Another Exhilarating Philippine American Friendship Day

By Dan E. Niño
July 23, 2023

Cerritos, California — An estimated 4,000 attendees trooped to the 2nd Los Angeles County’s largest Philippine American Friendship Day celebration on July 15 at the Don Knabe Regional Park under a bright sunny day.

NaFFAA Greater Los Angeles Region Chair Noel Omega, Janelle So and LA City Controller Kenneth Mejia

This yearly event is hosted by the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) Greater Los Angeles Region and co-presented by Los Angeles County chaired by Supervisor Janice Hahn as prime sponsor in partnership with SoJannelleTV Production. True to its theme this year of “Building Bridges Across Communities”, various cultural groups like the Samoan Cultural Dance Group performing the Tupulaga, the Club Magkaisa of Cerritos High School wowing the motley crowd with their Tinikling and Paso Doble and Maranao Dance of Tata Malong Malong presented by Iligan City and Lanao Del Norte of Southern California, and the Junior New Systems, a finalist of “America’s Got Talent” who came all the way from the Philippines were among the top hits of the day-long non-stop entertainment.

California Treasurer Fiona Ma

NaFFAA Immediate Past
President Brendan Flores

Janelle So with LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn

Artesia Councilmember Melissa Ramoso and Carson Councilmember Jim Dear