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A CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS AND INTERNS

JFAV UPDATES
April 30,2019

WANTED VOLUNTEERS/INTERNS

THE 7TH KALAYAAN PARADE ON JUNE 8,2019 

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It’s a go and its all set for the 7th KALAYAAN PARADE AND FESTIVAL on June 8 and 9, 2019.

Assembly time for the 7th KALAYAAN PARADE in June 8, 2019 is at 10 AM. Assembly are is at Mariposa St between Wilshire and 6th Steret.The parade start at 11 Am. Its first come first served basis.

The HFT KALAYAAN Parade used to be held at Historic Filipinotown along the Beverly-Temple Corridor for the past 6 years from 2013, It goes along at the Temple-Beverly corridor.

But now it will go mainstream along Wilshire Blvd. in District 1 at Central LA at Westlake District and end at MAcArthur PArk/ Parkview St.

WANTED VOLUNTEERS/INTERNS FOR THEPARADE

1 We need warm bodies as volunteer for two days on June 8 and June 9. . On June 8 during the parade and start of the festival at MacArthur PArk from 12 noon to 9 PM

2. We need interns to help in the Festival for 2 days and one month ahead for preparation.

Please contact Art of JFAv at (213) 318-9065 or at SIPA JFAV Office at 3200 W. Temple St. Los Angeles. CA 90026. or email Art at alipiegarcia@gmail.com

3. Please disseminate this volunteer and intern opportunity to all SCPASA organizations and activists.

4. FilAm students organizations can participate by having vehicles or floats for their organizations or by having a walking contingent with their banners during the parade on June 8,

For more info about the the parade participation,assembly area and time please contact the Parade Coordinator Art P. GArcia at (213)318-9065 or email at jfavusa8@gmail,com. Also visit our website at www.jfavusa.org

ALL POWER TO THE FILAM COMMUNITY.

IPABUNYI ANG IKA-121 ARAW NG KALAYAAN.

Arturo P. Garcia
JFAV National Coordinator
KALAYAAN LA 2019

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ALL SET FOR THE 7TH KALAYAAN LA PARADE,JUNE 8, 2019

KALAYAAN LA 2019
April 30, 2019

ALL SET FOR THE 7TH KALAYAAN LA PARADE,JUNE 8, 2019

LOS ANGELES--t’s all set for the 7th KALAYAAN PARADE AND FESTIVAL on June 8, 2019

More than thirty (30) organizations have confirmed participation in the 7th KALAYAAN LA Parade on June 8, 2019 in Wilshire Blvd to MacArthur PArk on June 8, 2019

Assembly time is at 10 AM. Assembly are is at Mariposa St between Wilshire and 6th Steret.The parade start at 11 Am. Its first come first served basis.

The 7th KALAYAAN Parade

The 7th HFT KALAYAAN Parade used to be held at Historic Filipinotown along the Beverly-Temple Corridor for the past 6 years from 2013.

It goes along at the Temple-Beverly corridor.But now it will go mainstream along Wilshire Blvd. in District 1 at Central LA at Westlake District and end at MAcArthur PArk/ Parkview St.

Meanwhile, another feeder march/parade will start at Temple/Union St.on June 08, 2019 at 10 in the morning.

Feeder March/Parade From HFT

The feeder march/parade will be led by FACLA at 1711 Silver Lake Medical Center side and FACLA 1740 W. Temple side.

They will parade from Temple to Rampart and join the main parade at Rampart and Wilshire Sts in the FIlipino EAster tradition of SALUBUNGAN.

For more info about the the parade participation,assembly area and time please contact the Parade Coordinator Art P. GArcia at (213)318-9065 or email at jfavusa8@gmail,com.

Also visit our website at www.jfavusa or FB page at KALAYAAN LA 2019

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ALL SET FOR THE 7TH KALAYAAN LA PARADE

KALAYAAN LA 2019
April 29,2019

ALL SET FOR THE 7TH KALAYAAN LA PARADE ON JUNE 8.

