"In societies where Robbing Hoods are treated like a celebrity it is but natural to expect political parties to act like a Mafia syndicate" Political Jaywalker "In a nation where corruption is endemic people tend to confuse due process with aiding and abetting criminals" Political Jaywalker "War doesn't determine who is right, war determines who is left" Bertrand Russell "You have just one flash flood of money, you keep your people poor. It's like a time bomb and it's scary" Philippine Lawmaker

Fil-Am Events

“FIL-I-AM: Benefit Showcase” for Typhoon Relief
Thursday, October 29, 2009 / 7:30 PM

Pellisier Mall (Mounds)
Pitzer College
Claremont, CA 91711

The event is open to the community with a suggested donation of $5-10. This is an outdoor, alcohol free event. Parking is free.

The Advancing Justice Conference

A joint project by the Asian American Institute (Chicago), Asian American Justice Center (Washington, DC), Asian Law Caucus (San Francisco) and the Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California (Los Angeles).

October 29-30, 2009

The Center at Cathedral Plaza
555 W. Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012-2707

First Annual Asian American Jazz Festival

Starring: Hiromi (Japan), Charmaine Clamor (Philippines), Prelude (Korea) and Mon David (Philippines) Plus 15 musical acts from around the world

Friday Oct 30 to Sunday Nov 1, 2009


Close of Filipino American History Month

FANHS LA Chapter! - Northridge, CA

Learn about Fil-Am History 101, how to conduct oral histories, planning a research paper/panel for our upcoming Seattle conference in 2010 and much more!

Co-sponsored by the CSUN Asian American Studies Department and the CSUN Filipino American Student Association

10/31/2009 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

CSUN Flintridge Room
18111 Nordhoff Street,
Northridge, CA 91330
Telephone: (818) 677-1200

The (Dis)Embodied Filipina: Fashioning Domesticity, Weaving Desire

Saturday, October 31, 2009. 2:00 p.m.

Pacific Asia Museum
46 North Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena, California 91101
(626) 449-2742

Museum Hours: Wednesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission: $9 for General Admission, $7 for Students and Seniors, Free for Children Ages 11 and Under, Free for Members, Free to All Visitors on the Fourth Friday of the Month

Website: http://www.pacificasiamuseum.org/_on_view/upcoming.aspx


With Dr. Samuel D. Bernal
Professor, UCLA Medical School

Wednesday, 4 November 2009, 6:30 PM
Rizal Hall, Philippine Consulate General,
3600 Wilshire Blvd., Ste.500, La, Ca 90010

Interested parties are requested to register with the Consulate.
Attn: Rowena Sierra
Telephone Phone: 213-637-3031 OR
Email: cultural_pcgla@yahoo.com

With a Special Appearance by Arnel Pineda, lead singer of Journey
Friday, November 6 - Warriors vs. L.A. Clippers

Join the Bay Area Filipino Community at Oracle Arena on Friday, November 6, as the Warriors celebrate Filipino Heritage Night when they take on the Los Angeles Clippers.

For information, please contact Kristin Cantlin at 510-986-5403 or kscantlin@gs-warriors.com.

Reading in the PAWA Arkipelago Reading Series

The Bayanihan Center 1010 Mission Street @ 6th Street, San Francisco
Saturday, November 7, 2009 at 2:00 pm

Writers Justin Chin, Sarah Gambito, and Marianne Villanueva will be reading at the next PAWA Arkipelago Reading Series event. Musical guests are Myrna del Rio and Bo Razon!

This event is free and open to the public!


The 50’s Rock & Roll Variety Show
Featuring: A New Yorker in Pasil

Nov 7 and 8 at 8 pm
Immaculate Heart of Mary School Auditorium
1055 N. Alexandria Av., Los Angeles 90029

benefit for Typhoon victims in the Philippines

Thursday, Nov. 12, 9pm - 2pm
314 - 11th Street (by: Folsom St.)
Sliding scale $7 - 20
For more info, please contact: Angelica at sfchrp@yahoo.com

15th Annual Asia Night

Friday, November 20, 2009, 6:00 P.M. - 10:15 P.M.
at the Palace Hotel, San Francisco

Humanities: Ben Cabrera, Ahmad Zakii Anwar & Putu Sutawijaya

Ben Cabrera, or 'Bencab', as he is better known, is one of the youngest artists to be recognized as a National Artist of the Philippines
Ongoing: October 24 - November 21, 2009
Andrew Shire Gallery, 3850 Wilshire Blvd., #107, Los Angeles, CA 90010

Exhibit runs through November 21, 2009
Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11am-6pm
Web site: http://www.andrewshiregallery.com

Holiday Casino Night & Poker Tournament
San Francisco Filipino American Chamber of Commerce (SFFACC)

December 5, 2009 at 6 PM
Intramuros Restaurant
101 Brentwood Drive, SSF, CA 94080

Black Jack
Pinoy Idol
Dancing with the Flips

Proceeds will benefit WestBay Pilipino Multi-Service Center and SFFACC


Saturday, December 5, 2009
STAPLES Center – Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Indiana Pacers

Pre-Game: 5:30pm

Tip-Off: 7:30pm

  • Meet the first and only Filipino-American basketball player to ever play in the NBA, former NBA 1st Round Draft Pick, Golden State Warrior/Indiana Pacer - Raymond Townsend!
  • Tickets include Filipino Hoops and Heritage Night "Collector's Edition" T-Shirt (additional T-shirts available for purchase) and seating in special FHHN sections
  • Filipino cultural performances on STAPLES Center court, pre-game and half-time
  • National Anthem Singer – Nine-Year-Old Filipina singing sensation Ciana Pelekai
  • Special Meet & Greet for Lower Level (100's) Ticket Holders, featuring basketball legends, Filipino celebrities, and Raymond Townsend. 5:30pm-6:30pm on the City View Terrace - First Come, First Served (500 person capacity).
  • "Follow Your Dreams" video clips of Filipino celebrities on scoreboard jumbotron
  • And much more!


POTLUCK Christmas Party. Bring your favorite holiday dish or dessert to share. Bring the whole family as well.

December 19, 2009 (Saturday)
Time: 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Quest Learning Center
11975 Artesia Blvd.
Artesia, Ca 90701
(562) 246-0498

Boy or MJ Nombrado: 310-952-9345, 310-951-1736, 310-951-1677
Rene Catigan: 562-983-0705, 562-883-2095
Lito Batino: 714-524-1406, 714-213-5298

Dionesio C. Grava - Part-time community journalist based in Los Angeles and editorial writer at Forum Asia.

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