Post Tagged with: "Filipinotown"

Flanked by Tecate models on both ends, are Filipina American TV host and model Cynthia Conte (2nd from left), trainer Rodel Mayol, boxer Aston Palicte, boxing promoter Tom Loefller, three division world champion Donnie Nietes, trainer Edito Villamor and Australian Filipina boxer Luisa Hawton. The photo was taken during a meet and greet with fans at the Filipino Cultural Center in downtown Los Angeles. Photo by Bobby Crisostomo

Filipinotown hosts two Pinoy boxers anew who gun for world title

By Abner Galino FILIPINO American pride has been tickled anew recently as two kababayan fighters held a press conference at the Filipino Cultural Center (FCC) in Los Angeles to drumbeat their upcoming battle against each other for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) super flyweight division crown. The said WBO title fight is another history in the making as it […]

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Michael Keith poses with fellow performer Sydney Noelle (2nd from right) and host Rinoa Felix. Also in the picture are members of the TROPAE Group – Abner and Odette Galino and Elizabeth Zaide. Photo by Tony Garcia

Concert marks Buwan ng Wika celebration in Filipinotown

By Abner Galino THE “Buwan ng Wika” celebration at the Filipino Cultural Center (FCC) in Los Angeles was remarkably amplified with the sterling performances of veteran performer Jo “Live Wire” Awayan, newly-arrived Philippine world singing champion Cristiani Rebada and the rising local young star Michael Keith. The Johaness Line Dance and Cultural Group was a revelation — injecting the show […]

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Candidates to the Miss Filipina International (formerly Binibining Pilipinas USA) carry the banner of the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles during the parade. Photo © Teodoro Yap

Filipinotown kicks off 120th day independence celebration in Southern California

By Abner Galino REIGNING beauty queens and candidates headlined the Kalayaan parade in the historic Filipinotown in Los Angeles as Filipino Americans celebrate the 120th Philippine Independence Day all over Southern California. As billed, this year’s Filipinotown parade has eclipsed similar parades of the previous years. This year’s independence celebration is anchored on the theme: Pagbabagong ipinaglaban alay sa masaganang […]

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(File Photo) Consul General Adelio S. Cruz (4th from left on the front row) poses with FACLA president Fernandico Gonong (3rd from left on the front row) and a group of Filipino American youths inside Filipino Cultural Center compound in Temple St., Los Angeles.

Los Angeles’ Filipinotown is all set for 120th Philippine Independence

By Abner Galino THE Historic Filipinotown is all set to hold one of the biggest Filipino American parade in celebration of the 120th Philippine Independence Day. This year’s independence celebration is anchored on the theme: Pagbabagong ipinaglaban alay sa masaganang bukas. (Changes fought for sacrifices for a prosperous future). As of this writing, some 32 organizations have confirmed their participation […]

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