LOS ANGELES–It’s all set for the 7th KALAYAAN PARADE AND FESTIVAL on June 8, 2019

More than thirty (30) organizations have confirmed participation in the 7th KALAYAAN LA Parade on June 8, 2019 in Wilshire Blvd to MacArthur PArk on June 8, 2019

Assembly time is at 10 AM. Assembly are is at Mariposa St between Wilshire and 6th Steret.The parade start at 11 Am. Its first come first served basis.

Participating Organizations

The organizations that confirmed for the parade were, Search to Involve Pilipino American (SIPA), Pilipino Workers Center (PWC-SC). Historic Filipinotown Neighborhood Council (HFNC,) FACLA/FCC, Kabataang maka-Bayan (KmB)-LA, Justice for FIlipino American Veterans (JFAV), Levitt Foundation, BANTAY PILIPINAS-USA.

CIty Council District 1 Office of Gil Cedillo, District 13 Office of Mitch O Farrell; LA Public Works Commission ( LA PWC), Knights of Rizal (KOR) , PH Independence Day Foundation -Carson, Filipinos Overseas for Reform and Constitutional Change (FORCE), Filipino American Media and Entertainment (FAME).

Miss Continental-USA,Binibining Kalayaan International, FilAm Association of Architects and Engineers (FASAE), Burlington SChool (BNS), Tondo Association, Filipino American Press Club of California (FAPCCA),fe Lord of Harvest, Jesus is Lord (JIL), LA Pilipino Women’s Club (LA PWC) , Miss Philippines-USA, LAKAS Mentorship,FAHRA-LA and Binibining KALAYAAN 2019.

The 7th KALAYAAN Parade

The 7th HFT KALAYAAN Parade used to be held at Historic Filipinotown along the Beverly-Temple Corridor for the past 6 years from 2013.

It goes along at the Temple-Beverly corridor.But now it will go mainstream along Wilshire Blvd. in District 1 at Central LA at Westlake District and end at MAcArthur PArk/ Parkview St.

The HFT KALAYAAN Parade started  in June 8, 2013  as a collaboration between FACLA and the Consulate General Of the Philippines Los Angeles. It was led then by Consul General Hellen Barber now PH Ambassador to Australia.

For more info about the the parade participation,assembly area and time please contact the Parade Coordinator Art P. GArcia at (213)318-9065 or email at jfavusa8@gmail,com. Also visit our website at www.jfavusa

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ALL SET FOR THE 7TH KALAYAAN LA PARADE

KALAYAAN LA 2019
April 28,2019

ALL SET FOR THE 7TH KALAYAAN LA PARADE

LOS ANGELES–It’s all set for the 7th KALAYAAN PARADE AND FESTIVAL on June 8, 2019

More than thirty (30) organizations have confirmed participation in the 7th KALAYAAN LA Parade on June 8, 2019 in Wilshire Blvd to MacArthur PArk on June 8, 2019

Assembly time is at 10 AM. Assembly are is at Mariposa St between Wilshire and 6th Steret.The parade start at 11 Am. Its first come first served basis.

Participating Organizations

The organizations that confirmed for the parade were, Search to Involve Pilipino American (SIPA), Pilipino Workers Center (PWC-SC). Historic Filipinotown Neighborhood Council (HFNC,) FACLA/FCC, Kabataang maka-Bayan (KmB)-LA, Justice for FIlipino American Veterans (JFAV), Levitt Foundation, BANTAY PILIPINAS-USA<Corona Veterans Center, BAGYO and Marine Cpl. Luwee.

CIty Council District 1 Office of Gil Cedillo, District 13 Office of Mitch O Farrell; LA Public Works Commission ( LA PWC), Knights of Rizal (KOR) , PH Independence Day Foundation -Carson, Filipinos Overseas for Reform and Constitutional Change (FORCE), Filipino American Media and Entertainment (FAME), Rampart Village Neighborhood Council.

Miss Continental-USA,Binibining Kalayaan International, FilAm Association of Architects and Engineers (FASAE), Burlington SChool (BNS), Tondo Association, Filipino American Press Club of California (FAPCCA),fe Lord of Harvest, Jesus is Lord (JIL), LA Pilipino Women’s Club (LA PWC) , Miss Philippines-USA, LAKAS Mentorship,FAHRA-LA and Binibining KALAYAAN 2019.

