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June 18, 2013 > Corbett honors Philippine Independence Day

Corbett honors Philippine Independence Day

Submitted By Sergio Reyes

Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-East Bay) recognized the 115th anniversary of Philippine Independence and the continued contributions of Filipino-Americans in California on the Senate Floor on June 13, 2013.

The California State Senate also unanimously supported SCR 47 by Senator Corbett to recognize Philippine Independence Day and "make special recognition of California's Filipino American citizens and thank them for their countless contributions to our nation's cultural, economic and political heritage."

Many Filipino-Americans continue to make an indelible mark on life in California, including several individuals who live and work in the 10th State Senate District. Some of those community leaders include Assemblyman Rob Bonta (First Filipino-American elected to the California Legislature); Chief Justice of California Tani Cantil-Sakauye; Philippine Consul General Marciano Paynor Jr.; Appointments Secretary Mona Pasquil; "Godmother" of Filipino American Politics 'Tita' Alice Bulos; Union City Councilmember Pat Gacoscos; Union City Councilmember Jim Navarro; Milpitas Mayor Jose Esteves; West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon; Berryessa Union School District Board Member Thelma Boac; New Haven Unified School District President Linda Canlas; and Cerritos Mayor Pro Tem Mark Pulido.

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