Words and photos by Dionesio C. Grava
First posted in: pinoywatchdog.com
On the occasion of the celebration of Philippine National Heroes Day Austin G. Baul, president of the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA), exhorted the audience to “bring out the heroes in all of us” in order that we may achieve unity in the Filipino American community.
Monday, August 27, is listed in the Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines as National Heroes Day, one of the nationwide regular holidays and special non-working days for the year 2012. But even as Mr. Baul lauded some achievers including caregivers and professionals as his kind of heroes during the August 31 event, there was also a sense of apprehension that a serious act of incivility may have been committed against the office that Los Angeles-based Deputy Consul General Daniel R. Espiritu, the invited guest speaker, represents.