Fourth Annual Christmas Celebration of Lancaster FilAm Circle to be held Saturday, December 19, 2015

Fourth Annual Christmas Party of the "Lancaster FilAm Circle" features Gatsby Theme

Fourth Annual Christmas Party of the “Lancaster FilAm Circle” features Gatsby Theme

A “Roaring Great Gatsby themed Christmas Party Endorsed by Amalia Gohn representing Philippine American Heritage Council

The “Lancaster FilAm Circle” is hosting a “Great Gatsby” Christmas theme party at the upscale Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square, Heritage Ballroom on Saturday, December 19 starting at 5:30 PM with dinner served at 6:15 PM and a cash bar for drinks throughout the event.  This is an “invitation only” dinner buffet with a flyer distributed which says there will be “fun, singing, cultural presentations and (to build) camaraderie among Filipinos, friends and families.”

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Sold Out West Chester PA Christmas Party of Filipino-American Group this Saturday features their Dance Troupe

“Friends ‘N Family Associaton” Dance troupe will be the featured event at their annual Christmas Party Saturday, December 12 in West Chester, PA.

Barangay Friends ‘n Family Association Dance Troupe to be augmented with performance by new KalayaanUSA Cultural Ensemble Dance troupe sponsored by Philippine American Heritage Council

The Barangay Friends n’ Family Association (BFF) of West Chester, Pennsylvania, whose dance troupe was featured at the Camden, New Jersey “International Day” on October 10 and earned a standing ovation at the Philippine American Heritage Council 4th annual “Heritage Picnic” on August 2 which they co-sponsored, will be the main attraction at their annual, invitation only Christmas Party at the Days Inn Hotel and Conference Center in West Chester, PA this Saturday, December 12 from 6 to 11 PM. Continue reading

Kalayaan News

10/9/15, Vol. 1, Issue 2.

Kalayaan News - E-Newsletter - Freedom News from a Philippine American perspective

Kalayaan News – E-Newsletter – Freedom News from a Philippine American perspective

International Day in Camden County, NJ on Sat, 10/10/15

Annual “Follow the Dream Pageant” Benefit Dance Saturday 11/14

Luzviminda Holiday Fiesta Christmas Party set for 11/28 in Steelton, PA

International Day in Camden County, New Jersey on Saturday, October 10, 2015

Philippine American Heritage Council: Member or Subscriber?

Philippine American Heritage Dance Troupe

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Philippine Americans 4th Annual Heritage Picnic Held Aug. 2

Group photo showing about 1/2 of the 90 attending the 4th annual Heritage Picnic on 8/2/15 at Cousler Park, York, PA hosted by Philippine American Heritage Council.

Group photo showing about 1/2 of the 90 attending the 4th annual Heritage Picnic on 8/2/15 at Cousler Park, York, PA hosted by Philippine American Heritage Council.

State Rep. Stan Saylor, County Judge Candidate Chris Menges, York Sheriff Richard P. Keuerleber, DJ with Music, Philippine Heritage Food, GOP County Chairman at Cousler Park

The Fourth Annual Heritage Picnic of Philippine American Heritage Council was held Sun., Aug. 2 at Cousler Park, 1060 Church Rd., York PA, 12 noon to 5 PM with a 2 PM program which included two different Philippine Dance Troupes, a professional DJ with a variety of music, a variety of foods from the Philippines including the famous “Lumpia” spring roll, a charcoal barbecue grill with hot dogs, chicken and burgers, and speeches by a state legislator, candidate for County Judge, the County Sheriff and a political party county chairman.  The expanded “mobile” Philippine American Heritage Museum was on display.  A 32 page Souvenir Journal was provided to attendees.

State Representative Stan Saylor, making his first appearance before the group, delivered keynote remarks on American Exceptionalism and explained the founding fathers’ vision of a legislature to check and balance the executive branch of government to help preserve freedom, a concept originally championed in the 800 years old Magna Charta in England as he described it.  He said that in Pennsylvania the legislature has stopped the Governor from raising taxes.

Candidate for County Judge Chris Menges explained the need for York County to have a judge to focus on family law and helping children, which has been his focus for 38 years as an attorney.  York County GOP Chairman Alex Shorb spoke on how competing political parties give people choices and how this helps assure freedom.  And he brought registration forms to support his strong pitch for everyone to register to vote in elections as part of your civic duty.  Sheriff Richard P. Keuerleber spoke about the role of the Sheriff in York County.

The hit of the picnic was performances by two different Philippine Dance troupes: Barangay Friends n Family Assoc. dance troupe and the Kalayaan Chorale and Dance Troupe sponsored by the Philippine American Heritage Council.

