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Esteban Escobar aka Steven Escobar Receives Humanitarian Award at the 2012 International Noble Awards

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On Wednesday, April 25, 2012 our parent company Diversity News Publications announced that our own Diversity News Magazine Executive Editor-In-Chief Esteban Escobar (Journalist, reporter, editor, columnist, writer, producer, director, publicist, radio personality, accounts receivable specialist and philanthropist) aka Steven Escobar received Humanitarian Award at the International Noble Awards 2012.

Steven Escobar received his award at Kundirana 2012 Gala Concert & International Noble Awards Event benefiting World Medical Missions and De La Salle’s Bahay Pag-Asa. The event was held on Sunday, April 22, 2012 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at The Celebrity Center located at 5930 Franklin Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90028. The masters of ceremonies were Norma Jean Eustaquio and Lisa Cadano. General tickets for the event were $10.00 at the door.

“Thank Lou Baron president of Celestial Productions and producer of Kundirana 2012 Gala Concert and The International Noble Awards for my award. Thank you to Molly Hollywood for coming to cover event for Diversity News Magazine and oh course Thank you to Kitty Pleasant for coming to support me, Thank You all for the congratulations messages, calls and text messages, thank you to my publicist Alex Leon of World Wide Vital Marketing and Public Relations, also thank you to all the media/press the came to cover the event for their outlets and if I forgot any one please accept my apologies.” Said Steven Escobar.

The event will featured red carpet arrivals, beauty queens, live entertainment, memoriam tribute for the loss lives and the awards presentation to honor leaders and talents in the community. Some of the entertainers were Vangie Crowther, Angelique Cobilla (Little Miss Kundirana 2012), Shay Louise, Ella Tesoro (Celestial Beauty 2010), The Classic Harmony, Payal Wadhawan (Miss Indian 2011), Chenza Puno, Christine Love, Queenie Navarro and oh course Kundirana (Batch 2012 of La Salle).

Hit recording artist Fawn said, “I am so happy that The International Noble Awards recognized Steven Escobar this year for their 2012 Humanitarian Noble Award. Steven has supported HIV/AIDS Awareness and been fundraising for this important cause for years, bringing important issues close to us all with his press coverage and philanthropic work.” Fawn continued “I’m thrilled is finally being recognized for this.” said Mary Ann Omega, Vice President Of The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles.

The 2012 International Noble Awards Hosts were Stephanie Baron, Denise Aleman, Adi Rodriguez, Jayme Lizaso, Joanna Chao and Princes MZR.

“I am very proud to be a part of DIVERSITY NEWS and all it’s various activities. Steven Escobar, our fearless leader, helps us to raise thousands of dollars every year for people in need. Through his organizational skills, we give in many ways to many situations. Many of us want to give back to our communities, but don’t have a clue what to do. Steven makes giving fun and he always spells out the situation so that we feel good about doing whatever it is we’re doing. GOD BLESS STEVEN ESCOBAR and Diversity News !! With Respect and gratitude,” said Cynthia Manley (Singer/songwriter/entertainer).

The 2012 International Awards Awardees are: Queen of Peace Rosary Group for Selfless Generosity & Service to the Kundirana Mission for 20 years, Loida Barrientos for Community Leader Award, Rose Chua for Outstanding Service & Generous Contribution to Community, Arnold Garcia for Outstanding Songwriter/Producer, Dr. Kim Diana Le for International Noble Awards for Philanthropy, Boy Lizaso for Quintessential Community Leader, Andy Edralin for Outstanding in Journalism, Lala Usis Scott for Outstanding Community Leader & Mother of the Year, Benny Uy for Creative Award & Outstanding Photographer, Precy Uy for Humanitarian Award, Malou Bonus for Outstanding in Business, Ryan Arciaga for International Noble and Steven Escobar for Humanitarian. (Video link http://blip.tv/diversity-news-tv/presenting-the-2012-international-noble-awards-awardees-at-kundirana-concert-gala-6111218 feel free to EMBED if you need more videos visit our Blip TV channel at http://www.diversitynewstv.blip.tv).

“Steven, I believe your Humanitarian Award was because of your passion and dedication in the AIDS WALK LA year after year for the HIV/AIDS fundraising, awareness and prevention. I am an advocate of this cause. Congratulations Steven”! Said Mary Ann Omega, Vice President Of The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce Los Angeles.

The 2012 Kundirana Concert & International Noble Awards Event benefiting World Medical Missions is a production of Celestial Productions. Lou Baron, Executive Producer and is a community leader, philanthropist, and president of Celestial Productions.

About Esteban “Steven” Escobar:
Esteban A. Escobar (born in El Salvador, Central America on September 6th) is an American (journalist, reporter, editor, columnist, writer, producer, director, publicist, radio personality, accounts receivable specialist and philanthropist). Esteban is known as Steven Escobar. He is the Executive Editor-In-Chief of Diversity News Magazine, an online & special print consumer news magazine that is visited by close to two million visitors a month while growing each day. Esteban “Steven” Escobar is also Producer, Director of Diversity News TV, the host of Diversity News Radio, on Air with Steven Escobar and the President of Diversity News Publications, a news/entertainment multimedia firm in Hollywood, CA. Steven Escobar owns E.E.Enterprises and an affiliate of The Diversity News Family of Companies.

