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Written by Dr. Maria Lourdes F. Reyes   
Thursday, 29 November 2007 02:43

For immediate press release: November 29, 2007

FilAm EXPO 2008 at Golden Hall April 26

The One Vision One Voice Filipino American Movement (OVOV) proudly invites the San Diego community to a FilAm Trade and Cultural Expo to be held on April 26, 2008, Saturday, at the San Diego Concourse Golden Hall, from 10 AM to 7 PM. The EXPO is free and open to the public.

This event will celebrate "The Heart of a Community", showcasing the businesses, assets, talents, traditions and culture of the Filipino community of San Diego and all collaborative organizations and businesses. Mimi Estrada, Chair of the 2008 EXPO, calls the community to action, "We are excited to once again bring to San Diego this wonderful event. Last year drew over 3,000 people. Let us come together and share our pride in our culture." Mimi can be contacted at or 858-492-1254.


Any FilAm organization can have a booth free provided they do not sell goods. Vendors, those selling any type of goods or services, will be charged a fee of $225. Nonprofit organizations that are non-Filipino will be charged a $125 fee. For vendor booth information contact Joseph Roley Arzaga at

Sponsorship levels

Corporate sponsors, businesses and individuals are encouraged to become sponsors at the following levels: Platinum-$10,000; Gold-$5,000; Silver-$2500; Bronze-$1,000 and Donor-$500. The sponsorship team is led by Dr. Maria Lourdes F. Reyes and Debbie Discar-Espe. Contact them at or


Workshops will be held all throughout the day. Topics include: business, legal, health, culture, youth. For workshop information contact Demy Din at or Dr. Ceferina Ruiz at

Program Entertainment

Many genres of entertainment are planned, to include local and out of town talents from local, cultural, pop, band to modern dance. For more program information and inclusion, contact J.R. Melchor at or Virgil Yalong at

Job and Career Fairs

A job and career fair will also be held to encourage diverse opportunities especially for the youth.

Advertising Rates

A souvenir program is being planned. Advertising rates include: Full page ad-$150, half page-$100, quarter page-$75 and business card size-$50. For more information and inclusion contact Mimi Estrada at

Next Group Meeting Open to All

The next meeting of the organizing group will be on: December 5, Wednesday, from 6-8 PM at the American Cancer Society Office, 2655 Camino del Rio North, Suite 100, San Diego 92108 (West side of Dave & Busters in Mission Valley). Volunteers are invited to join. Leading the volunteer team are Michael Nguyen ( and Michelle Mendoza (

For more information on the EXPO, check out or contact persons as above. The One Vision One Voice Movement is dedicated to unifying and improving the Filipino-American community through education, empowerment, advocacy and service (

Press release by OVOV, San Diego, CA

Maria Lourdes F. Reyes, MD, MPH
Community Development Communications
PO Box 1592 La Jolla, CA 92038
Tel- (619) 988-2210
Fax- (619) 280-4916




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