Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS)

Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) The mission of FANHS is "to promote understanding, education, enlightenment, appreciation and enrichm
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The Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) was founded in 1982. Its mission is “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”. FANHS is a volunteer-run organization with a National Office and National Pinoy Arc

hives in Seattle, Washington, a National Museum in Stockton, California, and 42 Chapters across the United States.

While the Asian Exclusion Acts of 1882 and 1924 banned people from Asian countries from entering the United States, Fili...
10/04/2023

While the Asian Exclusion Acts of 1882 and 1924 banned people from Asian countries from entering the United States, Filipinos were allowed to migrate to the US freely because the Philippines was a territory of the US. Accordingly, Filipinos were considered “US Nationals” and could travel between the two countries - as long as they could afford their own boat fare. This open migration continued until 1934, when the U.S. Congress passed the Tydings-McDuffie Act, also known as the Philippine Independence Act, which promised Philippine independence in 10 years, while also changing the status of Filipinos from “nationals” to “aliens,” and establishing an entry quota of 50 Filipino migrants per year. This wave of immigration would later be referred to as the “Manong generation” (which translates to “older brother” in Ilokano). While Filipinos in this era came for different reasons, the majority were laborers, and mostly were either predominantly Ilocano and Visayan.

Did you learn about the pensionados who studied in the US from 1903-1943?The Pensionado Act of 1903 provided scholarship...
10/04/2023

Did you learn about the pensionados who studied in the US from 1903-1943?

The Pensionado Act of 1903 provided scholarships for Filipino students to study at various universities across the United States. From 1903 to 1943, hundreds of pensionados (or sponsored students) studied at institutions like Harvard, Yale, Columbia, University of Michigan, and University of Illinois. Most pensionados were men who came from wealthy families and who were expected to apply their educational knowledge to new American systems created in the Philippines. Notable pensionados include Drs. Fe del Mundo, Casimiro del Rosario, and Encarnacion Alzona - all who were later named National Scientists of the Philippines.

Thank you President Biden, the White House, and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pac...
10/02/2023

Thank you President Biden, the White House, and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders for recognizing Filipino American History Month.

We at FANHS are thrilled to see how a month that was first conceptualized by Uncle Fred and Auntie Dorothy Cordova over 30 years ago has since been recognized by U.S. Congress since 2009 and by President Obama beginning in 2015 and President Biden beginning in 2021.

October is Filipino American HISTORY Month!Here’s a reminder written by our beloved historian & FANHS National Scholar, ...
10/02/2023

October is Filipino American HISTORY Month!

Here’s a reminder written by our beloved historian & FANHS National Scholar, Dr. Dawn Bohulano Mabalon in 2013.

Our Theme for Filipino American History Month 2023 is…”1898: Recognizing 125 Years of Philippine-American History”!One h...
10/02/2023

Our Theme for Filipino American History Month 2023 is…”1898: Recognizing 125 Years of Philippine-American History”!

One hundred and twenty-five years ago, Treaty of Paris was signed. It was an agreement between Spain and the United States that ended the Spanish American War and led to the U.S. annexation of the Philippines. With the signing of the treaty, Cuba was also granted independence from Spain, while Puerto Rico and Guam were ceded to the US. Notably, the Philippines was purchased for $20 million.

We acknowledge 1898 as a watershed year for both the Philippines and the United States — as well as for Filipino Americans and Filipinos across the diaspora. Of note, we are conscious of our usage of words like “recognize”, “observe” or “commemorate” (instead of terms like “celebrate”), as we are intentional to not promote the celebration or glorification of American colonialism. Yet, we recognize that this history was integral to our trajectories as Filipino Americans, and we encourage critical thinking about the impact of 1898 specifically, and American colonialism generally, in our lives.

Throughout the month, we ask Filipino Americans and our allies to engage in “Filipina/x/o American imaginations” regarding 1898. Speculate what life would be like if U.S. colonialism never occurred in the Philippines, in Hawai`i, and in the United States. Would your family have migrated to the US? What would the Philippines be like without this history? What would the Filipino American community be like today without this history?

Please read more at http://fanhs-national.org/filam/filipino-american-history-month-october-2023/ and please follow FANHS for more info regarding the month!

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FANHS is deeply saddened about the loss of Alex B. Edillor - a founding member and President of the FANHS Delano Chapter...
09/22/2023

FANHS is deeply saddened about the loss of Alex B. Edillor - a founding member and President of the FANHS Delano Chapter.

