Glendale unveils monument honoring its Filipino American community – What We Know!

  • The Filipino American Enterprise Affiliation of Glendale (FABAG) in California unveiled the Filipino-American Friendship Monument outdoors of the Grownup Recreation Middle within the metropolis’s downtown space.
  • The 6-foot-tall marble monument is Glendale’s first Filipino landmark. It pays tribute to FABAG’s previous presidents and highlights the Filipino American group’s contributions and friendship ties to town.
  • Glendale is residence to about 15,000 Filipinos, making up over 7% of its complete inhabitants of 200,000.

Glendale, California, has its first-ever Filipino landmark within the type of a marble monument honoring its Filipino American group.

The Filipino American Enterprise Affiliation of Glendale (FABAG), a nonprofit group devoted to empowering Filipino People with outreach packages and group service initiatives, unveiled the Filipino-American Friendship Monument earlier this month.

The 6-foot-tall monument, which pays tribute to FABAG’s previous presidents and highlights its historical past and friendship ties to town, was two years within the making and is located outdoors of the Grownup Recreation Middle in downtown Glendale.

“This can symbolize the dedication of this Filipino group to carry a venture like this collectively,” Glendale Mayor Paula Devine stated. “To remain collectively for 32 years, that in itself is an accomplishment.”

“It’s a Pinoy pleasure for us. We’re actually very comfortable and that is friendship, gratitude, commemoration, tribute… Title it. Now we have it on this monument,” FABAG board member Edith Fuentes stated.

Glendale is residence to about 15,000 Filipinos, making up over 7% of its complete inhabitants of 200,000 and comprising town’s largest Asian minority group. The Metropolis Council named October Filipino American Historical past Month in 2013.

“My coronary heart is crammed with gratitude to town officers of Glendale, the enterprise leaders in Glendale, the Filipino group in Glendale, the American mainstream, for the assist you have got given this venture,” Edgar Badajos, the Philippine Consul Basic in Los Angeles, stated. “Because of you, we now have a ravishing Filipino American monument.” 

The Historic Filipinotown Gateway, formally named “Talang Gabay: Our Guiding Star,” was put in in Los Angeles on April 2. The gateway, which measures 30 ft excessive and 82 ft huge, uplifts the Filipino American group and pays tribute to Filipino frontline healthcare staff.

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