Philippine American Heritage Council Members to watch Star Wars, the Force Awakens, Here’s one reason why

160102StarWars2(KalayaanNEWS Dispatch, Opinion) Why is Star Wars once again at the top of the movie charts – in fact topping $1 billion in sales in its first 12 days?  Why does the franchise have such Iconic status in American and indeed in worldwide culture?  I believe it goes beyond just a good story, good quality, and good special effects – all truly present and accounted for.  It goes to something basic, something primordial in human nature: the wish, hope and prayer that what John, Chapter 1, Verse 5 says is really true – “the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it”.   Continue reading

TransAmerica Eagle Team Christmas Party in Wayne, PA this Tuesday

Some of the members of the KalayaanUSA Cultural Ensemble at recent event, will be performing at TransAmerica Eagle Team Christmas Party

Some of the members of the KalayaanUSA Cultural Ensemble at recent event, will be performing at TransAmerica Eagle Team Christmas Party

Members of Philippine American Heritage Council and BarangayFriends N Family to attend; KalayaanUSA Cultural Ensemble Third Performance Scheduled

Because of the outstanding, highly entertaining and culturally accurate presentation of Kalayaan USA Cultural Ensemble at the recent Barangay FriendsNFamily Christmas Party, the group got invited to present this coming Tueday, Dec. 22, at the TransAmerica Eagle Team’s Christmas Party at the Radnor Hotel in Wayne, PA.  The invitation to perform was extended by Fil-Am medical professional and Transamerica Financial Advisor, Mary Grace A. Rainey of Chester County, who communicated with photos and eyewitness account what she had seen to her organization’s leadership.    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