Steven Escobar is also the official Hollywood and Los Angeles County Events Examiner for Examiner.com and contributor for Yahoo.com distributed via Yahoo Voices. Steven Escobar also gives back to the community by helping charities, and since 2003 to the present, he has been raising money and awareness for AIDS Walk LA benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles. Also in 2011 Steven Escobar raised money and awareness for The Life Group LA and volunteered for Exotifit For Humanity and The Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Steering Committee.

Steven was nominated for The Shorty Awards 2011 and People’s Choice Fan Award 2012. Steven Escobar currently resides in Los Angeles County in the City of Hollywood, CA. For more information visit http://www.stevenescobar.blogspot.com/ orhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm4164655/


About Kundirana:
Kundirana is a high-school Music Ministry. As its members are part of a select few students that come from La Salle Green Hills. Aside from just being a simple singing group and music ministry. Kundirana also has the distinction of being the most famous high school singing group in the Philippines.[1] For more information visithttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kundirana 

About Celestial Productions:
A Stellar Creation/Celestial Productions creates stellar events that showcase and honor leaders and talents in the community, while benefiting local non-profit organizations through the funds we raise. Celestial Productions is the proud producers of The International Noble Awards, America’s Celestial Beauties, America’s Celestial Adonises, America’s Timeless Beauties, Special Celestial, Miss International Kundirana and Lady Dame Kundirana. For more information visit http://internationalnobleawards.wordpress.com

About World Medical Missions:
World Medical Missions is a non-profit organization which has committed the last twenty-three years into caring for the sick and impoverished people of the Philippines. The team is composed of a number of doctors, nurses, healthcare professionals, and volunteers who donate their time and services on a yearly mission to rural villages in the Philippine Islands, where they spend three weeks providing 24-hour medical care to people who have been denied access to the country’s struggling healthcare system. Knowing that entire communities whose health conditions continue to worsen have been left behind and ignored, the World Medical Missions seeks to share healing and hope.

Alex Leon, Director of Marketing & PR                                                                                             

World Wide Vital Marketing & Public Relations Inc.               

TELS: (323) 465-3945 or (213) 321-9408




Lou Baron, President
Stellar Creation/Celestial Productions
TEL: (626) 260-6102

 Photos credit to: Mollywood Photography for Diversity News Publications
Source: Diversity News Magazine

EDITOR’S NOTE: Please post press release or mention event in your magazine, website, radio and tv and if you would like more information contact Alex Leon via email at worldwidevitalpr@gmail.com  Also please email us any links of clip of the coverage post. Photos credit to: Mollywood Photography for Diversity News Publications. Thank you.           

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The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce Los Angeles 10th Anniversary Red Carpet & Awards Gala Night

The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce Los AngelesOn Tuesday, November 22, 2011 On Tuesday, November 22, 2011 The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce Los Angeles (FACC-LA), announced that they will be Honoring Top Businesses, Business Entrepreneurs and Leaders in the Community at the 10th Anniversary Awards and Gala Night to be held on Sunday, November 27, 2011, at The Beverly Garland Holiday Inn located at 4222 Vineland Avenue in North Hollywood, CA 91602 from 6:00 pm to 12:00am.

The event will feature The Classic Harmony and Ang Lahi Philippine Cultural Dance Group.

The Top Business Entrepreneurs and Community Leaders awards will be presented to: Farmers Insurance Group for Large Business Enterprise, Diana Zuniga of Western Union for her Business Leadership and Service Award (Remittance Industry), Pedro Ramirez of St. Vincent Medical Center for his  Community Leadership and Service Award (Healthcare Industry), Tony Vasquez of Beverly Garland Holiday Inn for Business Leadership Award (Hotel Management, Events and Lodging Industry), Susan Maranan of D’ New Aristocrat Restaurant  for her  Business Excellence Award (Restauranteur), Roman P. Mosqueda, Attorney at Law for his Service Leadership Award,  and John Mina for Community Leadership and Service Award (Non-Profit Service Organization).

The Gala 10th Anniversary Celebration Awardees are:

FARMERS INSURANCE: DAVE BATTLE, District Manager, Farmers District 56, Valley Division – Large Business Enterprise award for serving the Filipino-American Community at-large

Founded in 1928, Farmers Insurance Group has always had a strong commitment to serving our countries diverse population and Small Business Communities.  With corporate offices in Los Angeles, California, the company and its Agents are supporting a host of projects and special events that benefit minority business ownership and celebrate California’s rich multi-cultural heritage. Ongoing projects include The Community Sponsorship Fund, an Agent driven program that supports community and civic activities that benefit diverse cultures, a series of award-winning television programs and educational videos to promote cultural awareness, student video, photo and essay competitions for cash awards and scholarships and the Farmers Community Gathering project that reach out to diverse groups through health screenings, child ID and fingerprint programs and child safety events.

