awardees at the Sept. 7 orientation at the Double Tree by Hilton in Norwalk, Calif. Seated from left: Leni Bigornia, Diane Aguilar, Marigene O. Strouse, Delilah Dijamco, Yolanda Lasmarias, and Evangeline So. Back row: Marla Udarbe-Raquel (representing Ridgway, Penn. Mayor Guillermo Udarbe, M.D.), Jeannie Hermio, Francis de Guzman, Consuelo Chaneco, Adolfo Famas Jr., Millicent de Jesus, Mariane Ivy Dimalanta, Lorceli Tulao, and Alma Pedralvez. Photo: Romy Lara

awardees at the Sept. 7 orientation at the Double Tree by Hilton in Norwalk, Calif.
Seated from left: Leni Bigornia, Diane Aguilar, Marigene O. Strouse, Delilah Dijamco, Yolanda Lasmarias, and Evangeline So. Back row: Marla Udarbe-Raquel (representing Ridgway, Penn. Mayor Guillermo Udarbe, M.D.), Jeannie Hermio, Francis de Guzman, Consuelo Chaneco, Adolfo Famas Jr., Millicent de Jesus, Mariane Ivy Dimalanta, Lorceli Tulao, and Alma Pedralvez. Photo: Romy Lara

The Philippine Heritage Institute International commemorates its Silver Jubilee on October 11, 2014, honoring outstanding Filipino American nurses, community leaders and one organization, the Dr. Jose P. Rizal Monument Movement.