"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 Fil-Am Events

PHILIPPINE SOCIETY OF SOUTHEAST LOS ANGELES (PHILSELA)

SANTACRUZAN

VP Melette Lampino of Philsela invites everyone to "come celebrate with us 1 of our cherished traditions, 'Santacruzan/Flores de Mayo'."

DATE : Saturday, May 21
TIME : 1:30 pm (registration n formation)
Parade will be at 3 - 4 pm.
PLACE: Cerritos Regional Community Park,
19700 bloomfield ave, cerritos, ca 90703.
For more info about the organization, please visit philippinesocietyofsoutheastlosangeles.org
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MANDAWE ASSO. OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

ANNUAL FIESTA
From Gus Mayol, an invitation for all Mandauehanons and friends to "Come Join us!!! Celebrate the Senor San Jose Fiesta!!!"

DATE : Saturday, May 21
TIME : 3-10:30 pm
PLACE: Buena Park Recreational Hall
8150 N. Knott Avenue
Buena Park, CA 90620
Tel. # (714) 236-3860

FOR MORE INFO, please call:

Merla Suico (818) 505-3029
Lel Damole (626) 960-4218
Ding Santos (213) 384-0474
Gus Mayol (909) 477-7263
Joy Mayol (909) 899-1390
Cesar Mayol (909) 996-1538
All Members: Please bring your favorite dish and a two-liter soda.

STRICTLY NO ALCOHOL.
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PHILIPPINE SCOUTS HERITAGE SOCIETY

27TH NATIONAL ANNUAL REUNION

 
Gil Mislang: "With Memorial Day coming up, I'd like to make you aware of a special gathering of World War II veterans called the Philippine Scouts. These were the heroic men who fought for our freedom against the Japanese Imperial Army who desired to conquer the Philippines. If you'd like to know more about them or pay them tribute please come to this years reunion, the info flyer is attached. Thanks for helping us keep their legacy alive."

 
DATE : Friday and Saturday, May 20-21
TIME : May 20 / 8 am - 4:30 pm / 4:30 - 9pm - Hospitality
May 21 / 9 am - 6 pm / 7 pm - banquet
PLACE: Holiday Inn Long Beach Airport
2640 N. Lakewood Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90815
Tel: (562) 597-4401 FAX: (562) 597-0601
Also on May 21: Forgotten Soldiers documentary, reenactment and exhibits of WW II Philippine Scouts memorabilia, photos and books.

 
For reservation(s) and questions:
Gil Mislang - (323) 286-2121 or (562) 417-7564
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MARIA AMOR BIRTHDAY GALA
A night celebrating beauty, style, and cultural appreciation for women at least 35 years of age and of all nationalities!
 
DATE : Friday, May 20, 2011
TIME : Red Carpet: 6pm / Pageant/Dinner: 8pm / After Party: 10pm
PLACE: Universal Hilton
555 Universal Hollywood Drive, Universal City, CA
Attire: Strictly Formal & Elegant, Gowns, Black Tie, No T-shirts, caps, sneakers.

Ticket prices are $80 for VIP with dinner and $30 for regular tickets with no dinner. Parking is $14 for valet and $9 for self-parking, both with the appropriate validation. Please RSVP with MARIA AMOR at maria@exotifit.com or (818) 983-3602.
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7TH ANNUAL ASIAN HERITAGE STREET CELEBRATION

FREE Admission
DATE : Saturday, May 21
TIME : 11:00 AM - 6 PM
PLACE: Larkin Street from Grove to Ellis Streets (from Civic Center to Little Saigon)

 
The nation's largest Pan-Asian street fair is back and bigger than ever, showcasing a new Asian Arts & Crafts Alley: an extravaganza of unique handmade products, 30 food vendors and trucks, a children's area, a healthy living pavilion and the return of popular features like the Jazz & Wine area, the Mah Jong section, J-cars, and the Muay Thai kickboxing ring!

Filipino highlights include: SF Pinoy Jazz Revue at 2:30 p.m. at the Jazz and Cultural Stage located at Golden Gate and Larkin Balut Eating Contest at 5 p.m.

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APALC TO HOST FAMILY FORUM TO FOSTER LEADERSHIP
 
The public is welcome to attend the 2nd annual Family Forum, "Engaging Leadership for Community
 
Solutions," an all-day free event which will focus on developing community and school-based leadership with over 200 K-12 parents and students in the diverse San Gabriel Valley.

DATE : Saturday May 21, 2011
TIME : 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
PLACE: First Baptist Church
101 S. Atlantic Blvd., Alhambra, CA 91801
 
The Family Forum is organized by the Student Leadership Network (SLN) and the Parent Leadership Program (PLP) at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC).

It will feature more than 15 workshops and a community resource fair about issues such as health, college access, immigration, financial literacy and renters and workers rights.
 
