For Immediate Release
5th HFT Kalayaan Organizing Committee, 2017 (5K0C 2017).
April 18, 2017

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Los Angeles– Mabuhay ang ika-Limang KALAYAAN Parade Sa Araw ng Kalayaan sa HFT, June 03, 2017

The 5th Historic Filipintown Kalayaan Organizing Committee (5KOC) proudly announced today that the 5th Kalayaan Parade for Historic Filipinotown will be held on Saturday, at 9 AM June 03, 2017 to celebrate the 119th Philippine Independence Day, June 12, 1989 from Spain.

The assembly area is in front of the Silverlake Medical Center (SLMC) at Temple Street at 8;00AM. The parade starts at 9;00 AM.

The 5th KOCDrOrlyKOR-HFT

The 5KOC is comprised of member organizations led by the Justice For FiIipino American Veterans (JFAV), Historic Filipinotown Neighborhood Council (HFNC), KNIGHTS OF RIZAl-HISTORIC FILIPINO TOWN (KOR-HFT), BANTAY PILIPINAS-USA.

Other groups are the legal Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA); Philippine Institute of Language, Arts and Culture (PILAC Inc), TALAKAYAN CLUB and Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP).

The Filipino Christian Church (FCC), KOR-California Chapter, the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC), the Christian Fellowshio Committee, The Rampart Village Neighborhood Council (RVNC) and other groups.

On Outreach for 5th HFT June 03 Kalayaan ParadeBPUSA15

The 5KOC is now outreaching to Filipino-American and allied organizations who have joined the HFT Kalayaan Parade in the past.

The Kalayaan Parade started as a collaboration between the Philippine Consulate General of Los Angeles and FACLA with JFAV in June 2013 .

Since then it has been held since every first week of June. and since then forms an expanding organizing commitee for the yearly event.

More than 50 Organizations

Last year, more than 50 organizations from HFT and around Los Angeles joined the parade. More than 50 motorcyclist from Philippine Hurley Riders Club joined the parade.

The Parade starts at Temple St and goes around the Beverly-Temple corridor of the last four years.

This year, the 5KOC is trying to call out marching bands in the FilAm community to make the parade livelier.



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