PECO Crown Lights to feature Philippine Independence Week info

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Ruben DavidRuben David, FECGP Liaison Officer for Pennsylvania brought us happy news that the Philadelphia Electric Company (PECO) displayed a message in the PECO Crown Lights on June 5 – 7 featuring the “117th Anniversary of Philippine Independence Week Celebration June 6 – 20”. The information was featured via an electronic display on top of the PECO headquarters building in Center City Philadelphia. (A Google Photo)

      The message will start playing on 6/11 from Midnight to 9am then from 5pm to 11:59pm.  The lights are off from 9am-5pm. Feel free to spread the word.

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Mayor M. Nutter

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Philadelphia City Councilman David Oh and Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf issued their respective proclamations, resolutions and greetings declaring June 6 – 20 as “117th Anniversary of Philippine Independence Weeks Celebration”. The proclamations, resolutions and greetings were read by respective representatives and presented to Ruth Luyun, FECGP President at the flag-raising and proclamation ceremony held on June 6 on-board USS Olympia in Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia.

Mayor Michael Nutter in his proclamation inscribed “Our city flourishes with the support of various organizations such as the FIlipino Executive Council of Greater Philadelphia (FECGP) whose outreach into our community provides connections, services and the strength of unity for Filipino-American citizens living in Philadelphia Metropolitan Area, Southwestern Pennsylvania, South Jersey and Delaware.”  View Proclamation in full resolution.

Mayor Nutter's Proclamation 6-6-15

      “FECGP serves as a clearing house to facilitate communication and delivery of services to the Filipino-American community and work to close gaps Filipino-Americans and opportunities for healthcare, healthcare, education, employment and economic growth.” 
      He added: “This ceremonial observance will do much to increase public awareness of the history and accomplishments of Philadelphia’s Filipino-American citizens.”
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