Showing posts from October, 2010

FANHS Pennsylvania Chapter's 3rd Annual Filipino American History Banquet & Dance

~Click on photo collage to enlarge Bringing together community leaders from diverse organizations characterizes FANHS PA Chapter's annual Filipino American History banquet.  FANHS PA's 3rd annual banquet drew leaders from the Filipino Executive Council of Greater Philadelphia (FECGP a coalition of 20+ Filipino orgs), Asian Americans United (AAU), Asian American Women's Coalition (AAWC), alumni from Temple University's TUPAC, Folk Arts Cultural Treasures School and many more to HK Golden Phoenix Restaurant in Philadelphia's Chinatown on October 22. With a 10-course dinner, raffle and auction, performances by Drexel's FISDU and the St. Augustine Church Choir plus dancing led by "DJ Pure J," everyone truly enjoyed the event! Mr. Gem Daus, professor of Filipino American Studies at the University of Maryland, spoke of how he engages his students in making connections between Filipino American history and contemporary struggles for justice.  Dr. Rommel Riv

FANHS cosponsors Filipino American History Months events in Vallejo, CA and Washington, DC

FANHS Vallejo Chapter Film Screenings - October 30 The Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) Vallejo Chapter and the Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum screened "An Untold Triumph", the story of the US Army's 1st & 2nd Filipino Infantry Regiments. Film-maker, Marrisa Aroy, was also present to discuss her new film "The Delano Manongs," the story of Larry Itliong and the Filipino pioneers who were part of the 1965 Delano Grape strike that led to the creation of the United Farm Workers.   ~ News by FANHS National Trustee and FANHS Vallejo President Mel Orpilla  Smithsonian APA Program and FANHS cosponsor "Filipino Martial Arts: From Kali and Escrima to Boxing" Fans of Filipino martial arts filled the auditorium of the National Museum of American History for a wonderful program featuring a film screening of "The Great Pinoy Boxing Era" (by Corky Pasquil and Agrafino Edralin, available at ), a panel

FANHS Stockton, California news: Giants Lincecum's Filipino roots in Stockton!

Dr. Dawn Bohulano Mabalon, Associate Professor of History at San Francisco State University, FANHS National Trustee and Little Manila Foundation Co-Founder writes: "...Starting pitcher is none other than Timothy Lincecum, one of major league baseball's best ever pitchers. I had always heard that Tim Lincecum was part Filipina/o, and so I did some internet digging. Lots of media reports say that Lincecum's grandparents were immigrants from the Philippines. In fact, his roots in Filipino America go even deeper than that. Tim Lincecum is fourth generation. And this is what I found: Please read through to the end of the article, where you will read about Rebecca "Becky" Asis, Tim Lincecum's mother, a third generation Pinay born in Seattle (according to records). From the article: A second-generation Filipino-American, Becky is one of

FANHS Metropolitan New York Chapter Hosts Successful Open Mic for Filipino American History Month!

For other FANHS Metropolitan New York Filipino American History Month Events NEWS FLASH by FANHS Metro New York Chapter President Kevin Nadal NYC Mayor Bloomberg declares October as Filipino American History Month

More states proclaim Filipino American History Month!

FANHS Midwest Chapter Dr. Gil Pilapil, former FANHS President, sent this Proclamation from Illinois  --CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE-- FANHS Yakama Valley Chapter (Washington) Rey Pascua sent this news

"Honoring Filipino American History Month!" Remarks by Hon. Bob Filner, 29 September 2010

FANHS thanks everyone who worked on making Filipino American History Month legislation possible.  What other activities, resolutions, or statements  are FANHS Chapters and friends working on in various local areas?  Please keep ups posted! Dr. Joan May T. Cordova


For full text: Many thanks to all those who made this legislation possible! For previous legislation, including H.Res. 780 passed in 2009, please see blog posts for October and November 2009 (Click image below to enlarge text.)

FANHS Hampton Roads Chapter, Virginia

FANHS Hampton Roads Chapter hosted their first ever red carpet premiere of the film, "Atlantis Down." With numerous stars in attendance, FANHS HR honored Filipina actress Mae Flores for whom the City of Portsmouth (Virginia) proclaimed "Mae Flores Day" in honor of Filipino American History Month. Congrats to Dr. Allan & Edwina Bergano, FANHS HR President Veronica Salcedo, Emer Lunasin and the entire 757 crew for success on this original commemoration!

FANHS Seattle

Many thanks to Carmen Espanol, Gerie Ventura who are working with the FANHS national office to roganize this October 10 Merienda and open house of the FANHS National Archives. For news on additional activities: