Los Angeles, 28 August 2013 – Officers and staff of the Philippine Consulate General attended the 7th Philippine Heritage Institute International (PHII) Youth Conference and the 1st Jose P. Rizal Monument Movement (JPRMM) Youth Conference, entitled “A Symposium Defining the Filipino Identity” held at the Carson Community Center in Carson City, California on 24 August 2013.
The event was organized by the PHII and the JPRMM in coordination with the Philippine Consulate General. It started with a flag ceremony and flower offering at the Jose P. Rizal Monument in the Carson International Sculpture Garden.
The Youth Conference focused on 1st, 2nd and 3rd Fil-Am generation youths, providing them with a background on Philippine History and Filipino national leaders, and inspirational remarks by successful and role model Filipino-American such as Cerritos Mayor Pro Temp Mark Pulido and former Los Angeles City Attorney Eduardo Angeles. Newly-formed youth group “We Are One”, provided career guidance through ABS-CBN News-Video Journalist Steve Angeles, “Tyra Banks Show” Producer Marc Anthony Nicolas, TRC Solutions Senior Project Manager Berwyn Salazar and Publicist Elgin Zulueta.