Franklin M. Odo, Director of the Smithsonian Institution  Asian Pacific American
receives the "Barong Tagalog", the formal men's wear of the Philippines, from the
officers of the
Migrant Heritage Commission (MHC). Smithsonian Institution and Migrant
Heritage Commission are
programming partners for this year's celebration of the
Filipino American Migration Centennial.
For more information on
Filipino Migration Centennial events, please visit SI and MHC websites: and
L-R Jun Pedery, Arnedo Valera, Esq., Director Franklin Odo, Emilie Dearing and Jesse
Gatchalian. (MHC/Smithsonian Photo)