On Saturday, May 21, 2016, the PhilCenter of Ventura County celebrated their annual SantA Cruzan – Flores de Mayo Pageantry and Celebration at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center.

The pageant crowned Sagalas – Reyna Elena Mercedes Ched Aquino, Emperatriz – Agnes Farala and Reyna de las Flores – Sandra Elizabeth Tobar. Three of these Sagalas spent the past few months fundraising for this event.

The evening included dance performances by the Zambales Youth Dance Group and live music by ICAC Sound Machine ft. DJ Yul.

Proceeds of this event will benefit the PhilCenter’s various programs and fundraising goal to one day build a center for the FilAm community of Ventura County.