Los Angeles – The Philippine Consulate General commemorated the 28th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution with the theme “Kapit Bisig Tungo Sa Pagbangon” with a Mass and feature presentation on the Peace Project held at the Community Hall of the Consulate General on 25 February 2014.
Consul General Maria Hellen Barber De La Vega in her remarks emphasized the theme of EDSA People Power Revolution. She said that it is auspicious that President Benigno Aquino decided to celebrate EDSA commemoration in Cebu, in the areas of devastation; and that the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles is also marking the EDSA anniversary with a presentation on a project that aims to assist in the rehabilitation of one of the affected areas in Cebu.
The Consulate General had a mini-exhibit displaying various images of EDSA People Power Revolution and the Relief Assistance efforts for Typhoon Haiyan.
The 1st half of the program commenced with a short video presentation on the EDSA People Power Revolution, and was followed by the celebration of Holy Mass led by Fr. Albert Avenido.
In the 2nd half of the program Ms. Lisa Schultz, Founder of the Peace Project Organization presented its project called, “OPERATION REACH OUT”. The Peace Project will partner with citizens of Tabunok, Sante Fe on Bantayan Islands in Cebu to rebuild their community affected by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. Their aim is to construct 56 houses and a community center with a plan to build 150 houses in the coming six months. Ms. Schultz explained that each house will cost $500.00 to build. The prospective donor can sponsor one family in Sta. Fe to whom the house will be awarded.
The program was concluded with a video clip entitled “Thank You World” by Jim Paredes.