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Representatives from different government agencies such as the National Commission of Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and Commission of Overseas Filipinos (CFO) had a gathering on November 8, 2019 at Century Park Hotel, Manila to draft the plan for "Parangal ng Kalipi 2020". 

"Parangal ng Kalipi" is an event to recognize the efforts of overseas Filipino organizations in their efforts of promoting Filipino culture and arts outside the Philippines. 

Present on the lunch meeting are CFO Chairman Francisco Acosta, NCCA Executive Director Ryan Alejandre, DFA Assistant Secretary Eduardo Menez, OBRA Incorporated Founding Director Nash Ang, Kalipi Initiative Founder Manuel Pacheco and other high-level goverment officials.

"Filipinos may hate each other, but if war comes, we are all united. Why? Because we are all Filipinos. We are united by one cause, and that applies also to overseas Filipinos.", said Justice Francisco Acosta on the round table discussion. 

This initiative is to concert the efforts of executing the Presidential proclamation 1958 signed by then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on December 1, 2009.

Part of the plan is to hear the feedbacks and insights of the potential awardees in America to make the event more remarkable.

Tune in to Pinoy California for updates of this gathering, inviting the Filipino leaders of California on the first quarter of year 2020.

We would like to invite Filipinos in California and its nearby states to attend the "Eco-Fashion Show" dinner and gala showcasing the works of a world renowned eco-culture designer, John Ablaza in Las Vegas on November 23, 2019. 

We are also doing Casting Call for Volunteer Ramp Models for the said Eco-Fashion Show. 
For more details, contact Maria Anastacio on  (818) 693-3432 or email

This this event is part of The World Education Summit on Sustainability and Transformation. The summit aims to gather stakeholders from educational institutions; business and civic organizations; government agencies and international development organizations to galvanize collaborative and strategic partnership to achieve a common goal in environmental sustainability. We are expecting delegates from different countries. The Summit will serve as a collaborative platform to achieve a unified mission.

Location and Venue

The Convention Center at The Orleans Hotel
4500 W Tropicana Ave,
Las Vegas, NV 89103

The Orleans Hotel & Casino has family oriented amenities such as: fine dining, bowling, cinema, pool, arcade & children's amusement center.

Greater Las Vegas is a community full of big thinkers, bold ideas, and innovative businesses. A culture of reinvention helped transform the region from a pioneering railroad stop into one of the most iconic international destinations in just one-hundred years with 43 million visitors in 2017 (Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance). On sustainability, the City of Las Vegas recently announced it has achieved its goal to draw 100 percent of power for its city facilities from renewable energy sources. “The City of Las Vegas is one of the few cities in the entire world that can boast using all of its power from a green source,” We have become a world leader in sustainability.” -Mayor Carolyn Goodman/Sustainable Brands