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HIFI Cali’s International Filipino Exposition and Community Health Fair on December 5-6 at FACLA

November 24, 2014

HIFI Cali’s International Filipino Exposition and Community Health Fair on December 5-6 at FACLA

Los Angeles—Its’ all systems go for the International Filipino Business Exposition and Community Health Fair on December 5 and 6, 2014.

The International Filipino Business Exposition and Community Health Fair sponsored by the Historic Filipinotown California Exposition LLC will be held on December 5 and 6, 2014 at the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) Social Hall at 1740 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90026.

FREE Community Health Fair

The Community Health Fair was added to the trade fair and with the participation of 6 confirmed medical organizations who will give fee screenings and medical service to the community. Twenty two(22) other organizations will be the exhibitors for the trade exposition.

The six medical organizations who give free screenings and medical services to the community are Samaritan Tower Pharmacy, My Angel Home, National Care, San Fernando Adult Health Care Center and the LION’S CLUB Mobile Screening Clinic and People’s CORE.

Dr.Veronico Agatep, the HIFI Cali LLC President confirmed the delegation from Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry , Cagayan Chapter. Philippine Coordinator Cloyd Velasco, President of the PCCI-Cagayan Chapter participation on the exposition.

28 Participating Organizations.

Other exhibitors are FOREX, Engr. F. Enriquez, Telecommunications Company, World Premier Optimal Direct, Wells Fargo, Magnificent Ventures, 24/7 Alert, Meyers Taxes and Services, Marne Concepcion, AGILIVANT LLC, Air Plush Travel, AMAPOLA, SMR LLC, California Credit Union, Oriental Accent, PCCI-Cagayan, Barbara Sasser, Historic Filipinotown Neighborhood Council (HFNC), Forest Lawn, Knight of Columbus-Loreto Council, Bellequa, UNIQUE, Pasalubong.Com

Food booths are MAX Restaurant, ADOBO GRILL and BAGNET while media booths are ASIAN JOURNAL TFC/Balitang America and WEEKEND BALITA.

Speakers and Panel

Meanwhile, HIF CALI Chief Executive Officer Sid Balatan assured the public,.” that the trade exposition and health fair preparations is in full swing.”

Balatan also said, “ the trade fair is where the Fil-Am business community in California share information with their counter-parts coming from the Philippines
Invited speakers are Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti and Philippine Consul General for Los Angeles, Leo Herrera-Lim.”

Balatan also confirmed that, “Presidents of several Los Angeles and Orange County Chambers of Commerce will also be speakers at the panels for discussion and sharing of experiences and business trades.”

For more information please call Sid at (213)399-4052 or go the hificali website at http//hificalifornia.com or at the event [email protected]


Fil-Am-groups Call For Swift Action To Resolve Maguindanao Massacre Case

November 24, 2014

Fil-Am-groups Call For Swift Action To Resolve Maguindanao Massacre Case

Manila– (Thru the Inquirer News) “It is very frustrating to hear about the slow-paced and much-delayed trial and the uncertainty of the future of the case,” the petition stated.

The petition, which will be submitted to Malacañang and the Department of Justice, also demanded an end to the killings of journalists and the culture of impunity in the Philippines.

At the same event, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP)-US Chapter inaugurated its traveling photo exhibit depicting the 2009 massacre in Maguindanao, also known as the Ampatuan massacre and believed to be masterminded by the top leaders of the Ampatuan political clan.

“We will take this exhibit to community events, universities, churches, Fil-Am establishments and other venues to let people know about our call for justice,” said journalist Larry Pelayo, who volunteered to help NUJP-US coordinate the project. The group also plans to collect petition signatures at the exhibit sites.

FACLA President Hits Slow Pace of Justice for Maguindanao Massacre

In his remarks, FACLA President Austin Baul bewailed what he described as the Philippine leaders’ lack of political will to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim, who spoke at the event, assured the groups that the government has been working for the prompt delivery of justice to the victims.

“Nalulungkot din kami sa nangyari….at sa mabagal na pag-usad ng hustisya (We are also saddened by this tragedy…and the slow pace of justice,” Herrera-Lim said.

Fr. John Brannigan, a parish priest in Historic Filipinotown, led a prayer for the victims. “We pray for all journalists who have died worldwide in the pursuit of truth,” he said. “We pray for those in the Philippines who work for peace, justice and truth.”

Participants lit candles to honor the memory of the victims and show support for the Million Candles campaign to end the culture of impunity in the Philippines.

The program also featured musical performances, a reenactment of the massacre and poetry reading by members of the media.

The groups endorsing the petition included NUJP-US, FACLA, Filipino American Press Club of California (FAPCCA), F7 Photographers, Philippine Press Photographers (PPP)-USA, Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and People’s Core and Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP).

Read more: http://globalnation.inquirer.net/114716/fil-am-groups-call-for-swift-action-to-resolve-maguindanao-massacre-case/#ixzz3Jzx0sIbR
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