On Friday, January 4, 2013 Mutch Carino from Maxx Promos and John James Sacramento from Kabayan Entertainment Presented the 1st Annual Fil-Am Image Awards 2013 Benefiting SIPA (Search to Involve Pilipino Americans) at Florentine Gardens located at 5951 Hollywood Blvd, in Hollywood, California 90028 from 7:00 pm to 2:00 am.
The Award categories were: Legends, Icons, Leaders, Luminary – Fashion and Beauty and Fabulous Filipinas.
Some of the awardees were: Boy Lizaso, Noel S.V. Omega, Bernardo Bernando, Jannelle So, Mary Lyn T. Sanga, Benny Uy, Lorian Fausto and many more.
Among the awardees were actress/model and Queen of the Universe 2013 pageant contestant Golsa Sarabi, Philippine CONSULATE GENERAL LA Consul General Maria Hellen M. Barber-de la Vega and many more.
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“Thanks to all my friends, colleagues and supporters who came to witness the 1st Annual Filipino-American Image Awards at the Florentine Gardens in Hollywood last night! Receiving the Leadership Award in Community Service was a humbling yetgratifying experience – an affirmation of our passion in our various circles. Congratulations to my co-awardees: FASO Maestro Robert Shroder, Producer/Director Vic Perez, Photojournalists Benny Uyand Jess Espanola, Jewelry Designer/Entrepreneur Maryann Samadi, Fashion and Look Luminaries Cherry E. Ordonez and Manman Legaspi, Publisher Mildred Deang, Haute Couture Legend Boy Lizaso III, and Fabulous Filipina Beauties Erina Lightholderand Evien Obracevic. I had a blast!” said Noel S.V. Omega, Leader Image Award Recipient.
Noel S.V. Omega to received the Leader Award which is awarded to acclaimed forerunners in their profession, whether in business, community service or the arts. Their leadership is impeccable and their achievements are exceptional. They can be considered as the movers and shakers in the community.
About Noel S.V. Omega:
Noel S. V. Omega is the charter co-founder of the Filipino-American Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles and is the founder/principal consultant of Omega Quadrant. Noel studied Electronics and Computer Engineering at Cal State L.A. and later switched to Computer Systems and Programming at the ComputerLearningCenter in Los Angeles.
Noel worked as a software development manager at various Fortune 500 companies and taught computer programming in the 1980’s. In the 1990’s, Noel was awarded various U.S. Patents in software technology and design while working as a Software Engineering and Development Manager at Xerox Corporation.
Noel joined the San Fernando Valley Filipino-American Chamber of Commerce (SFVFACC) in 2003 as its P.R.O. When he was elected as the chamber president in 2005, he incorporated SFVFACC and established its charter beyond the San Fernando Valley. This culminated in its name change to the Filipino-American Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles (FACC-LA) in 2011. He currently serves as president emeritus and advisor for FACC-LA.
Noel serves in various boards including: Jose P. Rizal Monument Movement, Inc. and L.A. Brilliant Lions Club. He also served as a board member for the L.A. Mission College Foundation, Valley VOTE and various other community organizations. He advocates business ownership and works closely with various chambers and all levels of government to help develop viable economic alternatives through free enterprise.
Boy Lizaso received the Legend Award which is awarded to community leaders who have distinguished themselves in their field of endeavor for at least twenty (20) years and have continued to be successful in the same profession.
Their exemplary career accomplishments are legendary and it has made them an inspiration to many.
About Boy Lizaso:
Boy Lizaso, that’s his stage name is an Actor, Producer, Fashion Designer and Owner of Lizaso Haute Couture.
SIPA enriches and empowers generations of Pilipino Americans and others by providing health and human services, community economic development, and a place where all people of all backgrounds can come together to strengthen community. For more information visit http://www.sipa-online.org/organization
Photos credit to: Carlos Zeron, Bob Delgadillo from Bob Delgadillo Photography and Mollywood Hollywood from Mollywood Photo Productions.
