Thursday, July 21, 2011

Reyes and Filipino Community to raise funds to restore MacArthur monument

Councilmember Reyes and members of the Filipino community in Los Angeles are helping to raise funds for the restoration of General Douglas MacArthur’s monument at MacArthur Park. Reyes reached out to the Filipino community live on Radio Manila today. He spoke with Aurora “Awee” Abayari, executive vice president and host of Radio Manila, about the restoration effort of General MacArthur’s monument. The MacArthur monument is one of three monuments nationwide and in the Philippines that pays tribute and celebrates the Philippines and Filipino community for their WWII efforts and contributions. General MacArthur paved the way to help recapture and liberate the Philippines from Japanese rule. The monument features a water fountain, a statue of General MacArthur, and a relief of the Philippine Islands. To donate for the restoration of the monument, call (213) 485-0763.