A Historic Filipinotown marker in Los Angeles is set to be unveiled this year, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Wednesday.
In a statement, Los Angeles Commissioner for the Board of Public Works Jessica Caloza said the gateway, which will be the largest and “most famous Filipino-American artwork,” will be unveiled in October this year.
Consul General Edgar Badajos called Caloza to discuss the Historic Filipinotown Eastern Gateway Project on May 17.
The gateway was designed by Eliseo Silva who is best known for his Gintong Kasaysayan mural at Unidad Park at the Historic Filipinotown.
The mural was also described as the largest, “most famous Filipino American artwork” in the United States.
Historic Filipinotown is a neighborhood that offers a mix of traditional and trendy Filipino eateries.
Caloza also discussed the upcoming activities of the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Committee (APAHMC) where she was appointed as one of the co-chairmen.
Badajos, meanwhile, expressed his support to Caloza and her committee’s projects, especially those that will address the rising number of hate crimes against Asian and Asia-Pacific Islander communities in the US.
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