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ALWAYS FAIR ALWAYS TRUE Vol. X). No. 1 FILIPINO COMMUNITY ODIISIDEIIS IIEW GOIISTITIITIOII PRESENTING THE NEW CONSTITUTION of the Filipino Community of Seattle for discussion and ratification, Secretary V. A. Velascc, (extreme right), chairman of the Con stitution Committee, is shown reading the organic law of the community at mass meeting January 16. Seated at the table is Pete Filarca, president of the Filipino Community of Se attle. The community showed spirited enthusiasm and interest in the revamping of the old and obsolete constitution of the community. Seen in .the background, Ist row, are from left to right: Jose Yumul, vice president; Consul Pedro 0. Ramirez ;Councilman Salvador Del Fierro, and Auditor Sergio Acena. \ , FILIPINO ALUMNI ELEGTS OFFIGERS At the annual election of the Filipino Alumni Association held January 29, the follow‘mg _wer9 elected of t l c era 1' o r the year 194 9. Vin» cent o.‘ Na.- ve a, presi. dent: Pru d e n c 1 o P. Mari, v 1 c e president: V. A. Ve lasc-o, secre tary: Fe r nando F e r x'era, treas u r e re; Re m i g 10 Pas. cual, bus 1- ness 1:: a. n- 16. 'NIEW v" agar: and Julius B. Ruiz, publicity director. The new officers will be install ed during an inauguration pro gram at the American Legion Rizal Post headquarters on Feb. 19. P. I. TO EVACUATE SHANGHAI PIIL‘YS The immediate evacuation en mnsse of Filipino nationals in Shanghai has been decided by the government and an LS’l‘ boat of the. Philippine Naval Patrol has left for the purpose. The decision of the Department of Foreign Af airs was reached on the basis of reports received from Consul Gen eral Mariano Ezpeleta in Shanghai. Ezpeleta reported that Filipinos other than the 200 indigents in the my, now desire to return to the Philippines. This information has tened the decision to send the LST bout immediately. The evacuees will be temporarily housed in the lil’ site in Diliman .An over-all mmmittee was formed to take care of government plans for the care of the Filipino evacuees. Mean- While President Quirino has an nounced that the Philippine Gov ernment will offer sanctuary to refugees from countries without treaties of friendship with the Phiil~ ipnlnes as an act ‘ioi Christian brotherhood." This is a revision of the. policy laid down .by the Cabinet last month to the effect that only refugees coming from countries having treaties of smity will be Riven haven in the Philippines. The Itork brought another 8 pound baby boy at the home of Mr‘ and Mrs. Carlos de 10. Santos 0" Jan. 27, Dr. Bhlglya attending. ~_________________________.__——————————ﬁ NATCO WAR SURPLUS - - Featuring 0“” 9C SALE For Limited Time Only Do Your Shopping With Us and Save 8-15 jackets Now Specialiy Priced at $9.50 519 Jamnst. NORTH AMERICAN TRADING COMPANY 85- 6976 ll‘ilipino Forum ORGAN 0751.000 FILIPINOS IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST Filipino Citizens Asked To Register At Consulate I wish to remind again all citizens of the Philippines who are residing in the State of Washington, Alaska, and neighboring states to register wit-h'the Phiiiﬂpine Con sulate. The register kept in the Consulate provides a per— manent record of citizenship and a useful reference in the event of serious accident or death, or in case an emer gency should arise making it necessary to ascertain with out undue delay the names and addresses of persons re siding in the consular district who claim to be Filipino citizens. It is hoped that every Filipino citizen will avail himself of this facility and register at his earliest conveni enee. Pedro G. Ramirez, Philippine Consul The Messrs. Tel LL Baylon and Pete Corpuz were the luncheon guests of Vice Consu! qunio D. Cornista a; the Golden Goose Cafe Saturday. Jan. 15. . The FCY basketball team show ed superiority over the SAVOY at the Buddhist gym Thursday night“ Jan. 27 w'ith a 25-19 victory. I “VOY . . . DOIDE EL QIIE REIIIA ES BIOS . . " (I go . . where God reigns) Mrs. Soledad Ramirez (center) dellVering Rizal‘s famous poem, “My Last Farewell" at the 1948 Rizal Day banquet program at the Gowman Hotel, Dec. 30. 