14th ANNUAL FILIPINO CULTURAL CELEBRATION


INTRODUCTION

On June 6, 2015, marks the 14th Annual Filipino Cultural Day. As a tradition, it was held on a Saturday on or before the June 12th Philippine Independence Day, at the Oceanside Civic Center, Plaza and Library from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. This year's theme is "The PHILIPPINES: The Jewel of Southeast Asia, A Colorful Celebration of its Citizens, Costumes, Cuisine & Culture".

True to its theme, the Philippines were showcased with cultural play, dance and music; fashion show of traditional costumes, video of how to cook Filipino food, pageants of all ages and vendors of Filipino food. In spite of many Philippine celebrations in San Diego County at the same day, this event was memorable with its huge attendance of the public and vendors! Celebrities like the well-known Filipino-American dermatologist Dr. Tess Mauricio and famous Filipino actor Gabby Concepcion graced the occasion. High-caliber performances by Global Pinoy Idol Alessja Morales & Amy Monson entertained the close to 1000 audience.

Featured guest speakers for the event are Oceanside Mayor Jim Wood and Keynote Speaker Manny Ilagan, OIC Director of the Philippines Department of Tourism. Other dignitaries in attendance included Audie de Castro, Philippine Honorary consul in San Diego.

It was truly a historic event for FACO to be remembered!!


COMMITTEES & VOLUNTEERS

Chair : Belle Limoge
Co-chair: Zucette Lumabas

Sub-committees:

Little Miss and Pre-teen Miss Fil-Am - Chair : Rica Derosier
Co-chair: Virgie Flemming

Scholarship Presentation - Chair : Dee Weber
Co-chair: Nelly Taguba

Cultural Play - "Matanong, Pala-Aral, and Karunungan (Question, Study and Knowledge) A Stage Play about Philippine Costume and Folk Dances
written by Jonathan Rosario Enerva

Cast: Matanong - Angelina Flemming
Pala-Aral - Jasmine Siron
Karunungan - Sheila Cabuco-Butler

Cultural Dance Group (CDG) performers
Chair: Rose Wallace Co-chair & Artistic Director: Enri Fulmore
Traditional Costume Fashion Show models
Chair: Amelia Sivage Co-chair: Virgie Flemming

Mrs. Fil-Am Golden and Platinum - Chair: Wendy Abon-Thrower
Co-chair: Dori Harris

Pinoy's Got Talent (PGT) -Chair : Zucette Lumabas
Co-chair: Perla Takehama

Mrs. Fil-Am Pageant - Chair: Alexis Plaisted
Co-chair: Mrs. Fil-Am 2014 Criscelle Santiago

Youth Development Program (YDP) - Chair: Malou Hamto
Co-chair: Toni Lime

Vendors: Belle Limoge Marilou dela Rosa
Zucette Lumabas Rica Derosier

Logistics: Johnny Sivage and Pete Cruz

Souvenir Program and Media Coordinator : Alexis Plaisted

OUR SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL MEMBERS, VOLUNTEERS, DONORS AND SPONSORS!!




WELCOME

Overall emcee is Mr. Ted Lintan

Philippine National Anthem led by FACO Executive Directors and American National Anthem led by Miss ALLANA ALONZO

Invocation by FACO's Presidential Lifetime Achievement Awardee (PLAA) is
Mr. PETE CRUZ

Welcome Remarks given by FACO Pres. Belle Limoge


& Oceanside Public Library Director, Sherri Cosby

Awarding of $1,500 donation to the Oceanside Public Library with Director Sherri Cosby thanking the association for the donation

Annual donation of $500 was also given to the Senior Community Center of Oceanside

Plaque of Appreciation was given to Oceanside Public Library Manager Brad Penner for being a partner in organizing the event for 14 years

Inspirational Speech was delivered by Oceanside Mayor Wood who has been very supportive of the organization for many years

Keynote speaker was Mr. Manny Ilagan, Director and Officer-in-Charge of the Philippine Department of Tourism. To know more about Mr. Ilagan, please click here

The event was covered in television by KOCT, radio station Radyo Filipino and various newspapers like Asian Journal, Filipino Press and


Surprise guest appearances and performances of celebrities - Filipino TV & movie actor GABBY CONCEPCION, the heartthrob of the Philippines

and famous Fil-Am dermatologist Dr. TESS MAURICIO


The audience at its record high came and witnessed the celebration, be it kids, adults or pets - soaked themselves in the sun to enjoy the vendors and presentations






VENDORS AND SPONSORS

FACO wants to express its heartfelt thanks to Tri-City Medical Center as the major sponsor of the event and to its perpetual partners Tri-City Medical Center was the major sponsor of the event aside from the perpetual partners of the association namely, the Oceanside Public Library and Friends of the Oceanside Public Library - the Oceanside Public Library and Friends of the Oceanside Public Library.

Also, the event will not be complete without the participation of its over 30 vendors of different associations, medical and insurance services, Philippine handicraft, Filipino food, various goods from flowers to hats to perfume to solar gadgets and many more.

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