profits organizations after the parade.
Leading the parade 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 and the DANZA AZTECA Cuahatemoc.
More than 40 groups who will participate are; Asian Journal Publications, 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, Jesus is Lord (JIL), Silverlake CBAS, 2nd Century CBAS, A .Castelo Medical, Luc Razon, HIFI California Expo (HIFICALI), BANTAY PILIPINAS-USA, Philippine’s Best, Ms. FILAM INTERNATIONAL LLC, Filipino American Chamber of Commerce-Orange County (FACCOC).Other organizations are SMR Productions, USA, 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), Burlington School, Our Lady of Loreto School (OLS), Pinnacle Communications LLC, Samoan Affairs, Temple-Westlake Development Corporation (TWDC), Jesus is Lord (JIL) and MOTHER Movement,.
Other regional and provincial associations of Southern California like the United Bicolandia of Los Angeles (UBLA).Cebu Brotherhood, Maranaos or MAPIA and United Cordillerans are also participating.
Food and Display Booths
Organizations and individuals who are interested to join or volunteer to help the parade or want to set-up a display or food booth at FACLA 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
For more information about the 2nd HFT Independence Day Parade 2014 please call or fax at or email at . or visit our website at www. newfacla.org