Filipino American Business Association of Glendale celebrates Lunar New Year

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A very successful and well-attended Lunar New Year Party by the Filipino-American Business Association of Glendale (FABAG-GLAC) was held at Wokcano Restaurant in Burbank, CA.

The program included a group prayer and candle lighting ceremony for the Victims and Families of the Monterey Park incident which was led by Fr. Rodel G. Balagtas of Incarnation Catholic Church in Glendale.

The main message to all was that – “Given the horrible incident in Monterey Park, this is a more important moment and event to highlight the strength of the AAPI community. Come out and celebrate us. In UNITY, there is STRENGTH.” Emceeing the program and doing some fun games was FABAG Past President Edith M. Fuentes, while Past President Marlene Cagatao and President Jo Solomonson did lots of raffles and giving away of red envelopes with $2 bills for everyone.

Special guests and dignitaries in attendance were Hon. Philippine Consul General Edgar Badajos, Senator Anthony J. Portantino, Glendale Mayor Ardy Ardashes Kassakhian, FACLA President Trinity Foliente and Cora Oriel of Asian Journal, Glendale YMCA CEO and President George Saikali, Officers and Board Members of FABAG-GLAC, family and friends. It was a sold out fun event.

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