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Balboa Centennial Celebration 2015

On June 5-7, 2015, CTFLC collaborated with Balboa Park Centennial 2015 Philippine American Celebration Committee (PACC).  This three-day celebration happened at Balboa Park Organ Pavilion and the House of Pacific Relations lawn in San Diego.  Filipinos commemorated the relationship between United States and the Philippines.   Plethora of international and local artists such as Martin Nievera, the King of Philippine Pop Music, and Jessica Sanchez, one of “American Idol” grand finalists, performed at this event.  Filipino food, games, and entertainment kept visitors on their toes.


Hornblower Dinner Cruise

Indeed, it was a celebration! Looking back a few weeks, most members of CTFLC were busy tackling grades and preparing for graduation.  In spite of personal hectic schedule, each was able to squeeze in  community participation such as the Balboa Centennial Philippine Independence and Mabuhay Festival 2015 celebrations. On June 14, 2015,  CTFLC unwound and relaxed at Hornblower Cruise Ship.  Thanks to Maria Fontimayor, as well as the CTFLC Social Committee members who meticulously planned and prepared everything.


Mabuhay Festival 2015

Saturday, June 13, 2015, Mabuhay Festival celebrated the 117th Philppine Independence Day.  This event recognized the significance of Filipino leaders and organizations for promoting a better life in the community.  They also have singing contest, beauty pageant, and different community vendors. Mabuhay Scholarship CTFLC facilitated the Mabuhay Scholarship.  The following are the Mabuhay scholarship recipients who received $500 each:


Magkaisa Conference 2015

Students and parents gathered at Sweetwater High School for the 12th Annual Magkaisa Student and Parent Conference. This was held on Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Ms. Dinnah Donato-Palmore, SUHI Counselor, and Lora Bumatay, Assistant Principal at Granger Junior, chaired this conference.


CTFLC at 2014 FANHS San Diego Conference

The Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) held its 15 Biennial Conference in Kona Kai Resort and Marina here in San Diego from July 31 to August 2, 2014, with the theme: “KAPWA: Moving Forward in Unity.” Registration started in the morning of Thursday followed by Opening Program that featured Dr. Leny Mendoza Strobel, Professor and Chair of American Multicultural Studies Department at Sonoma State University. She is also an author and a leading authority and advocate for the process of decolonization. The emcee was Marie Coronol, a News Reporter from KGTV. This was followed with Sessions 1 to 3 in the afternoon and the Authors’ Reception and Informal Gathering in the evening.



The Filipino American Arts and Culture Festival known as “Fil-Am Fest” held its 10th year celebration on Saturday, 4th October in Paradise Valley Road (between Woodman St. and Gilmartin Rd), with the theme: “Halo-Halo: A Mix of All Good Things”. 



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