UC Hastings Pilipino American Law Society (PALS)


Marching in the 2013 Pistahan Parade with Assemblymember Rob Bonta! by uchastingspals
August 12, 2013, 7:19 am
Filed under: Community Outreach, Cultural Activities

Last weekend, some PALS Board members were invited to march with Assemblymember Rob Bonta, the first Filipino American elected to the California State Legislature, in the 20th Annual Pistahan Parade. The Pistahan Parade and Filipino Cultural Festival is the largest Filipino-related celebration in the country, and it sure felt like it! PALS members were able to enjoy the festival by feasting on some pancit while watching some traditional Filipino dances. We even got the chance to meet MMA fighter Mark “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” Muñoz.

Assemblymember Bonta was very kind in inviting PALS Board members to accompany his motorcade in the parade. Before being elected to the California Assembly, he was a practicing attorney in the Bay Area after graduating from Yale Law School. He remains very active in the local Fil-Am community and is an inspiring figure for PALS members today.