Monday June 17, 2024

AND A MONUMENTAL BOOK LAUNCH Original words by Lydia F. Soriano, published in the Philippine Post Edited by: Naiia Lajoie There have recently been several events scheduled within LA County, all of them competing for high attendance numbers and support from Southern California residents. Every association, producer, and event organizer seemingly has his, her, or its unique interesting topic, program, and/or entertainment to offer. Among said various events, one noteworthy one that I had attended was organized by the Filipino American Business Association of Glendale Greater Los Angeles (FABAG-GLAC). They are a prestigious association founded in 1990 that has evidently left its mark in the city of Glendale. This is shown in the form of its past presidents’ names being engraved into a monument mounted in front of the Glendale Library, as well as the Adult Recreation Center (ARC). This event was held to commemorate the 2nd anniversary of the historical FABAG-GLAC monument. The event started with a meet-and-greet followed by an informational workshop on “How to Apply for a Business Registration Certificate in Glendale,” conducted by the city’s Community Development Department, Neighborhood Services. The resource speakers were Tamar Sadd; the Deputy Director, staff member Jessica Sadd, and presenter Mania Awakian. As a FABAG community outreach program to help businesses, applications for business licenses were made available, processed on-site, and issued on the spot. In this 3-in-1 event (so to speak), the FABAG also hosted the first book launch of Anthony and Maricel Pangilinan from the Philippines. After the workshops, a reception followed. The attendees and special guests included State Senator Anthony Portantino, Glendale Mayor Elen Astryan, Philippine Vice Consul Ralph Jacob COMMUNITY A MONUMENT’S CELEBRATION AND A MONUMENTAL BOOK LAUNCH Villoria, Amanda Faissel from the Office of Assemblymember Laura Friedman, Councilmember Ardy Kassakhian, FACLA...... Read more on Full Issue!

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