Calendar of Events


August 2013 – June 2014

FASGI Free Citizenship Clinic


The Filipino American Service Group Inc. (FASGI) invites Filipinos in Los Angeles to take part in its free citizenship clinics to be held from Mondays to Fridays, beginning August 2013 until June 2014. Clinics will be held at the FASGI Community Wellness Center on the 6th Floor of the Silverlake Medical Center on 1711 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90026. A fee waiver would be available to qualifying citizenship applicants. Immigration attorneys will also be on hand to provide free legal review of the applications. Set an appointment with Jeanette Sayno of FASGI. You may reach Ms. Sayno via email at or via telephone at (213) 483-9804 ext. 205.

September 1 – October 31


Whispers of the Babaylan: a solo art exhibition by Fil-Am artist Eliseo Art Silva

Filipinos in Los Angeles are invited to come and support a solo art exhibit by Filipino American artist Eliseo Art Silva at the Downtown LA Art Walk. The exhibit will be held from September 1 to October 31, 2013, at 109 E. 8th Street, Los Angeles, CA. Opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 12, at 6pm. Closing reception will be on Thursday, October 31, at 6pm. For inquiries about the exhibit please call Nelson “Datu” Anderson and Cinemagago at (310) 271-8702.

September 7 – October 20

Fil-Am artist Lynda A. N. Reyes participates in art exhibit in Calgary Alberta in Canada


Filipinos in Canada are invited to come and support Fil-Am artist Lynda A. N. Reyes as she participates at the 88th Annual Open Juried Exhibition of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (CSPWC). Reyes’ watercolor painting entitled “Nocturnal Drifters” will be displayed at the exhibit from September 7 to October 20, 2013 at the Leighton Art Center in Calgary Alberta in Canada. Reyes’ work was among the 47 artworks selected by a distinguished panel of jurors from over 240 entries from around the world. According to Reyes, the CSPWC is her first exhibition outside of the United States. For more info about the artist, you may log on to or email her at


September 14


Affordable Healthcare and You – A Community Forum on the Affordable Healthcare Act


Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA), Filipino American Service Group, Inc. (FASGI), Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles and OCA-Greater Los Angeles are hosting “Affordable Healthcare & You,” a forum to educate the community about the Affordable Care Act. The forum will feature a healthcare reform presentation by Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles and one-on-one healthcare eligibility consultations with bilingual Tagalog-speaking staff from SIPA, FASGI and OCA-Greater Los Angeles. Free and open to the public. The event will be held on Saturday, September 14 (11am-1pm) at SIPA’s Multipurpose Room, located at 3200 W. Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026. Lunch will be provided. Please register for this event on

Cabiao Association USA (CAUSA) Annual Dinner and Dance Party


The Cabiao Association USA (CAUSA) is inviting all members and non-members of the organization to their Annual Dinner and Dance Party to be held on Sept 14, 2013 at the Brunswick Recreation Center on 1060 W. San Bernardino Road, Covina, CA, 91722. Attire for the event will be Semi-formal. For reservations and other inquiries, please follow up with the following individuals:Jimmy Santiago at (951) 205-3361; Lulu Driz at (213) 891-6387; Aning Policarpio at (310) 775-0820; and Ming Paras at (636) 922-3385.



September 21


14th Annual Asian Small Business Expo – Growth, Opportunities, Success


The Asian Pacific Islander Small Business Program invites you to the 14th Annual Asian Small Business Expo on Saturday, September 21 from 9am – 1pm. The event is free and open to the public. The Expo will held at the Almansor Court Banquet and Conference Center, located at 700 S. Almansor St., Alhambra, CA 91801. Register at For more information, please visit, email, or call (213) 473-1605.

Cabanatuan City Association USA Annual Picnic


Come one, come all to the the Cabanatuan City Association USA Annual Picnic, happening on September 21, 2013, from 9am to 5pm, at Encanto Park in Duarte, California. Agenda includes updates on the UCLA Colon Cancer Screening Study, Election of officers, and discussion of Benevolence Projects. For more information, you may contact Aurora Garcia via email at HYPERLINK “”



September 28   


Filipino American Service Group, Inc. (FASGI) Free Citizenship Application Workshop

On September 28 (Saturday) FASGI is having another Free Citizenship Workshop which will be held in Parr Health Enhancement Center at St. Mary’s Medical Center Hospital,  1050 Linden Avenue, Long Beach, CA, 90813. FASGI is determined to serve the population especially to those low- income individuals who want to become U.S. citizen. Fee waiver is available if found eligible. Our aim is to help 300 people and more individuals to get their citizenship under way. We are asking if there is anyone that needs help in applying for  citizenship to contact Jeanette Sayno and make an appointment at or call at 213-483-9804 ext. 205.