Alex was born in the Philippines and came to the US as a child. He remembered passing under the Golden Gate Bridge and remained loyal to San Francisco sports teams all his life. He grew up in Delano, CA, graduating from Fremont Elementary and Delano High School. He attended UCLA, then worked at The Bakersfield Californian for 18 years, becoming a section editor. He liked to say that he and his wife Kathleen were “married in fever” the year they met. They were married for more than 38 years and raised five children together. Alex also worked as a sports official for 38 years, serving as an instructor, mentor, and president for the Kern County Officials Association and officiating in the Special Olympics. He originated and organized basketball leagues such as the Filipino Athletic League. He owned his own desktop publishing business, EyeCatcher Communications, and worked on several local political campaigns and projects. Alex became a substitute teacher later in life as he always enjoyed learning and passing on his knowledge. His Filipino heritage and community in Delano meant a great deal to him, and he worked hard to preserve and pass on the legacy of his elders, the manongs who led the grape workers strikes in Delano that helped launch a larger movement. He co-founded Philippine Weekend in 1975, was a charter member and president of the Filipino-American National Historical Society Delano Chapter, and was instrumental in opening Larry Itliong Park. Alex loved his family and his community with all his heart.

For  , FANHS National is offering a free virtual Filipino American History 101 Class!Hosted by our own Auntie Dorothy an...
09/22/2023

For , FANHS National is offering a free virtual Filipino American History 101 Class!

Hosted by our own Auntie Dorothy and journalist Emil Guillermo via zoom and the FANHS Now platform, there will be dozens of speakers discussing Filipino American History.

Day 1 will cover 1898-1946, while Day 2 will cover 1946 until the present day.

Register at http://www.tinyurl.com/FilAmHistory101

Excellent article on Vangie Buell of the FANHS East Bay Chapter!
09/15/2023

Excellent article on Vangie Buell of the FANHS East Bay Chapter!

Committed to bettering the lives of those around her, the 91-year-old leads a monthly hootenanny at her senior living facility.

The Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) is pleased to share the Filipino American History Month 2023 t...
08/21/2023

The Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) is pleased to share the Filipino American History Month 2023 theme:

1898: Recognizing 125 Years of Philippine-American History

The year 2023 marks the 125th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Paris – an agreement between Spain and the United States that ended the Spanish American War and led to the U.S. annexation of the Philippines. With the signing of the treaty, Cuba was also granted independence from Spain, while Puerto Rico and Guam were ceded to the US. Notably, the Philippines was purchased for $20 million.

Please read more at http://fanhs-national.org/filam/filipino-american-history-month-october-2023/ and please follow FANHS for more info regarding the month!

#1898

This weekend, is the second FANHS FilAm Exposure Trip catering to young professionals and college students. In 2019, FAN...
07/28/2023

This weekend, is the second FANHS FilAm Exposure Trip catering to young professionals and college students. In 2019, FANHS-SCV and a collective of other FANHS Chapters hosted its first inaugural exposure trip in Seattle, WA in 2019.

This trip to New Orleans will give the participants an opportunity to explore and immerse themselves in deep Filipino American history in Louisiana and also c***ect with the local community members.

Did you all know that the first Asian American permanent settlement in the United States were Filipinos in the late 1700s, at St. Malo, Louisiana. That’s what brings the all the participants is to gain first hand experience and learn more so we can educate others!

We are excited for all 14 participants this year. So much fun in the Big Easy! 💜💚💛

Special thanks to the planning committee Ann, Jo, Anthony, Abe, and Dennis. The amazing ates and organizers with Bayou Barkada, Carolyn and Jessica! We’ve been planning for months and now it’s here! 💜😊

Happy Pride to everyone! FANHS congratulates AC Dumlao for being named one of NYC Pride’s Grand Marshals this year.AC Du...
06/25/2023

Happy Pride to everyone! FANHS congratulates AC Dumlao for being named one of NYC Pride’s Grand Marshals this year.

