MANNY PACQUIAO TO ATTEND 2009 PABA INSTALLATION DINNER

WORLD CHAMPION BOXER AND THE PRIDE OF THE PHILIPPINES TO BE HONORED

The Philippine American Bar Association of Los Angeles (PABA) and the PABA Foundation have confirmed that Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao will be attending the organizations’ annual installation dinner and personally accept the PABA Foundation’s 2009 Kababayan Award. The Kababayan Award honors those Filipinos who inspire others through their accomplishments and service to the Filipino community. Manny’s success in the ring, as well as his lesser known philanthropic efforts, have inspired millions of Filipinos and others worldwide.

Also receiving awards from PABA will be California State Bar President Holly Fujie (Distinguished Advocate for Diversity Award), Assemblyman Warren Furutani (Distinguished Community Service Award) and Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley (Distinguished Leadership Award).

Pacquiao, Fujie, Furutani, and Cooley will receive their awards at the 2009 PABA Installation and PABA Foundation Awards Dinner, to be held at the Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows in Beverly Hills, California, on March 11, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. Channel 7 Eyewitness News (ABC) Health Specialist Denise Dador will be the emcee.

Although PABA is increasing capacity for the event, seating remains limited. The event invitation, with RSVP form, can be downloaded here. RSVP forms should be submitted immediately to incoming PABA President-Elect Angeli Aragon via e-mail (aaragon@hinshawlaw.com) or fax (310) 909-8001. Individuals responding on or after March 6, 2009 should bring checks for their admission on the night of the event, payable to “PABA Foundation.”