Bretman Rock, Bella Poarch join Fil-Am community toy drive in Historic Filipinotown

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Filipino American breakout stars Bretman Rock and Bella Poarch joined community members at the first annual Historic Filipinotown Holiday Festival and Toy Distribution ahead of the Christmas holiday.

Both Bretman and Bella handed out toys from Funko — a toymaker known for pop culture figurines — and mingled with local families as a diverse lineup for Fil-Am artists and talents entertained the crowd.

Held at Rideback Ranch along Beverly Boulevard, the event was presented by One Down Media and community organization FilAm with a program hosted by radio and TV personality Manny Streetz and golf media personality Tisha Alyn.

Honored guests included Philippine Consul General Edgar Badajos, Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell and LA Board of Public Works Commissioner Jessica Caloza. Eric Bauza, a Filipino-Canadian voice actor known for his roles as Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, read a Christmas story in various characters.

Performances  AJ Rafael and Alyssa Navarro, Jules Aurora, Kiana Vee, Nievera, C-Tru, Annie Lux, Shaina Rae and Jeserey Sanchez and DJ-ing by Icy Ice and DJXSAM.

Community organizations, including Pilipino Workers Center, Palms Up Academy, FilAm Arts, FASGI, also participated in the festival. (AJPress)

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