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29/06/2016: SFPCG ATTENDS COMMEMORATION OF 118TH ANNIVERSARY OF PROCLAMATION OF PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE IN SOLANO COUNTY, SACRAMENTO, SAN JOSE, DALY CITY, ALAMEDA, AND UNION CITY

The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco attended various Philippine Independence Day Anniversary Celebrations in the Bay Area in the month of June, starting with Solano County’s Pista sa Nayon, held at the Vallejo Waterfront on 04 June 2016, the 40th Filipino Fiesta held at the J. Rizal City Center in Sacramento on 05 June 2016, the flag-raising events of the Filipino-American Community in Daly City and San Jose held at their respective City Halls on 10 June 2016, the Alameda flag-raising held at the Alameda City Hall on 11 June 2016, and the 11th Annual Adobo Festival, held in Union City on 19 June 2016.

Deputy Consul General Jaime Ramon T. Ascalon, State Superintendent for Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, Consul General Henry S. Bensurto, Jr., Mrs. Mae Torlakson, Madame Mariza Bensurto and Pista sa Nayon Organizer Eloise Scott, with the staff of the Philippine Consulate General in front of the Consulate’s booth at the Solano County Pista sa Nayon, held on 04 June 2016 at the Vallejo Waterfront.

Consul General Bensurto, Madame Bensurto and Consuls Rachel Oronce and Reginald Bernabe at the 40th Filipino Fiesta in Sacramento’s parade, on 05 June 2016.


Consul General Bensurto and Madame Bensurto with Daly City Vice Mayor David Canepa and wife Ana, along with officers of the Philippine Consulate General and partner agencies, and FilCom leaders of Daly City.

Consul General Bensurto addresses leaders of the Filipino-American Community in San Jose at the San Jose City Hall on 10 June 2016.

A flag-raising was held at the Alameda City Hall on 11 June 2016.

The Consul General addressed the Filipino-American Community based in the East Bay at the 11th Adobo Festival, held at the Kennedy Park in Union City.