FILIPINO LOLOS AND LOLAS RELIVE TRADITIONS AT ANNUAL FLORES DE MAYO, SANTACRUZAN IN SAN FRANCISCO.

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The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco joined the 26th annual Flores de Mayo and Santacruzan of the Canon Kip Senior Center, held in partnership with SOMA Pilipinas at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on May 31, 2024.

In his message that was read by Consul Rowena Pangilinan-Daquipil, Consul General Neil  Ferrer recognized the role that the seniors play as “ambassadors of Philippine culture and heritage in the United States,” and thanked them “for keeping our cherished traditions as Filipinos alive and well and for passing them down to the succeeding generations, especially the Filipino American youth.” The Philippine Consul General added that the event is a fitting end to the celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month in the United States.

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Around 30 lolos and lolas donned their best Filipiniana attire for the sagala around the adjacent Yerba Buena Gardens. The Canon Kip Senior Center provides health and legal assistance, meal programs, and socialization opportunities to elders aged 60 and above, offering their services in English, Filipino, Cebuano and Ilonggo.

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It is located at SOMA Pilipinas, San Francisco’s official Filipino cultural heritage district.

 

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