Beep! Beep! Beep! Beeeeep!!!
PWC’s Jeepney Tour, August 11
By Francis Verdote
Remember the authentic soundscapes of Manila? Have you forgotten what it’s like to ride a vibrant and quirky jeepney? Or maybe you simply want to relive the experience of the wind messing up your engineered hairdo?
Now is your chance to ride the jeepney. Yes, folks! You can ride a jeepney here in Los Angeles. And what better way to ride a jeep than around Historic Filipinotown? All this is made possible by Pilipino Workers’ Center.
The Pilipino Workers’ Center, a non-profit organization in Historic Filipinotown, is hosting a fundraising jeepney tour around HI-FI. Not only will you ride a jeepney again, but you will be toured around Filipinotown and see sights many of us overlook most of the time.
PWC’s vintage 1943 Sarao Jeepney is supported by GPS equipment that highlights significant places and dates in Filipino-American history. UCLA Hypercities Initiatives and P-DUB Productions installed the GPS system in PWC’sjeepney. The GPS was installed to enrich the tour with information relevant to the Fil-Am community in Los Angeles.
The proceeds from the “Get on Board! Jeepney Tour” fundraising event will support PWC’s services and activities: food pantry in HI-FI, leadership development, policy advocacy, and case management.
Parahin mo na ang PWC jeep. Nag-enjoy ka na, nakatulong ka pa!
When: Saturday, August 11. Tours will run from 10am-4pm and will start on the hour every hour. Tours are a half-hour long.
Where: Meet at the Unidad Park at the Filipino History mural. You can park your car at Columban Church and walk over.
Cost: Tickets are $30 each for adults and $10 for children.
If you would like to purchase a ticket please call (213) 250-4353 and ask for Lolita Andrada Lledo. You can also email at Lolita@pwcsc.org. They will tell you what time slots are available from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and give you details on when and where to meet. Tickets are limited so buy your ticket by July 30!
The tour will drive through what is officially known as Historic Filipinotown, the neighborhood adjacent to Echo Park located south of the 101 Freeway and north of Beverly Boulevard, between Glendale Boulevard and Virgil Avenue.