1948 in its original spanish version (Mi Ultimo Adios). It was the first time that this poem was recited in Spanish here. Vibrant and touching with the lofty thoughts of a genius inspired and unfllnching in hh patriotism, the poem was delivered with all the eloquence and the beauty of the original, which would have been otherwise lost in any translation. Among those at the speakers’ table are ("am left to right) Pete Filarca, president of the Filipino Community of Seattle; Davld Levine of the Seattle City Council; Vincent 0. Navea, master of ceremonies; Deputy Commandant C. E. Taylor of the U. S. 13th Naval District; and Consul Pedro 6. Ramirez of 'the Republic of the Philippines. “W 2 SEATTLELWASiHINGTON Flying from the Capital of the Land of the Midnight Sun with her father, Juanita Diaz is back at her studies at the U. of W. After spending a few days renewing ac quaintances hereabout, Manuel Dial motored South to attend the National Convention of the Frater nal Order of the Caballeros de Di mas Alana, Inc., at Stockton. Calif. Seaﬂle Filipino Communiiy Elects Officers For 1949 NEW CONSTITUTION INCREASES NUMBER OF VICE PRESIDENTS TO THREE, AND COUNCIL MEMBERS TO TWENTY Presidential candidates in the Filipino Community of Seattle took a long time to decide whether to run or not . . . until all had decided to withdraw from the race but one. UNOPPOSED Jose Dualy, Jr., unopposed for the office of president of the Filipino Community of Seattle, was declared headman of the community for the year 1949 by the election commit tee after the general election on Sunday, January 30. Mr. Dulay served during-World War 11, at talnlng the rank of captain. - SEATTLE DONATION T 0 T-B BIGGEST 11l 11. S. From available reports, it ap pears that the collection in Seattle for the Philippine Tuberculosis Society last fall was the biggest in the whole country. According to Consul Ramirez, the total of Seattle collection was $5,- 186.38. which included proceeds from the raffle of a 1948 Mercury car, and proceeds from dances sponsored by the Flllplno Commun ity of Seattle and hie Philippine- Amerlcan Citlzens' League. San Francisco has collected only 3,014.00 pesos which is equivalent to $1,507.00, according to the Phil ippine Consulate General's press re lease. FOR TRUTH. JUSTICE AND FAIR PLAY January, 1949 Jose Dulay, Jr., former captain in 'the Filipino Infantry, U. S. A. in World War 11, ran unopposed for the highest office in the commun ity. Competition Keen in spite of the absence of com petition in the presidential race. the community general elections which took place on January 30 at the Washington Hall :was not with out iitls thrills and suspense. In the other offices of the com munity, competition was keen and the candidates and their leaders had to wo‘rk hard to the last min ute to get votes for their respec~ ﬁve men. the election took place ram 12 o'clock noon to 6 in the evening, after which the election committee headed by Agapito Fabunan at once began canvassing the ballots. Victor: ' Other officers elected are Dan Sarusal, first vicepresldent; Sergio Acena, second vice president; Trin idad A. RO3O, third vice president: V. A. Velasco, secretary; Fernando Ferrera, treasurer: Eddie Acena. sergeant-at-arms; Pete Filarca. Salvador del- Flerro, Sr. and Jose Yumul, trustees; Prudencio P. Mori, auditor. Secretary Ist Vice-P res. V. A. Velasco Dan Saran! Auditor Sr. Trustee P. P. Mori P. Filarca Councilmen Members of the Community Council in the order of the num ber of their votes are Rudy Santos. Miss Dorothy' Lajgo. Miss Dolores Mallori, Santiago Beltran, Albert Acena. Ralph Ayson. Salvador (19] Flerro, Jr., Mrs. Lydia Blmndo, Mike Castllano, Fred Floresca. Sonny Laigo. Fidel Molina. Paul Blgornia. Mariano B. Angeles. Alex Langoey, Miss Biblana Yumul. l’lo De. Cano, Virgil Duyungan. John S. Ayamo. and Comelio N. Briones. BREVITIES Pete Filarca reports that a total of $55.00 ha: been collected fronr‘ voluntary contributors to a relief fund far the benefit of Mr. and Mrs. Diego Cantil’e girl who met with an accident while the parents were attending a Filipino Community meeting January 16. The Maryknoll Parish carnival bazaar will be held at the Marylv nall on Feb. 18, mm 5 to 11 p. m. and on Feb. 19 from 1 to 11 p. In. There will be games, refreshments. and door prizes.