12th Annual Filipino Cultural Celebration on June 8,
2013 was well attended by people of different ages from
all walks of life.
The event was started with the singing of the national
anthem of the two allies :
Philippine National Anthem "Lupang Hinirang"
was sang by the members and officers of the association
led by VP Cita Lime (conductress).
National Anthem "Star Spangled Banner" was
delivered by professional entertainer Debbie Nicastro.
One of the highlights of this segment of the program
is the presence of prominent personalities from the
US and the Philippines:
Oceanside City Mayor JIM WOOD inspired the public with
his wisdom and charm.
Special Guest Speaker from the La Salle University in
Dasmarinas, Cavite, Philippines, DR. CHRISTIAN GEORGE
C. FRANCISCO, who is the university's dean of liberal
arts, professor, international lecturer and a book author
TRI-CITY MEDICAL CENTER, being the major sponsor of
the event, graced the occasion through its representative,
Vice President for Marketing, Community Relations, and
Special Projects, FRANCISCO J. VALLE and Fil-Am staff
Dra. BELEN CLARK.
House of the Philippines' Secretary and Board of Director
ROMMEL ALBERTO talked about some interesting Filipino-American
historical/cultural information and their organization.
CLOSING REMARKS was delivered by the association's
MISS FIL-AM 2010 -2012 DEJAH URBANOVITCH.
The celebration which is comprised of many sub-events
by different emcees