It was a wonderful day indeed! We watched beautiful, talented, intelligent, great leader, awesome, generous, compassionate, classy Belle Limoge crowned Fiesta Hermana Mayora! Congratulations!!! Congratulations Maireen Barnachea! The FACO CDG were amazing. They wowed the audience. Fresas Flores Balistreri was awesome as the emcee, the program flowed smoothly. Alessja Morales was in her element, emceeing and singing to the delight of the audience. The singers were fantastic. Our prayers for Dr. Yorobe’s husband. Still she put out a grand event! It was well attended by dignitaries, officers, prominent members of the community, talented guests, cheering squad. Yummy food by Yolanda Morales, very feeling and delicious, thank you! Congratulations and thank you to the organizers, recipients, volunteers, and everyone who contributed to make the event a success! Kudos! By Zucette Lumabas Correspondence Secretary & Networking Chair.
From Belle Limoge:
FIESTA FILIPINIANA 2018 held on June 24, 2018 at the Philippine Library & Historical Heritage Museum in Gaslamp District, San Diego was an event to remember. This is a showcase of Philippine Arts, Culture, History, Heritage & Tradition. Thank you Dra Yorobe, Founder and Executive Director of San Diego Fil American Humanitarian Foundation, Inc (SDFAHF) and the nominating committee for giving me the honor as Hermana Mayora. Congratulations to Dra Yorobe and the Fiesta Filipiniana Committee for a successful event! My deepest gratitude to my family for their love and support Hank and Marc Manlapaz, and to my dear rriends w Dr. Ida Alfonso, Dr Maria Carmelita Galdiano, Zucette Lumabas Bsn, dr Tess Mauricio, Atty Valerie Garcia Hong, Cris Deguzman, Eduardo Bagon, Dra Belen Clark, Esther Francia Adversalo, Alice Marfil Velasco, Mely Sivage, Audie de Castro, Alexis Lauren Plaisted, Jonathan R. Enerva, Enri Pisco Fulmore, Emily Smith, Sheila Frances, Rein Hanson, Zeny Austria Cruz Nowroozi, Rose Wallace, Lennie Pisco and Leny Bulaclac. It was a delight to be part of the audience for the first time and see the FACO’s cultural dancers perform. Thank you also for gracing the event Consul Rea Oreta and the Phil. Consulate staff Wilma Bautista, Ana Rose Rivera and Edgardo Lim and San Diego’s District 9 Councilmember Chris Ward ; Dr. James Lee, Joe Garbanzos, Florence Garbanzos, Thomas Hanson, Myrna TF Reyes, Dindo de Guzman, Mrs. Fil-Am 2018 Tiffany Hernandez. The space is limited so no. of guests invited is limited . Thank you Yolanda Morales for the outstanding food and to Alessja Morales for being an outstanding performer and emcee! Also commendable are the overall chairpersons – Fresas Flores Balistreri, Juliet Pastor and Julian Oriel. Masters of Ceremony Ms. Fresas, Rosanna Salcedo and Renato Manzano are impeccable. Congratulations too to very beautiful Maireen Barnachea as the Miss Teen Filipiniana 2018 and her equally beautiful mom Mrs. Filipiniana 2016 Vi Rebolledo Barnachea! The same goes to our 2018 Mrs. Filipiniana Maricel Twiford. MABUHAY at maraming salamat po!!!