Calendar of Events


September 9 

Free Naturalization Information Session at OC Senior Center

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will host a naturalization information session at Lakeview Senior Center at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9. The session is part of a larger USCIS initiative to help immigrants better understand the naturalization process, including the content of the naturalization test, and become familiar with free educational resources and materials available from the agency. The public is invited and USCIS personnel will be on-hand to discuss the naturalization process step-by-step and provide information about eligibility and residency requirements, application forms, fees, the background security check and processing times.  Participants will also see sample questions from the naturalization test  and receive an overview of U.S. history and civic principles.  Free educational materials will be given out, and bilingual Immigration Service Officers will be available for questions and answers at this session. Following the information session, local community partners will conduct a citizenship workshop for further assistance with the citizenship process. Language assistance will be provided. For questions about the information session, please contact:

September 11 – 14

Free Massive Medical, Dental, and Vision Clinic Hosted by Care Harbor

Care Harbor, the largest free clinic in the U.S., will take place at the L.A. Sports Arena (3939 S. Figueroa St.) on Sept. 11-14. The clinic will provide everything from dental fillings and root canals to prescription eyeglasses and medical exams. Admission is on a first come, first serve basis. Wristbands, which are tickets into the clinic, will be distributed only on Sunday, Sept. 7 at 9 AM at the L.A. Sports Arena. For more information please visit



September 12-14


Summit on Today’s Marriage and Family Life


All are invited to a three-day gathering of the Catholic faithful on September 12-14, 2014, at the St. Lorenzo Ruiz Church in Walnut. A free Praise Concert will open the summit Friday from 5-11 pm. The Summit Proper Saturday, from 7 am to 10 pm, will highlight valuable talks and open forums with Bishop Emeritus Ted Bacani as keynote speaker, talking about ‘The Catholic Faith in Today’s World.’ Auxiliary Bishop Oscar A. Solis will speak on ‘The Response of the Church: the New Evangelization.’ The summit will be wrapped up by Fr. Tony P. Estudillo, who planned the event in preparation for the upcoming Synod in Rome on Marriage and Family Life. Tickets for Saturday’s activities are $25 each, including meals and snacks. For tickets and information, please call the St. Lorenzo Ruiz Parish Office at (909) 595-9545 or Honchee Natividad at (909) 576-4991.



September 14 


Davao Association USA Turn-Around Trip to San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino


The Officers and Board of Directors of Davao Association USA (DAUSA) would like to thank the families and friends who attended the Annual Family Picnic in Sylmar in June. The next fundraiser gathering will be on Sunday, Sept. 14; a turn-around trip to San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino (777 San Manuel Blvd., Highland, CA 92346) on a tourist bus with a maximum capacity of 58 seats. The bus trip is FREE, and a $10 voucher for food and gambling will be issued by the Casino to bus riders upon arrival. Only 21 and older allowed in the casino. $25 donation per person is requested, and a light breakfast will be served on the way. Bus will have an 8 A.M. pick-up time at 13549 Roscoe Blvd., Panorama City, CA 91402. Please call Panny Gagajena (310) 940-6187 or Jimmy Villanueva (818) 920-1715 for more info.



September 19


MPK Night Market Returning to Barnes Park


Following the success of its grand opening, the second Monterey Park Night Market will take place on the first Friday of each month at Barnes Park, bringing together families from Monterey Park and beyond for a night of community fun, gourmet street food, art exhibitions, pop-up shops, carnival games, live performances and quality entertainment. New vendors and attractions are available for visitors to check out, including an outdoor movie screening and a beer & wine garden for those 21 and up. The next MPK Night Market will be on Fri, Sept. 19 from 5 – 10:30 PM at Barnes Park (350 S. McPherrin Ave. Monterey Park, CA 91754). Admission is FREE. Please visit for more details, or connect on Facebook:



