HONORING FIL BAKE SHOP DURING FILIPINO AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 173
(House of Representatives - October 31, 2019)

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     HONORING FIL BAKE SHOP DURING FILIPINO AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

  (Mr. COX of California asked and was given permission to address the 
House for 1 minute.)
  Mr. COX of California. Madam Speaker, I rise today, on the last day 
of Filipino American Heritage Month, to honor the Fil Bake Shop in 
Delano, California, and to congratulate them on becoming the Delano 
Business of the Year.
  Owner Tessie Patricio, or Aunty Tess, and workers of the Fil Bake 
Shop have been dedicated to hard work and unconditional love for their 
business for nearly 30 years. As a result, Fil Bake Shop has become a 
staple of the Delano community and a personal favorite of mine.
  One-third of the 52,000 residents of Delano are Filipino, and Fil 
Bake Shop has been a steadfast supporter of our community in Delano and 
across the Pacific.
  When the Philippines are struck by natural disasters, Fil Bake Shop 
sends care to the islands. They collect donations in times of disaster 
to support families back in the Philippines, while still providing the 
hardworking farmworkers and families of Delano with their delicious 
sweetbreads.
  As this local gem is honored as Business of the Year by the Delano 
Filipino community, I am proud to represent such a tremendous place in 
the 21st District of California.

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