Daily Archives: April 10, 2019

THE KALAYAAN-LA 2019, FEATURES RAP ARTIST RUBY IBARRA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
KALAYAAN-LA 2019
April 10, 2019

THE KALAYAAN-LA  2019, FEATURES RAP ARTIST RUBY IBARRA

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

The KALAYAAN 2019 Independence Day Festival will feature FilAm Rap Artist from the Bay Area, RUBY IBARRA and Kulintang Artist GINGEE on June 8 , 2019 at PArkview St, MacArthur Park.

The 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

KALAYAAN-LA 2019 Festival

Meanwhile The 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 KALAYAAN FEstival from 12 noon up to 9 pm .

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

Contacts

For other matters , ads and sponsorship opportunies 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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REMEMBER BATAAN. IPAGLABAN ANG PILIPINAS!!

JFAV UPDATES

April 04, 2018

Salute to Heroes of Philippine Sovereignty and American International Solidarity for Rule of Law

Los Angeles- REMEMBER BATAAN. IPAGLABAN ANG PILIPINAS!!

On April 9, 2019, the 77th anniversary of Bataan Death March, we would like to salute three people and recognize their heroism at this time of Philippine history that sovereignty is under attack by China and Filipino traitors under the wing of Duterte:

WW II Filipino American veteran Aquilino Delen and all veterans and their survivors— for their selfless courage to defend every land and territory of the country despite overwhelming superiority of the enemy. They had the option to surrender Bataan and make an easy and bloodless capture but they chose martyrdom if only to protect democracy.

They never collaborated the way Duterte does. They never conceded to the enemy and received bribes through onerous loans and sellout of West Philippine Sea.

WW II veteran Ukranian American Mike Mewkalo and all American veterans— for choosing to fight side by side with the Filipinos and defending the democratic institutions that were established to prepare the imminent Philippine Republic with with its own Constitution and government that enshrine human rights and dignity.

Free Leila De Lima, Stop Political Persecution

US Representative Jackie Speier and key US legislators — for consistently fighting for equity for Filipino veterans who yearn equal pay, benefits and recognition for their war-time service.

And lately for introducing a US Congressional resolution demanding the immediate release of detained Philippine Senator Leila De Lima, and calling out Duterte and his murderous government to end extrajudicial killings and gross human rights violations.

China and Duterte may look powerful for now. But in the end, it is the heroism and courage of ordinary people like the Filipino WW II veterans who will dictate the final outcome. As one activist once said, “the next best thing to being free is the struggle to be free.”

On the anniversary of Bataan Day, OFWs once again reclaim Filipinos right for full and unconditional sovereignty on all parts of the national territory. It’s for pride, economic sustenance and most of all dignity to be fighting for the nation and her beloved people.

Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV)
Filipino American Human Rights Alliance (FAHRA)

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THE KALAYAAN-LA PARADE AND FESTIVAL JUNE 8-9, 2019, FEATURES RAP ARTIST RUBY IBARRA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
KALAYAAN-LA 2019 
April 01, 2019

THE KALAYAAN-LA PARADE AND FESTIVAL JUNE 8-9, 2019, FEATURES RAP ARTIST RUBY IBARRA

LOS ANGELES – MABUHAY ANG ARAW NG KALAYAAN!

The KALAYAAN 2019 Independence Day Festival will feature FilAm Rap Artist from the Bay Area, RUBY IBARRA and Kulintang Artist GINGEE on June 8 , 2019 at PArkview St, MacArthur Park.

The 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.

KALAYAAN-LA 2019 Festival

Meanwhile The 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 KALAYAAN FEstival from 12 noon up to 9 pm .

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

Contacts

For other matters , ads and sponsorship opportunies 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 VOICE OF FREEDOM; BATAAN HAS FALLEn

CULTURAL NOTES
April 9, 2019

BATAAN HAS FALLEN

( NOTE; In honor of the 77th FAll of Bataa and as a tribute to all heroes of World War II who gave their all so we can enjoy the freedom we have today, we reprinted the broadcast of the Voice of Freedon from Corregidor, April 9, 1942. We salute you..–Editors)

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Radio Broadcast – Voice of Freedom – Malinta Tunnel – Corregidor – 9 April 1942:

‘Bataan has fallen. The Philippine-American troops on this war-ravaged and bloodstained peninsula have laid down their arms.

With heads bloody but unbowed, they have yielded to the superior force and numbers of the enemy.

The world will long remember the epic struggle that Filipino and American soldiers put up in the jungle fastness and along the rugged coast of Bataan.

They have stood up uncomplaining under the constant and grueling fire of the enemy for more than three months. Besieged on land and blockaded by sea, cut off from all sources of help in the Philippines and in America, the intrepid fighters have done all that human endurance could bear.

For what sustained them through all these months of incessant battle was a force that was more than merely physical. It was the force of an unconquerable faith—something in the heart and soul that physical hardship and adversity could not destroy.

It was the thought of native land and all that it holds most dear, the thought of freedom and dignity and pride in these most priceless of all our human prerogatives.

The adversary, in the pride of his power and triumph, will credit our troops with nothing less than the courage and fortitude that his own troops have shown in battle.

Our men have fought a brave and bitterly contested struggle. All the world will testify to the most superhuman endurance with which they stood up until the last in the face of overwhelming odds.

But the decision had to come. Men fighting under the banner of unshakable faith are made of something more than flesh, but they are not made of impervious steel.

The flesh must yield at last, endurance melts away, and the end of the battle must come.

Bataan has fallen, but the spirit that made it stand—a beacon to all the liberty-loving peoples of the world—cannot fall.

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