September 19 – 24


International Filipino Food and Trade Fair


The Historic Filipinotown California Exposition LLC presents the International Filipino Food and Trade Fair, to be held from Sept. 19 to Sept. 24, at 1740 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90026. The event brings together Fil-Am and PH-based businesses, who will introduce and highlight their respective products to California consumers. For more info, please call (323) 447-4494, or email



September 20


Barrio Fiesta Filipinas at Elk Grove


Come and join the 2nd Barrio Fiesta Filipinas, to be held on September 20, 2014, at the Elk Grove Regional Park in Elk Grove, CA. The event is FREE Admission. Elk Grove Regional Park is at 9950 Elk Grove Florin Road, Elk Grove, CA 95758. For more information, please call Howell Felix at (916) 601-9859, or email us at



BPF USA Inc. Silver Anniversary Dinner Dance


Nonprofit organization BPF USA Inc. will hold its 25th Anniversary Dinner Dance on Sept. 20, 6pm, at the Holiday Inn Long Beach Airport on 2640 Lakewood Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90815. Prepaid tickets are $55, and $60 at the door. For more information and ticket reservations, please contact: Emily Dioso (310) 549-6321,; Esong Pactao-in (714) 878-6769,



Our Lady Of Peñafrancia 25th Annual Celebration Inc., Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ


The Our Lady of Penafrancia Devotees Association, Inc. (Tri-State) in cooperation with the Bicolandia Association Inc. of the Eastern Seaboard USA , invites everyone, Bicolanos, devotees and friends to come and celebrate the 25th Annual celebration in honor of Our Lady of Penafrancia, Patroness of the Bicol Region. The festivities will start on Sept. 12, 2014, 5:30pm at the Our Lady of Victories Church, 2217 JFK Blvd., Jersey City, NJ. A nightly novena Mass follows from Sept. 12 to Sept. 19 at 7pm and culminates on Sept. 20, 2014 (Saturday) with a Concelebrated Mass at 1pm followed by a Fluvial Procession at the Hudson River, Liberty StatePark, NJ. For details, please call Lita Peng Pena (201) 232-1742;  LJ Pilar (973) 641-0673;  Marfo Manibay (908) 355- 8682; Cora Velasco (201) 424- 8572;  Buddy Deauna (201) 660-0149;  Arnel Binlayo (201) 993-3959; Gen Del Rosario (201) 424-4435.



40th Peñafrancia Fiesta


United Bicolandia Los Angeles celebrates the 40th Peñafrancia Fiesta at Lincoln Park, 3501 Valley Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90031, from 8 AM to 4PM.  Everyone is invited to join in this free event celebration. For more information, please contact Ed Sabocor @ (323) 842-0978.



CAPAW Women’s Leadership Seminar


The Center for Asian Pacific American Women (CAPAW) will be presenting their 2014 regional seminar called “Balancing Sharing and Caring” on Saturday, September 20, at Pasadena City College from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. The event features keynote speaker Dr. Marjorie Kagawa-Singer, a UCLA School of Public Health and Asian American Studies Center professor, who will speak on choices and often conflicting demands of life, career, family and the impact health and well-being.. The seminar is designed to inspire attendees to create positive change in both their lives and in their communities. This full day seminar is open to the public and will be held at Pasadena City College – 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA.  2014 seminar sponsors include: State Farm, Nordstrom, Southwest Airlines, and Edison International.  To register for the event, and for more information, visit:



September 25 – 26


Sixth Annual Advancing Justice Conference


The 2014 Annual Advancing Justice Conference is the largest national conference in Washington D.C. that focuses on civil and social justice issues impacting Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Advancing Justice began the conference six years ago to provide a meeting forum where the AAPI community and allies can strategize and mobilize to make lasting impact on the issues we care about. Speakers are leading voices in the AAPI and racial justice movement, government, and media. Everyone is encouraged to register here: Call (202) 296-2300 ext. 103 for more details.