DIANA ZUNIGA: Country Development Manager at WESTERN UNION – Community Leadership and Service Award (Remittance Industry) for developing remittance awareness and access to remittance services for the Filipino-American market in the Greater Los Angeles Area.

PEDRO RAMIREZ: Director of Multicultural Awareness and Prevention Center of ST. VINCENT MEDICAL CENTER – Community Leadership and Service Award (Healthcare Industry) for providing healthcare awareness and services to low-income recipients in the Greater L.A. area.

TONY VASQUEZ: Banquet Manager of BEVERLY GARLAND HOLIDAY INN – Community Leadership and Service Award (Hotel Management, Events and Lodging Industry) for providing quality services and proactive partnership with Filipino-American businesses and organizations in the greater Los Angeles area.

SUSAN MARANAN: Owner and Operator of D’ NEW ARISTOCRAT RESTAURANT – Business Excellence Awardee (FACC-LA Chamber Member) for consistently demonstrating a progressive business trend and setting an excellent example of business growth through the years since joining FACC-LA.

ROMAN P. MOSQUEDA, Attorney-At-Law: CEO and Principal Attorney at Roman P. Mosqueda Law Office – Service Leadership Award (FACC-LA Legal Advisor) for distinguished leadership and meritorious service as FACC-LA’s primary legal advisor over the last 5 years.

JOHN MINA: President, Historic Filipino-Town Rotary Club – Community Leadership and Service Award (Non-Profit Service Organization) for distinguished service in developing leadership and board community participation through the goals and objectives of the Rotary Club.

Also the FACC-LA Founders & Charter Co-Founders will receive the Leadership and Vision Awards are: Leo Maranan, Co-founder, President Emeritus, Rick Rolda, Co-founder, President Emeritus, Joe Arciaga, Co-Founder, Executive Director and Noel S. V. Omega, Charter Co-founder, President Emeritus.

Tickets for this event are $55.00 (Prepaid), $65.00 (at the door) – buy them online at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2554885732. To order yours contact: Mary Ann Omega at (818) 430-3972, Vangie Crowther at (818) 558-7912 or Joe Arciaga at (818) 457-8408.

The Prime Event Sponsor is Farmers Insurance Group, Co-Event Sponsors: Western Union, ST. Vincent Medical Center.  Partners are: United Chambers of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley, Filam ARTS, Federation of Philippine-American Chambers of Commerce, Asian American Chamber Association, World Wide Vital Marketing & Public Relations Inc. and Media Partners are: ABS-CBN Foundation, Diversity News Magazine, PinoyWatchDog, Kapitbahay News and Close Up Photography and Modeling Agency.

*Event proceeds will benefit the FACC-LA Program Development Fund and The ABS-CBN “Bantay Bata” Foundation.

About The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles: Making History Since 2001. Rick Rolda, Leo Maranan and Joe Arciaga are the original founders of San Fernando Valley Filipino American Chamber of Commerce (SFVFACC, Inc. the official name). As of September 2011 the DBA name is now Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles (FACC-LA). The three (3) founders started the SFVFACC way back in January,  2001. Noel Omega joined SFVFACC in 2003 as its Public Relations Officer. Noel became the Charter Co-Founder of FACC-SFV in 2005 when he became president and incorporated the chamber. Noel was the President of the chamber from 2005 to 2007. Leo Maranan then became president from 2007 to 2009. During Leo’s term, the chamber presidency was revamped to a yearly term beginning with the next term. Rick Rolda was the President in 2010. The current President this year for 2011 is Rodel Lumanog.

FACC-LA is proud to announce that the organization have grown tremendously in the years since its founding. FACC-LA maintains an office located at the Valley Corporate Community Center at 5121 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 205, Sherman Oaks, Ca 91403 where it holds several workshops, Business Mixers, Business Expo, etc. FACC-LA maintains strong relationships with Valley Economic Development Center (VEDC), United Chamber of Commerce (UCC), LA County Business Federation (BizFed), and the Asian American Chamber Association (AACA). For the past years FACC-LA have been active in supporting outreach projects with our Community Partners such as the Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team (APAIT), Heal the Bay, the Philippine Consulate’s OAV, and the Filipino-American Census 2010 Complete Count. In addition, FACC-LA helps people who want to start a business or expand their business and does assist in the Business Grand Opening.  FACC-LA also sits in the board of Federation of Philippine Chamber of Commerce (FPACC) and will host the next Bi-national Convention and Trade show on October 2013 in Los Angeles.  For more information visit: http://www.facc-sfv.com

Photo flyer credit to: The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce Los Angeles 

Sources: Examiner.com, Diversity News Magazine, World Wide Vital Marketing & Public Relations Inc