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NEW YORK – The Philippine Independence Day Council, Inc. (PIDCI) is once again looking for individual(s) who may qualify to serve as Grand Marshal/s for the Philippine Independence Day Parade 2014 commemorating the 116th Anniversary of the Declaration of Philippine Independence in New York.

 

The Grand Marshal/s will lead the annual Philippine Independence Day Parade presented by PIDCI along Madison Avenue in Manhattan on Sunday, June 1, 2014. 

Ms. Olivia “Ollie” David, a newly-minted member of the Board of Directors 2013-2015 of the Philippine Independence Day Council, Inc. (PIDCI) has been appointed Chairman of the 2014 Grand Marshal Search Committee.  The committee is now accepting nominations from organizations for candidates that meet the Selection Criteria for the Independence Day Parade Grand Marshal/s.

Please note that all Nomination Forms must be mailed only and postmarked no later than Wednesday, November 27, 2013. Nominations received after this date will not be considered.

Nomination forms are available from the Grand Marshal Search Committee Chairperson Ms. Ollie David at telephone number (732) 221-7397 or from Co-Chairs Dr. Prospero Lim at (347) 248-5106 or Ms. Angie Molina (718) 687-0976; or PIDCI President Fe Martinez at (973) 222-0085; or any member of the PIDCI Board of Directors.

The Philippine Independence Day Parade Grand Marshal is one of the highest honors, if not the highest honor, bestowed by the Philippine Independence Day Council annually to an individual/s in the Filipino-American community.

The Selection Criteria for the Independence Day Parade Grand Marshal are: (a) The nominee must be of Filipino ancestry; (b) He/she must be a role model in the community; (c) He/she must be a resident of any of the states within the jurisdiction of the Philippine Consulate General in New York; (d) He/she must be willing to support the projects of PIDCI; (e) He/she has active involvement in the Filipino and/or mainstream community, and can draw public interest to the events of the PIDCI; (f) He/she has the financial resources and/or ability to raise funds in support of the activities of PIDCI; (g) If selected, he/she agrees to promote PIDCI; (h) If selected, he/she agrees to conform to the rules of PIDCI; and (i) If selected, he/she agrees to attend meetings of PIDCI where his/her presence shall be required and at all major events, including but not limited to “An Evening with the Consul General”, the Grand Marshal Gala, Mrs. Kalayaan Pageant, Diwa ng Kalayaan Selection and Pageant, Independence Day Parade, and Independence Day Ball, sponsored by PIDCI.

 

Completed forms are to be sent to:   

Philippine Independence Day Council, Inc. (PIDCI)

Ms. Ollie David, Chairperson

Grand Marshal Search Committee

c/o 291 Broadway, Suite #1501, New York  NY 10007-1858

 

Responsibilities of Nominators: (a) Verify that all information contained in the Nomination Form and its supporting documents are true and correct; (b) Serve as the contact person between PIDCI and his/her nominee/s who is/are selected as Grand Marshal/s; (c) Exert reasonable efforts to make sure that his/her nominee/s who is selected as Grand Marshal/s attend/s all PIDCI functions; and (d) Assist his/her nominee/s who is selected as Grand Marshal/s in fundraising activities

Steps for the Grand Marshal Nomination Process for Nominators: (a) Complete the nomination forms; (b) On a separate sheet of paper, the Nominator will write up to 300 words why this nominee/s deserve to be chosen as the Philippine Independence Day Council, Inc. (PIDCI) 2014 Philippine Independence Day Parade Grand Marshal/s; (c) Include the nominee/s’ Current Curriculum Vitae (resume) to include the nominee/s’ accomplishments, qualifications and awards as part of the documentation; (d) Signature of the Nominator confirms the accuracy of information provided; (e) Signature/s of the Nominee/s’ confirm the consent to serve as Grand Marshal/s; (f) Send completed nomination to the Chairperson, Grand Marshal Search Committee; (g) Completed forms and documentation must be submitted by mail only to the Grand Marshal Search Committee postmarked on or before Wednesday, November 27, 2013. Nominations received after this date will not be considered; and (h) For additional information, please call any member of the Grand Marshal Search Committee or PIDCI President Fe Martinez; or any member of the PIDCI Board of Directors as listed in the form.

The 2013 Independence Day Parade Grand Marshal is Dr. Rebecca “Dolly” Rivera, and she joins the stellar list of 22 accomplished individuals in the Fil-Am Community who served as the  Independence Day Parade Grand Marshals.  They were, from the most recent: Dr. Prospero Lim (2012); Dr. Edita and Nick Libramonte (2011); Dr. Zenaida and Bejamin Santos, Sr. (2010); Dr. Teofila Malanum Santos (2009); Monsignor Oscar A. Aquino, JCD (2008); Dr. Emmanuel M. Pangan (2007); Dan de Guzman (2006); Dr. Linda R. Pelayo (2005); Engr. Rudy Quiambao (2004); Fe Martinez (2003); Jean Lobell, PhD (2002); Dr. Vivina Malantic (2001); Dr. Raul Sala (2000); Joanne D. Benitez (1999); Loida Nicolas-Lewis (1998 Philippine Centennial); Libertito Pelayo (1997); Manuel Aldana (1996); Deacon Gary Villanueva, MD (1995); Dr. Estela Gonzales (+) (1994); Dr. Alice Francisco (1993); Ric Crudo (+) (1992), and Lilia Clemente (1991).

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