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MORE ORGANIZATIONS JOINS THE 4th HFT PH (118th) INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE ON SATURDAY, JUNE 04,2016

For Immediate Release
4th HFT PH (118th) Independence Day Committee (4HFTIDC)
Contact: Arturo P.Garcia
Phone; (323)640-4056
May 26, 2016

MORE ORGANIZATIONS JOINS THE 4th HFT PH (118th) INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE ON SATURDAY, JUNE 04,2016

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More organizations have joined the 4th Historic Filipinotown PH Independence Parade Committee on June 4, 2016. At 9;00 AM
As of the press time, 30 organizations have joined the 4th HFT PH (118th) Independence Day Committee (4HFTIDC) that organized the parade and program on June 04, 2015.

The committee is inviting other organizations to join the 4th Historic Filipinotown parade on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 9:00 AM.

The Parade

3HFTIDPThe last meeting of the 4HFTPIDC meeting is on Monday, May 30, 2016 at 6:00 PM at the Filipino American Service Group Inc. (FASGI) House at 135 N.Parkview St.Los Angeles,CA 90026.

Assembly time for vehicles, floats and contingents is at 8;00 at the assembly area in front of the Silver Lake Medical Center (SLMC), 1711 W.Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90026.

The parade will start promptly at 9;00 AM around the Historic Filipinotown with Nilo Lazaro and his 15 man- band from San Diego leading the parade.

Participating organizations4HFTPIDC

The following organizations composed the 4HFT Independence Day Committee in alphabetical order:

ALLIANCE PHILLIPINES, ANSWER-Los Angeles, Burlington School,Binibining Pilipinas-USA 2016,Cordillera Association of Los Angeles, District 13 Office of Councilmember Mitch O’ Farrell, Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC), EPCC Mayor Jerry Esguerra, Filipino American Community of Los Angeles Inc.(FACLA),Filipino American Service Group Inc. (FASGI), FILAMS FOR HILLARY,FAPCCA.

FILAM INQUIRER, Historic Filipinotown Neighborhood Council (HFNC), Justice for Filipino American Veterans(JFAV).Knights of Rizal (KOR)-Historic Filipinotown Chapter Kabataang Makabayan Pro People Youth (KmB), Nilo Lazaro and Band, LAKAMBINI NG KALAYAAN 2016, Medical Mission c/o Dr. Erllinda Grey,National Union Of Journalist Of The Philippines (NUJP)-USA, Outreach for Christian Fellowship (OCF),Office of California Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez, District 51.

People’s CORE, Pilipino Workers Center of Southern California(PWC-SC), Pangasinan Brotherhood-USA, Philippine Independence Day Foundation-Carson City, Search to Involve The Pilipino Americans (SIPA),Queen of Asia Pacific (QAP), Southern California Filipino Dental Society(SCFDS), San Carlos Association of Los Angeles (SCALA), SUNDAY JUMP, Sapphire Media Regency (SMR),Veterans Van c/o BAGYO and Vita Plus.

Disclaimer

Other organizations have been invited to join the last Planning meeting of the the 4HFTIDC on May 30, 2016 at 6;00 PM at FASGI, 135 N.Parkview St.Los Angeles, CA 90026

The parade participation is free. But the organizers are not responsible and legally liable to any untoward incident that may happen during the Parade. Joining the Kalayaan Parade is the sole responsibility of individual and organizational participants.

For more information please contact Bernie at FASGI at (213)497-9804 and art at (323)640-4056 or email us at alpiegarcia@gmail.com.

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MEMORIAL MEETING FOR KA,JOSE “JOEN” NAVIDAD, May 28, 2016

JFAV UPDATES

May 25, 2016

MEMORIAL MEETING FOR KA,JOSE “JOEN” NAVIDAD, May 28, 2016

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Los Angeles – The  ALLIANCE-PHILIPPINES (AJLPP) Invites ALL to ;

A  MEMORIAL MEETING FOR KA,JOSE “JOEN” NAVIDAD (1948-2016) 

On May 28, 2016 at 12 noon to 2:00 PM  at the  Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) – James Irvine Garden
244 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Join in the celebration of the life of Comrade (Kasama) Joe Navidad, Founder and Executive Director of People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment (People’s CORE), BAYAN International-USA, Alliance-Philippines.