The 7th KALAYAAN Parade

The 7th HFT KALAYAAN Parade used to be held at Historic Filipinotown along the Beverly-Temple Corridor for the past 6 years from 2013.

It goes along at the Temple-Beverly corridor.But now it will go mainstream along Wilshire Blvd. in District 1 at Central LA at Westlake District and end at MAcArthur PArk/ Parkview St.

The HFT KALAYAAN Parade started  in June 8, 2013  as a collaboration between FACLA and the Consulate General Of the Philippines Los Angeles. It was led then by Consul General Hellen Barbers now PH Ambassador to Australia.

Feeder March/Parade From HFT

Meanwhile, another feeder march/parade will start at Temple/Union St.on June 08, 2019 at 10 in the morning.

The feeder march/parade will be led by FACLA President Jun Gonong and Parade Coordinator FACLA Director Cris Esto at 1711 Silver Lake Medical Center side and FACLA Compound at 1740 W. Temple side.

They will parade from Temple to Rampart and join the main parade at Rampart and Wilshire Sts in the FIlipino EAster tradition of SALUBUNGAN.

For more info about the the parade participation,assembly area and time please contact the Parade Coordinator Art P. GArcia at (213)318-9065 or email at jfavusa8@gmail,com. Also visit our website at www.jfavusa

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WANTED VOLUNTEERS/INTERNS

JFAV UPDATES
April 25, 2019

WANTED VOLUNTEERS/INTERNS

THE 7TH KALAYAAN PARADE ON JUNE 8,2019 

It’s a go and its all set for the 7th KALAYAAN PARADE AND FESTIVAL on June 8 and 9, 2019.

Assembly time for the 7th KALAYAAN PARADE in June 8, 2019 is at 10 AM. Assembly are is at Mariposa St between Wilshire and 6th Steret.The parade start at 11 Am. Its first come first served basis.

The HFT KALAYAAN Parade used to be held at Historic Filipinotown along the Beverly-Temple Corridor for the past 6 years from 2013, It goes along at the Temple-Beverly corridor.

But now it will go mainstream along Wilshire Blvd. in District 1 at Central LA at Westlake District and end at MAcArthur PArk/ Parkview St.

WANTED VOLUNTEERS/INTERNS FOR THEPARADE

1 We need warm bodies as volunteer for two days on June 8 and June 9. . On June 8 during the parade and start of the festival at MacArthur PArk from 12 noon to 9 PM

2. We need interns to help in the Festival for 2 days and one month ahead for preparation.

Please contact Art of JFAv at (213) 318-9065 or at SIPA JFAV Office at 3200 W. Temple St. Los Angeles. CA 90026. or email Art at alipiegarcia@gmail.com

3. Please disseminate this volunteer and intern opportunity to all SCPASA organizations and activists.

4. FilAm students organizations can participate by having vehicles or floats for their organizations or by having a walking contingent with their banners during the parade on June 8,

For more info about the the parade participation,assembly area and time please contact the Parade Coordinator Art P. GArcia at (213)318-9065 or email at jfavusa8@gmail,com. Also visit our website at www.jfavusa.org

ALL POWER TO THE FILAM COMMUNITY.

IPABUNYI ANG IKA-121 ARAW NG KALAYAAN.

Arturo P. Garcia
JFAV National Coordinator
KALAYAAN LA 2019

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THE 7TH KALAYAAN-LA PARADE ON JUNE 08,2019

For Immediate Release
KALAYAAN LA 2019
April 23, 2019

THE 7TH KALAYAAN-LA PARADE ON JUNE 08,2019

LOS ANGELES – MABUHAY ANG IKA-121 TAON NG ARAW NG KALAYAAN!

It’s a go and its all set for the 7th KALAYAAN PARADE AND FESTIVAL on June 8 and 9, 2019.

Assembly time is at 10 AM. Assembly are is at Mariposa St between Wilshire and 6th Steret.The parade start at 11 Am. Its first come first served basis.

The HFT KALAYAAN Parade used to be held at Historic Filipinotown along the Beverly-Temple Corridor for the past 6 years from 2013, It goes along at the Temple-Beverly corridor.

But now it will go mainstream along Wilshire Blvd. in District 1 at Central LA at Westlake District and end at MAcArthur PArk/ Parkview St.