AC Dumlao (they/he) is the Chief of Staff at Athlete Ally, a nonprofit working to educate and activate athletic communities to eliminate homophobia and transphobia in sports and to exercise their leadership to champion LGBTQI+ equality. They are also the creator of the page “Call Me They”, where they share news and commentary from their perspective as a q***r trans non-binary first-generation Filipinx-American. For their education and advocacy work, AC was named a NYC/WorldPride Community Hero during the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. AC was also named an “emerging voice” by NBC Asian America for their inaugural “Redefine A to Z” series and featured in Mashable’s “30 Days of Pride: The LGBTQ figures making history right now." AC is passionate about providing representation to q***r and trans young people of color and has given keynotes at high schools and colleges across the country. An alum of Vassar College, AC serves as co-chair of Vassar’s LGBTQ+ alums group and Board Director for Vassar’s Alumnae Association.

06/25/2023

In honor of , here is some curated/presented by our FANHS National President Dr. Kevin Nadal.

Be on the lookout for a more comprehensive article about LGBTQ Filipina/x/o Americans in the upcoming FANHS Journal.

BID NOW: A rare, out-of-print, 1984 1st edition of VOICES: A Filipino American Oral History book, edited by   President ...
06/01/2023

BID NOW: A rare, out-of-print, 1984 1st edition of VOICES: A Filipino American Oral History book, edited by President Emerita Dr. Joan May T. Cordova and Alexis Canillo, is available in the silent auction sponsored by our Filipino American National Historical Society - Houston, Texas Chapter fundraiser for the Conference! There are lots of nice items still available. Bidding closes at 11:59 PM Central Time TONITE MAY 31! If you miss the auction, you can also make a tax-deductible donation on the FANHS-HTX site: http://fanhshtx.betterworld.org/auctions/2023-filipino-american-national/items/voices-filipino-american-oral-hi
Please help spread the word. Salamat/Thanks!

BID NOW! Filipino American National Historical Society - Houston, Texas Chapter is sponsoring a silent auction online to...
05/29/2023

BID NOW! Filipino American National Historical Society - Houston, Texas Chapter is sponsoring a silent auction online to raise funds for the Conference. Remember, FANHS is an all volunteer-run organization, as is the conference, so any donations are greatly appreciated. Please share widely and bid before midnight May 31st:

As we close out  , FANHS would like to recognize Filipino Americans who have been strong advocates for both Filipino Ame...
05/25/2023

As we close out , FANHS would like to recognize Filipino Americans who have been strong advocates for both Filipino American and AAPI communities, particularly in their respective fields.

Today, we honor Irene Tcruz Shimizu. Born in the Philippines, Irene moved around with her family during her early years from Guam, California, Illinois and eventually settling in Seattle, Washington. Irene and her family live on half an acre full of wonderful floral and edible gardens. Irene’s art studio was specially built in her backyard, nestled between the cherry blossom trees and the sentinel evergreen trees.
Before choosing the artist path, Irene was a Human Resources leader for over 30 years with international companies Nike, Nordstrom, Microsoft, RealNetworks, and Big Fish Games. Her last HR role was Vice President of Human Resources for The Pokémon Company International.
With each company, Irene combined her HR leadership skills with her passion to contribute and partner with local and global communities. She has served on many community boards and participated in community events supporting BIPOC, LGBTQI+, women, people with diverse abilities, and students and youth.
After three sacred trips to Egypt and private group meditation inside the Kings’ and Queens’ chambers of the Great Pyramid, the gifts of channeling healing energy, messages, and artistic creativity were awakened in Irene. Without formal art training or art education, Irene began to co-create with the Universe in February 2021. Her artwork is focused on celestial, divine feminine and angelic, nature and creatures, and elementals. Each painting is an activation piece of the vibrations of love, healing, harmony, and peace.

The process for Irene’s creations is to lay down layer upon layers of colors and textures, and with gold embellishments and fine line work. Irene’s mediums include watercolor, acrylic, fountain pen ink, graphite, pastels, and oils.

As we close out  , FANHS would like to recognize Filipino Americans who have been strong advocates for both Filipino Ame...
05/25/2023

As we close out , FANHS would like to recognize Filipino Americans who have been strong advocates for both Filipino American and AAPI communities, particularly in their respective fields.

Today, we honor Aleksa Manila - social worker, HIV activist, drag queen, LGBTQ+ activist, house mother, and more. Thank you for all you do for AAPI and Filipinx American communities.

