IN THE NEWS: Local men honored by state Filipino community

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Sunnyside’s Rey Pascua and Sen. Jim Honeyford (R-Sunnyside) recently were honored for their ongoing support of Washington’s Filipino communities.

The Filipino Community of Seattle selected the two men for the Bayanihan Award given to those who promote community leadership, said Sheila Burrus, the Seattle organization’s executive director.

Honeyford and Pascua, were praised for their dedication and commitment to the values of the Filipino community in Washington state, Burrus explained.

Burrus commended Pascua, who is the president of the Lower Valley Filipino community organization, and Honeyford for their consistent advocatcy of the Filipino American community, “…especially their passion for diversity, work, political advocacy and Asian Pacific Islander historical preservation in central Washington.”

The presentation was made during the Seattle organization’s annual gala held last Saturday in Seattle.

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