KALAYAAN CHICAGO 2009
CORONATION AND GALA NIGHT
A CELEBRATION OF PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE
|KALAYAAN CHICAGO 2009
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Politics, culture, history and overflowing nationalism characterized last Saturday's (June 13, 2009) celebration of Philippine Independence by Kalayaan-Chicago at Wyndham Hotel O'Hare in Rosemont, Illinois.
celebration, Consul General Blesila Cabrera thanked the Kalayaan-Chicago
and the Filipino community for the effort to rekindle fondness with the
homeland. She also singled out "Kapwa" a Loyola University cultural group
composed of young Filipino-American students for promoting Filipino arts
and culture through dances.
"We in Kalayaan have
been in this crusade for years in partnership with our Filipino community.
Hundreds of schools have been helped, thousands of Filipino schoolchildren
continue to learn," Bu7ndalian noted in his message.
"Am here today to talk to you just a little bit about what we have done at the Office of the Clerk of Court of Cook County. You know we turned the office around, we brought it into the 21st century," adding that during her term as Clerk, "we found creative ways to raise revenues without raising taxes."
Clerk Brown, yet to announce her candidacy for Cook County president, is now preoccupied with fundraising activities among diverse communities in Cook county.
"We have the credentials necessary to make sure Cook County government runs efficiently and effectively. We want to reform Cook county government," Ms. Brown promised.
Focusing on the Filipino community, Ms. Brown appealed," I need your support to make sure we put back Cook County government in the hands of the people...to include Filipino-Americans in Cook County government."
Filipino-Americans were crowned as this year's muses representing various
regions of the country: Ginang Kalayaan Nora Saulog escorted by husband,
Carlo Saulog; Binibining Kalayaan Julie AnnCuenca escorted by Christopher
Cruz; Munting Mutya ng Kalayaan Ashley Grace Cabacungan Jose escorted by
Jethro delos Reyes; Miss Philippine-Chicago 2009 Irvine Rose Ramos
escorted by Rodrigo Lasam; Mutya ng Maynila Avigail Chloe Longsworth
escorted by Michael Regacho; Mutya ng Luzon 2009 Madeline Nayan escorted
by Christopher Intud; Mutya ng Visayas 2009 Triza Codillo escorted by Boni
Ramos; and Mutya ng Mindanao 2009 Tochel Mae Calimutan and escorted by
Ronnie Marc S. Calimutan.
DESIREE AND VIVIAN
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