FOR THE BIGGEST EVENT OF THE YEAR 2014
of planning sessions between the association and the
Oceanside Public Library were held months before the
June 7th Cultural Day Celebration. On the day itself,
as early as 5:30 in the morning, setting up the stage,
putting up chairs, canopies and set-up for the vendors
began. It takes a village to put up a big event like
this - joint efforts of FACO's officers, directors and
committee members, volunteers and the staff of Oceanside
Public Library are needed.
celebration is not complete without the support of
different vendors who sold or promoted their wares
and services. There is no way that one will miss the
Filipino food as this is very part of the Filipino
CELEBRATION BEGINS ..
Another memorable celebration
of the FILIPINO CULTURAL DAY, now on its 13th year,
was held on June 7, 2014 at the Oceanside Civic Center,
Plaza and Library from 10 AM to 4 PM. Thousands of
people from all walks of life witnessed and joined
in the celebration.
The beautiful morning was welcomed with the singing
of the Philippine national anthem "Lupang Hinirang"
led by the officers and members of the association.
It was followed by a great rendition of "Star
Spangled Banner" by well-known performer DEBBIE
celebration will not be complete without the opening
prayers led by Mr. HARRIS.
partners for this event - Fil-Am Cultural Association
(FACO) and the Oceanside Public Library, are represented
by FACO President AMELIA SIVAGE
and Oceanside Public Library Head SHERI COSBY
President AMELIA SIVAGE handed to Oceanside Public
Library Head SHERI COSBY the association's annual
donation of $1,000 for the library.
is always grateful to the support and Inspirational
talk by Oceanside City Mayor Jim Wood
prominent figures in Oceanside community joined Mayor
Jim Wood like Oceanside City Council member JERRY
KERN and JACK FELLER in congratulating FACO for its
13th year of cultural celebration.
Dra. BELEN CLARK who is a very successful family doctor,
great public servant and Hiyas Awardee graced the
occasion as the guest speaker.
program ran smoothly because of the seasoned Master
of Ceremonies TED LINTAN working together with other
emcees for the different segments of the programme.
and sound system is provided by DJ RIZALDY "kidRIZ"