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The hot heat did not stop anyone to drive up to the hills in the City of West Covina, CA., where serenity and history was been made with the official launch and signing of a book the every one wanted to get a copy of it and be part of it’s history.
On Sunday, July 29, 2012 Author Lourdes Duque Baron, MHA, MSG, hosted Official “Scripted In Heaven” book launch and signing at the Convent of the Trinitarians of Mary located at 3009 East Cameron Ave.,West Covina, CA 91791 from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Joining Lourdes Duque Baron was Mother Lillie and the Sisters of the Trinitarians of Mary at their newest convent in West Covina, California. With the attendance of close to 300 people that attended the red carpet event, which included many doctors from different medical fields coming even from Chicago to support book author Lourdes D. Baron and her husband Dr. Robinson V. Baron.
Some of the attendees were Dr. Cary Presant, Book Editor Paolo M. Manuel, Venus Herbito, Carol Diaz, Dr. Leilanie Mon, Dr. Richard Mon, Dr. Crispin See, Dr. William Choctaw, Dr. Franklin Cabebe, Benny Uy, Lydia V. Solis, Stella Gomez and many more.
“Yesterday was very hot in West Covina, But the turn out was Huge. Thank you very much. It was a Celestial Success. Thank you, I love you guys.” said Author Lourdes Duque Baron, MHA, MSG from Scripted In Heaven. (Please click on the photos to view regular size)
The event program featured inspirational speeches from various physicians, various singing live performances by Shay Louise, Fil-Am Dot Nesst and Dr. Fred Quevedo, the book signing, catered food, refreshments and oh course an after-party. The event emcee was Norma Jean A. Eustaquio (Photojournalist of Scripted In Heaven). Author Lourdes Duque Baron, MHA, MSG., made an emotional speech thanking all the physicians, friends, fans and supporters for been there to support her event.
Celebrity photographer, actor, writer Travis Jourdain reported on lasplash.com that “The guests were in great spirit and really seem to enjoy themselves. There was also a red carpet that many people participated to get photographed and capture the memory of this wonderful day. Followed by the book signing where over 100 books of Scripted In Heaven were purchased and signed personally by Lourdes Duque Baron.”
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Per book author Lourdes Duque Baron: For those people who were not make it to the official Scripted in Heaven book launching and signing event with Mother Lillie and the Sisters of the Trinitarians of Mary in West Covina, California, can purchase online the Special Hardcover Limited Edition for $50.00 + Tax and Shipping athttp://scriptedinheaven.com/ or call (888) 882-9946 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Digital/E-Book also will be available soon. Also more book signings will be held in Southern California and including in the Philippines.
About Scripted In Heaven: Scripted in Heaven is a story about the physical and metaphysical healing of Dr. Robinson V. Baron. It is a story of a surgeon who believes he is invincible. When the misguided night of his soul succumbs to the relentless, illicit carnal seductions and lures him to the cesspool of mortal sins, he ‘meets’ Padre Pio da Pietrelcina, who’s been dead for over 29 years, and encounters a saving grace that delivers him from the portals of perdition. For more informationvisit http://scriptedinheaven.com/
About Author Lourdes Duque Baron, MHA, MSG: Lourdes Duque Baron, MHA, MSG, is a Catholic baby boomer and the wife of Dr, Robinson V. Baron. Upon embarking on this incredible journey, she has dedicated her life to spreading the message of Padre Pio. For more information visit her officialblog at http://scriptedinheaven.wordpress.com/
Photos credit to: Travis Jourdain, Five Minute Photos for World Wide Vital Marketing & Public Relations & Diversity News Publications
Sources: Examiner.com, LASplash.com, DiversityNewsPublications.com
Editor’s Note: Article first published on August 11, 2012 on Examiner.com at http://www.examiner.com/article/author-lourdes-duque-baron-official-scripted-heaven-book-signing-a-success