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L.A. City Council proclaims October 2013 as Fil-Am Histroy/Heritage Month

Posted On 2013 Oct 23
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Consul General Ma. Hellen Barber De La Vega addressing the Los  Angeles City Council.

Consul General Ma. Hellen Barber De La Vega addressing the Los
Angeles City Council.

Los Angeles, 21 October 2013 – The Los Angeles City Council, led by Councilmembers Mitch O’Farrell and Jose Huizar, honored the Filipino American community in Los Angeles by presenting a Resolution proclaiming October 2013 as Filipino-American History/Heritage Month.  Members of the City Council praised the Filipino-American community for its achievements, contributions and the 426 years of historical presence in the United States.

The paintings of Filipino American artists – Mr. Alex Gantioqui, Mr. Bobby Romero and Mr. Cesar De Vera are featured at the City Hall Bridge of the East Gallery Los Angeles City Hall Building to commemorate Filipino-American History Month.

Consul General Maria Hellen B. De La Vega and Linda Granados, President of the Los Angeles Filipino Association of City Employees (LAFACE), accepted the resolution in behalf of the Filipino-American community in Los Angeles.

Consul General De La Vega with Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell  (Council District 13) Councilwoman Nury Martinez (Council District 6) with LAFACE officers and  Filipino artists Alex Gantioqui, Bobby Romero and Cesar De Vera.

Consul General De La Vega with Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell
(Council District 13) Councilwoman Nury Martinez (Council District 6) with LAFACE officers and
Filipino artists Alex Gantioqui, Bobby Romero and Cesar De Vera.

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