Bayanihan spirit inspires design of US Historic Filipinotown's gateway
Filipino-Americans in the United States last week marked the 10th year of the Historic Filipinotown in Los Angeles, California by unveiling the proposed design for a symbolic gateway.
Executed by Eliseo and Celestino Design, the gateway's design was inspired by the Filipinos' spirit of bayanihan, the news site Asian Journal said.
“The gateway was inspired by the neoclassical gateway entrance to the Jones Bridge in Manila… The left pillar depicts a community carrying a house -- a symbolic representation of an ancient Filipino tradition called bayanihan,” the report said.
The right pillars will showcase a group of immigrants, following the Filipinotowns’ moniker as a “gateway of immigrants.”
“Being the first of its kind to be built outside of the Philippines, the Gateway to Historic Filipinotown will clearly define the entrance to the neighborhood with its graphical representation of the district that celebrates Filipino history, arts, culture and heritage,” the Asian Journal said.
The design was unveiled on August 4 at the Silver Lake Medical Center grounds in Historic Filipinotown.
The festival featured performances of Filipino-American talents, exhibit booths of Pinoy products and services, and a free bus tour of the fabled neighborhood, the report read.
Apart from the festivities, the event organizers, Historic Filipinotown Neighborhood Council, presented the first-ever Bayihan Spirit Award to Filipino-Americans who excelled in broadcast journalism:
Denise Dador (ABC 7)
Bob de Castro (FOX11)
Elita Loresca (NBC 4)
Maria Quiban (FOX 11)
Jannelle So (LA 18)
Cher Calvin (KTLA)
Jean Martirez (FOX 11)
- Rouchelle Dinglasan, VVP, GMA News
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