Transcript of the Speech delivered by Brendan Flores at the NaFFAA 14th National Empowerment Conference | August 4, 2022 | Las Vegas, Nevada
I am so elated to stand in front of all of you today and discuss where we are as a community. As a growing, united, and EMPOWERED Filipino American community. Look around: that means YOU!
On behalf of the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA), we welcome you all to our 14th National Empowerment Conference!!!
We all arrive here today as a thriving community of Filipino Americans, united in our goal of empowerment yet as richly diverse as this patchwork nation we call HOME.
To make this more fun, we chose Las Vegas as our venue, which is actually my hometown.
After three years of not holding any conferences, it feels good to be here and meet with everyone. However, the anticipation just makes this conference even more special. I would like to personally extend my “pasasalamat” to our Host Chairs:
- Gloria Caoile
- Leo Belmonte
- Jacqueline De Joya
- Charmel de la Cruz
- Lillian Vergin
- Sally Balecha
- Cynthia Deriquito
- Resty Lopez