Public Parking ($10) is available at Joe’s Parking on 2nd Street (between San Pedro and Alameda) adjacent to the JACCC

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STUDY IN CONTRASTS: PNOY AND DIGONG

EPCC NEWS
May 24, 2016

STUDY IN CONTRASTS: PNOY AND DIGONG

By Vicente Rafael

( Note; This is a Facebook repost from the post of Sylvia Morningstar from an article of Vicente Rafael. Our own edits– EPCC Ed.)

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“Everyday we’re treated to new announcements directly from Digong himself, unfiltered and sans spokesperson: the ‘hypocritical Church’, ‘immediate burial’ for Marcos, support for medical marijuana, family planning and K-12, living in Davao instead of Manila, and many more, liberally peppered with cuss words, jokes, and spoken in the creole of the south — the mix of Bisaya, Tagalog, English.

All of it unedited, improvisational, erratic, informal, yet no less commanding like a patriarch at the head of the table regaling his family with endless stories.

He infuriates and compels, attracts and repels, drawing you into an imaginary circle of intimacy only to subject you to his intimidating presence.

“The contrast with PNoy (and Mar) could not be more striking. The last administration observed highly developed protocols, and the president studiously stayed behind a wall of spokespersons. PNoy’s disciplined and decorous discourse was his trademark, but in times of crisis, his downfall. His Filipino, like his English, was elegant but ponderous to the point of beng pedantic so that his attempts at humor usually fell flat.

“He was ‘decente’ and easily legible to the upper reaches of society and the international community. But he was utterly without street cred and so widely perceived–fairly or unfairly–to be bereft of empathy. His distance was also the guarantee of his consistency: what you saw was what you got, and so in an odd sort of way, PNoy’s seeming inaccessibility underwrote his claims to transparency: things were objective, you can see it on the website, nothing was hidden.

“With Duterte, it’s too soon to tell. But the sense one gets is that his seeming approachability and much vaunted ‘authenticity’ (which is open to interpretation) is as much an asset as a drawback. Disdaining the trappings of power–he said that he doesn’t want an inauguration hoopla and will take his oath in his office, won’t live in the Palace, and perhaps live in Davao rather than Manila–he’s studiously cultivating the image of a simple probinsyano.

“Yet, there’s nothing simple about provincial ways. They have their own complex operations designed to shield themselves from outside intrusion. In Digong’s case to be provincial does not mean to be ‘humble’ or ‘unassuming’.

It means being expelled from school yet getting the valedictorian to work for you. It means claiming the right of the oppressed and exacting your revenge: molested by an American Jesuit and condemned by the bishops, Digong can now position himself as the aggrieved victim calling out the abuses of the Church.

“Provincialism thus has its advantages. By privileging local rules and methods of power, it tends to hold itself apart from national and international standards.

Human rights? Imperial impositions! Feminist demands? Bayaran lang yan! Congress? An inconvenience at best, an obstacle to local autonomy at worse! Death squads? You must mean effective instruments of justice and peace! Misogyny? It’s just the way we joke around here, and you wouldn’t get it.

“To privilege the provincial as a base of power is thus a way of setting yourself up in a state of exception. Sovereign in your own way, the usual rules don’t apply to you because in your province, you are king with the right to decide on who will live and who will die. Different conditions, different rules.

“Of course, there are also similarities: both have chosen kabarkada and kaklase for their Cabinet appointments, for example. But throughout this transition period, what we have seen so far is a dramatic contrast in rhetorical styles–storytelling for Digong, carefully worded press releases and speeches from PNoy.

“And by looking at their respective ways of speaking, we also get a sense of their distinct styles of governing–for Digong, the local is the national, the provincial is the world; for PNoy, the local is subsumed by the national, and the national is connected to a larger world. At least on those two levels of speaking and governing, we are seeing some change.

Whether it will be for the better or the worse is difficult to say for now.”

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