7th KALAYAAN Parade, June 8, 2019

Meanwhile, another feeder march/parade will start at Temple/Union St.on June 08, 2019

The feeder march/paradewill be led by FACLA at 1711 Silver Lake Medical Center side and FACLA 1740 W. Temple side.

They will parade from Temple to Rampart and join the main parade at Rampart and Wilshire Sts in the FIlipino EAster tradition of SALUBUNGAN.

The SALUBUNGAN will be led by FACLA Prexy Jun Gonong and Parade Coordinator Cris Esto. and will start at 10 AM in coordination with the main march in Wilshire Blvd, DTLA.

For more info about the the parade participation,assembly area and time please contact the Parade Coordinator Art P. GArcia at (213)318-9065 or email at jfavusa8@gmail,com. Also visit our website at www.jfavusa

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THE 7TH KALAYAAN-LA PARADE AND FESTIVAL 2019 ON JUNE 8 AND 9, 2019

For Immediate Release
KALAYAAN LA 2019
April 21, 2019

THE 7TH KALAYAAN-LA 2019, FEATURES RUBY IBARRA

LOS ANGELES – MABUHAY ANG IKA-121 TAON NG ARAW NG KALAYAAN!

It’s a go and its all set for the 7th KALAYAAN PARADE AND FESTIVAL on June 8 and 9, 2019.

The 7TH KALAYAAN 2019 Independence Day Festival Committee, The LEVITT Foundation and District 1 City Council Office of Gil Cedillo announced today that the 7th KALAYAAN Parade and Festival will be held on June 8 and 9, 2019 at MacArthur Park instead of the Historic FIlipinotown.

The HFT KALAYAAN Parade used to be held at Historic Filipinotown along the Beverly-Tempke Corridor for the past 6 years from 2013, But now it will go mainstream along Wilshire Blvd. in District 1 at Central LA at Westlake District.

7th KALAYAAN Parade, June 8, 2019

The 7th KALAYAAN LA Parade will start at Mariposa and Wishire St. at tthe PH Consulate General in LA to MacArthur PArk, PArk View and 7th Streets on June 8, 2019 starting at 11i;00 AM.

Assembly time is at 10 AM. Assembly are is at Mariposa St between Wilshire and 6th Strret.The parade start at 11 Am. Its first come first served basis.

For the parade participation,assembly area and time please contact the Parade Coordinator Art P. GArcia at (213)318-9065 or email at jfavusa8@gmail,com. Also visit our website at www.jfavusa.org

The 7TH KALAYAAN-LA 2019 Festival

Meanwhile The 7th KALAYAAN 2019 Independence Day Festival will feature Rap Artist RUBY IBARRA and Kulintang Artis GINGEEon June 8 , 2019 at PArkview St, MacArthur Park.

There will be entertainment, performers,cultural shows, fashion show, youth workshops and spoken word , singing contest , battle of the bands, foods and a lot of  fun.

Join us at the 7th KALAYAAN FEstival from 12 noon up to 9 pm on SAturday and from 1o AM to 6 PM on Sunday.

For the festival booths and entertaiment opportunities as well the souvenir program please call the Festival Coordinator Freddie Castaneda at (818)-350-9609 or email at famecorp888@gmail.com

7th Kalayaan 2019 Contacts

For other matters , ads and sponsorship opportunities please \contact the over-all coordinator Thelma Sugay at (747)-221-2322 or email at thelma@jmasgroup@gmail.com

For BINIBINING KALAYAAN-LA 2019 Pageant applications and requeirment and canvasssing schedules please contact Jojo at ( 213)-318-5104 or Art at (213) 318-9065 or email at jfavusa8@gmail.com

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THE BATAAN DEATH MARCH, April 9-April 17, 1942

JFAV UPDATES

April 21, 2019

The Bataan Death March

LOS ANGELES-The Bataan Death March (Filipino: Martsa ng Kamatayan sa Bataan; Japanese: バターン死の行進, Hepburn: Batān Shi no Kōshin) .

It was the forcible transfer by the Imperial Japanese Army of 60,000–80,000 American and Filipino prisoners of war from Saysain Point, Bagac, Bataan and Mariveles to Camp O’Donnell, Capas, Tarlac, via San Fernando, Pampanga, where the prisoners were loaded onto trains.

