Friday, November 6, 2009

FANHS Stockton Chapter's Annual Awards' Luncheon on October 17


More than 100 people attended FANHS Stockton Chapter's Annual Awards' event on October 17 at China Palace Restaurant in Stockton, California. Pictured here are (l-r) Anita Bautista, FANHS Stockton Chapter President; Marife Domingo, FANHS Pennsylvania Treasurer; Violet Dutra of FANHS Stockton; Joan May Cordova, FANHS National President (a Stockton native now living in Philadelphia); Dillon Delvo and Elena Mangahas of the Little Manila Foundation http://littlemanila.net/ Later, many guests also attended the Stockton premiere of D.Lee Inosanto's http://thesenseimovie.com/

FANHS Los Angeles Chapter Hosts "FANHS 101"



FANHS Los Angeles Chapter organized another successful event!




FANHS Vallejo Chapter's New Photo Exhibit


FANHS Vallejo Chapter's October 10th opening reception for their new photo exhibit, "Honoring Our Past By Telling Our Stories" was just one of their many Filipino American History Month activities. ~Photo uploaded to FANHS Vallejo Chapter Facebook Group by Belle Santos

FANHS Pennsylvania's 2nd Annual Filipino American History Month Banquet is a Success!

Many thanks to all the members of friends of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) Pennsylvania Chapter who made our 2nd Annual Filipino American History Month Banquet a success. Our theme was, "Honoring Our Filipino American Veterans." We appreciate all the support from organizations such as the ...Filipino Executive Council of Greater Philadelphia (FECGP), Philippine Folk Arts Society (PFASI), MUTYA Philippine Folk Dance Company, Filipino Intercultural Society of Drexel University (FISDU), TUPAC, University of the Sciences of Philadelphia, Asian Americans United (AAU), Organization of Chinese Americans Philadelphia Chapter, Asian Arts Initiative and many other individuals and businesses.

~Photos by Marife Domingo & Vicky Aquino
Please click on collage to enlarge.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

H. Res. 780 passes on 11.02.09: Filipino American History Month recognized by the U.S. Congress!

"H. Res. 780: Recognizing the celebration of Filipino American History Month in October" passed on November 2, 2009. The Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) has been promoting Filipino American History Month for more than 20 years. Now, through the collaborative advocacy efforts of many individuals and organizations, Filipino American History Month is officially recognized by the U.S. Congress.
CSPAN Clip- http://www.c-spanvideo.org/flash/player-time.html?start=2009-11-02%2016:22:31&stop=2009-11-02%2016:28:01&net=1

Remarks of Mr. Lynch- http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getpage.cgi?dbname=2009_record&page=H12172&position=all

Tracking (shows co-sponsors, etc) http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=hr111-780

MANY THANKS to all whose efforts made this possible.