Filipino American Seniors Association of Chino Hills hosts 2024 Kalayaan

Lorceli Tulao will be crowned 2024 Mutya ng Kalayaan during the Filipino American Seniors Association of Chino Hills’ Kalayaan on June 10.

The Filipino American Seniors Association of Chino Hills will have its 2024 Kalayaan in celebration of Philippine Independence Day on Monday, June 10.

The annual event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Chino Hills Community Center located at 14250 Peyton Drive, Chino Hills, CA 91709.

The attire is Filipinana with tickets at $15 to cover lunch and a raffle ticket.

Lorceli Tulao will be crowned 2024 Mutya ng Kalayaan (Freedom), also referred to as Mutya ng Kasarinlan (Independence) during the June 10 celebration.

Entertainment will be provided by the Dalisay Filipino American Dance Group.

Keynote Speaker Retired Engr Leo Ortega will talk about U.S. and Philippines’ Inter-relationships towards Philippine Independence,

The celebration will be attended by Chino Hills City Mayor Cynthia Moran and San Bernardino County 4th District Supervisor Curt Hagman’s Liaison Officer Suzette Dang.

Lorceli Tulao was born into a life of Service and Love of Country. Her father was a Colonel in the Philippine Army and her mother , a dedicated teacher. Lorceli became a Captain of the Philippine Army while she served as a nurse. Migrating to the United States strengthened the direction of the family goals. Lorceli married Felicito Tulao who served 20 years in the U.S. Navy as a Radioman. Mr. Tulao passed on after serving as a postman for 22 years after retiring from the Navy.

They have three daughters: Frances retired as Major in the United Air Force; the younger Adrienne and Jessica also married men in the peace-keeping forces.

Lorceli worked 37 years as a nurse at various hospitals, and was awarded a tribute in 2014 and recognized by the Philippine Heritage of California as an Outstanding Nurse.

On July 1, grandson Nicholas Ryan will be commissioned Sonogram in the U.S. Navy in San Diego. He will be his grandma Lori’s escort during the coronation rites on June 10.

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