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anthem please welcome from the folk ann semi booerl cruising. oh, can you see by the dawns early light. what so proudly we hail. at the twilights last gleaming. who's bright strips and bright stars. through the perilous fight. over the rampart we watched were so balconyly streaming. and the rockets red glare. the bombs busting in air.
(clapping) >> thank you. >> ladies and gentlemen, please keep it going for beverly cruz from the filipino folk unacceptable. i'm honored to be here to celebrate filipino history month. yes. contrary to biefl of belief this has nothing to do when the filipinos took over sincerely monday night although we've taken it over. it's a celebration to filipinos and we have a wonderful program for you. first of all, i'd like to bring up right away here currently, the only elected filipino
official. and also the mayor's advisors of education and family services. please welcome hydro mendez. come on (clapping) thank you allen. i like that the current because there will be more. it's such a delight to be here in our home and thank you four joining us in city hall. i want to thank the neighborhood services we celebrate all our event in san francisco. i wanted to not spend a lot of time why we're here it's so obvious. the richness of our cult and history needs to be celebrated. i'm happy you're here who we are as the filipinos and the
richness of our heritage we want to share throughout san francisco and california every day. this isn't just the most it's one of the many months we celebrate. tights high honor to be up here someone who is special to all of us mayor ed lee was sworn in on january 8th as our ferd mayor of the city and county and inform and the first asian american in the history. with this being the second largest population in the united states and the largest population in the state you mayor ed lee have made us proud. nearly 15 percent of the workforce of nearly 27 thousand employees are of filipino
descent. asia a senior filipino elected official i'm proud to work side by side with a person of integrity, value and balance. his commitment to our community is demonstrated not only through honor and recognition as we does with the annual flag raising committee the filipino women's network representation and the special heritage month celebration but through his actions to run a city that that will help everyone thrive and succeed. he's worked hard to create jobs and everything that supports parks and housing and quality of life and public safety and education. all things that are critical and
important in the filipino community. mayor ed lee has given over 22 years of service and has served as our orchestra of public works and our director of the human rights commission and the deputy director of employment relations please give him a warm filipino welcome mayor ed lee. (clapping) >> thank you hi draw. well, since hi draw rescued me i can't go joked jokes. thank you allen for mcing tonight and the wonderful beautiful music thank you, very
much. >> welcome everyone. i see supervisor layoffs for being here and supervisor eric mar. who have the supervisors who i know value our communities very strongly. this is the 9th annual history filipino history month celebration here and i want to say that as much of the act ledge that hi draw has heaped on me i really have a job that i feel is important not just managing the city or helping businesses create jobs or trying to get the warriors arena built or all the wonderful things i think one of the most important things we can do is make sure that this city recognize its own
history, a history of immigrant. a history of people who come to this country seeking a better life and making it so. it isn't just those individuals who make the headlines or become elected officials, it's also those who toil for years who lived in the working class neighborhoods of san francisco who helped us because history will teach us this. filipino community helped us build the golden gate bridge and when we looking that it's not just the named engineers whether it's the rail yards or the bridges are simply built by names their built by the hands of immigrants to make the city
successful. and because of that history and because it's reflected in so much of the city. when i look at selma south of market and the "x" sorrow arena and understand where the filipino people are living you'll see street names that reflect the filipino national heroes. peoplely often excuse me. what is this street name mean resolve who's that? or other names? there are those streets that reflect our history. and we have some special historic figures like victor who was a filipino oiven so we named a park after her.
those are part of our city history. that not only should we recognize this history as part of this city but part of envy job and i believe part of the board of supervisors job is to reach into our communities and bring out the talent to help us not only manage but we need more heroes. we need more people from the filipino community to serve and a create and to innovative and to establish the milestones this city deems valuable. so i is back to you hi draw i know a lot of people are dpufs trims amount of credit to helping our public schools succeed we have an in3r50i7b9d relationship with our schools because hi draw mendoza is my
advisors and she clearly has been one who has been in my ear about what else we can do. because if we can help our public schools succeed many, many more filipinos who can't and don't go to private school can only succeed in our city with the help of the things we're doing to improve our relationship. so it's aspects like that or the record pace we're doing to reduce the domestic violence in our city. there are leaders from the filipino community we need the talent so it's our job to make sure those communities are strongly represented in our government, in our commissions and in our private businesses as well as our strong narrowed leadership.