Newly-elected Vice President of the Philippines Leni Robredo (pictured above) has accepted an invitation to be the Guest of Honor at the upcoming National Empowerment Conference of the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA), Inc. at the Valley Forge Casino Resort Hotel in King of Prussia, at the outskirts of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The invitation was extended by NaFFAA National Chairman Emerita Loida Nicolas Lewis, who announced that Robredo has accepted the invitation formally confirming the new Vice President’s attendance.

The conference, with the theme “Celebrating Our History and Building a Brighter Future,” will be held Aug. 4-7, 2016 and will be hosted by NaFFAA Region One, chaired by Aida Rivera of Media, Pennsylvania.  

Focus of the four-day conference will be the development of key strategies to address the political, social, health, education and economic concerns of the burgeoning Filipino-American community.

Plenary sessions will take up issues that impact the Filipino-American community, including immigration reform, health care, voter participation, electoral politics and business development.

A long list of speakers and resource persons have been drawn up by organizers of the conference, among whom are keynote speaker Bobby Scott, a Virginia Congressman; Philippine Vice President Robredo; Ambassador Mario Lopez de Leon, Jr., Philippine Consul General in New York; Loida Nicolas Lewis, international philanthropist; JT Mallonga, current NaFFAA National Chair; Jon Melegrito, NaFFAA Communications Director; Rose Tibayan, multimedia journalist; and many others.

Hosting the conference in Valley Forge is NaFFAA Region One (R1) whose members come from organizations in the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.

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