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October 2, 2007 > Adobo Festival is delicious and fun

Adobo Festival is delicious and fun

The Adobo Festival held September 8 and 9 at Swiss Park in Newark, was a tremendous success. Organizers would like to thank the following for their contribution to this wonderful event.

Leland Yee, the first Asian-American State Senator who led the ribbon cutting and delivered the opening remarks.

Masters of ceremonies, Ms. Michelle De Vera Louie, Dave Rodriguez, Karim Kiram and movie actor/comedian Prospero Luna.

Festival blessings were given by Father Geoffrey F. Baraan of St Anne's church in Union City and Father Tito of Newark.

Rosalyn Lavarias who sang the USA national anthem.

Many local performers who graced the festival. Some of the bands were Five Fifteen, Wangbu, Necrosis, Simply Yellow. Angel Lace and Purple Lace also performed. Soloists Aileen Papin, A1 Sauce, Victoria Lamb, Totoy Bibo Danika Camins, Jiselle Kelsey gave a number or two for the audience. On Saturday, the main event was the performance of Jessa Zaragoza and on Sunday, singer Patricia Javier wowed the crowd.

Vic Nejal (Pacific Realty & Investment)
Ella Villafuerte and Marcus Herrera (Honda of Hayward)
Candise Cheung (Western Union)
Dinnah S. San Pedro (Philippine Fiesta News)
Craig Burt (Daly City Moose Lodge).

Congratulations to Doris Panisa who won first prize with her Ilonggo version of Chicken Adobo.

Contestants and winners of the Kiddie Popstar Contest all received $50 from Rollie Lavarias of Statewide Realty. The first prize winner took home $300 from Statewide Realty. The second prize winner won $200 given by Maite Mendoza of JSCamins Productions and the third prize winner received $100 from Craig Burt of Moose Lodge Daly City.

LBC was very kind to give away one free plane ticket to the Philippines and a total of 5 balikbayan boxes raffled every hour.

Joey Camins and Maite Mendoza producers of a great Filipino event.

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