Wednesday, October 13, 2021

October is #FilipinoAmericanHistoryMonth! For #FAHM2021 activities, see @FANHS_national on all social media and this link

October is #FilipinoAmericanHistoryMonth! For #FAHM2021 activities, see @FANHS_national on all social media and this link plus #FAHM hashtags on all platforms: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc.

Monday, July 19, 2021

@FANHS_PA to host film screening + discussion with Dr. Judy Patacsil: "Silent Sacrifices: Voices of the Filipino American Family," on 21 August 2021 @ 3 pm EST

You're all -- plus your organizations, FANHS Chapters, friends, family - invited to join FANHS Pennsylvania Chapter at a film screening and discussion of "Silent Sacrifices: Voices of the Filipino American Family" with Dr. Judy Patacsil via on August 21st at 3 pm EST. Dr. Judy Patacsil, President Emerita of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS), is Faculty Equity Coordinator and Professor of Filipino Studies at San Diego Miramar College where she also founded the Mental Health Counseling program. Born in San Diego, California to pioneering Filipino immigrant parents, Judy is the lead author of “Filipinos in San Diego” and a current FANHS San Diego Chapter officer. As a licensed psychotherapist who holds a doctorate in psychology with an emphasis in culture and human behavior, Judy co-authored the accompanying guide book for the film, “Silent Sacrifices: Voices of the Filipino American Family,” and has given international workshops and presentations on its still relevant themes since the early 2000's. She is a proud daughter of Eugenio Patacsil (RIP), a posthumously awarded WII Congressional Gold Medal recipient; and Virginia Patacsil (RIP), a pioneering WWII war bride, who was honored as Mother of the Year (1963) by the Filipino Women’s Club of San Diego. ((Copy/paste this link to see the event flyer The link is great for posting on Twitter or adding to emails; better resolution than the jpeg. ))

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Evangeline "Vangie" Canonizado Buell, @FANHS_national President Emerita, spoke @FilipinaWomen's Network - 25 June 2021

"Buffalo soldiers didn't shoot Filipinos," said Vangie, while describing her grandfather's experiences as a Buffalo soldier in the Philippine-American War. She told moving stories about her grandfather who stayed in the Philippines and married her Filipina grandmother. You'll find more stories in Vangie's book, "25 Chickens and a Pig for a Bride: Growing up in a Filipino Immigrant Family," available at EastWind Books in Berkeley, California. Vangie also showed photos from her Acadia publication, "Filipinos in the East Bay."
Read more about Buffalo Soldiers in this article that also quotes Vangie: Cheers and thanks to Vangie! You're always an inspiration! We also appreciate @FilipinaWomen / FWN's programming. Learn more here: #FWN #FilipinaWomen #Pinays #VangieBuell

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Updated thanks to all who joined @FANHS_PA's virtual party on June 19, 2021

What a fun virtual party we had today! Many thanks to all of you for joining us. Sending special cheers and thanks to singers. All of you are great! 🤗🎤🎶 We're also very impressed with your knowledge of Filipino American history. There's always more to learn with Also check out social media @fanhs_national on Twitter and Instagram. (We're @fanhs_pa ) Are we the first in FECGP to pioneer virtual bingo and karaoke? Please feel free to share this with your organizations: Condolences and prayers again to Beth's family and PCSNJ. We value the time to gather as a community to pray, learn, find joy in our music and sharing. All brings hope after seasons of many challenges. Mabuhay at maraming salamat! ~FANHS PA organizing team: Kim, Marife, Roman, Joanie #FANHSPA, #FANHSHamptonRoads, #FilipinoAmericanHistory #PCSNJ #FECGP #Philadelphia #FISDU
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Want to play bingo while learning #FilipinoAmericanHistory? And do you like to sing? Whether you choose to play bingo, sing a karaoke song, or even just cheer and applaud as a spectator, you're all invited to join our virtual party. We hope you'll bring family and community to meet new and old friends at our fun event on June 19, at 5 pm EST. You'll find the zoom link in the flyer above.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

