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SECOND LAKAMBINI NG KALAYAAN 2016 CULTURAL PAGEANT CALLS FOR PARTICIPANTS , JUNE 03, 2016

For Immediate Release
LAKAMBINI NG KALAYAAN 2016
Contact: Bernie Ganon
Phone: (213)487-9804
April 7,  2016

SECOND LAKAMBINI NG KALAYAAN 2016 CULTURAL PAGEANT CALLS FOR PARTICIPANTS , JUNE 03, 2016

Lakambin2016Los AngelesThe LAKAMBINI NG KALAYAAN 2016 is back in its full glory!

The LAKAMBINI NG KALAYAAN 2016 is calling for participants in the cultural pageant of community organizations in Southern California on June 03, 2016 in Los Angeles.

The winner of the LAKAMBINI NG KALAYAAN will be the muse of the parade on the 4th HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN PH INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE on June 04, 2016.

A CALL OUT FOR PARTICIPANTS

Ms. Bernie Ganon, the LAKAMBINI NG KALAYAAN Presidentl is calling for community organizations to enlist their participants for their respective organizations.

Ganon also announced this year’s sponsor organizations for the LAKAMBINI NG KALAYAAN 2016 Pageant is the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) –Glendale.

Other sponsoring organizations are PILAC and FASGI.

The LAKAMBINI NG KALAYAAN Meet and Greet for candidates will be on April 23 , 2016 and the Talent Night will be on May 21, 2016 and the Coronation Night will be on June 03, 2016 at the YMCA Glendfale at 140 n. Louise St. Glendale, CA.

Lakambini2015Criteria and Requirements

The Director General Bernie Ganon said, “criteria and requirements for candidates will be announced later, Right now the LAkAMBINI is accepting organizations participation for their candidates. Participation Fee for candidates is $ 300.00. “

Ms. Rosemarie Mejia representing FASGI was crowned as Ms.LAKAMBINI NG KALAYAAN 2015 at the Castaway Restaurant ,Burbank last year June 2015.

For more information please call Benrie at (323) 487-9804 or Sid at(213)399-5042 or visit the LAKAMBINI facebook page.

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SCFDS DENTISTS CELEBRATES 50th ANNIVERSARY ON JUNE 18, 2016

JFAV UPDATES
April 07, 2016

SCFDS DENTISTS CELEBRATES 50th ANNIVERSARY ON JUNE 18, 2016

SCFDS

Los Angeles—“They were the trailblazer for equality and against racism.”

The Southern California Filipino Dental Society (SCFDS) will celebrate their 50th Anniversary with a party on June 18, 2016  at the Ronald and Nancy Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California to mark their 50 years milestone.

This was announced by the officers of the SCFDS during their press conference during the TALAKAYAN SA KAPIHAN SA HFT last March 31, 2016 at Manila Terrace Social Hall.

When Filipino dentists and other foreign-trained dentists first immigrated to the U.S., they were not allowed to practice dentistry, under the assumption that the education and experience of foreign-trained dentists were not to the level of U.S. standards. In California.

Talakayan sa Kapihan with SCFDSVictory Against Racism

Dr. Rene  Calugcug, SCFDS President narrated, ” When Filipino dentists and other foreign-trained dentists first immigrated to the U.S., they were not allowed to practice dentistry, under the assumption that the education and experience of foreign-trained dentists were not to the level of U.S. standards. In California.”

According to Dr.Orlando Cagatao, the oldest and the pioneer in the group, “ A group of San Francisco Filipino dentists saw the inequity of this and decided change needed to happen.

They organized and began strategizing how to go about change, thus establishing the California Filipino Dental Society. Filipino dentists from all over California joined in the effort and eventually grew so large that a Southern California chapter was born, let by the first president, Dr. Juan C. Bides.

Filipinos and other foreign dentists had tremendous difficulty legitimizing their education and skills and had to jump through hoops, re-entering dental school with limited opportunities to even take the California required board examinations.”

Glorious Past, Distinguished Present

Kapihan Moderators

Dr.Virginia Castelo also narrated, “ The Southern California Filipino Dental Society (SCFDS) is a professional dental association supporting Filipino and non-Filipino dental professionals in both Southern California and the Philippines.

Originally founded in 1966 as an affiliate chapter of the Philippine Dental Association, SCFDS started with the vision of helping foreign-trained dentists legitimately practice dentistry in America.”

Dr. Rene Calugcugan SCFDS President said,” Both Northern and Southern chapters joined forces and initiated legislation to allow foreign-trained dentists to practice in California.

They drew the attention of Assemblyman, Willie Brown, Jr., and Senator Milton Marks. Both legislators championed to push forth the new legislation despite stiff opposition. Eventually, the new legislation did pass with a 69-0 vote among the Assembly and a 32-0 vote in the Senate.

SCFDS Golden Anniversary, June 18, 2016

Then governor, Ronald Reagan, signed the new legislation into law on June 12, 1969, to coincide with Philippine Independence Day. More than 3,000 foreign-trained dentists have since benefited from the efforts of the SCFDS.

Thus, the 5oth celebration is aptly being celebrated at the Reagan Presidential Library in honor of the California  Governor who passed the law that made the SCFDS what it is now.

Today, SCFDS boasts 300 members dedicated to professional excellence and the development of future Filipino dentists. Our goal is to secure SCFDS as the premier Filipino dental association in the region and support our members in their professional path.

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