Wednesday, December 7, 2011

For Holiday Giving: Filipina/o books!

One highlight of FANHS national conferences is its Authors' Reception that draws Filipina/o writers from throughout the USA and beyond.   This holiday season, we hope you'll give lasting gifts of Filipina/o books to friends and family!

Long-time FANHS supporter Linda Nietes writes: "Here is short list of what we suggest to friends
and clients as Christmas Gifts because we still have a large stock on hand.
(Softcover unless otherwise indicated.)

Angelica's Daughters, a Dugtungan novel. By Cecilia Manguerra Brainard et al. Written by five Filipino and Filipino women whose thoughts intertwined
to create this novel. 2010. $18.95
Drive-By Vigils. By R. Zamora Linmark. 2011. His latest collection of poems. Autographed copies available. $18.00
Filipino American Psychology: A Collection of Personal Narratives. Edited by Kevin K, Nadal, PH.D. 2010.  $28.00
Filipino Ghost Stories: Spine-Tingling Tales of Supernatural Encounters and Hauntings. By Alex G. Paman. 2010. Autographed copies available. $13.95
Filipinos in Hawaii. Part of the Series, Images of America. By Theodore S. Gonzalves and Roderick N. Labrador. 2011. 21.99
For the Sake of Louise. A Mother's Triumph over Domestic Abuse. By Lilia Lopez-Rahman. 2010. $16.95
Growing Up Filipino ll. More Stories for Young Adults. Edited by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard. 2010. Autographed copies available. $21.95
Let's Cook Adobo. Written by Carina Monica Montoya. Illustrations by Eliseo Art Silva. A storybook cum recipe book for children.
Hardbound $13.95. Softcover $9.95
Pinoy in America: The Stateside life in the time of Barack Obama, Facebook and Pacquiao-mania. By Lorenzo Paran lll. Experiences that any
transplanted Fil Am will be able to relate to. 2011. Autographed copies available. $12.99
The Decolonized Eye: Filipino AmericanArt and Performance. By Sarita Echavez See. 2009 $25.00
The Filipino Cookbook. 85 Homestyle Recipes to Delight your Family and Friends. By Miki Garcia. Hardbound. 2011. $18.95
The Third Wave: Quo Vadis? Pinay & Pinoy, 1961-2001. By Caridad C. Vallangca. Biographical data of experiences. 2010,  $30.00
Toxicology: A Novel. By Jessica Hagedorn. Her best and most daring novel so far. Hardbound. 2011. Autographed copies available. $25.95
Vigan and Other Stories. By Cecilia Manguerra Brainard. 2011. Autographed copies available. $21.00
When the de la Cruz Family Danced. By Donna Miscolta. A debut novel that presents a clarifying vision of post-immigration America. 2011. $16.95

Philippine Expressions Bookshop
The Mail Order Bookshop dedicated to
Filipino Americans in search of their roots.

PO Box 4201, Main Post Office
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274, USA Tel (310) 514-9139

There are many more books.  Please also contact all FANHS Chapters for more 
Happy Holidays!!

Holiday Greetings from FANHS Pennsylvania & friends!

While all FANHS chapters send holiday greetings throughout the globe, FANHS PA created this photo collage to greet and thank all those who promote Filipino American history.  Happy Holidays to all!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

FANHS Santa Clara Chapter celebrates Filipino American History Month

FANHS Santa Clara Chapter Administrator Ron Muriera and Clarence Madrilejos representing the Filipino American National Historica...l Society (FANHS) Santa Clara Valley Chapter receive the Filipino American History Month 2011 Proclamation from San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed (left) and San Jose Councilmember Kansen Chu at the October 25th San Jose City Council meeting.  Cheers to FANHS Santa Clara Chapter and the city of San Jose, CA!

Monday, October 17, 2011

FANHS Sacramento Chapter to Honor First Filipina American Chief Justice: Tani Cantil-Sakauye

 Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye is a native Sacramentan and second generation Filipina American.  Please join FANHS Sacramento/Delta Chapter & American Legion Magellan Post 604 on October 22!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

October is Filipino American History Month! Celebrate with FANHS throughout the USA

After decades of advocacy led by the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) and friends, the U.S. Congress and Senate passed resolutions making October Filipino American History Month in 2009.   See additional links to FANHS Chapter activities via
NEWS FLASH for October 2011

On October 5, 2011 The Senate adopted the following by unanimous consent:
·         A resolution designating October 2011 as “Filipino American History Month”. (S.Res. 287)
Link to full text S. Res. 287: Filipino American History Month

Happy Filipino American History Month to all of you!

