Evelyn Aviado Portugal, a long-time member of the Filipino American Press Club of Los Angeles, Est. 1978 (FAPCLA) was elected president during the club’s general membership meeting at the Pilipino Workers Center near downtown Los Angeles.
Portugal will also serve as chair of the board of directors.
The new set of officers elected with Portugal includes: Muni Zano, vice-president; Dante Ochoa, secretary; Lou Sabas, treasurer and Cecile Ochoa, auditor.
The new board of directors are: Dr. Ludy Ongkeko, Naomi P. Armada, Portugal, Muni Zano, Dante Ochoa, Cecile Ochoa and Lou Sabas.
Portugal, has been a regular member of the press club since the 1980s.
Career highlights include Philippine bureau chief of Hong Kong-based Asian Finance Publications, Ltd., Los Angeles branch manager of the Philippines News, and hosting her own L.A. radio program “Ang Inyong Kaibigan, Evelyn” during the early ’90s.
She has been advertising manager of The Beverly Hills Courier in Beverly Hills for more than 19 years.
She is an alumna of the University of the Philippines, attended UCLA and was awarded a certificate of completion of the Bible Institute program at Loyola Marymount University.
She has four sons, three daughters in-law and eight grandchildren with one on the way.
Portugal says her goals are “enhancing the FAPCLA Est. 1978 with a whole range of activities” during her upcoming term, “continuing the mission of the club to serve the Filipino American community in Los Angeles and to promote Filipino American journalism in the U.S.”