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On Friday, March 30, 2012 The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce LA Officers and Board of Directors held their Induction Ceremony 2012 Officers Installation and new members recognition at Mayflower Seafood Restaurant inside the Banquet Room located at 679 N. Spring Street in Los Angeles, CA. 90012 from 7:00 pm to 1:00 am.

The Event was hosted by Lydia V. Solis and Mr. Joe Arciaga. Philippine LA Deputy Consul General Honorable Daniel Espiritu make a speech and did the installation ceremony of the 2012 Board of Directors and Officers.

The event featured live performances by Singer Vangie Crowther who song the USA and The Philippines National Anthem. Then Bob and Vangie Crowther sung a duet. Also The Classy Harmony sung at the event. During the event 2011 FilAm Chamber LA president Rodel Lumanog  and 2012 FilAm Chamber LA President Vic Mercado spoke at the event and Noel S. V. Omega presented the FACC-LA History and Accomplishments and Promo of 2013 Federation of Philippine Chamber of Commerce Bi-National Convention and Expo.

FilAm Chamber LA present a check of $500 to ABS-CBN Foundation. The event concluded with Raffle, Dance and some new member were hand out certificates of recognition.

The 2012 Filipino American Chamber of Commerce LA Officers and Board of Directors are: Vic Mercado (President), Lydia Soriano (President Elect/ 1st Vice), Mary Ann Omega (2nd Vice President), Shirley Lumanog (Corresponding Secretary), Vangie Tabberrah (Recording Secretary) and Roy Tabberrah (Treasurer). The Chamber 2012 Board of Directors are: Bob Crowther, Paul Kao, Susan Maranan, Lulu Mercado, Gladys Balallo, Gemma Bergstrom, Nick Delicana, and Mary Trinidad.

In an email dated March 31, 2012 Mary Ann R. Omega, Vice President of The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce Los Angeles wrote:

“We appreciate your time, effort, and presence in the FACC-LA’s Induction Ceremony at the MayFlower Seafood Restaurant.

We are commited to strive to the fullest to make our events and functions better for you – to network, promote products, and services that evolves around our community and business industry.

It is our goal to build a long term relationship with you and your suggestions or recommendations on how we can improve will be taken seriously into consideration. Let us know how we can serve you from here on.

On behalf of the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of L.A., thank you for your active participation and your support. You may give us a call for any questions you may have.

Giving you our best,

Mary Ann R. Omega
Vice President
Filipino American Chamber of Commerce Los Angeles”

Some of the guests the attended the event was former LA Builders Lion Club President John Antoun and member Manny Zaragoza. General tickets were $25 which included (includes 8 courses of dinner, dance and entertainment).

Event sponsors include Mayflower Restaurant (Host), World Wide Vital Marketing & Public Relations (Marketing and Public Relations), Diversity News Printing Services (Graphic Design), Diversity News Magazine (Media) and many more.
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About The Consulate General of the Philippines in Los Angeles:
The Consulate General of the Philippines in Los Angeles was established in 1947.  For a brief history of the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles, please click HERE.It serves the consular needs of the largest Filipino community outside the Philippines numbering more than one (1) million. Generally, by law, regulation and treaty, the Consulate serves as an adjunct of the Philippine Government in the overall task of promoting and protecting the national interests of the Philippines and its citizens in the areas/localities under the Consulate’s jurisdiction. In short, it implements Philippine foreign policy within its jurisdiction.

About The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce LA: The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles (FACC -LA), est. 2001 is a 501c(6) nonprofit organization (Tax I.D.#54-2171511). The FACC-LA was founded in 2001 and continues to promote and further the interests of the Los Angeles business community. As part of the ongoing effort to grow the business community, FACC-LA thrives and ensures maximum return of business owner’s investment of time, energy and dollars. We further develop ways and means to advance the interests of businesses. We provide resources in the growth of existing local businesses and industries as well as providing assistance to new business owners and individuals offering services that will benefit and enhance the quality of life in our society. The chamber also supports and encourages local cultural and civic activities to improve and/ or expand the quality of life in the community. For more information visit http://www.facc-sfv.org

 Photos credit to: Mollywood Photography for Diversity News Magazine and Diversity News Publications & Steven Escobar from Diversity News Magazine and Diversity News Publications.

For photos licensing contact: Steven Escobar at editor@diversitynewsmagazine.com or editor@diversitynewspublications.com (C) 2012 Mollywood Photography, Steven Escobar and Diversity News Publications. All Rights Are Reserved.

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