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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman TJ Cox (CA-21)

November 6, 2020

Press Release

Last Saturday, the Outstanding Filipinos in America (TOFA) Awards named Rep. TJ Cox (CA-21) as one of the 100 most influential Filipino Americans of the last decade. This year was special for TOFA, as it marked the tenth anniversary of the awards ceremony.   

“I am grateful and proud to be among my fellow honorees in the 2020 TOFA Awards ceremony, a celebration of outstanding Filipino Americans in the United States. As the first Filipino American from California elected to congress, I will continue to advocate for our Fil-Am community,” said Rep. Cox

The TOFA Awards ceremony is held every last Saturday of October, the month Rep. Cox introduced a resolution in the House to be recognized as Filipino American History Month. The awards honor Filipino Americans that have made a name for themselves in America’s culture, politics, entertainment, education, and media. 

Watch the full ceremony here.