The free event includes breakfast and lunch, and those who register also will be guaranteed a T-shirt. Attendees will be eligible for raffle prizes, including $50 gift cards and a free laptop computer.

Individuals can register by calling Mike Pedro at (213) 977-7500 ext. 269.
 
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Theme: Love (for you Fil Am community), Live (enjoy fine arts), Laugh (experience a high energy fashion show).
 
DATE : Sunday, May 22
TIME : 3:00pm - 8:00pm
PLACE: Celebrity Centre International, 5930 Franklin
Hollywood, CA
Purchase Tickets online (NO service charge)
hors 'dourves & entertainment included
 
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APAC FASHION SHOW

 
DATE : Thursday, May 26
TIME : 5:00pm - 9:00pm
PLACE: Laguna Hills Community Center

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Presents "Asian Pacific American Community Mixer!"

DATE : Thursday, May 26
TIME : 7:00pm - 10:00pm
PLACE: FACC- LA Office and Boardroom
5121 Van Nuys Blvd Suite 205
Sherman Oaks, California

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in Los Angeles! The Filipino- American Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles is proud to join the City of Los Angeles in this month- long celebration!

This event is being held to help connect the various Asian Pacific American communities in the San Fernando Valley and beyond, and to celebrate traditions from the many cultures in Asia and the Pacific Islands.. and thus, honor Asian Pacific Americans who have inspired progress and unselfishly contributed to the betterment of our diverse Los Angeles community.

Snacks and Drinks will be served. Attendance is Free but guests have to email reservations by 05/23/11.

RSVP: Email Joe
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DATE : Saturday, May 28
TIME : 6:30pm - 9:30pm
PLACE: The Promenade at Gano Excel
4828 4th Street, Irwindale, CA

On the occasion of our second year anniversary, Pusong Pinoy will stage a benefit concert entitled "A Tribute to Heroes," a night dedicated to honoring our outstanding heroes and superheroes.

Join us for a night of celebration and fantastic entertainment to raise funds for our cause. The concert will feature Kris Ivan of Browndition, Sharon Tanyag, Maricar Cabasag and other special guests. All proceeds will benefit Pusong Pinoy.

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PHILIPPINE CONSULATE HOLIDAY

The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles will be closed to the public in observance of Memorial Day, a U.S. holiday.
DATE : 30 May 2011
TIME : Whole day
PLACE: Philippine Consulate General
Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles

Regular consular services will resume on the following working day (31 May).

In emergency cases, the Duty officer can be reached at telephone number (213) 268-9990.

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PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE DAY AT THE SOUTH BAY PAVILIION

DATE : Saturday, June 11
TIME : Starting at 8 am.
PLACE: Carson, CA
More Info:

20700 Avalon Blvd # 120
Carson, CA 90746-3716
(310) 366-6636

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PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE TIME CAPSULE

WHAT WILL YOU WANT TO INCLUDE IN IT?

DATE : Sunday, June 12
TIME :
PLACE: Union Square, San Francisco

May is Asian American Heritage Month and the Filipino community of the San Francisco Bay Area is preparing a Time Capsule to memorialize the day to day living and typical experiences of present day Filipinos.

Suitable photo voice materials and artifacts to be preserved in the capsule will be collected by Filipino American students during the 103rd celebration of Philippine Independence Day at Union Square on Sunday, June 12, 2011.

A donor form listing the item, the name of the contributor and reason for inclusion to the Time Capsule will also be made available online. Acceptable offerings range from Menus of Filipino Eateries, activities and photos of different Filipino organizations nationally, listing of leading causes of illness and death among Filipinos, Newspaper Clippings, Photographs, Video and Digital Recordings of legal victories, Personal CDs of accomplished Filipinos in the field of Entertainment, Sports, Business, Academia and Politics including pictorial and physical features of their living and work environment.

Acceptable artifacts are Jewelry, Speeding and Parking tickets, Cell Phones, PDA, Calculator, Baseball caps and other items of interest.

Targeted to span 100 years, the Time Capsule will be opened in commemoration of the Philippine Independence Bicentennial on June 12, 2098.

CONTACT : Rudy Asercion
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GET TOGETHER FOR SOUTHERN LEYTENOS

Organized by San Juan Association (Cabalian)

Tessie Siongco: "Friends and family, please join and enjoy."

DATE : June 24 - 25
TIME : June 24 - Dinner Dance / 6:00PM - 12:00PM
PLACE: June 24 - Dinner Dance, Holiday Inn Buena Park, Ca. 90620
June 25 - Picnic, Bolsa Chica Beach

For more information:

Tessie Siongco, 714-761-3416
Evelyn Galindo, 626-967-4450
Nita Alfaro, 714-826-1170
Terry Batino, 562-310-1399

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