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Snapshots from the 2015 Fil-Am Celebration

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Oceanside CA— The Filipino-American Cultural Organization (FACO), in partnership with the Oceanside Public Library, Friends of the Oceanside Public Library and Tri-City Medical Center held the 14th annual Filipino Cultural Celebration in downtown Oceanside on Saturday.
The theme for this years Fil-Am celebration was ‘The Philippines: The Jewel of Southeast Asia’. The colorful event was filled with costumes, pageantry, traditional and contemporary music, dance, native art and Filipino cuisine.
Guests included Oceanside Mayor, Jim Wood, Mr. Manny Ilagan, Director-OIC, Philippine Department of Tourism and Global Pinoy Singing Idol 2014 winner Alessja Morales. A special award was given to City of Oceanside, Library Division Manager, Brad Penner for his work over the past fourteen years in setting up the event.
Below are some snapshots of the event.

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  • FACO President Belle Limoge and Ted Lintan, Emcee for the event

  • Jonathon Enerva

  • JM Ureta and Criscelle Santiago

  • Jackie Ortega

  • City of Oceanside, Library Division Manager, Brad Penner

  • Miss Fil-Am 2015 Heidi Card of Oceanside

  • Oceanside Mayor Jim wood

  • International model, Eliza Cortez

  • Amy Monson

  • Josiah Rodriguez

  • Lizette Jones

  • Global Pinoy Singing Idol 2014 winner Alessja Morales

  • Guest Speaker, Manny Ilagan, Director-OIC, Philippine Department of Tourisum

  • Carmelita Labrador

  • Little Ms. Fil-Am 2015, Leigh Marie David

  • Rosita Rovya, Runner-up, Miss Platinum

  • Amelia S. Sivage, the first Miss Platinum

  • Debbie Nicastro

  • Miss Fil-Am 2015, Heidi Card playing Bach Suite #1 in G Prelude on the Cello during the Pinoy’s Got Talent portion of the program

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Photos: Steve Marcotte/OsideNews
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Snapshots from the 2015 Fil-Am Celebration