The transfer began on April 9, 1942, after the three-month Battle of Bataan in the Philippines during World War II.

The total distance marched from Mariveles to San Fernando and from the Capas Train Station to Camp O’Donnell is variously reported by differing sources as between 60 and 69.6 miles (96.6 and 112.0 km).

Differing sources also report widely differing prisoner of war casualties prior to reaching Camp O’Donnell: from 5,000 to 18,000 Filipino deaths and 500 to 650 American deaths during the march.

The march was characterized by severe physical abuse and wanton killings, and was later judged by an Allied military commission to be a Japanese war crime.

War Crimes Trials

In September 1945, General Masaharu Homma was arrested by Allied troops and indicted for war crimes.

Homma was charged with 43 different counts of crimes against humanity. Homma was found guilty of permitting members of his command to commit “brutal atrocities and Crimes other high crimes”.

The general, who had been absorbed in his efforts to capture Corregidor after the fall of Bataan, claimed in his defense that he remained ignorant of the high death toll of the death march until two months after the event.

Homma’s verdict was predicated on respondeat superior but with the added liability standard, since the latter could not be rebutted. On February 26, 1946, he was sentenced to death by firing squad, and was executed on April 3, 1946, outside Manila.

Masanobu Tsuji, who directly ordered the killing of POWs, fled to China from Thailand when the war ended to escape the British authorities.

Also in Japan, Generals Hideki Tōjō (later Prime Minister), Kenji Doihara, Seishirō Itagaki, Heitarō Kimura, Iwane Matsui, and Akira Mutō, along with Baron Kōki Hirota, were found guilty and responsible for the maltreatment of American and Filipino POWs.

They were executed by hanging at Sugamo Prison in Ikebukuro on December 23, 1948. Several others were sentenced to imprisonment between 7 and 22 years.

BATAAN DEATH MARCH, THE STORY 

The story of the Bataan Death March has come to dominate the role that the Philippines played in World War II.

The Japanese military had forced marches in other places it had conquered, and it worked to death thousands of British, Dutch, and Australian prisoners of war, but those atrocities did not make headlines until later.

Even the Bataan Death March was something of a secret for several years. At first, the American government, fearing that Japanese forces would retaliate against their captives, embargoed news and details of the march.

AND THE LEGEND

At first the US authorities censored the news on the Bataan Death March.
Then, in January 1944, in part to launch a war-bond drive but also to reinflame the fighting spirit of a war-weary United States, the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt released details of the march that had been provided by a handful of captives who had escaped and made their way to Australia.
It was in this manner that what quickly became known as the Bataan Death March became a legend of the evils of war.
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RESOLUTION ON GENTRIFICATION

EPCC NEWS
April 14, 2019

RESOLUTION ON GENTRIFICATION AND GENUINE DEVELOPMENT IN HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN DISTRICT. WE STANDS FOR GENUINE DEVELOPMENT, NOT TO GENTRIFICATION THAT FAVORS THE FEW

Whereas, The Filipino American community in Historic Filipinontown and Los Angeles appreciates that after years of advocacy, the Los Angeles City Council heeded our call for a Historic Filipinotown District 16 years ago and started the planning for its development;

Whereas, during the years 2002 to 2014, the development and planning for Historic Filipinotown district took note on its cultural heritage and traditions and it was stressed on the planning and development plans.

Parades and Festivals as well as like the markers on its entry point, the pedestrianof Filipino weaves at the intersections of Hoover, Glendale and Alvarado intersections,naming the intersection of Alvardo and Temple as Remedios Geaga Square, the Unidad Park, the Rockwood Park,the Annual PH Independence PArade and FEstival, and support to the Historic Filipinotown Festival Every August 2, the December PArol Festival and other projects;

Whereas, our community did not oppose the Westlake District Plan (WDP) and the inclusion of the HFT plan on the WDP because we do not want to be exclusive and find it for general good.