@FANHS_national founder Dorothy Laigo Cordova interviewed by @ChrisDaniels5 @King5Seattle

Dorothy Cordova Dorothy Cordova, 89, is the single most important person in preserving the region’s Filipino American History. At a small office in a vacant school building in Seattle’s Central District, she has collated decades worth of material and started a national historical society, with 36 chapters across the country. ((The Filipino American National Historical Society/FANHS is now 39 years old.)) She went to school in Seattle with the late community leader Bob Santos, and said she took on this project because, “The term we use is ‘forgotten Asian Americans,’ which we are. There was very little written about us."

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Happy 1-year Anniversary to "FANHS Now!" organized by @FANHShr Hampton Roads Chapter, Virginia

FANHS Hampton Roads Chapter (Virginia Beach, VA) celebrated the first anniversary of their highly successful FANHS Now series of virtual programs with an outstanding #AAPI Heritage Month presentation by Francis Tanglao Aguas, Professor of Theatre and Asian and Pacific Islander American Studies at the College of William and Mary on 25 May 2021. Welcomed by FANHS HR Chapter President Ray Obispo and FANHS HR Founding President Dr. Allan Bergano, Professor Aguas was formally introduced by William & Mary alum and FANHS national trustee emerita Veronica Salcedo. We urge everyone to watch this as well as many other excellent FANHS NOW programs on their YouTube Channel. Photos of today's event are by FANHS National President Emily Lawsin.

Monday, March 8, 2021

@FANHS_national founder/director Dorothy L. Cordova in @SeattleAAFF Seattle Asian American Film Festival short documentary by @RamonDompor

Filipino American National Historical Society's (FANHS) founder and executive is featured in a short film by @RamonDompor at the Seattle Asian American Film Festival. To order tickets and learn more info, copy/paste the link below:

Monday, March 1, 2021

Oral History workshop with @FANHS_National President @EmilyLawsin 6 March 2021 REGISTER HERE
via @EmilyLawsin on Instagram emilylawsin Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 1:30pm PST: Honored to be facilitating this introduction to Oral History Workshop, co-sponsored by several @fanhs_national FANHS Chapters: San Francisco @fanhs_sf , East Bay, San Diego @fanhssandiego, Greater Chicago, and Yakama Valley. Space is limited - All are welcome to register but priority will be given to FANHS members. Please register here: 💜 ❓Questions: Please email sf.fanhs@ Thank you to @fanhs_sf Chapter & #FANHS Trustee Dr. Lily Ann Villaraza @lilyannnpete for organizing this. . . . #OralHistory #HowTo #Interviews #FilipinoAmericanHistory #FilipinoAmerican #Pinoys #Pinays #Filipino #Filipina #Filipinos #Pinoy #Pinay #Filipinx #KnowHistoryKnowSelf #nohistorynoself #tsismiswithfootnotes #dawnmabalonisintheheart

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Thanks to Devin Cabanilla @devcabano of @FANHS_seattle for photos From FANHS National President @emilylawsin on Instagram "Once the pandemic is over, maybe you, too, can visit the FANHS National Pinoy Archives in Seattle, or the late Uncle Fred Cordova’s favorite @taitungrestaurant Tai Tung Restaurant, or the late Uncle Bob Santos’s karaoke bar Bush Garden Restaurant! 😉🤣😁 Thanks to Devin Cabanilla @devcabano of our @fanhs_seattle Filipino American National Historical Society - Greater Seattle Chapter for the photos. #FANHS2022 #BernieMemes #BernieSanders #BernieMittens @fanhs_national "

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Learn more about FANHS Metropolitan New York Chapter @fanhsmny

FANHS MNY is dedicated to promote understanding, education, enlightenment, appreciation and enrichment through the identification, gathering, preservation and dissemination of the history and culture of Filipino Americans in the United States. Learn about the history of Filipino Americans in New York City, as told by Emmy-nominated journalist Ernabel Demillo and Asian American Life: (Copy and open link)