Peñafrancia Celebration in the Bay Area

Come join us as we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Peñafrancia, Inc. on Saturday, September 28 at the Our Lady of Good counsel Church at 2500 Bermuda Avenue, San Leandro, California. The event is hosted by NABUA Circle, USA Organization and led by its President, Marietta Almazan Tretasco, Vice President, Doming Fajardo Moran. The schedule of events include: 9th Day Novena at 9am, Concelebrated Mass by Bicolano priests at 10am, Foot procession of “Ina” from the church to the Marina for a brief fluvial procession after which the statue will be brought to the Marina Park, at11:15am, and a POTLUCK Family Picnic of Bicolano organizations and All Devotees at noon. The raffle draw will be at3:30pm and a Vigil Mass (Marina Park) at 4pm.


Benefit Concert Supporting Project Hope


“18 Thoughts,” an all-girl band whose members’ age range from 11 to 16 years old, will be having a FREE Benefit Concert in support of Project Hope, a ministry geared towards providing for the physical needs of the community while sharing the love of Christ. The benefit concert will be held at Calvary Assembly (130 Piedmont Road) in Milpitas, CA on September 28 starting at 6pm. Early arrival is advised as seats are limited. The Good Shepherd Community Church is inviting the community, especially families, to watch this free concert. 18 Thoughts has performed all over the Bay Area. Their songs bring a positive message which they would like to share with their audience. For more information, please call Pastor Virgil Fernando at (408) 506-1276 or Joy Roque at (408) 497-1157.



October 3 – 15


Pilgrimage to to walk in the Footsteps of St. Paul in Turkey & Greece


Fr. Jose Parathanal of Holy Family Church in South Pasadena invites everyone to join in the parish’s pilgrimage to walk in the FootstepsS of St. Paul in Turkey & Greece, from Oct. 3 to 15, 2013. For more information, please contact Bernadette via email at or via telephone at (323) 334-1548 or (323) 547-6618.



October 4 – 6


2nd Global Reunion of the Arellano University College of Nursing


The Arellano University College of Nursing Alumni Association of America invites you all to the upcoming 2nd Global Reunion of the Arellano University College of Nursing. The global reunion will be held on October 4-6,2013 at Planet Hollywood Casino-Hotel on 3667 Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV. For more information you may visit or email your inquiries Other contact persons are: J.O.Medina 213-309-7017; Andrea Gregorio Orfano 818 -640-9564; Lally Torres Gabrillo 909-240-2991; Lrticia Lingat Valmores 909-996-9835; Anselmo “Sonny” Untalan Jr. 562-400-3961; Sionny Morante Robeniol 626-964-3542; Angie Estoesta Ocon 909-463-2848.



October 5


Filipino-American Art and Culture Festival


The Filipino American Arts & Culture Festival, better known as FilAmFest is a one-day event showcasing the proud history, culture and amazing talents of the Filipino Community. This coming October 5, FilAmFest will celebrate the accomplishments that the Filipino-Americans contribute to the San Diego community and the United States as a whole. It will celebrate its ninth year on October 5th, 2013 at Paradise Valley Road between Woodman Street and Gilmartin Avenue.



October 12


Palaris College High School Reunion Celebration


Esteemed alumni, family, and friends of the Palaris College High School are all invited to come and join the Palaris College High School Reunion Celebration on October 12, 2013, from 6pm onwards, at the Goldcoast Hotel & Casino on 4000 W. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89103, United States. For more information, please contact Ernie Dizon at (832) 867-9856.



October 13


Long Beach Marathon, with ANCOP USA as official partner charity


ANCOP – USA has been selected as a official partner charity for the Long Beach Marathon, which will happen on October 13, 2013. As part of prestigious event, ANCOP USA must now submit at least 20 entries for the Long Beach Marathon itself. These can be a mix of marathons, half marathons, 5K or bike tours. Payments for the race entries need to be submitted in full by credit card or check (made out to Run Racing). Once payment have been submitted, participants will be provided with registration codes for their entries, in coordination with ANCOP USA. Remember each code must be redeemed online by October 1, 2013.Interested parties from CFC ANCOP may contact CFC ANCOP Southern California at Contacts: Noli Calingo-(949) 351-5875; Sonny Berberabe-(562) 455-7830; Malu Samson-(909) 247-5848. Registration for the marathon may be done at



