05/12/2013: CUISIA URGES FILCOM TO CONTINUE PROMOTING BAYANIHAN SPIRIT IN PASKONG PINOY LAUNCH
6 DECEMBER 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C.–Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. urged the Filipino Community to continue promoting the spirit of bayanihan during the launching on Sunday of the Paskong Pinoy 2013, Liwanag ng Pasko, Sinag ng Kapayapaan at Pagasa (Light of Christmas, Ray of Peace and Hope) in Virginia.
In his remarks during the launching at the American Legion Post 176 in Springfield, Ambassador Cuisia, also thanked Filipino-Americans and Americans for responding to the needs of the more than 10 million Filipinos who were affected by Typhoon Haiyan.
“The expressions of concern and support, from Filipino Americans and our American friends alike, have been truly heartwarming,” Ambassador Cuisia said. “This proves that the bayanihan spirit among Filipinos here in the US is undeniably present.”
“This should serve as an inspiration to us about the importance of serving others,” he added.
Popular Filipino Christmas songs and other Christmas carols were performed by talented Filipino-American groups and artists in the Metropolitan Washington D.C. area.
Among the performers were Conmigos, Richmond Pilipino Class Children’s Choir and the Richmond Filipino American Choir, the Tanglang Pilipino and Angklung Ensemble and Friends, the St. Mary’s Filipino Mass Community Choir, the Northern Virginia Rondalla, Fil-Am Heritage Choir and violinist Reuel Klint Lara.
Paskong Pinoy is presented by the Embassy of the Philippines, the Philippine American Foundation for Charities, the Filipino Organization of Catholic University Students and the Filipino Community in the greater Metro DC area. Part of the proceeds from the sale of raffle tickets will be donated to typhoon victims. ###
6 December 2013
Paskong Pinoy 2013. Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. encourages the Filipino Community to promoting the spirit of bayanihan during the launching on Sunday of the Paskong Pinoy 2013, Liwanag ng Pasko, Sinag ng Kapayapaan at Pagasa (Light of Christmas, Ray of Peace and Hope) in Virginia.