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Philippine Consulate General Hosts Philippine American History/Heritage Night

Consul General Maria Hellen Barber De La Vega addressing the audience.

Consul General Maria Hellen Barber De La Vega addressing the audience.

Los Angeles, 28 October 2013 – The Philippine Consulate General hosted a Philippine American History/Heritage Night at the Rizal Hall on 24 October 2013 in honor of the Filipino-American History Month.

This event was organized by the Consulate General in coordination with the Philippine Heritage International Institute (PHII), Philippine Institute of Language, Arts and Culture (PILAC) and We Are One Filipino (WAOF).

The program for the Philippine American History/Heritage Night included an audio-visual presentation of the history of Filipino-Americans, song numbers from Sam Concepcion and Ms. Janine De Los Reyes, and dances from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, performanced by Mr. Joel Jacinto’s “Kayamanan ng Lahi – Philippine Folk Arts”, the new FACLA Cultural Song & Dance Group and the “Ranun sa Maranao” dance group of the Maranaos in America for Peace, Integration and Advancement (MAPIA).

Maranaos in America for Peace, Integration and Advancement (MAPIA) with their dance group Ranun sa Ranao performing a “Malong Dance” which demonstrates the many uses of the Malong.

Maranaos in America for Peace, Integration and Advancement (MAPIA) with their dance group Ranun sa Ranao performing a “Malong Dance” which demonstrates the many uses of the Malong.

Maranaos in America for Peace, Integration and Advancement (MAPIA) with their dance group Ranun sa Ranao performing a “Malong Dance” which demonstrates the many uses of the Malong.

Maranaos in America for Peace, Integration and Advancement (MAPIA) with their dance group Ranun sa Ranao performing a “Malong Dance” which demonstrates the many uses of the Malong.

MAPIA dance group “Ranun sa Ranao” performing a fierce warrior dance.

MAPIA dance group “Ranun sa Ranao” performing a fierce warrior dance.

Mr. Joel Jacinto performing with his dance group “Kayamanan ng Lahi - Philippine Folk Arts” a dance number from the Visayas

Mr. Joel Jacinto performing with his dance group “Kayamanan ng Lahi – Philippine Folk Arts” a dance number from the Visayas

A performance by the new FACLA Cultural Song & Dance Group.

A performance by the new FACLA Cultural Song & Dance Group.

Deputy Consul General Daniel Espiritu with Mr. Bobby Reyes giving a short lecture on Filipino American History.

Deputy Consul General Daniel Espiritu with Mr. Bobby Reyes giving a short lecture on Filipino American History.

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