By Elpidio Estioko
SAN JOSE – The convenors of the Bayanihan Fil-Am Festival 2017 officially adopted District 27 Assemblymember Ash Kalra as “one of us” in a ceremony held last June 17 at Mt. Hamilton Grange Hall.
The adoption certificate/plaque was presented by the BFF 2017 convenors led by Evangeline Sangalang and Erlinda Reyes for services rendered to the Filipino community in San Jose, in particular and in Santa Clara, in general and for “having fought hard for the community”.
Kalra accepted the adoption documents/plaque and thanked the Filipinos in District 27 and promised to continue looking after their affairs and fighting hard for Filipino of the community in District 27.
The adoption presentation was witnessed by the Filipino community in the district and officers and members of the Filipino-American Chamber of Commerce in Santa Clara County led by its president, Benjie Fernandez.