Oct 1 Fil-Am Fest -Paradise Hills

Oct 4 San Diego City College @ 11:10 - "Filipinos in San Diego" Presentation

Oct 8 FANHS SD Chapter Meets 11AM in I-110 & Potluck with FILAMEDA, 12:30 in I-105 Miramar

Oct 15 FANHS Four Waves Presentation, 1PM- House of Philippines- Balboa Park - FREE

Oct 23 FANHS SD co-presents, San Diego Asian Film Festival - "Left by the Ship" @ 5PM

Oct 28 Filipino American Authors Panel, 6:30PM - Miramar College Room I-101
For questions or additinal information, contact: Judy Patacsil

Filipino American History Month Celebration: cultural exhibits, Filipino martial arts, Milwaukee Got Talent + much more on Saturday, October 15, 2011, 11am to 5pm / The Philippine Center, Zablocki Park Pavilion
3717 W. Howard Avenue / Greenfield, WI 53221

October 15 – Saturday -- 12th Annual Community Recognition Awards Luncheon–China Palace Restaurant, 5052 West Lane, Stockton – 11AM to 3PM -- $30/person ($15 for children 8yrs to 12yrs, 7yrs & under free) Honorees: Anita Bautista, Ted Lapuz, Marina Ladesma, and Dr. Elvira Lao (posthumously) -- Awards ceremony, door and raffle prizes – for tickets and more information call 209-463-3613, 209-956-1728 or 209-462-3489

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

FANHS PA news flash:

FANHS PA announces that honored elder from Hawaii, Mr. Domingo Los Banos, age 86, former FANHS Trustee, educator, WWII veteran, and project manager of the film "Untold Triumph" about Filipino veterans of World War II will be a guest speaker at our October 14th Filipino American History Month Celebration! 

As a guest of Philadelphia's National Constitution Center Manong Domingo is also featured in the National Constitution Center's upcoming exhibit Fighting for Democracy: Who is the “We” in “We the People”?  from the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles.  He'll be part of the exhibit's opening ceremonies on October 14.

Many local students and friends will recognize Manong Domingo as one of the moving speakers in the film, "Untold Triumph" that FANHS PA screened at Drexel University in 2008.  We're honored to welcome Manong Domingo to Philadelphia!!  Please join us on October 14!  OCEAN CITY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT, 234 N. 9th St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
@ 5 pm   FOR tickets, contact   $50.00 per person

October 14, 2011: NEWS UPDATE on "Fighting for Democracy" opening, National Constitution Center
Domingo Los Banos on CBS news
WWII Veteran Cuts Ribbon for National Constitution Center
Official Opening of "Fighting for Democracy" - National Constitution Center, Philadelphia. Clement Hanami of Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles with Domingo Los Banos of Hawai'i.  -Photo from CBS News
CLICK to National Constitution Center photos by Joan May Cordova

We thank everyone for promoting our histories!  We're making history, too! Link to FANHS PA's celebration photos on Facebook: CLICK TO PHOTOS

Thursday, September 15, 2011

FANHS Pennsylvania's 4th annual Filipino American History Month celebration - A film, banquet, & dancing!

FANHS Pennsylvania 2011 event

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

FANHS Metropolitan New York & Philippine Consulate General will host event - 23 May 2011

FANHS (Filipino American National Historical Society) of Metro New York in
cooperation with the Philippine Consulate General invites you to

"T.G.I.F. -- Thank God I'm Filipino"

6:30 p.m., Monday, 23 May
Philippine Center, 556 Fifth Avenue
Light refreshments to be served
Open to community organizations and the general public

FANHS-MNY invites you to a discussion on Filipino American History. Author, professor and chapter president Dr. Kevin Nadal will share his research about notable Filipinos in New York (pre-1965) and the current FANHS-MNY campaign for Filipino American History Month.
Filipino Americans in New York: Proof of our Existence Prior to 1965

Also for discussion:
Making Fil-Am history happen: Results of the 2010 Census concerning Filipinos in New York; Updates on the Filipino American Legal Defense and Education Fund (FALDEF) pro bono legal services and the Save (Our Industries) Act.

For info: Ms. Marievic Dimaculangan – 212-819-9655; Ms. Pam Santos 7185986482

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

NEW email for FANHS national office

Please note that the new email address for the FANHS National Office is:

This is the email for the FANHS National Executive Director, Dr. Dorothy L. Cordova

Please update your lists.


Sunday, January 30, 2011

Happy New Year of the Rabbit! - News from FANHS National Office

FANHS 14TH National Conference – Albuquerque, New Mexico

Emilie Underwood, Conference Chair reports the next conference – under the auspices of the Rio Grande Chapter – will be June 28-30, 2012.  The site is the Marriott Hotel located at I-40 and Louisiana Street in Albuquerque New Mexico.  Ester Tambor is conference co-chair.  Committees have been meeting to plan the 14th National Conference. 

Filipino American History Month

Filipino American History Month was celebrated in many parts of the United States – and in a variety of ways.  Thanks to all trustees, chapters and other members who brought this important date to the attention of organizations, institutions and the general public in their geographic area. 

This and That.
Vangie Buell has been recovering nicely … Pete Jamero turned 80 … For three months Fred Cordova has been researching (in the NPA) and writing the draft of his newest book – a chronology of Filipino American History … Fascinating read is Dr. Patricia Brown’s new book:  Kula San – Hawaii’s Healing Place … January the Bay Area FANHS Consortium had their holiday party as a fundraiser for FANHS National with Mel Orpilla and Larry Ascero hosting. The event was held in the beautiful 106-year-old mansion in Mare Island Vallejo owned by Larry and Lilibeth Ascero.  In the early 1920s Larry’s grandparents were servants in this mansion. 

Registration is open for #FANHS2022, the 19th biennial national conference of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS)

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