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MHC LAUDS JUDGE’S DECISION TO SUSPEND KEY PARTS OF ARIZONA’S STATE BILL 1070 (tags)
The Migrant Heritage Commission, a Washington, DC-based not-for-profit organization providing services to immigrants, yesterday lauded the decision of US District Judge Susan Bolton to temporarily suspend key parts of Arizona's State Bill 1070. MHC executive director and immigration lawyer Arnedo S. Valera said that Bolton's decision is a victory on the part of the community organizations and institutions who have lobbied against the bill saying that it is unconstitutional and the "wrong approach" to curb the burgeoning problem of illegal aliens in the US.
FILAM DANCE ENSEMBLE FEATURED IN SMITHSONIAN FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL, June 25, 2010 (tags)
The 2010 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, considered the biggest folklife festival in the US Capital after 15 years, featured the Philippine culture last June 25, 2010. The Migrant Heritage Commission (MHC)’s Fil-am dance ensemble and the Northern Virginia rondalla represented the Filipino community. They presented five cultural suites in a special evening showcasing the best of Filipino culture. The dance ensemble is composed of performing arts talents from various groups in Virginia and Maryland. The MHC also invited other Filam cultural groups around the area like the BIMAK, ANJIN PRECIZION, YOYO and others.
MHC HOLDS SUCCESSFUL FIFTH ANNUAL PEOPLES BALL, JUNE 26, 2010 (tags)
With the theme: “Bringing People Together to Foster a Culture of Unity and Service”, more than 1,000 people attended the ball and the dinner. MHC gave awards to 18 awardees in their respective services to the community. Leading the awards were Retired General Antonio Taguba, Deputy Mayor Valerie Santos and human rights activist Mellisa Roxas. MHC Executive Director Atty, Arnedo Valera announced also announced during the ball that the MHC is collaborating with the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) in pursuing a case against the DVA on delayed and denied payments for Filipino WWII veterans and benefits for Filipina widows.
MHC DEMANDS GENUINE PUBLIC APOLOGY TO THE FILIPINOS FROM ADAM CAROLLA AND THE CBS (tags)
We are speaking on behalf of the Filipino American immigrants and the Filipino people in general on your recent public pronouncement against us. In your radio program you mentioned that Filipino world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao is illiterate and prays to chicken bones. You further added that the Philippines is nothing but Pacquiao and sex tours. Really, Mr. Carolla, these whole racist remarks from a supposedly intelligent person like you, being part of the media, is all about you and not us.