"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

Some Filipino events in California

President Aquino in San Jose

Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010 at the Fairmont Hotel, San Jose, CA

The President will deliver a speech at the Gala Dinner of Philippine Development Foundation USA. The event will include recognition of outstanding Filipino achievers in the fields of education, research and development, entrepreneurship in science and engineering, and will also feature world-class entertainment. The Gala will be preceded by a Forum to discuss solutions to the Philippines' most pressing development problems.

Contact: PhilDev USA, Letty Quizon, 408-455-4137

Permalink here & here.

Showing of the film, DUKOT
Remaining in Southern California:
Friday, September 24, 2010, 7:00 PM
Glendale Central Public Library
222 E. Harvard St., Glendale, CA 91205

Saturday, September 25, 2010, 12:30 PM
The Art Theatre of Long Beach
2025 East 4th Street, Long Beach, CA 90804

For more information on tour dates, showtimes, and tickets, visit website or call 213-538-2852

The 2009 Filipino film Dukot is on US tour with its lead star, award-winning Filipino actor Allen Dizon, joining the tour. The film courageously tackles the taboo subject of ongoing human rights abuses in the Philippines.

email or call 310-658-7309

Reference: Eric Tandoc, Dukot-US Tour Organizing Committee – (213)-538-2852

Friday, September 24 – Sunday, September 26, 2010
Arena Stage, Theater of Arts, 1625 N Las Palmas Ave. , Hollywood, CA 90028

Tickets: $10 for any showings on Saturday and Sunday, $50 for an ALL ACCESS PASS to any of the films. Tickets will be available at the door or simply purchase them at Brown Paper Tickets website and type in "Filipino International Film Festival.

Saturday and Sunday, September 25 & 26, 2010
San Diego Concert of Philippine Dances & Music

Saturday - 8:00 pm; Sunday - 2:00 pm
Joan Kroc Theatre (6611 University Ave., San Diego, CA 92115 )
General admission - $15; Students w/ ID & Seniors - $12; Patron (reserved seating) - $25

Tickets will be available at the door. Group rate available to group of at least 10 (needs to be prepaid). For advanced ticket purchases, please call (619) 444-7528.

Saturday, September 25 / 9 am-3 pm
Annual Asian Small Business Expo

Legal issues in business: What you should know.
Omni Hotel
251 South Olive St., Los Angeles

Free admission.
Info at 213-473-1605 or visit website.


An evening to celebrate the past achievements and contributions of the Filipino American community as well as recognize and award the Filipino American business, community and academic leaders of today.

Deadline of nominations for the following awards by September 30, 2010:

  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Young Outstanding Academic Achievement
  • Young Outstanding Community Service
  • Outstanding Contribution to the Filipino Community
FACCOC is a nonprofit association of Filipino-American entrepreneurs and professionals committed to improving the business climate and quality of life in Orange County.

Philippine History Month celebration
Sunday, October 3 / 11 AM to 4 PM

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102.

Theme: Filipino Journeys through American History and Art.

To celebrate with the Filipino American Community are members of the Consular Corps of San Francisco, Mayor's office, Asian Art Museum Commissioners and Trustees, Filipino American community leaders, Filipino American business leaders, and representative of corporations.

Bayanihan Philippine National Dance Company
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
615 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa CA 92626
10/03/2010 03:00PM
Box Office: (949) 553-2422
Tickets available on 9-27-2010 12:00 PM

The first Filipino group to perform on Broadway also has the distinction of being the first non-American dance company to take to the stage at New York's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, as well as the first Philippine cultural group to perform in Russia, the People's Republic of China and South America.

Filipina Leadership Summit/Meeting of leaders
Oct 7-10
Skyview Ballroom, 26th Floor, Bally's Hotel in Las Vegas

Outstanding Filipina leaders will be there to share career tactics and to nurture the next generation of leaders.

Register at FWN website.

Migrants for Export: How the Philippine State Brokers Workers to the World
Friday, October 8, 2010 / 12:00 noon

279 Haines Hall, UCLA Campus, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Free and open to the public.

Colloquium with Prof. Robyn Rodriguez, Sociology, Rutgers University. This talk will draw from Professor Rodriguez's recently published book, Migrants for Export. Migrant workers from the Philippines are ubiquitous to global capitalism, with nearly 10 percent of the population employed in almost two hundred countries. Rodriguez investigates how and why the Philippine government transformed itself into what she calls a labor brokerage state, which actively prepares, mobilizes, and regulates its citizens for migrant work abroad.

"Ala-ala: Remembrances" A WWII Photo Exhibit (Philippines)
October 9 through October 30, 2010

Long Beach Public Library & Information Center
101 Pacific Ave Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90822

Tel. (562) 570-5756

For more information, please contact via email.

Library Hours: Sun-Mon: Closed; Tues: 10-8 p.m.; Wed-Thurs: 10-6 p.m.; Fri-Sat: 10-5 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Parking is available in the Civic Center parking structure located at Broadway and Chestnut. First 30 minutes free, $1.75 for each 20 minutes thereafter OR $1.75 for up to 2 hours for library patrons with library validation ($10.00 maximum/lost ticket).

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 9, 2010 / 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

RSVP by October 1 to Linda (310) 514-9139, email.

Reception sponsored by the American Coalition for Filipino Veterans in cooperation with the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles.

Related Book Talk, Slide Show and Book Signing

Saturday, October 16, 2010 / 2:30-5:00 p.m.

Mr. Angus Lorenzen, A Lovely Little War: Life in a Japanese prison camp through the eyes of a child

Philippine Theatrical Production: RIZAL atbp.
Lessons from the life of Dr. Jose Rizal depicted in drama, song and dance

Saturdays, October 9 and October 16, 2010

October 9, 2010 / 6 p.m.

Joan Kroc Theater, 6845 University Ave., San Diego, CA 92115

October 16, 2010 / 6:30 p.m.

Wilshire Bell Theatre, 743 S. Lucerne Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90005

Contact: Claudia, 619-913-3448, or go to website.

Press Contact: Jim Eigo

Southeast Asia Day: A Celebration of Cultures
Saturday, October 9, 2010 / 9:00 am–5:00 pm

Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

Cost: Free with general admission ticket. Free for members. Members' guests receive 20% off admission.

General Admission: Adult: $24.95; Child (3-11): $12.95; Senior (62+): $21.95

Info: (562) 590-3100, ext. 0 Website

Philippine Theatrical Production: RIZAL atbp., Lessons from the life of Dr. Jose Rizal depicted in drama, song and dance

October 9, 2010 / 6 p.m.

Joan Kroc Theater (6845 University Ave., San Diego, CA 92115)

October 16, 2010 / 6:30 p.m.

Wilshire Bell Theatre (743 S. Lucerne Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90005)

Contact: Claudia, 619-913-3448


Intersections: World Arts/Local Lives
UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History
UCLA Campus

Museum admission is free. Although they are scattered throughout the exhibit, there are a number of artifacts from Southeast Asia (Burma, Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia) including ancestor figures, puppets, masks, and other sculptures.

Directions to UCLA and maps of the campus are available here.

Through December 5, 2010

UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History
UCLA Campus

Museum admission is free.

Through the medium of video recorded in eight sites in four countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, and East Timor), weavers and batik artists tell their own stories directly to the museum audience.
Dionesio C. Grava - Part-time community journalist based in Los Angeles and editorial writer at Forum Asia.

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