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Filipinotown, Los Angeles to hold month-long art and photography exposition

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A VALUABLE photography collection on World Heritage sites in the Philippines, as declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), will be the main feature of a month-long exposition of arts and photography in Historic Filipinotown in Los Angeles in October.

The collection, a labor of love from a multi-awarded artist, writer, poet, lensman and one of Beyond Deadlines resident arts and culture writer Vics Magsaysay; is part of Pamana ng Lahi, a month-long exposition of photography and visual arts at the Filipino Cultural Center at 1740 W Temple St., Los Angeles 90026.

Vics Magsaysay

The month of October is observed by the Filipino community as the Filipino American History Month since 1988; and this contemporary practice has been officially recognized by the 111th Congress of the United States of America in 2009 through House Resolution 780.

Pamana ng Lahi is a joint undertaking of the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) and the Philippine Institute of Language, Arts, and Culture (PILAC).

The undertaking, amply titled Pamana ng Lahi, will gather Filipino American photographers and visual artists from the City of Los Angeles and suburbs to showcase Filipino American culture, arts, and history. And more so, to represent the thoughts, skills, and emotions of Filipino American photographers and visual artists.

The following are the schedule of events to be held at the Filipino Cultural Center at 1740 W Temple St., Los Angeles 90026:

October 4, 2017, opening ceremony at 6:00 p.m. Filipino Cultural Center at 1740 W Temple St., Los Angeles 90026.

October 4 to 11: an Exhibit of a collection of photographs by celebrated artist Vics Magsaysay on World Heritage sites in the Philippines as declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

October 12 to 18: an Exhibit of paintings about Philippine culture and arts by both distinguished and upcoming Filipino American artists.

October 19 to 27: an Exhibit of news photograph entries to the “Best Picture of the Year” contest among Filipino American news photographers, professional photographers, and social media contributors.

October 28: Closing ceremony. Awarding of plaques and trophy to the winner of “Best Picture of the Year” photo contest winners.

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The author is a poet and a writer. He was a cultural worker before he became a reporter for Tinig ng Masa and Malaya Midday Edition during the Marcos regime. He later became a reporter of People's Tonight shortly after 1986 EDSA Revolution. He went on to become its Chief of Reporters, City Editor and News Editor. He retired after 15 years in the Journal Group of Publications. He now writes for Weekend Balita and the US Asian Post (USAP), weekly Filipino-American newspapers based in Los Angeles, California.

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