SECAUCUS, New Jersey – “Fiesta in America” at the Meadowlands Exposition Center August 15-16 brought ethnic food, cultural performances, vendors and games from various communities, including of course the Filipino community.
Fiesta in America’s Marketing VP Len Manansala explained that the event is an effort to show the Filipino American community as a viable market for mainstream and other businesses.
Fiesta in America formally opened at the Meadowlands Expo Center with distinguished guests (clockwise from top): Ma. Milagros M. Revilla, Philippine Airlines Country Manager-the Americas; lawyer Arvin Amatorio, People’s Ball 2015 Empowerment awardee; council members Susan Pirro and William Mckeever; Fiesta’s hosts Vinnie Medina and Grace Rustia; Manual Figueiredo, Mayor of Township of Union; Tracy Silna Zur, Steven Tanelli, Freeholder, Bergen County; Ludi Hughes, President of FAFI, and Rev. Fr Rodel Baal. In the bottom are Laura Garcia, Silliman Alumni University President, Nanding Mendez, Fiesta in America Founder and President; ABS-CBN talents Maxene Magalona, Edgar Allan Guzman and Vina Morales; Consul General Mario de Leon, Jr and wife Eleonor; Rose Javier and Tet Palencia, (FIA) executive committee chairs. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
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