Rep. Howrylak introduces resolution declaring October Filipino-American Heritage Month

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State Reps. Martin Howrylak, R-Troy and Brad Jacobsen, R-Oxford, were joined at the Capitol for the declaration of October 2013 as Filipino American Heritage Month by members of the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (from left to right) Sofia Bole, Willie Dechavez, Nieves Lukasik, and Amy Risvold, at the Capitol Wednesday in honor of House Resolution

State Reps. Martin Howrylak, R-Troy and Brad Jacobsen, R-Oxford, were joined at the Capitol for the declaration of October 2013 as Filipino American Heritage Month by members of the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (from left to right) Sofia Bole, Willie Dechavez, Nieves Lukasik, and Amy Risvold, at the Capitol Wednesday in honor of House Resolution

State Rep. Martin Howrylak Wednesday introduced a resolution declaring October Filipino-American Heritage Month in the state of Michigan.

The resolution was co-sponsored by 17 other representatives and was approved in the House.  Howrylak introduced the resolution to celebrate contributions Filipino-Americans have made throughout the entire state.

“Filipino-Americans have a rich and diverse background in this country, and I am honored to help make this Filipino-American Heritage Month to honor the contributions they have made to our state,” Howrylak said.

Howrylak was joined at the Capitol by Willie Dechavez, State Chairperson of the National Federation of Filipino American Associations, Nieves Lukasik, Amy Risvold, Sofy Bole.