Carson kicks off Filipino-American History Month Celebration October 1

city-of-carsonThis month-long celebration showcases amazing talents and performing artists in music, creative arts, and other varied forms of entertainment from the Filipino-American community. The festivities will start on Saturday, October 1 at the Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald Community Center East Parking Lot at 9:00 a.m. located at 801 E. Carson Street in Carson.  This event is open to the public and admission is free.

The program line-up includes performances from jazz vocalist Mon Valdez, along with Jo Awayan, Christine Love, Louise Marie Cornillez, and Sara Mislang.Co-author of the book, Filipinos in Carson and the South Bay, Florante Ibaňez, will also be there to highlight the historic contributions of Filipinos to the U.S.

A program featuring awards for labor and community leadership, youth achievement, and medals of honor for advocacy work on behalf of Filipino American World War II veterans will also take place on October 1. The awardees are Ralph Quinte (posthumous Community Leadership), Dr. Jenny Batongmalaque (Community Leadership), Ildefonso Quibin (Heroism), Michelle Thorlund (Youth Achievement), Kristian Tan and Kurt Delicana (Youth Leadership).

“Carson is proud to recognize the contributions of Filipino-Americans nationwide especially to the Carson community.  We are proud to have this annual event and proud to have been instrumental in the movement to getting legislation like AB 7 passed in Sacramento to have October 25 recognized as Larry Itliong Day throughout California,” said Carson Mayor Albert Robles.  “Thank you to Councilmember Elito M. Santarina for his leadership in helping make this celebration a reality,” added Robles.

The program presents a talented line-up of performers, including CecileandMighty Show, Sampaguita Youth Dance Troupe, Lorian Fausto, Ciamara Morales, Jamie Bacani, Gee G Starr, Jane Provido, Michelle Delos Reyes, Michael Walker, Zack Pogz Villegas Aquino, Michael Pronda, Maaikee Kiyoe Pronda, Sid Bautista Castañeda, Anna Alano, and Binibining Pilipinas USA Pageant Best in Talent winners Caitlin San Diego and Sheri-Lynne Ducusin. Additionally, Binibining Pilipinas USA Christelle Abello, BPUSA Miss Tourism Czarina Hermoso, and their BPUSA Royal Court will also be appearing for meet and greet and photo ops.

The program presents a talented line-up of performers, including Cecile and Mighty Show, Sampaguita Youth Dance Troupe, Lorian Fausto, Ciamara Morales, Jamie Bacani, Gee G Starr, Jane Provido, Michelle Delos Reyes, Michael Walker, Zack Pogz Villegas Aquino, Michael Pronda, Maaikee Kiyoe Pronda, Sid Bautista Castañeda, Anna Alano, and Binibining Pilipinas USA Pageant Best in Talent winners Caitlin San Diego and Sheri-Lynne Ducusin. Additionally, Binibining Pilipinas USA Christelle Abello, BPUSA Miss Tourism Czarina Hermoso, and their BPUSA Royal Court will also be appearing for meet and greet and photo ops.

The program presents a talented line-up of performers, including CecileandMighty Show, Sampaguita Youth Dance Troupe, Lorian Fausto, Ciamara Morales, Jamie Bacani, Gee G Starr, Jane Provido, Michelle Delos Reyes, Michael Walker, Zack Pogz Villegas Aquino, Michael Pronda, Maaikee Kiyoe Pronda, Sid Bautista Castañeda, Anna Alano, and Binibining Pilipinas USA Pageant Best in Talent winners Caitlin San Diego and Sheri-Lynne Ducusin. Additionally, Binibining Pilipinas USA Christelle Abello, BPUSA Miss Tourism Czarina Hermoso, and their BPUSA Royal Court will also be appearing for meet and greet and photo ops.

beyond!The program presents a talented line-up of performers, including CecileandMighty Show, Sampaguita Youth Dance Troupe, Lorian Fausto, Ciamara Morales, Jamie Bacani, Gee G Starr, Jane Provido, Michelle Delos Reyes, Michael Walker, Zack Pogz Villegas Aquino, Michael Pronda, Maaikee Kiyoe Pronda, Sid Bautista Castañeda, Anna Alano, and Binibining Pilipinas USA Pageant Best in Talent winners Caitlin San Diego and Sheri-Lynne Ducusin. Additionally, Binibining Pilipinas USA Christelle Abello, BPUSA Miss Tourism Czarina Hermoso, and their BPUSA Royal Court will also be appearing for meet and greet and photo ops.Filipino American History Month Celebration is an annual event during the month of October in the City of Carson.  The events are done in collaboration with Mutch Cariño of Maxx Promos, Confederation of Filipino American Association, Philippine Independence Day Foundation, Filipino Community of Carson, Filipino American Chamber of Commerce-South Bay Los Angeles Area, Kayumanggi Lions Club, Dreamers & Visionaries of Southbay, and Carson Lion’s Club.

For more information about Filipino American History Month Celebration, please call (310) 952-1743.

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