The Philippine American Heritage Council in the past three years has been addressed by Congressman Scott Perry, State Representatives Seth Grove, Kristin Hill and Kate A. Klunk and the Democratic Party nominee for State Senator, Linda Hill.  Candidates from both parties and the two major party county chairmen have been invited each year to speak at the picnic.  Richard Buck of Virginia, a member of the organization’s national board of directors was also in attendance, together with Ronald Wilcox of Virginia, Executive Director of the parent non-profit organization.

The Chairman of the Philippine American Heritage Council was keynote speaker May 24 at the U.S. Navy Supply Corps Assembly in Mechanicsburg for their annual celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Last week after the shooting of four Marines and one Navy sailor the Philippine American Heritage Council delivered flowers and a message of support to local Military Recruiter offices.  Their posterized message left outside the offices with the flowers said in part, “Our country of origin, the Republic of the Philippines, is free thanks to armed Americans in WW2.  We could never have been free without you.  God bless America.”

A second display of the mobile Philippine American Heritage Museum occured during the 39th Annual Red Lion Street Fair where a new, one day Exhibit was on display dedicated to the Santo Nino (Holy Child, Jesus), which commemorates the introduction of Christianity in the Philippines.  The Museum and Exhibit were sponsored by “Hermana Mayor” of the “Sinulog in August” celebration, Amalia Gohn, with the display setup in front of her Amalia Beauty Boutique at 36 North Main Street, Red Lion, PA.

The Sinulog Festival in Cebu, Philippines, has attracted as many as 5 million people annually.  This one day Exhibit and display from 9 AM to 4 PM attracted Americans of Philippine Ancestry from around south central PA as far away as the state capital.  An altar displayed a two foot sized Santo Nino at the Museum Pavilion.

(For inquiries about participation in future PAHC events or just to stay informed you may either JOIN as an Associate Member or Subscribe to the free E-Newsletter, see upper left corner of this website or write Chairman@PhilippineAmericanHeritage.org).

The Council is open to membership for Americans interested in the Philippines, as well as Americans of Philippine ancestry.  They are especially interested to find new members to expand their Kalayaan Choral and Dance Troupe and who would like to participate in future gatherings.  There is also a free E-Newsletter for those who simply wish to stay informed.  More at http://PhilippineAmericanHeritage.org.

Philippine Americans to hold 4th Annual Heritage Picnic Aug. 2

PA State Rep. Stan Saylor (L) and attorney Chris Menges, GOP nominee for York County Judge in Nov. 2015 election, to speak at 4th Annual Heritage Picnic of Philippine American Heritage Council on Aug. 2 at Cousler Park, York PA

PA State Rep. Stan Saylor (L) and attorney Chris Menges, GOP nominee for York County Judge in Nov. 2015 election, to speak at 4th Annual Heritage Picnic of Philippine American Heritage Council on Aug. 2 at Cousler Park, York PA

State Rep. Stan Saylor, County Judge Candidate Chris Menges, DJ with Music, Philippine Heritage Food, GOP County Chairman at Cousler Park

The Fourth Annual Heritage Picnic of Philippine American Heritage Council will be held Sunday, Aug. 2 at Cousler Park, 1060 Church Rd., York PA, 12 noon to 5 PM with a program starting at 2 PM which includes two different Philippine Dance Troupes, a professional DJ with a variety of music, a variety of foods from the Philippines including the famous “Lumpia” spring roll, a charcoal barbecue grill for those bringing hots dogs, chicken and burgers, and speeches by a state legislator, candidate for County Judge and political party county chairman. Continue reading

Philippine Americans show support for Military Recruiters After Chattanooga Attack kills 4 Marines

Demands Politicians “Stop Disarming our Servicemen”

POSTER on display at Marine Recruiting office in York, PA headlined "We mourn our loss" after Chattanooga attack kills 4 Marines (11x17 inches)

POSTER on display at Marine Recruiting office in York, PA headlined “We mourn our loss” after Chattanooga attack kills 4 Marines (11×17 inches)

The U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Office at 315 Loucks Road, York PA received a visit from representatives of the local Philippine American Heritage Council carrying flowers, a large American flag and a poster to express sympathy and support for the armed forces after the shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee and killing of four servicemen yesterday

The message from the Americans of Philippine ancestry and their native born American members on a tripod placed in front of the Marine and Army recruiting office with the flowers and the large American flag was headlined “We mourn our Loss.  We thank all who serve.” Continue reading

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Month

Emy Delgaudio speaking at U.S. Navy Supply Corps Assembly in Mechanicsburg, PA for their Asian and Pacific Islander Month Celebration, in behalf of Philippine American Heritage Council.

