October 14, 2010
Night with Jose Rizal, October 16 in LA
Los Angeles--"Isang Gabi ni Rizal".
Bantay Pilipinas- USA will. again venture into another ground breaking event - a multi media celebration of the heroism and artistry of the Philippine national hero Dr. Jose Rizal on October 16, 2010
This will be held at the East West Players in the heart of Los Angeles' Little Tokyo -at the East West Players (EWP) Theater, 120 Judge Aiso St. Los Angeles, CA, 90012
"Isang Gabi ni Rizal" will feature a full reception replete with chamber music, wine table, verses from Rizal's work, exhibition of paintings by U.S. based Filipino artists, books and Rizal inspired publications and a sumptuous Filipino style light buffet.
The highlight of the evening will be the screening and review of Marilou Abaya's 1998 film "Jose Rizal".
BANTAY PILIPINAS-USA formed
The Manila based BANTAY PILIPINAS,-USA a former cybernet group that advocated for free, clean and honest elections in the Philippines last May 10 presidential elections – was formed last August 15, 2010.
In a collective decision to continue the tasks of BANTAY PILIPINAS –USA not only as an election watch dog but also as the premier advocate of good governance and anti graft and corruption campaign in the Philippines - individuals and groups banded together and formed a steering committee in Los Angeles.
The composition of BP-USA Steering Committee a self selecting body was chosen by the BANTAY PILIPINAS-USA activists themselves.
The initial members are Austin Baul Jr., FACLA Executive Director; Paul Julian, FACLA Ist Vice President; Jerry Esguerra, Bantay Pilipinas USA convenor; Arturo P. Garcia; Nila Jamias, Oliver Sulit; Clarita Julian; Rita Dinsay; Cela Esguerra; Linda Nery; Linda Gerchoum, Romy Salazar, Gene Gatmaitan, Aurora and Amando Torreda and Atty. Arnedo Valera of the Migrant Heritage Commission (MHC) based in Washington, DC.
At the steering committee meeting on August 19 Bantay geared for the planned inaugural ball early next year in Los Angeles and the Bantay Pilipinas International Conference in Manila next summer.
Exploratory organizing committees are also forming in San Francisco, San Diego, New York-New Jersey area and Chicago. Bantay Pilipinas_USA is surely moving forward!
For more information please contact; Jerry Esguerra at (818)7490272 or email at email@example.com