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Philippine Faire 2013 Festival of Festivals

The Council of Philippine American Organizations (COPAO) of San Diego County organized the Philippine Faire 2013 Festival of Festivals last March 16, 2013 from 10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. at Robert Egger Sr. South Bay Recreation Center, San Diego. This event upholds the belief of “Celebrating the Spirit of Bayanihan.” Bayanihan means a cooperative endeavor of working together.  Literally, community members move or lift a house together to a new location. This time, it was not moving a house, but moving Filipinos to strengthen their culture and identity here in United States.


Peralta, Elected CTFLC President

On Sunday, 16th December 2012, the Council for Teaching Filipino Language and Culture [CTFLC] gathered for its annual Christmas get-together (Part I) and general meeting (Part II). This gathering, held at residence of Mr. & Mrs. Alex Balane (thanks for opening your beautiful house), marked the end of another great year and was a time for everyone to come together and celebrate! CTFLC President Rosalina V. Idos presided over the General Meeting with the Election of Officers, as the main agenda, along with the preparations for the Rizal Day Commemoration on Dec. 30 and the Philippine Faire Festival on March 16, 2013.


An Extraordinary Day at the Coronado Tidelands Park

On the 2nd of June 2012, I thought it was just an ordinary day; but it turned out to be one of the most spectacular day for the Council for Teaching Filipino Language and Culture (CTFLC) and especially for me.  As usual, I woke up in a June gloom day. The sun is still hiding behind the clouds as if it were tired just like the rest of us; we just ended our school year.  We arrived at Coronado Tidelands Park at about eleven in the morning. Gradually, the park was slowly filled up with people lugging their food and tents.  Gng. Dolly Balane and husband Alex arrived early to reserve a place for the Kapamilyang CTFLC picnic cum meeting.


CTFLC Supports Filipino Language Teachers

On June 4-5, 2012, the Council for Teaching Filipino Language and Culture (CTFLC), spearheaded by Ms. Rosalina Idos, CTFLC President, supported Filipino Teachers who recently received “pink slips.” The CTFLC members with students and community members attended the School Site Council (SSC) meeting at Alexander Graham Bell Middle School and at Morse High School.  They sought assistance and appealed for support from Mr. Michael Dodson, Bell’s Principal and Mr. William Laine, Morse’s Assistant Principal, to keep the Filipino classes and their Filipino teachers.


CSDFEA Celebrates Philippine Independence Day 2012

The Council for Teaching Filipino Language and Culture (CTFLC) once again participated in the Independence Day Celebration hosted by the County of San Diego Filipino-American Employees Association (CSDFEA) on June 8, 2012.  The day’s activities at the West Lawn of the County Administrative Center in San Diego are well attended by Filipinos as well as other nationalities, which makes the event more diverse.  CTFLC members occupy two booths, which display posters about Filipino immigration, food, festivals, and culture.


Philippine Faire 2012

In the early morning of a cloudy Saturday, 19th May 2012, the participants of the Philippine Faire 2012 and the Festival of Festivals Parade trickle in front of Mar Vista Middle School - staging area for the parade. The Council of Philippine American Organizations of San Diego County, Inc. (COPAO) organized this event celebrating Filipino-American History & Culture and the 114th Anniversary of Philippine Independence, with the theme: “Connecting, Sharing and Preserving Our Cultural Heritage”, with the active participation of the Council for Teaching Filipino Language and Culture (CTFLC) headed by its President, Rosalina V. Idos.



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