September 26 – 28


10th Anniversary of San Sebastian College Alumni Association of USA & Canada


The San Sebastian College Alumni Association of USA and Canada will be holding its 10th Anniversary Reunion on Sept. 26 – 28. at the Tuscany Suites and Hotel Resort, Las Vegas, NV. For more info, please contact Jojie Almeida, or visit



September 27 


Historic Filipinotown Rotary Club Golf Tournament


Have fun, network, and support the Rotary Club of Historic Filipinotown by participating in their Golf Tournament on Sept. 27, 2014, at the Lakewood Golf & Country Club (3101 E. Carson Street, Lakewood CA 90712). Registration begins at 7:30 AM, and the tournament will start at 10 AM, followed by an evening reception. Proceeds will benefit the Rotary Club of Historic Filipinotown scholarships, humanitarian & community projects. For Golf Tournament info, contact Benito Miranda for more information at The Rotary Club of Historic Filipinotown (RCHiFi) is located at 312 N. Burlington Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90026. For club info, contact Cora Aragon Soriano at



San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila Feast Day


The annual San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila Feast Day celebration will be held on Sept 27 at noon at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 10800 Moorpark St. North Hollywood, CA 91602. Mass to be celebrated by Most Reverend Auxiliary Bishop Oscar Solis. Please wear Filipino/Filipiniana attire. Contact Fae Henson – for any additional information.



FACLA Feeding Program/Food Distribution for Fil-Ams


The HIFI CALI EXPO LLC., Filipino Ministry of the Wilshire United Methodist Church of Wilshire (FM-WUMC) and the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) will be distributing food at its office (1740 W Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90026) on the last Saturday of every month, starting on Sept. 27 from 9 to 11 AM. The feeding program is a community service feature of FACLA, and is currently in its third month. FACLA is calling for all Fil-Am seniors and indigent needy families to take part in this program supported by Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), Ms. FilAm International LLC., and the Seniors for Filipino American Community Empowerment. For more information please contact FACLA at c/o Clarita Julian or Cording at (213) 484-1527, or JFAV at (213) 241-0995.



October 4 & 5


The 23rd Annual Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture (FPAC)


Save the Date! The 23rd Annual Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture will take place on October 4 & 5, 2014, at the famed Grand Park in the City of Los Angeles. FPAC will feature contemporary and traditional Filipino food, music dance, crafts, and culture. Admission is FREE! For sponsorship inquiries, contact FilAmARTS at (213) 380-3722, for exhibitor (food & business) information, contact Carolyn Dingle at



October 7


Nassau County Career & Mega Job Fair


Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano invites you to a CAREER & MEGA JOB FAIR on October 7th, 2014.  Veterans Admission starts at 9 AM, and General Admission from 10 AM – 2 PM at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum (1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY 11553). Parking is free. Please contact the Nassau County C.A.S.A., 516-572-0750, or the Department of Social Services, 516-227-8656, for more information.



October 11 


2014 Business EXPO and Symposium


Hosted by the Filipino-American Chamber of Commerce of Solano County, the 2014 Business EXPO and Symposium is an opportunity to showcase your business products & services, generate new leads from the consumer community, and present services to consumers attending your workshop or presentation. The EXPO and Symposium is a great opportunity to jump start your pre-holiday sales and wrap-up the last quarter of 2014 with a bang! Event will take place at the Florence Douglas Activity Center (333 Amador St Vallejo, CA 94590) on Saturday, Oct 11 from 9 AM to 5 PM. For more information, please visit:



October 17 – 24


US Trade and Investment Mission to the PH, hosted by the Federation of Philippine American Chambers of Commerce


