Coalition of Filipino American Chambers of Commerce, a national organization of twenty-four strong Fil-Am Chambers launched its first month leadership training series for 2022 with the powerful workshop “The ABCs of a Successful Chamber” moderated by Dave Kilby, President and CEO of Western Association of Chamber Executives.
Keynote Speaker Clif Smith Donates Proceeds of His Book Sold To Low-Income Youths In Confidence Building
Congratulations to Clif Smith on his book launch!
From our guest keynote speaker—
“In celebration of World Book Day - I am donating all proceeds due me for books sold through Amazon to support low-income youth participation in a confidence building program which he benefited from in similar circumstances. Please share far and wide so I have to donate more!” - Clif Smith
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The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles is pleased to inform the Filipino-American Community of the arrival in Los Angeles of Consul General Edgar B. Badajos on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.
He is the Philippines’ 18th Consul General in Los Angeles.
This past week, our local Filipino American community lost a hero, Mark Ho. He was a Marine, an Iraq veteran with PTSD, who was fighting off cancer, then eventually Covid.
Although I never had the opportunity to meet him in person-- He was a hero in our local Filipino and So Cal community, and also to the nation as he was also a Marine veteran, who served in Iraq in 2002. Unfortunately where he also got cancer, service connected to his duties, along with PTSD.
In spite of those battles, Mark Ho still made it his mission to give back and inspire others in the local community through his music and the act of just giving back.
As a veteran myself, while reading about him, I was thinking to myself (in veteran lingo) - "This dude is unreal, and of course he's going to keep fighting.. he's a Marine.. he fights, leads, and inspires until it's time to go... until you're forced to go home.. and with redeployment orders from the higher ups.."
- Jason A (Pres. FACCHO)
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Mark S. Villamac Ho (BagYo) was a combat veteran, a performer and artist, a mentor to young children, down-to-earth with no ego, that's probably why he was likable. He was the type of guy you can call at three in the morning and ask him to bail you out. Mark was a man of his word.
He impressed us with his infectious smile and his pure, driven heart. He shared his inspirational life story and his positive music to everyone. You can hear his heart and his battle ridden mind in his lyrics. His latest release, "Legendary," he pays tribute to those that he lost. In the song he raps, "with the way that you fought with a smile. That you had on your face."
Mark may be gone but, he is not forgotten.
It was an honor and a privilege to know Mark. May God give him the Peace that he seeks. Our heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones.
Rest in Power, Mark.
Join us as we honor Consul General Adelio Cruz for the enormous contributions he has made to our Fil Am business community.
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The Coalition of Filipino American Chambers of Commerce is pleased to introduce the newest COFACC Executive Board Member, Mr. Jason Agcaoili, representing the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Hollywood (FACCHO)!
COFACC looks to support Jason in his efforts in leading his FACCHO organization to his unique vision, while also looking forward to the ideas and insights he will bring to the COFACC boardroom.
FACC-Hollywood Announces New President Jason Agcaoili
Our friend John Eric Swing passed away early this morning on Sunday, June 28, 2020 after battling the deadly COVID-19 disease.
Well known in our community, he facilitated the development of our Mission, Vision and Core Values at our roundtable sessions during the Summer of 2019. He was also the Executive Director for the Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA) in Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles.
May he rest in peace and may his family find comfort and solace during this critical period.
Congratulations to one of our finest, our Board of Director Katherine Bercasio who is not only a skillful and talented person, but also a humanitarian. We at FACCHO are very proud of you honored as one of the Emerging Leaders of 2019! Much deserved Katherine! Truly well deserved!
The Outstanding Pilipinos Awards is this Sunday, January 27 at 6pm! Details below.
Edwin Santos began blogging in 1995 when he was hired as Editor for the award-winning fansite, The Towne Cryer News on Renée Zellweger. He wrote about the entertainment business and film reviews of Zellweger's films until 2000.