Wednesday, October 31, 2012

First Filipino American History Month Resolutions in Philadelphia presented at FANHS PA's 5th Annual FAHM Celebration!

FANHS PA's 5th Annual Filipino American History Month Celebration, October 26, 2012

FANHS PA thanks Councilman David Oh and Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez who co-sponsored Philadelphia's first ever Filipino American History Month Resolution. After reading the full Resolution during FANHS PA's 5th annual Filipino American History Month Celebration, Councilman David Oh posed for photos with FANHS PA Founding President Eliseo Art Silva during the October 26th event that drew nearly 170 people. 
        Many thanks to all who've supported FANHS PA over the years.  Organizations represented at FANHS PA's celebration included: Filipino Executive Council of Greater Philadelphia, Asian Americans United, Philippine Community of Southern New Jersey, Inc., Filipino Intercultural Society of Drexel U, Asian American Women's Coalition, Philippine Folk Arts Society, Inc., Filipino American Association of Philadelphia, Inc., Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corp., Asian Chamber of Commerce,  Filipino American Athletic Association, Mutya Philippine Dance Troupe, and others. Full program linked below.

Dr. Rommel Rivera, Commissioner, presented a Filipino American History Month Proclamation from the Mayor's Commission on Asian American Affairs to FANHS PA founding members during their October 26th celebration that drew nearly 170 people. Standing l-r FANHS PA founding life member Roger Hilario, Mary Faustino, Dr. Joan May Cordova, Dr. Rommel Rivera, Marife Domingo, Eliseo Silva.  FANHS PA founding member Skip Voluntad is pictured below.

Congrats to all FANHS PA Community Service Awardees! Pictured: FANHS PA Founding President Eliseo Silva, FANHS PA Past President Kim Barroso, FAAPI President & Commissioner Dr. Rommel Rivera and FANHS PA Community Service Awardees Mary Faustino, Skip Voluntad, Virgie Olivar Luz, Amelia Belardo-Cox, Cyndi Gutierrez, Janet Ismael Escarcha, Noel Abejo, Lovella Calica with Dr. Joan May Cordova and Marife Domingo. (Awardees' bios are linked below.)

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