Entrepreneurs and investors are invited to come and join the US Trade and Investment Mission to the Philippines on Oct. 17 to 24, 2014. The delegation will get to meet President Benigno S. Aquino III and will be hosted by seven governors of Central Luzon. The mission will allow you to meet future global business partners, and will let you explore investment opportunities in the Philippines. Seats are limited. For more information, please contact Mary Ann R. Omega at (818) 430-3972; Ethel Reyes Mercado at or EthelIRMercado@PhilHonConsulate; or Gus Mercado at, or (972) 814-7548 or (940) 728-2222\



October 18 – 19


ANCOP USA Disaster Preparedness Summit


ANCOP USA, in partnership with Catholic Relief SErvices, Caritas in Veritate International and other nonprofit relief agencies, invite the Filipino community to come and join the 1st ANCOP USA Disaster Preparedness Summit. The Summit will be a day and a half, scheduled for Oct. 18-19, 2014, at the Westin Chicago North Shore, 601 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, IL 60089. Limited Seating. Registration fee of $130 includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Oct. 18, and breakfast and lunch on Oct. 19. For more information on the summit and the registration process, please visit Exhibitors welcome. Please contact Roger Santos (848) 459- 8019,



October 25 


“An Evening with Raul Sunico” Benefit Concert
Presented by GMA Pinoy TV, on Saturday, October 25, at 6:00 PM, talented musical artists including world-renowned pianist Raul Sunico will be performing in a dazzling classical music concert for one night only at the First United Methodist Church of Pasadena (500 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA). Proceeds from “An Evening with Raul Sunico” will help Christian ministers and missionaries through the JIR Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting Christian workers in need. Along with Sunico, the benefit concert will also feature a variety of brilliant performers, among them Soprano Annie Nepomuceno, the Harana Men’s Chorus, and the Soriano Strings Duet. Please visit or call 818 612-4500.



November 8


Filipino Children’s Foundation 22nd Annual Charity Auction
The Filipino Children’s Foundation (FCF) will hold its 22nd Annual Charity Auction at the Castaway in Burbank on November 8, 2014 (Saturday). It will be a lunch event and will feature live and silent auction, as well as entertainment and door prizes. California corporation whose mission is to provide financial assistance to street children, including impoverished and abandoned kids, in the Philippines. For reservation and ticket information, please call LINDA WEAVER at (818) 631-6880 or REY TUAZON at (323) 256-4499. Inquiries can also be sent to  or



St. Louis University Alumni Reunion


Baguio City-based Saint Louis University alumni members and friends worldwide has slated a grand “Journey to the Past and the Future” reunion on Nov. 8, 2014 (Saturday) from 6 p.m. to midnight at Harrahs Hotel & Casino  in Las Vegas. A registration fee of $110 per person must be pre-paid and payable to SLU Reunion. Payments should be mailed to SLU Alumni Assn. c/o Michael Montemayor, P.O. Box 7151, Mission Hills, CA 91346. Attire is semi-formal. Music entertainment provided by Purple & Hearts Band, and former SLU instructor and Baguio City broadcaster Eddie C. Ferrer will host the festivities. For inquiries, reservations, souvenir program ads and payment please contact Henry Fine at 949-683-1869 or; Mike Montemayor at 818-687-2534 or; and Larry Caguioa at 760-207-1887 or Please visit website for details:



November 23


UP Alumni Association – New Jersey Chapter biennial general assembly


All UP alumni, family, and friends are invited to come and join the Biennial General Assembly and Elections of the UP Alumni Association New Jersey Chapter to be held at the Doubletree Hotel, Newark, NJ, from 1pm to 6pm. The Outstanding UP Alumni awardees will also be honored at the event. For more info, please contact Madelyn Yu at (201) 247-3437, and Flor Yalong at (732) 991-2395.


February 14

UST-Education High School Batch ’72 Reunion


UST College of Education High School Batch ’72 invites all classmates to come and join the UST Educ. HS Batch ’72 Reunion on Feb. 14, 2015., from, 7pm – onwards, at the Sequoia Hotel, 91-93 Mother Ignacia cor. Timog Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines. For more information, please email