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December 11, 2016

HFNC’S   9th  PAROL PARADE. A RESOUNDING SUCCESS15138500_10208050300120621_2683304794940328194_o

By Al P. Garcia

Los Angeles—“ The 9th HFT and TFC Presents MONEYGRAM’s  Parol Parade was Bigger, Better and Grander”

Hundreds of people braved the strong winds and bitter cold weather and lined the route along the Beverly-Temple corridor to cheered the more than 40 vehicles and 30 mounted Parols of the 9th Parol Parade motorcade last Friday night December 03, 2016

With the Damien High School Spartan Regiment Band at the van of the Parol Parade and the Virgil High School Marching Band, bringing up the rear, the 9th Parol Parade was very distinctly grander this year.

It added to the magnificence and grandeur of the only Christmas Season Parade in Historic Filipinotown DTLA in addition to the glitters of the lighted mounted Parols ( Lanterns).

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The one hour and 40 minutes caravan was led by Parade Marshals, Leo Pandac, Treasurer of HFNC, Council Member Mitch O’Farrell of District 13 with Cecille Ramos, President of HFNC and Angelo Yengko and ASM Jimmy Gomez of the California Assembly.

More than 30 organizations joined the parade with their own Parols. The KOR-HFT acted as marshals and security during the parade and program,.

Beauties from the Miss Philippines 2016, the Queen of Asia Pacific and Ms. And Mrs Historic Filipinotown 2016 were also on the caravan of vehicles in their own convertibles.

Winners of the Parol 2016 Contests

The 30 participating Parols were displayed at the playground of the Loreto School. The the winners of the Parol Contest 2016 was announced by the Chairwoman of the Board of Judges, Ms. Triniti Polliente at the Loreto School Auditorium.

The first prize winner that got the grand prize of $ 500 was the Parol of Kim Yalong, the 2nd Prize of $ 300. was given to the KALAYAAN 2016 and the third prize of $ 200 goes to Karl Maquiling.

The Board of Judges were composed of Dr. Veronico Agatep of the Knights of Rizal-HFT (KOR-HF)T and FACLA;Ms. Trini Poliente of the LA-Makati City Friendship Society and Grace Mercado.

A program was held at the Loreto School Auditorium and was led by Ms. Cecille Ramos of the HFNC and Principal Brito of the Our Lady Of Loreto School

The emcee of the program was Ms. Thelma Sugay..




For Immediate Release
Philippine Institute of Language, Arts and Culture (PILAC)
December 11, 2016

THE HIMIG PASKO 2016 . DECEMBER 10, 2016, A TERRIFIC SUCCESS 15317786_10208228939986506_357249770397426117_n

Los Angeles—The first HIMIG PASKO ( CHRISTMAS CAROLS) 2016 was a terrific success.

HIMIG PASKO, a Choralfest sponsored by the Philippine Institute of Language, Arts and Culture (IPILAC headed by its President Bernie Targa-Ganon and the United For Human Rights headed by Eden Stein held last December 10, 2016 on International Human Rights Day at the Celebrity Cneter of the Scientology Church was a tremendous success.

The display of Filipino arts and culture through dances, songs, poems and Christmas Carols was well attended and was participated by different choirs and organizations.

15355698_10208237389717744_2213213404445433868_nChoirs and Performers

The Silver Lake Adult Day Care Center, the Manila Terrace Apartments Choir, and the Dickens Carollers Choir; the Golden Agers Of Los Angeles (GALA) and the Knights of Rizal (KOR)-Historic Filipinotown Chapter participated in the choir fest with a Christmas theme.

Guest performers Firgerland , Aaron Concepcion, Mon Concepcion , Joannie Fleiciano and Matt Relox gave their respective numbers.

Em Roberts, PILAC founder and CEO gave her opening address. Joannie Feliciano and Mon Concepcion were the emcees.

PILAC President Bernie Ganon, Em Roberts and Eden Stein gave the certificates of appreciation to the participating organizations , performers and board members of PILAC

They were assisted by Brian Gavidia , the representative of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti who attended the program.