PILAC / KOR-HFT MARKED 150TH BIRTHDAY OF GENERAL ANTONIO LUNA, OCTOBER 27, 2016

For Immediate Release
Philippine Institute of Language,Arts and Culture (PILAC)
October 28, 2016

PILAC / KOR-HFT MARKED 150TH BIRTHDAY OF GENERAL ANTONIO LUNA OCTOBER 27, 2016

Los Angeles–Mabuhay ang ika-150 taong kaarawan ni Heneral Antonio Luna!antonio_luna_small

For the first time ever, the Filipino-American Community in the United States marked the 150th Birth Anniversary of the Greatest Filipino General of the First Philippine Republic.

The commemorative event was held at the Mayflower Restaurant in Chinatown, DTLA last Thursday, October 27, 2016

PILAC Founder Emily Roberts made the opening remarks. She said, “General Antonio Luna was known to be the bravest General of the first Philippine Republic.That is why we honor him today,”

The Cultural Program in Honor of General Luna14890509_1122793811091209_6878248684450018740_o

The Seniors of the Silver Lake Adult CBA’s featured the folk dance “Bulaklakan” They were led and mentored by newly elected PILAC President Bernie Targa-Ganon.

The guest speaker Vice Consul Rainier Casis represented Consul General Adel Cruz said, “I thanked PILAC and KOR holding this event for the Filipino American Heritage Month.

I wish them more power. This is so they can more empower the FIlipino-American community.”

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And then PILAC staged a BALAGTASAN or poetic joust on Pilipino language. The topic was on the use of National Language vs the use of English.

Ms. Bernie Targa-Ganon stood for the National Language while Art Garcia and Susan Adorable argued for the foreign language. On the other hand, the moderator of LAKADIWA was played by Macky Fortu and Pastor bautista.

This is In line with the celebration of the Filipino American Heritage Month (FAHM) ,PILAC and the Knights of Rizal (KOR)-Historic FIlipintown Chapter commemorated General Luna and the sacrifices of our martyrs and heroes during the Filipino-American War and in defense of our republic.

14876413_10154359135555073_8381874219588955352_oThe emcee of the program was Ret.Commodore Jun Caringal, PN. He is also the President of the Pangasinan Brotherhood-USA Inc.

Dances, Songs and Celebrations

The crowd was regaled later with Tagalog songs performed by Sir. Rudy Ferran of the KOR-California..

The program ended with songs, dances and tee a tee of scores of community leaders from PILAC,KOR-Chapters, Silver Lake Adult CBAS, COTIFA, FACLA Inc., SCALA,Rotary Club of HFT, LASOS and other groups.

Also present at the affair was celebrated FilAm Atty. Mariano Alvarez.

For more information please call Bernie at (323)683-6477 and Art at (213)318-9065) or email us at Pilipinokami76@yahoo.com

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