Philippine Heritage Institute International hosts 11th Annual Youth Congress in Rosemead, CA

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“Spreading Our Wings Towards Unity” is the theme of the 11th Annual Youth Congress to be presented by the Philippine Heritage Institute International (PHII) on August 12, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Garvey Community Center, 9108 E. Garvey Ave., Rosemead, CA 91770, (626) 569-2212.

The Congress hopes to rekindle interest in the youth movement and its role in nation-building. “Our vision,” said the late PHII founder Naomi Palma-Armada, “is to improve the quality of life affecting Filipino American communities through research, education and recognition with the youth as its main focus.” Her legacy lives on. Speakers at the Youth Congress are: Charlene Bugais, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, L.A.; Louinn Lota, Chaminade College Preparatory, Teacher/Program Director, Speech/Debate Society; Aries Mladinov, Office Manager, Olive Branch Counseling Centers; Faith Nishimura, Team Captain, Speech/Debate, Claremont High School; and Charmaine Villacisneros-Tusjakova, CEO, ‘Iskaster Media.’
Admission is free; lunch and refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP by July 31 to: Chair Vicky de Leon (818) 648-3493, Email:; Pres. Josie E. de Jesus (714) 272-0300, Email:; Co-chair Anna A. Chickey, M.D. (562) 900-0379, Email:, or Lydia V. Solis (626) 827-1036, Email:


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