The Filipino-American Business Association of Glendale hosted “Making a Difference Day” to join in on the nationwide celebration of Filipino American History Month on Oct. 23.
FABAG is a small nonprofit organization that was founded in 1990. It is community based and community supported.
During the event, the group said thank you to FABAG members, their supporters, the city’s fire and police departments, and Master Staffing Inc.
First responders — accompanied by Police Chief Manuel Cid and Fire Chief Timothy Ernst — were honored at the gathering with small “hero” trophies and lapel pins from the FABAG. Firefighters even brought a firetruck to the celebration to add to the festivities.
Dignitaries in attendance included state Sen. Anthony Portantino with his field representative Erica Nam, Christopher Khachadourian from Assemblywoman Laura Friedman’s office, Glendale Mayor Daniel Brotman, Councilwoman Elen Asatryan, Councilman Ardy Kassakhian, Councilman Ara Najarian and City Manager Roubik Golanian.
Members of Master Staffing Inc., which provides professional health care services to hospitals and homes since 2003, were also present with founder May Mallari.
The program also included cultural music, singing, dancing and food.
First published in the October 28 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.