Congratulations to   National President Dr. Kevin Nadal for being awarded the Medal for Distinguished Service by his alm...
05/19/2023

Congratulations to National President Dr. Kevin Nadal for being awarded the Medal for Distinguished Service by his alma mater, Teachers College, Columbia University. Thank you to Prof. Derald Wing Sue and Dr. Nadal for lifting up the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) in their introduction and speech.
Watch the video of Kevin’s inspiring Commencement Speech recorded yesterday (beginning at the 29 minute mark) here: https://convocation.tc.columbia.edu/2023-graduates/ceremony-ii-graduates/livestream/
(We are so proud of you, Kevin Nadal! Mabuhay!
~Emily P. Lawsin, FANHS National President Emerita 2020-2022)

Teachers College, Columbia University, is the first and largest graduate school of education in the United States, and also perennially ranked among the nation's best.

05/11/2023

In honor of AANHPI Heritage Month, Asian American Life celebrates the launch of the Sage Encyclopedia of Filipina/x/o American Studies, edited by Dr. Kevin Nadal, Dr. Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales, and Dr. E.J. Ramos David.

05/11/2023

FANHS Founder/Executive Director Dr. Dorothy Laigo Cordova received the William Jue Memorial Award for Staff from Association of King County Historical Organizations - AKCHO, May 10, 2023, at the Center for Wooden Boats Wagner Education Center.

Congratulations to our Founder/Executive Director Dr. Dorothy Laigo Cordova for receiving the Outstanding Lifetime Achie...
05/10/2023

Congratulations to our Founder/Executive Director Dr. Dorothy Laigo Cordova for receiving the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award by the Washington State Historic Preservation Office.

Several FANHS members and loved ones attended including FANHS President Emeritus Emily P. Lawsin, current FANHS Treasurer Maria Batayola, Trustee Reynaldo Pascua, Trustee Emeritus Pio DeCano, Joel Tan, David Della, Diane Rodil, Anthony Cordova, Dori Peralta Baker, and so many more.

Salamat to Emily Lawsin for documenting the event.

Please considering donating to FANHS so that Auntie Dorothy and her team can continue her work and legacy! http://fanhs-national.org/filam/donate/

Excellent article in the The Seattle Times about Seattle public school students enrolled in the Filipinx American U.S. H...
05/10/2023

Excellent article in the The Seattle Times about Seattle public school students enrolled in the Filipinx American U.S. History class and their trip to Archipelago!

Students in Seattle Public Schools' Filipinx American US History course take a field trip to the restaurant Archipelago to explore cultural stories through food.

05/03/2023

Washington State Historic Preservation Officer’s Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement to Dr. Dorothy Laigo Cordova, FANHS Founder/Executive Director.

Every day, Filipino Americans around the country make history. This week, Justin Bautista Jones (the grandson of Filipin...
04/09/2023

Every day, Filipino Americans around the country make history. This week, Justin Bautista Jones (the grandson of Filipino migrants and the son of a Filipina American nurse) made history in Tennessee.

Congratulations to the team of Nurse Unseen Documentary for a successful world premiere!
04/07/2023

Congratulations to the team of Nurse Unseen Documentary for a successful world premiere!

"Nurse Unseen" by filmmaker Michele Josue won a Cleveland International Film Festival Award this year. Josue also won in 2014.

In celebration of Women’s Herstory Month we would also like to honor the Filipino American woman who played a vital role...
03/30/2023

In celebration of Women’s Herstory Month we would also like to honor the Filipino American woman who played a vital role in the community with many of her accomplishments and contributions. Meet Victoria Manalo Draves the first Asian American woman to win two U.S. Olympic gold medals. She was the first woman diver to win two golds in the same Olympics, and she won her first gold medal in springboard diving on August 3,1948. From 1946 to 1948 Draves won 5 State Championships in diving! In 2005, a park is named in San Francisco in her honor, the Victoria Manalo Draves Park.

For Women’s History Month, we honor an incredibly talented actress on stage and on film, Dolly Earnshaw de Leon. She has...
03/24/2023

For Women’s History Month, we honor an incredibly talented actress on stage and on film, Dolly Earnshaw de Leon. She has been in over 30 stage productions and won numerous awards for her performances. In 2023, British Vogue listed de Leon among "30 of the world's famous stars."

As we continue to celebrate  , we honor Flora Arca Mata. Ms. Mata is believed to be the first Filipina schoolteacher in ...
03/19/2023

As we continue to celebrate , we honor Flora Arca Mata. Ms. Mata is believed to be the first Filipina schoolteacher in California. In 2020, she became the first Filipina American woman to have a school named after her.