Emy Delgaudio speaking at NAVSUP in Mechanicsburg

Philippine American Heritage Council Chairman Salutes U.S. Navy & NAVSUP in Mechanicsburg, PA

Says E Pluribus Unum means a united States of America

The keynote speaker at an assembly of civilian workers, officers and enlisted personnel at the Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania international headquarters of the U.S. Navy Supply Corps (NAVSUP) helped focus attention on this year’s theme of the annual Asian American and Pacific Islander Month called by proclamation by joint resolution of Congress and by Presidents from Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush through Barack Obama.

Emy Delgaudio, Chairman of the Philippine American Heritage Council (PAHC) and also a member of LuzViMinda Association of Central PA and the Philippine American Association of Central PA (PAACP), Kapitbayan Filipino American Association, Inc. (KFAAI),  spoke to this year’s theme of “Many Cultures, One Voice, Promote Equality and Inclusion” and headlined her remarks “E Pluribus Unum – Out of the many, One.” Continue reading

Asian American and Pacific Islander Month to be Commemorated at May 26 NAVSUP Assembly in Mechanicsburg, PA

Philippine American Heritage Council Chairman to be Keynote Speaker at Navy Base

Emy Delgaudio has been a speaker on the subject of American Exceptionalism, shown here speaking in Virginia in 2013.

Emy Delgaudio has been a speaker on the subject of American Exceptionalism, shown here speaking in Virginia in 2013.

The Philippine American Heritage Council (PAHC) will participate in the 4th Annual U.S. Naval Supply Systems (NAVSUP) Command assembly for its military and civilian personnel to commemorate “Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month” May 26 at its Mechanicsburg facility, Bldg. 309 Auditorium, 5450 Carlisle Pike, 1:30-2:30 PM.

Keynote remarks will be delivered to the assembly by PAHC Chairman, Emy Delgaudio, a first generation American from the Philippines whose late father served in the military under the American flag in the Philippines during its occupation by Japanese forces in World War II.  Ms. Delgaudio is also a member of the Philippine American Association of Central PA (PAACP), Kapitbayan Filipino-American Association, Inc. (KFAAI) and the LuzViMinda Association of PA (Luzon-Visayas-Mindanao).  She is a member of all three, in addition to serving as PAHC Chairman. Continue reading

Third Annual Philippine American Heritage Picnic set for Aug. 9 at John C. Rudy County Park

To Feature State Rep. Seth Grove, Candidates for office invited, Filipino Folk Dance, Hawaiian Children’s Dance, Cultural Display Booth,  a large assortment of Filipino Food Dishes

The Dance Troop of the Philippine American Heritage Council at a practice session in an area park, preparing for their debut performance at the 3rd annual picnic on Aug. 3.  Clockwise, starting lower left corner: Priscilla Bachman, Emy Delgaudio, Milagros Thomas, Mary Anne Nielsen, Emee Hemme, Jhoann McCarthy.  Their next and last practice will be "full dress rehearsal" with their new costumes.

The Dance Troop of the Philippine American Heritage Council at a practice session in an area park, preparing for their debut performance at the 3rd annual picnic on Aug. 3. Clockwise, starting lower left corner: Priscilla Bachman, Emy Delgaudio, Milagros Thomas, Mary Anne Nielsen, Emee Hemme, Jhoann McCarthy. Their next and last practice will be “full dress rehearsal” with their new costumes.

The 3rd Annual Heritage Picnic of the Philippine American Heritage Council will be held on Saturday, August 9 from 12 noon to 5 PM, with booth and food tables open for setup at 11 AM, at John C. Rudy County Park, Wren Pavilion in East Manchester Township near Emigsville, PA.

Many (but not all) of the attendees of the 2013, Second annual picnic of the Philippine American Heritage Council pose with keynote speaker, Congressman Scott Perry.

Many (but not all) of the attendees of the 2013, Second annual picnic of the Philippine American Heritage Council pose with keynote speaker, Congressman Scott Perry.

The Third Annual Picnic features State Representative Seth Grove delivering keynote remarks.  All candidates for state and local office who are on the ballot in York, PA are welcome to attend and may request time to speak to the group (the time allocated will be limited). Continue reading

Philippine-American Heritage Council associates with New Americans by Choice

The logo of the Philippine-American Heritage Council, illustrates the Christian (largely Catholic) nature of the Philippines with the famous image of Santo Nino" (Holy Infant) while showing both the flag of our country of origin & of America, our new home.

The logo of the Philippine-American Heritage Council, illustrates the Christian (largely Catholic) nature of the Philippines with the famous image of “Santo Nino” (Holy Infant) while showing both the flag of our country of origin & of America, our new home.

The Philippine-American Heritage Council in south central Pennsylvania has associated itself with “New Americans by Choice,” which through their parent corporation is a non-profit organization recognized under IRS Section 501/c/4. Continue reading