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19/01/2012: PHL Ambassador Inducts New PAFC Board and Officers

Shown above is Ambassador Jose Cuisia (center) with the new board and officers of the Philippine American Foundation for Charities (PAFC).  To Ambassador Cuisia’s immediate right is PAFC Board Chairman Ador Carreon and to his immediate left is incoming president, Eileen Nadal.

19 January 2012, Washington DC. Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. inducted last night the new board members and officers of the Philippine American Foundation for Charities (PAFC), led by its board chairman, Mr. Ador Carreon, and incoming president, Ms. Eileen Nadal.

Ambassador Cuisia cited PAFC’s initiatives and accomplishments, including its immediate response to extend assistance to the victims of Typhoon Sendong and the numerous grants it has extended to various organizations.  Citing PAFC’s “great dedication and steadfast commitment” to the Filipino-American community in metro D.C., he said “PAFC celebrates the rich unique Filipino identity and underscores the significant contribution of the Filipino-American community to the advancement of a progressive American society.”

The 2012-2013 PAFC board of directors are Ador Carreon, Bing Branigin, Elvi Bangit, Sonny Busa, Oscar Bunoan, Nancy Ceniza, Aylene Mafnas, Mya Talavera and Soan Velaszquez.  Its officers are Eileen Nadal – President, Vic de Leon – Vice President for Internal Affairs, Cristina Sison – Vice President for External Affairs, David Pagsibigan – Treasurer, Santi Sipin – Corresponding Secretary, and Maurese Oteyza Owens – PRO.

PAFC was originally the Philippine Independence Day Committee, composed of heads and members of Filipino-American associations in D.C., Maryland and Virginia, who were tasked to organize events to commemorate Philippine Independence Day.  The group was formally registered as a non-profit entity in 1996.  Its activities now include the grant of awards, disaster relief, staging of the Philippine Festival, honoring outstanding Filipino-Americans, youth programs, senior citizens projects, assistance to Filipino-American soldiers, and Christmas festivities.  END