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

FANHS Houston Chapter (Texas): "HEAR NOW: Filipinx Voices FANHS-HTX Town Hall 01OCT20" @fanhshtx

FANHS Houston Did you know October is "Filipino American History Month" #FAHM? Let's kick it off with another Filipino American National Historical Society - Houston Texas Chapter Town Hall! *** In this Town Hall Zoom meeting, you will get: - A chance to meet other Filipino American Houston leaders and community members - Promote your organization and upcoming events -Find out more information about Filipino American History Month and - What events, campaigns and awareness will be created by FANHS-HTX and FANHS national during the whole month of October. *** For further information or questions, please email


 FANHS NOW Session #7 for Filipino American History Month 2020...October 29, 2020

Seattle Pinoys....sons of the Manongs of the 1920s and 30s...share their Vietnam War experiences after 50 years of silence. Thank you for your service. Thank you for upholding the Pinoy legacy of respect, honor and love of country and community created in spite of the harsh racism and discrimination endured by our fathers and uncles who came to America in the the 1920s and 30s. Mahalz.

FANHS Santa Clara Chapter (California): "Kuwentuhan Ng Kalsada: If Our Streets Could Talk" 10/03/2020

In this session, speakers will explore with the audience on how to curate their own city experience taking elements learned by the FANHS Seattle Exposure Trip. We will share how our own personal narratives and purpose led to why we embarked on creating this trip for the younger generation of Filipino Americans. A dialogue will take place to instill the significance of sharing personal stories and their impact on a place and era. Each narrative ties into the overall fabric of Filipinos in American history.

Sunday, January 3, 2021

FANHS Journal (Vol 10, 2020) is now online!

 Via @fanhs_national on Twitter

We are excited to share our first issue of the FANHS Journal (Vol 10, 2020) under new co-editors, Dr. Terese Guinsatao Monberg & Dr. Patricia Espiritu Halagao. Special issue honors legacy of Dr. #GilPilapil Available for free at  

#FilipinoAmHistory #FANHS

More about the journal via @EmilyLawsin, #FANHSnational President, on Instagram

MT @fanhs_national We are excited to share the latest issue of the FANHS Journal (Vol 10, 2020) under its new co-editors, #FANHS Trustees, Dr. Terese Guinsatao Monberg and Dr. Patricia Espiritu Halagao. @patriciahalagao This Special Issue, "Collaborating with our Ancestors," pays tribute to the memory and work of our previous editor, Virgilio R. Pilapil, MD, (1938 - 2019), who edited the journal for 25 years. The editors highlight Gil's enduring legacy as a community-based historian and editor in shaping the FANHS Journal and FANHS research more broadly. By analyzing GilÊ»s work across place and time, the editors hope to use this issue as a model for the kinds of content they are looking for in the future. We hope you will join us in continuing the legacy of FANHS Journal Editor, Virgilio Pilapil, M.D.

Due to the generosity of FANHS National and other donors, we are able to make this Special issue freely available. Please download a PDF copy of the journal or click on E-publication book. A limited number of hard copies are available for purchase for $25 + mailing costs. For more information and publication guidelines, contact Please help us promote FANHS and the FANHS Journal by sharing widely.

The FANHS Journal is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal published by FANHS. The journal is published biennially (one volume every other year) with the aim to eventually publish one volume every year. The goal of the journal is to promote the mission of FANHS by publishing, disseminating, and promoting research related to Filipino American history. The journal publishes research by community-based and academic historians as well as personal histories. It is looking to expand its genres and dialogues through new journal sections like "Collaborating with Our Ancestors" where there are intergenerational conversations between authors of today and classic pieces.

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October is #FilipinoAmericanHistoryMonth! For #FAHM2021 activities, see @FANHS_national on all social media and this link

October is #FilipinoAmericanHistoryMonth! For #FAHM2021 activities, see @FANHS_national on all social media and this link