In observance of the whole month of October as the Filipino American History Month, San Mateo County passed a proclamation declaring October 2018 as Filipino American History Month (FAHM)
In sponsoring and endorsing the proclamation, Board Supervisor David Canepa reminded everyone that since 1988, Filipino communities across the country celebrated Filipino American History Month in October.
“As the representative of the district that is home to one of the largest Filipino population in the United States, I feel honored to also acknowledge the contributions that Filipinos have made in every sector of American that is inspiring and is a testament to their resilience in character. I hope this proclamation will serve as a reminder to all of us that our strength as a community comes from our diversity,” reiterated Canepa.
In accepting the proclamation, Filipino American Coalition President Francis Espiritu emphasized the importance of the different culture present that makes the United States a great country.
“What makes this country great is because of the different culture. I always remember, coming from the Philippines, that one should always be proud of the culture where you came from because losing your culture is losing your identity,” imparted Espiritu.