News 48-year-old Pinoy community leader dies of Covid-19 in L.A

48-year-old Pinoy community leader dies of Covid-19 in L.A


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An active Filipino community leader in Los Angeles has recently succumbed to Covid-19.

48-year-old John Swing was the executive director of the Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA), one of the oldest Fil-Am non-profit organization dedicated to improving historic Filipinotown district. 

In an report, it states that Swing was hospitalized in mid-June after testing positive for Covid-19 and was in critical condition before he died on June 28 due to organ complications brought by the disease. 

Prior to being the executive director of SIPA, he was also the business director for the Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture. 

He was also part of the Filipino American Services Group Inc., the Asia Pacific Health Foundation, the Coalition of Filipino American Chamber of Commerce, and My New Hope Foundation. 

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