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For Immediate Release
4th HFT (118th) Kalayaan PH Independence Day Parade Committee (4HFTPIDC)
June 04, 2016


NUJP-USA Vs DuterteLos Angeles- It was a bigger, bolder and a louder 4th Kalayaan parade around Los Angeles Historic Filipinotown last June 04, 2016
More than 30 Filipino_American contingents , 30 vehicles and floats and more than a thousand of its members paraded around Historic Filipinotown in Los Angeles in festive mood and held a program at Park View St. last Saturday morning until 1 PM

The parade was led by the Filipino Jeep of the PWC, more than 30 Pinoy Harley Riders Club in their Hurley motorcyles , a 15- man
FILAM BAND and scores of the United Cordillera of Los Angeles (UCLA) and Benguet 13 Igorot Dancers.

Enhusiastic crowd lined up along the route in the Beverly –Temple and gave the participants a rousing cheers

The most applauded contingent and the loudest cheers from the crowd went to the NUJP -USA contingent that has a sign that call out on PRESIDENT-ELECT DUTERTE, STOP THE MEDIA KILLINGS!

PHRCThe Parade

The parade around Historic Filipinotewn started at Burlington and Temple Street around 9:15 AM.

The parade of 30 vehicles and 30 walking contingents led by the FILAM BAND and the 17 Binibining Pilipinas 2016 Candidates and different Queens and Muses of organizations passed thru Bonnie Brae St. right on Beverly St,.

The parade went right on Park View St, Left on Temple St, straight and left on Robinson St, Left on Beverly St and at the end of the parade at Park View Street. The LAPD contingent led the parade.

After Parade ProgramDrOrlyKOR-HFT

The after parade program was held at Parkview St.in front of the Filipino AmericAN Service Group InC (FASGI) The program was opened by an invocation by Pastor Obi.

The LAPD Honor Guard Detail came in with the colors while the FILAM BAND from South Bay played the two National Anthems.

Speakers for the program in front of FASGI at Park View St. were Council Member Mitch O’ Farrell of District 13 of Los Angeles and Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez of District 51 .

The speakers extolled the significance of the 118th Independence Day from colonial masters Spain on June 12, 1898. They also praised the Filipino American community unity as exemplified by the parade.

They were introduced by FASGI Executive Director Yey-Coronel Alcid. The Emcees for the program was Albert Bataclam, FASGI Communications Director and Dr.Richard Gilkison.

The Binibining Pilipinas 2016 candidates were also presented to the crowd during the program. The crowd were also regaled by cultural numbers of the Silver Lake CBAS.

Singers Agnes Paris, Dr. Richard Richardson also presented their numbers A martial law exhibition by BE COOL and Magician Cecille and Mighty Show was shown to the public Songs by Mervin Luwee and rap number from rapper artist, BAGYO ended the program

Participating OrganizationsBPUSA17

The following organizations composed the 4HFT Independence Day Committee (4HFTPIDC) in alphabetical order: ALLIANCE PHILLIPINES, ANSWER-Los Angeles, Binibining Pilipinas-USA 2016,Benguet 13/Benguet Organization of Southern California, Burlington School, 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, FILAM BAND, Filipino American Press Club of California (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), Band, LAKAMBINI NG KALAYAAN 2016,

National Union of Journalists in the Philippines (NUJP)-USA,Outreach for Christian Fellowship (OCF),Office of California Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez, District 51.Pinoy Harley Riders Club (PHRC), PCC/Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP)-Alumni Association-USA, People’s Community Organization For Reform and Empowerment (People’s CORE), Pilipino Workers Center of Southern California(PWC-SC), Pangasinan Brotherhood-USA, Philippine Independence Day Foundation-Carson City,Queen of Asia Pacific (QAP, SUNDAY JUMP, Sapphire Media Regency(SMR), Veterans Van c/o BAGYO and Vita Plus.

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.

Also please visit our website at www.jfavusa.org for more details.