City of Carson officials headed by Mayor Jim Dear (7th fr. left) and Councilman Elito Santarina (11th fr. left) respectively posed for posterity at the 114th Philippine Independence Day celebration at the Veterans Park in the City of Carson, California. From left: Emil Loyola, Cleng Turda, Alex Cainglet (Emcee) Joe Merton, (Philippine Independence Day Foundation president) Manny Solomon, Henry Ward, Mayor Dear, Carmen Geronimo, Perlita Rasing, Jamie Bacani Councilman Santarina Vic Medina (PIDF chairman) and Felix Acosta (Emcee). Photo: Dan Baltazar, PPP-USA