FANHS sends our congratulations to the team of Nurse Unseen Documentary for their upcoming world premiere - taking place...
03/11/2023

FANHS sends our congratulations to the team of Nurse Unseen Documentary for their upcoming world premiere - taking place later this month at the Cleveland International Film Festival. The film covers the history of Filipino American nurses and the vital role they played in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please spread the word to everyone - especially folks in Ohio who may be able to attend. Shows on 3/26 and 3/27. Use code: OCA for a $1 discount. https://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/nurse-unseen

Please also considering to their kickstarter campaign and help spread the word about this campaign too.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nurseunseen/

On this   and  , we salute the many Filipinas and Filipina Americans who have contributed to Women’s History - from the ...
03/09/2023

On this and , we salute the many Filipinas and Filipina Americans who have contributed to Women’s History - from the pioneering pensionadas who studied in the US prior to WWII (such as Dr. Fe Del Mundo and Dr. Encarnacion Alzona) to trailblazers like Flora Arca Mata (first known school teacher in Stockton, CA) and Thelma Buchholdt (first Filipina elected to state government). We also recognize Filipino American Studies scholars like Dr. Dawn Bohulano Mabalon, Dr. Steffi San Buenaventura, and Dr. Ping Serafica, as well as pinay community organizers like Bullet Marasigan, Helen Toribio, and Helen Agcaoili Summers Brown. All these phenomenal women (all whom are now ancestors) have made tremendous impacts in Filipino American History/ Filipina American Herstory. May we always honor their legacies and remember the impact they continue to have on future generations of Filipina/x/o Americans.

As we close out Black History Month, we pay tribute to Jose Rizal Elfalan - a Black/Filipino pilot who was a member of t...
03/01/2023

As we close out Black History Month, we pay tribute to Jose Rizal Elfalan - a Black/Filipino pilot who was a member of the historic Tuskegee Airmen.

May we continue to learn more about the ways that Black History and Filipino American History intersect and pay homage to the many people that paved paths for future generations.



Sources:

“Filipinos in Puget Sound” by Dorothy Laigo Cordova (2009)

Seattle Times Obituary by Charles Brown (1997)

KAPP/KPEW feature by Kierra Elfalan (2017)

Congratulations to Genevieve Mina, Alaska’s second Filipina/x/o American legislator, on making Filipino American History...
02/25/2023

Congratulations to Genevieve Mina, Alaska’s second Filipina/x/o American legislator, on making Filipino American History!

Like Rep. Thelma Buchholdt, who was elected in 1974 and represented Spenard for 8 years, Mina has a strong c***ection to the Anchorage community and her Filipino roots.

The search continues for the top singer in health care tonight at 7pm pacific time! Here are some tips and strategies fo...
02/24/2023

The search continues for the top singer in health care tonight at 7pm pacific time! Here are some tips and strategies for contestants to win!

And the search continues! Episode three is tonight, don’t miss out! American Idol’s Francisco Martin will be performing ...
02/17/2023

And the search continues! Episode three is tonight, don’t miss out! American Idol’s Francisco Martin will be performing his new single at the end of the show don’t miss out!

The search for the top singer in healthcare starts TONIGHT! 🧬💨  , the new show where Healthcare meets Karaoke, premieres...
02/08/2023

The search for the top singer in healthcare starts TONIGHT! 🧬💨 , the new show where Healthcare meets Karaoke, premieres on at 7 PM PST!

Download the free app at https://bit.ly/kumu1Dig to watch!

Health CAREoke is curated to help promote Nurse Unseen - a documentary that highlights the history of Filipino American nurses in the US.

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Happy Birthday to Dr. Dorothy Laigo Cordova aka Auntie Dorothy! The mother of Filipino American History turns 91 today! ...
02/06/2023

Happy Birthday to Dr. Dorothy Laigo Cordova aka Auntie Dorothy! The mother of Filipino American History turns 91 today! We love you and thank you for everything you do! 💜

For   please consider donating to FANHS and supporting the promotion and preservation of Filipino American History! Your...
11/29/2022

For please consider donating to FANHS and supporting the promotion and preservation of Filipino American History!

Your donation assists in the maintenance of the National Pinoy Archives, the production of research and scholarly work, the promotion of Filipino American History Month and other educational activities, and more!

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The Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) was founded in 1982. Its mission is 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. FANHS is a volunteer-run organization with a National Office and National Pinoy Archives in Seattle, Washington, a National Museum in Stockton, California, and 34 Chapters across the United States.


