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

April 29, 2017

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Los Angeles– More Filipino-American organizations have joined the 5th Historic Filipinotown Kalayaan Parade.

The Binibining Pilipinas -USA 2017, The Silver Lake Adult CBAS, the United Bicolandia of Los Angeles (UBLA), The Manila Terrace/Temple Westlake Neighborhood Development Corporation (TWDC) , Council for Trade and Industries for Filipino Americans (COTIFA), Burlington School and TALAKAYAN SA HFT recently joined the 5KOC.

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 Silver Lake Medical Center (SLMC) at Temple Street at 8;00AM. The parade starts at 9;00 AM.

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The 5KOC also announced Council Member of District 13 Mitch O’ Farrell had confirmed his presence and will be the guest speaker at the 5KOC.

The 5KOC is now outreaching to Filipino-American and allied organizations who have joined the HFT Kalayaan Parade in the past.Last year, more than 50 organizations from HFT and around Los Angeles joined the parade. M

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 committee for the yearly event.

More than 50 Organizations in 2016

More than 50 motorcyclist from Philippine Hurley Riders Club joined the parade in 2016.

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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