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The National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) will hold its 2017 Region 3 East empowerment conference on July 28-30, 2017 at Hilton Columbus Polaris in Columbus, Ohio.

The Michigan chapter of NaFFAA headed by Fe San Agustin, chairperson, will send a delegation to the conference.

In keeping with NaFFAA’s mission of Filipino-American empowerment through education and advocacy, seminars and workshops will be held during the conference which will feature an impressive lineup of speakers and resource persons.

The conference will be opened by welcome remarks to be delivered by NaFFAA Region 3 East Chairman Armin Sayson, NAFFAA National Chairman Brendan Flores and Executive Director Jason Tengco and Operations Officer Kelly Ilagan.

Ohio Senator Charlita Tavares will be the featured speaker during the lunch program. She will talk about “Voice of Leadership: How Leaders Inspire and Achieve.”

During the following plenary session, US Major General (ret.) Antonio Taguba will be the featured speaker. He will discuss “AARP Dahil Mahal Kita Caregiving Program.”

The breakout sessions will present speakers who are experts on various fields.

On the last day of the conference, an election of NaFFAA’s Region 3 East officers will be held. The new officers will be inducted into office by Philippine Consul General D.G. Calonge during the Gala Night.   

NaFFAA National Chairman Brendan Flores will deliver the welcome remark during the Gala Night, while General M. Taguba will deliver the keynote address. He will talk about the “Filipino Veterans’ Recognition and Education Project.”

Armin Sayson, chairman of NaFFAA Region 3 East, will deliver the closing remark. NaFFAA Region 3 East is composed of the state chapters in Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio.

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Other highlights of the Gala Night will include a vocal solo by Kayla Tejero, a dance number by the PACCM Hula Dance Troupe and “PASCO” which is a parade of Filipina dresses.