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Filipino American Festival, Inc. (FAFI) Found a New Home in Bergen County

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October is the Filipino Heritage Month in America and to kick off the Filipino Heritage Month this coming October, FILIPINO AMERICAN FESTIVAL, INC. will hold its 3rd Annual Filipino Festival on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 10:00AM to 6:00 PM at the NEW OVERPECK BERGEN COUNTY PARK located at 199 Challenger Rd., Ridgefield Park, New Jersey.

It is the site of the new State of the Art Bergen County Amphitheater overlooking New York and a beautiful lake in the background. FAFI’s new home is in close proximities to George Washington Bridge, Lincoln Tunnel, Route 80, Route 46 and has to two entrances from the New Jersey Turnpike:  Exit 68 Ridgefield Park (Samsung) and Exit 70A Leonia (by the Marriott Glen Pointe). Spearheaded by Filipino business owners, community leaders and newly on-board leaders that could become leaders in the future in Bergen County, FAFI’s goal is to create more community participation among interested young generation and just people who are interested to give something back by ways of volunteering to our community. Filipino businesses in the surrounding area are starting to think that giving back to have a successful event is also their pride and success. I am blessed by many support from our businesses and leaders and newly on-board Filipinos and other community, said Ludi Hughes, President of FAFI. Among these business leaders who are giving us continued support are Dr. Mariliza Lacap-Tong of Washington Dental Associates, Alex Dacula of Fritzie’s Bakery, Andy Pada, Jr. of 1st2nd Mortgage Company, Val Villarba of Bodyworks, Jun & Liza Mandap of Gel Chris Auto Shop, Rey Carillo of Ucar Auto, Dolly Tan of Jollibee and Glacy Rivera of Glacy’s Hair salon are just some of our supporters year by year and continue to support our Filipino community.

Sponsored by TFC, The Filipino Channel, ABS-CBN, ANC, Star Cargo, and CI, they will be very instrumental in participating to this event by promoting our event on television. FAFI’s media partners in print are Filipino Reporter, Asian Journal and Filipino Express. They also continue to support and promote in print media coverage giving our  organization a boost. From all of us, we thank you Linda Pelayo, LP Pelayo, Roger Oriel, Momar Visaya, Bobby Yalong, and Lito Gajilan. The WRMN-USA  Radio Pinoy is also excited to help FAFI in every which ways. Don Lino Celle will help in the promotion through air-wave and internet and all any other means.  We already started our big social media promotion through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. JC Capistrano is our artist and designed all our flyers. The husband and wife team, Abe and Rowena Aquino, already are putting together a long list of performers from our local talents. We have many talented artists from New Jersey alone. We are hoping that TFC and ABS-CBN will give us an artist or something of valued talent that people will have to get excited and looking forward to come to this event to see a very talented artist from the Philippines, said Alex Dacula, Chairman of FAFI. There will be a Doggie Fashion Show in honor of Belulah,  a Balut Eating Contest and many more. All of the members of the committee are really gearing up in raising money and in promoting the festival.

The Filipino American Festival is organized for the purpose of advancing and strengthening our community through participation in our festival.

Please join us and if you need more information about this event or to sponsor or to become Donor and Benefactor or want to perform please do not hesitate to call Ludi Hughes at (201) 841-3070, Rowena Aquino at (201) 757-2568, Abe Aquino at (201) 757-2576. For Doggie Fashion Show please call Marisse Panlillio at (201) 906-9788.

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