Non-Stop Entertainment: Philippine American Friendship Day on July 9 in Cerritos

CERRITOS, California – All roads will lead to this city as non-stop musical entertainment,
Philippine cultural presentations, inspirational messages, product booths, food vendors, and
workshops, await attendees during the Philippine American Friendship Day on July 9 from 8 am
to 6 pm at the Don Knabe Community Regional Park on 19700 S. Bloomfield Ave. in this City of
50,000 residents.

Hosted by National Federation of Filipino American Federation Associations (NaFFAA)
Greater Los Angeles in partnership with Los Angeles County’s 4th District Janice Hahn and L.A.
Sheriff Alex Villanueva, this historic milestone promises to be the L.A. County’s Largest
Philippine American Friendship Day that had its roots in the City of Carson in 2021.

Among notable entertainers who will perform at the huge park overlooking the
picturesque lake include R& B singer Kiana Valenciano, Robin Nievera, Felson Palad, Sara
Mislang, former Miss Saigon Emeben Baysic, Lyndon Apostol, Filipino American Symphony
Orchestra (FASO) Garth Garcia, Introvoys, Club Magkaisa of Cerritos High School, Filipino
Cultural School Ensemble, , Pamana Kali, Carson Street Dancer, Paco Arespacochaga of
Introvoys, Pamana Kali, The Rising Stars, Visual Movement, iDancers, and Hollywood Dance
Moms, to name a few.

A short parade on the site will kick off the festivities to be participated in by community
leaders representing various Fil-Am organizations, City of Cerritos Council members and other
Fil-Am elected public officials accompanied by mounted sheriff deputies with a fly by
helicopter.

Dignitaries who will deliver their inspirational messages include State Treasurer Fiona
Ma, L.A. County Supervisor Janice Hahn, L.A. Sheriff Alex Villanueva, Philippine Deputy Consul
General Ambrosio Brian F. Enciso, Artesia Mayor Melissa Ramoso, Cerritos Mayor Chung Vo,
Cerritos Councilmembers Lynda Johnson and Frank Yokoyama, Bellflower Mayor Pro Tem Sonny
Santa Inez, Lakewood Mayor Pro Tem Ariel Pe, Carson Councilmember Arleen Rojas, Jessica
Caloza, the Deputy Chief of Staff to Attorney General Rob Bonta and other elected Fil-Am public
officials.

This year’s theme, according to organizers, ‘Together We Rise. The Time Is Now,’ will
celebrate the extraordinary contributions and accomplishments of everyday Filipino Americans
with our diverse community who have also contributed to the prosperity in our adopted
country – despite its challenges as a nation in pursuit of perfect union.”

This Philippine American Friendship Day festivity is in lieu of the July 4th which also used
to be celebrated as Philippine Independence Day granted by the United States in 1946 until it was reverted back to June 12, the original proclamation of the country’s independence from
Spain on June 12, 1898.

Among the corporate sponsors of this historic milestone include: Perry Alznauer, Vista
Land, Philippine Airlines with the support of Janelle So Productions, Philippine Consulate
General, Philippine Department of Tourism, Department of Trade & Industry, Federation of
Philippine American Chamber of Commerce, Fourth District County of Los Angeles Supervisor
Janice Hahn and City of Cerritos.

Also supporting this community event include: Social Media and Media partners
Adobers, Asian Journal, Philippine Post, Philippine News, Philippine Tribune, TFC and Weekend
Balita and Janelle So, co-chair of this event.

Interested parties may contact Overall Event Chair Dan E. Nino at 562-508-8099 or email
him @ denino1951@gmal.com, NaFFAA President Noel Omega @ 747-777-9811 or
noel.omega@gmail.com; Mary Ann Omega @ 818-430-3972 or maryannromega@gmail.com;
Jun Aglipay @ 310-414-7851 or @jaglipay@hotmail.com; ' Erlinda Granada-Sabah @ 562-682-

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