Filipino Veterans and Widows at the Flag Ceremony, June 13 at the HPMC LA

Filipino Veterans and Widows at the Flag Ceremony, June 13 at the HPMC LA

Media Advisory
Justice for Filipino American Veterans(JFAV)
Contact Person: Arturo P. Garcia
June 16,2009



The Filipino Veterans and their students and youth advocates commemorated the 111th Independence of the Philippines with a fundraising concert in Historic Filipinotown and a flag raising ceremony at the Hollywood Presbyterian medical Center (HPMC) Fair on June 13.

Despite the June gloom, hundreds of seniors, HPMC personnel, community folks and veterans raised the Philippine flag in a flag ceremony at around 9:45 in the morning on June 13 at the opening of the HPMC Community fair at Vermont at Fountain Sts.

They more than 40 veterans and seniors with widows were led by SGS Commander Jack Vergara, AWARE president Lulu Astilla and JFAV National Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia. Philippine Consul general Mary Jo B. Aragon was the guest of honor.

JFAV Kalayaan Concert

On the evening on June 13,the JFAV Kalayaan concert was held. Four Filipino artist and groups graced the JFAV Concert and performed at the Remy‘s At Temple Art gallery at 2326 W. Temple St.Los Angeles, Ca 90026

The One Imaginations from South Bay performed. They gave Spoken Words, guitar music and songs from the heart.

And then THE COMMITTEE followed next who rocked the house with their songs and instruments. They were followed by the FIGHTING COCKS led by Farmer Johneric who filled the night with his ballads.

The last performer for the evening was BAMBU- who brought the house down who and rapped and performed his Spoken Word to the delight of the adoring crowd.

The program ended late at night with a rousing singing of the Philippine National Anthem in Pilipino. The JFAv concert was a part of the Philippine Series commemorating the 111th independence Day of the Philippines.

All the proceeds for the fundraiser will go for the JFAV equity and justice campaign.