But lately when it was called “the North Westlake Design District Plan” and became a tool of gentrification, we were greatly alarmed;
Whereas, we find it odd that slowly the historical heritage of HFT is being ignored and is being gradually erased. In fact, in more 20 housing projects in HFT, there are less and less housing for seniors and low –income renters and the cost of rent sharply increased:

Whereas, more and more renters in HFT find it hard to pay their rent and are slowly getting out of the neighborhood. That means , no matter how many beautification projects and small-economic projects we give to the people of HFT, when gentrification sets in, it drives the people away,

Whereas, the covenant that the former HFT plan requisite of naming projects like apartments with Filipino names that highlights its cultural heritage like the Visayas Apartment or Philip Vera Cruz. New apartments are now named Cooper, HOMS, Foresite which does not recognize and ignore FIlipino names and heritage obscuring HFT;

Whereas, the EPCC stands for genuine development and keeping the historical traditions of the HFT community. We will not let our cultural heritage be erased.

Whereas ,we want our covenant with the City Planning be clear ,accentuate more our Filipino heritage here in HFT and want more active participation and not a token participation just to say yes to a plan for gentrification and development for big business, corporations, slum lords and big landlord capitalist in the city of Los Angeles.

THEREFORE, We in the EPCC and in the HFT community RESOLVE AS WE HEREBY RESOLVE THAT WE OPPOSE GENTRICATION AND DEVELOPMENT FOR SHOW AND FOR THE FEW. WE STAND FOR GENUINE DEVELOPMENT FOR THE INTERESTS OF THE PEOPLE IN HFT.WE THEREFORE APPROVE AND REAFFIRM THIS DRAFT RESOLUTION.

April 14, 2019

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THE 7TH KALAYAAN-LA 2019, FEATURES RUBY IBARRA

For Immediate Release
KALAYAAN LA 2019
April 16, 2019

THE 7TH KALAYAAN-LA 2019, FEATURES RUBY IBARRA

LOS ANGELES – MABUHAY ANG IKA-121 TAON NG ARAW NG KALAYAAN!

The 7TH KALAYAAN 2019 Independence Day Festival Committe, The LEVITT Foundation and District 1 City Council OFfice of Gil Cedillo announced today that the 7th KALAYAAN Parade will be held on June 8, 2019 from Mariposa St to MacArthur Park instead of the Historic FIlipinotown.

The HFT KALAYAAN Parade used to be held at Historic Filipinotown along the Beverly-Tempke Corridor for the past 6 years from 2013, But now it will go mainstram along Wilshire Blvd. in District 1 at Central LA at Westlake District.

7th KALAYAAN Parade, June 8, 2019

The 7th KALAYAAN LA PArade will start at MAriposa and Wishire St. at tthe PH Consulate General in LA to MacArthur PArk, PArk View and 7th Streets on June 8, 2019 starting at 11i;00 AM.

Assembly time is at 10 AM. Assembly are is at Msriposa St between Wilshire and 6th Strret.The parade start at 11 Am. Its first come first served basis.

For the parade participation,assembly area and time please contact the Parade Coordinator Art P. GArcia at (213)318-9065 or email at jfavusa8@gmail,com. Also visit our website at www.jfavusa.org

The 7TH KALAYAAN-LA 2019 Festival

Meanwhile The 7th KALAYAAN 2019 Independence Day Festival will feature Rap Artist RUBY IBARRA and Kulintang Artis GINGEEon June 8 , 2019 at PArkview St, MacArthur Park.

There will be entertainment, cultural shows, fashion show, youth workshops and spoken word , singing contest , battle of the bands, foods and a lot fun.

Join us at the 7thKALAYAAN FEstival from 12 noon up to 9 pm on SAturday and from 1o AM to 7 PM on SUnday.

For the festival booths and entertaiment opportunities as well as
the souvenir program please call the Festival Coordinaitor Freddie at (818)-350-9609 or email at famecorp888@gmail.com

7th Kalayaan 2019 Contacts

For other matters , ads and sponsorship opportunities please \contact the over-all coordinator Thelma Sugay at (747)-221-2322 or email at thelma@jmasgroup@gmail.com

For BINIBINING KALAYAAN-LA 2019 Pageant applications and requeirment and canvasssing schedules please contact Jojo at ( 213)-318-5104 or Art at (213) 318-9065 or email at jfavusa8@gmail.com

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