Filipino Employee Association celebrates 40th anniversary.

LAFACE: On October 7, LAFACE – the Los Angeles Filipino Association of City Employees – enjoyed a double-stacked celebration of the important organization’s 40th anniversary. A ceremony in City Council chambers began the celebration, followed by a catered luncheon in the City Hall Forecourt.

First, at 10 a.m., the City Council presented a resolution proclaiming October as Filipino American History Month in LA and recognized the 40th anniversary of LAFACE.

LAFACE President Janelle Parra is presented with the Council resolution proclaiming October as Filipino American History Month.

Special guest Philippine Consul General Edgar Badajos was on hand as LAFACE President Janelle Parra accepted the Council resolution on behalf of LAFACE Board Officers and Members, and the Filipino community. During this event, LAFACE also honored world-renowned comedian Jo Koy.

A catered luncheon followed the Council presentation to continue the 40th anniversary celebration, a significant milestone for LAFACE. Those who attended the luncheon enjoyed pancit, rice, adobo, lumpia and several desserts.

Established in 1982, LAFACE now represents more than 2,700 City employees of Filipino descent. LAFACE’s mission is to assist Filipinos seeking employment and promotion in City service, and for the economic, educational and cultural advancement of Filipinos and other minorities in the

THANK YOU!: The Club honors LAFACE for the important work it does to better the lives of Filipino City employees, and thanks all those of Filipino descent for the richness and excellence they provide. Happy anniversary! The Club thanks Officer Christian Costales, LAPD, and Rea Lazo and Janelle Parra for their assistance.