Centennial man continues to touch lives

Saturday, May 28th, 2016. Filed under: Local News
Felipe V. Manalo

Felipe V. Manalo

LOS ANGELES – On May 1, 2016, Felipe V. Manalo, former Mayor of Bongabong, Oriental Mindoro, celebrated his 100th birthday with family and friends at the Secret Garden Restaurant on West Olympic. He was born in 1916, a very significant year in the Philippines: the U.S. government promised to give the country greater autonomy, leading to our independence in 1946.

Felipe V. Manalo shows off birthday greetings from L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti. Other photo shows the Centennial man with his sister and members of their family.

Felipe V. Manalo shows off birthday greetings from L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti. Other photo shows the Centennial man with his sister and members of their family.

The centennial man has five children, five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. In his centennial birthday greetings, Mayor Garcetti wrote: “As Mayor of the City of Los Angeles, and on behalf of its residents, I am honored to join with family and friends as you celebrate your centennial birthday. You continue to touch the lives of others in countless ways. May your special day be surrounded by happiness, filled with laughter and remembered with joy.”