October 17 – 20


College of the Holy Spirit Alumnae to celebrate centennial in Las Vegas


The College of the Holy Spirit North America Alumnae Foundation (CHSNAF), a non-profit alumnae association founded in New York City will celebrate its alma mater, the College of the Holy Spirit, Manila (CHSM)’s centennial in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Bally Hotel from Oct. 17-20, 2013. CHSNAF aims to keep the Spirit Ablaze across the miles from Manila to Las Vegas and to continue the legacy of excellence in the College of the Holy Spirit, Manila.The centennial commemoration is comprised of one and half days of conference workshops fromOct. 18-19 focusing on critical areas of technology, faculty development and curriculum enhancement currently in the works and part of the strategic planning of CHSM. These workshops will culminate in the gala dinner dance to be held on the evening of Saturday, Oct. 19, with keynote speaker, the Honorable Jose Cuisia, the Philippine Ambassador to the United States and a performance by Louie Reyes, the CHSM’s music department graduate and an eminently recognized queen of jazz.Adding to the live shows and epicurean delights of Las Vegas, a concert of classical and modern music will be presented on Friday evening, Oct. 18, by the school’s alumnae spearheaded by Molly Vivian Huang, a concert pianist, who graduated from CHSM’s music department and whose post graduate studies consists of training by some of the more illustrious music professors of Europe.Golf events are planned for the spouses of the alumnae golfers as well as out of town trips to Red Rock Canyon/Hoover Dam, Bryce Canyon and the Grand Canyon.CHSNAF invites all of its more than 2,000 alumnae throughout the United States and Canada to attend this historic celebration of its alma mater’s 100 years of educating a fine set of caring and loving mothers, cultivated and accomplished career women and consummate leaders in organizations from both the corporate world, non-profit and governmental institutions. To avail of the discounted rate of booking at the Bally Hotel and for any further information regarding the event, contact Ellen Y. Gomez at or Marilou Palenzuela at The alumnae can also log on to for more information.



October 20


Walk, Don’t Run benefit for the Benefit of Seniors and Veterans


The E.R.B. Foundation, in cooperation with the Senior Coalition of Carson, California and the Filipino Veterans Foundation, invites the community to come and support the 5K Walk Don’t Run benefit fun run for Filipino Seniors and Veterans, to be held on October 20, 2013, at the Carson Community Center.



October 28 – December 23


Fil-Am artist Lynda A. N. Reyes participates in art exhibit in Louisville, Kentucky


Filipinos in Kentucky are invited to come and support Fil-Am artist Lynda A. N. Reyes as she participates at the 36th Annual National Show of the Kentucky Watercolor Society. Reyes’ watercolor painting entitled “An Afternoon Stroll at Venice Beach” will be displayed at the exhibit from October 28 to December 23, 2013 at the Actor’s Theater in Louisville, Kentucky. Reyes’ work was among the 68 artworks from all over the US selected by a distinguished distinguished watercolor artist John Salimen. For more info about the artist, you may log on to or email her at






January 27 – February 1


Paco Catholic School Class of ’64 Golden Jubillee

The High School Class’64 of Paco Catholic School will be celebrating its golden jubilee next year. To mark this milestone, they will have a grand reunion from Jan.27 to Feb.1, 2014 with the theme “BalikTanaw 2014: 50 Na Po Kami!”Activities include a visit to the old school with a Thanksgiving Mass at the Paco Catholic Church which was central to the formation of every Paconian; an Appreciation Lunch with Class ’64 teachers at the landmark Aristocrat Restaurant on Roxas Boulevard; an overnight stay at the beach resort in Bataan of batchmate Yolly Lee nee Mariano; and a grand dinner dance, dubbed as “Seniors Prom” to cap the celebrations. In between there will be lots of sight-seeing, bonding and shopping. For more details on joining this historic class activity next year, class members can contact the following individuals.  For Philippine-based members: Rod Garcia ( / +(632) 647-5490/ +(63917) 537-9575; Dodo Montemayor ( +(632) 826-3923/ +(63917) 858-0686; Freddie Lim ( / +(632) 563-4795 / +(632) 957-5321/ +(63917) 420-4444; Livia Gomez-Gonzalvo ( / +(632) 825-9172 / +(63917) 619-4055; Yolly Mariano-Lee ( /+(632) 850-2260/ +(63928) 507-1722.  For those in the US, please contact: Dan Hidalgo ( / (914) 740-7028 / (914) 310-0864; Ed Bondoc ( / (415) 342-9877 / (415) 876-2663; Ester Cunanan ( (818) 245-0924/ (818) 370-6313.