This Week: From the President

      The Music Pier Tribute to the Philippines held some 2 weeks ago still linger in most of us, maybe because this is the year that many of us went all the way to really get involved and deliver.  Consul Zaldy Patron of the Consulate General New York sent me a wonderful email. It’s not just for me but in my heart I know it is for all of us:
“Dear Tita Hermie, Thank you, once again, for FECGP’s participation at Ocean City, NJ’s 4th Annual Tribute to the Philippines. The event would not have been as successful without your group’s invaluable support. Hope to have all of you again next year. Best regards, Zaldy.
      Consul General Mario de Leon, also wrote us a letter of “Thanks” and is also within our website click here.

      MUTYA‘s all white event last Saturday, July 27 was very well attended and it was nice to see old friends together again. Fr. Mike Slattery, O.S.A. joined as one of the inductees who sworned to keep their organization going. President Imelda Alpas is very thanks ful to all who attended their event. Click here for photos of the Mutya All-White Event!

The Ilocano Cultural Association of Greater Philadelphia will crown their Little Miss Philippines 2013 tomorrow night August 3 at the Radisson Hotel. ICAGP President Ruth Luyun is also calling on all friends and supporters to confirm reservations to their event.Many more are calling and already their guest list have reached the max. We also congratulate Nellie Birog, past VP of the FECGP, past president of the ICAGP and the proud grandma of Sydney Marie Niemala and her parents, John and Vangie Niemala are the proud parents of Sydney Marie!
The event will also bid goodbye to 2012 LMP Vanessa Lampago, granddaughter of Gerry Lampago. Good luck!

My very best wishes and welcome to Fr. Wilson “Willy” Capellan, O.S.A. who is the new FIlipino priest in residence with OSAC. He will work together with Fr. Mike Slattery, O.S.A. to look after the Filipino-American congregation o OSAC. Click here for photos welcoming Fr. Willy.

       See you tomorrow at the ICAGP LMP 2013 event at the Radisson. A wonderful weekend to all of you!
Hermie Samaniego Aczon
President
FAczon@aol.com
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