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We know the devestation visited upon Pearl Harbor on this fateful day in history, but few know the devestation stretched to Manila, also a territory of the US. in
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THANK YOU for an amazing box office run!!! These total numbers reflect 6 straight weeks in mainstream theaters (59 different ones) nationwide because of you 🙌🏽 🎉 🇵🇭 🇺🇸
What you don't see in this graphic is what happened in the theaters! 🥰🤩

Now you can dissect these box office numbers however you want! It's not the glossy Hollywood millions you'll see each weekend. And some of you will say "That's it?"

In the end, our box office run answered a question we first asked when we kickstarted this film 9 years ago "How much is a crowdfunded Filipino American movie worth in the box office?"

As creatives, we pitch our numbers and target audience constantly to investors and gatekeepers, hoping that if we get a shot, our target audience shows up! So if you were creating a Filipino American project pitching the demographic numbers of our community, there's a tendency to see these final numbers as an underperformance. Or as our villain JEMINI would say, "we can do BETTER!"

OR you can celebrate these numbers as a success. This is more than ZERO - no one else would give us a chance at theatrical so we did it ourselves! Marketing was heavily driven by word of mouth. Our opening weekend number was $16,519 in just 4 theaters, a whopping average of $4130 per screen. Given more resources, more marketing dollars, what if we were released in an typical studio average of 3000 theaters nationwide on opening weekend? Could we have made 10-12 million dollars on opening weekend? It’s not impossible right?

We are a work in progress. We can build on this. Focus on those that have supported you! And for those that didn't, figure out what we can do to get them on board the next time.

Our journey hasn't ended yet. We got more to do! Enjoy the ride...




THANK YOU Regal, Cinemark, Tracyton Movie House,Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS), & One Down
for believing in us!

Thank You to The Seattle Times reporter Angela Yoon-Hendricks for quoting me in this excellent article on the new American course in Public Schools:
“We are working on the shoulders of ancestors and activists who came before us, trying to continue that work in the field that they literally plowed before us,” said Emily Lawsin, national president emerita at the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS).

Salamat to the ancestors, activists, elders, students, families, community, curriculum team, SPS board, staff & all who make this possible.
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Read the whole article & see beautiful photos by Daniel Kim in the October 31, 2022 issue of The Seattle Times:
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/education/seattle-public-schools-offers-new-filipino-american-history-class/?fbclid=IwAR0mnnh6Cr_xF0JBqdv9P6FAwHwqQMeFQrsYVaKcOjS23RueRLugqfIbYqY

P.S: If you have the printed October 31 issue, please save whole paper for FANHS National Pinoy Archives! Thank You!










Wishing our friends from the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS): & a warm welcome to the Mabuhay CU!

We're excited to serve your needs, and look forward to officially creating a with you to further serve our community!
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--The FilAm on Jose V. Fuentecilla's FIGHTING FROM A DISTANCE

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Cheers to a successful 25th Original Arizona Asian Festival 2022 hosted by The Arizona Asian American Association since 1995! 🎊 Such an amazing turn out at a new location at that after 2 long years! Proud to have been this years International Cultural Fashion Show Director from the Philippines! 🇵🇭 Thank you all for the trust! Congratulations to our amazing team, my 4A family! We did it!!! 🎉🫶🏼

“THE ROOSTER” 🐓
This year I was able to showcase an eye-catching multi-colored mythical rooster highlighting the first crow of dawn. Roosters in the Philippines serve as messengers which symbolize warning and protection. Roosters are illustrated as resilient, courageous and feisty as they have strong personalities and have been depicted that way throughout history. In one of the Filipino myths, Roosters crowed loudly to warn the people of Batalla (a mythical Philippine kingdom) to ward off an enemy attack which saved the people in that village!

The detailed skirt is made out of T’nalak, a weaving tradition of the T’boli people of South Cotabato, Philippines. T’nalak cloth is woven exclusively by women who have received the designs for the weave in their dreams, which they believe are a gift from Fu Dalu, the T’boli Goddess of abaca (banana). The fibers are sun-dried, and then dyed using an indigenous dye-resist technique called “ikat”.

