October 31, 2019 - Issue: Vol. 165, No. 173 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 1st Session
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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[Page H8708] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] 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. ____________________