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PABA to Co-Sponsor APABA New Admittee Reception

Please join APABA at the 5th Annual New Admittee Reception on Thursday, February 28, 2008, 6:30 p.m. at e3rd Steakhouse & Lounge, in celebrating and welcoming the newest members of the bar. PABA is a co-sponsor of this event along with JABA, KABA, SABA, and SCCLA. Enjoy appetizers and drinks while getting to network with fellow APA attorneys.
Admission is free for all new admittees and law students. PABA members who RSVP by February 25 are free. Admission is $5 for all others.

Free drink ticket for the first 20 new Bar admittees in attendance!

RSVP by February 25, 2008. To RSVP and for more information contact Edmond Sung ( edmond.sung@gmail.com )
When: February 28, 2008 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: e3rd Steakhouse & Lounge (new location this year!)
743 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013


FASGI to Honor PABA Member Vicinte Ching and Board Member Mel Avanzado

Filipino American Service Group, Inc. (FASGI) will host its first Annual Gala Dinner in March 2008 at the Autry National Center to honor Antonio Villaraigosa (Leader of the Year), PABA Member Vicente Ching (Community Service Leader of the Year), Josie Jones (American Dream Award), and PABA Board Member Melvin Avanzado (Advocate of the Year). This special event will benefit and support FASGI.

For additional information, please see the FASGI website.



Cordially invites you to its 22nd Annual
Installation & Awards Banquet

Featuring Keynote Speaker

Major General Antonio "Tony" M. Taguba
US Army, Retired

And hosted by Master of Ceremonies

Jannelle So,Producer/Host
"Kababayan L.A." Channel 18

To be held at

The Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows
9641 Sunset Boulevard
Beverly Hills, California 90210

Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Cocktail reception at 6:30pm
Formal dinner and program at 7:30pm

Awards ceremony, raffle prizes, and live entertainment by

Kayamanan ng Lahi &

Philippine Chamber Singers-Los Angeles

For Additional Information, click here.

PABA Announces Board Members and Officers for 2008-2009

The following individuals will be inducted as Board Members and Officers for the upcoming year:


Francisco "Kiko" Ochoa


Arnold Pamplona


M. Cecilia Amo


Angeli Aragon

Student Member

Hildegarde B. Aguinaldo

Chair of the Board

Benjamin J. Hofilena, Jr.


Board of Governors:

Martoni Acosta

Eduardo Angeles

Allison Aquino

Melvin N. A. Avanzado

Bernia LaForteza

Carina Castaneda

Grace Ann Cayanan

Joy De Leon

Laurie A. Dee

Marsha-laine F. Dungog

Lorinda D. Franco

Christine J. Gonong

Daphne Borromeo Hall

Emma Hilario

Darren A. Manibog

Ireneo A. Reus III

Greg Santiago

Carolyn Enciso Sieve

Vince M. Verde

Gilbert J. Villaflor

Michael Y. Ty