Clothed in a handmade detailed embroidered top, stunning gold accents to match topped with an extravagant feathered headpiece completing the entire dress designed & made by my wonderful mother Grace Espiritu Dising! 💙

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I would like to give a HUGE shoutout to TEAM PHILIPPINES 🇵🇭 as well as our ENTIRE Cultural Fashion Show team with over 150+ models from different Asian cultures who embodied their cultures with pride & joy!! ❤️ also a huge thank you to my amazing assistant Ty for his time & efforts as they don’t go unnoticed!

To our fantastic Philippine Cultural Booth Designer the one and only Tito Reynaldo Rosario Pinoy Elegance LLC for his artistry as the booth was absolutely stunning! 🎊 To Lonnie Rillamas Patubo, Doug and Marietta Stites Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) of AZ for being such amazing volunteers and for holding it down at the cultural booth educating others on the rich history of the Philippines and for always being there with the utmost support, love and mentorship! We appreciate you all!

Congratulations to our beautiful Karla Monica San Agustin Mrs. Philippines AZ 2022 for doing such an amazing job with her team as they truly brought Children’s Wonderland to life!! 🥰

To those working behind the scenes and to our guiding leaders Mia McCrary, Keiko Conn (Keiko-San ❤️), Choo Tay, Usani Weissinger, Ms. Mariann, Ms. Sujaya Nambiar, Mooi Yong Ng!!!

All of this would have not been possible without everyone’s team work & dedication to the overall vision! 💙 We love our Arizona Asian community and we hope everyone was left filled with a sense of pride and appreciation for the cultures, cuisine & arts!! ✨🫶🏼

📸: Ty Ng (official headshots), (photos during the event) Philip Weaver, Bob Waterworth ✨
On this special day of Filipino American History Month, we celebrate Larry Itliong Day. Itliong's legacy and impacts on the agricultural labor movement, after many years of going untold, is finally being uplifted and centered. We encourage you to learn more about Larry Itliong and the Delano Manongs today.
Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS)
API Legislative Caucus
National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA)
FIERCE Coalition
Filipinos were in the U.S. ...30 years...before Jamestown 1617.

https://fb.watch/gk9eYroOy7/
UPDATE: LAST DAY IS THURSDAY OCT 27!! KEEP THE DOORS OPEN FOR OTHER ARTISTS IN AN INDUSTRY WE'VE USUALLY BEEN OVERLOOKED!

Hey San Antonio! 👋🏽 Did you know the movie "Lumpia with a Vengeance" Lumpia Movie will start to have showings at a theatre near you starting Friday, Oct 21? Here's a special message for the Filipino community and friends in San Antonio from April Absynth!

Get your ticket for the showings at Regal Alamo Quarry Stadium 16 at
http://bit.ly/lumpiatour

A shoutout to Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders for Justice in San Antonio who launched an educational campaign to raise awareness about historical labor leader Larry Itliong during this Filipino American History Month! For more information, please follow their page and visit https://www.instagram.com/p/Cj9oVz5uiVh/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= and https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=492812702885614&set=a.471961241637427

More on the film -

Award-Winning Indie Film gets a Multi-City National Release! 👉🏾 You decide how long LUMPIA WITH A VENGEANCE stays in theaters 👈🏾. Watch this on the big screen on opening weekend! ((Staring Oct 21 in San Antonio, Texas!)

Culminating a remarkable film festival circuit run that concluded at a sold out San Diego Comic-Con premiere, “Lumpia with a Vengeance,” the popular, award-winning, Filipino American indie comedy feature will rolled out nationally in multiple cities last September 30 and throughout Filipino American History Month in October.

In this crowdfunded action comedy, the LUMPIA-armed avenger returns to Fogtown! A maid of honor to her own parents’ wedding, teenager Rachel finds herself tangled up with a crime syndicate selling drugs masked as food. She teams up with the crime fighter to prevent a mysterious crime boss from destroying her town, and her parents’ dream wedding.

Directed by Patricio Ginelsa and filmed primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area, “Lumpia with a Vengeance” stars former UFC champion Mark Muñoz, April Absynth(STARZ “Blindspotting”, Katrina Dimaranan (Miss Universe Philippines Tourism 2021), Darion Basco, Danny Trejo (“Machete”) and a talented ensemble and is a re-telling of Ginelsa’s first-ever micro-budget feature titled, “Lumpia.”

The theatrical release is presented by Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) and One Down.
We are a homegrown independent film with no studio backing. Our movie is fueled by word of mouth. Please follow our page at Lumpia Movie and share this post and invite your local friends. For other cities and theaters playing the film, invite them here: bit.ly/lumpiatour