Filipino Americans

Jo Koy, Dan Lin, Universal Donate $75,000 to Search to Involve Pilipino Americans as Historic Filipinotown Nonprofit Marks 50th Anniversary

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Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 7:45pm

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA), one of the longest-running nonprofits serving the Filipino American community, accepted a gift of $75,000 by comedian Jo Koy, filmmaker Dan Lin, and Universal Pictures, the team behind "Easter Sunday," the first major studio film about Filipino American family life. Koy presented the check to SIPA at the "Rise for Comedy" festival held at Rideback Ranch in Historic Filipinotown (HiFi), just as SIPA commemorates its 50th anniversary and prepares to open the doors to its new headquarters and community center.

Key Points: 
  • Donation to SIPA by major Hollywood studio paves way for others to support Historic Filipinotown and Fil-Am community.
  • "We are truly grateful to Jo Koy and Dan Lin for this donation and for sharing a Filipino story with the world.
  • Honoring community heroes, the SIPA 50th Anniversary Gala and 2022 Barangay Awards will aim to raise $200,000 for SIPA's programming and services.
  • More information and ways to support SIPA today, whether a monthly pledge or a one-time, tax-deductible donation, is available at www.sipacares.org .

Filipino American National Historical Society to hold conference in Seattle

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Saturday, August 6, 2022 - 2:57am

Now, the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) is determined to restart its 2022 national conference by combining in-person and virtual offerings Aug. 11-13 at Seattle University, 901 12th Avenue.

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  • Now, the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) is determined to restart its 2022 national conference by combining in-person and virtual offerings Aug. 11-13 at Seattle University, 901 12th Avenue.
  • The 19th biennial national conference and general membership meeting in Seattle is the marquee event of FANHS, a historical society with 41 chapters in the U.S. "It's truly an intergenerational conference," said Emily P. Lawsin, historic preservation specialist at 4Culture, a sponsor of many FANHS projects in Seattle.
  • "Intergenerational meaning from first-generation immigrants to third-, fourth-, fifth-generation Filipino Americans whose families have been here for 100 years or more."
  • The Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) is a volunteer-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Fila Manila Continues to Bring Filipino Flavors to Life with The Launch of Ube and Coconut Jams

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Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 1:33pm

PHILADELPHIA, July 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Kumain ka na (let's eat)! Fila Manila, a Filipino-American-owned brand creating a modern twist on iconic Filipino sauces, condiments, and spreads, launches two new all-natural jams: Ube Purple Yam Jam and Coconut Jam. These are the first all-natural Ube and Coconut spreads on the market and continue Fila Manila's celebration of Filipino culture and cuisine.

Key Points: 
  • Authentic Filipino Flavors for All, Fila Manila Introduces All-Natural Coconut Spreads
    PHILADELPHIA, July 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Kumain ka na (let's eat)!
  • Fila Manila , a Filipino-American-owned brand creating a modern twist on iconic Filipino sauces, condiments, and spreads, launches two new all-natural jams: Ube Purple Yam Jam and Coconut Jam.
  • These are the first all-natural Ube and Coconut spreads on the market and continue Fila Manila's celebration of Filipino culture and cuisine.
  • Fila Manila's new line of Coconut Spreads is the company's next iteration of modernizing traditional Filipino flavors.

Island Pacific's Highly Anticipated Lake Forest, California Opening & Hiring Event

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 8:32pm

WALNUT, Calif., June 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The highly anticipated opening of the 18th Island Pacific location has community members in the South Orange County neighborhood already buzzing with excitement.

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  • WALNUT, Calif., June 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The highly anticipated opening of the 18th Island Pacific location has community members in the South Orange County neighborhood already buzzing with excitement.
  • Island Pacific collaborated with Filipino cultural artist Kristian Kabuay and muralist Bodeck Luna to bring in details in the new store's aesthetic that represents and highlights Filipino culture.
  • Bodeck Luna shares that it's a very special opportunity working with Island Pacific since he's a suki (loyal customer) there.
  • "The mural he has created for Island Pacific are not only representational but rather a celebration of who we are," he says.

Search To Involve Pilipino Americans Celebrates Filipino American History Month With SIPA Barangay Awards On Nov. 5

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Monday, October 25, 2021 - 4:20pm

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA) aptly celebrates Larry Itliong Day with the announcement of its SIPA Barangay Awards on Friday, November 5, streaming online beginning at 6 p.m. PDT. As "barangay" is the Filipino word for "village," the Barangay Awards is an evolution of SIPA's annual awards event, the non-profit's biggest fundraiser of the year. Based in Historic Filipinotown, SIPA will virtually host the Barangay Awards, inviting everyone to join online in honoring the community leaders and organizations that have tirelessly worked in alignment with SIPA's mission of enriching and empowering lives of Filipino Americans.

Key Points: 
  • LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA) aptly celebrates Larry Itliong Day with the announcement of its SIPA Barangay Awards on Friday, November 5, streaming online beginning at 6 p.m. PDT.
  • As "barangay" is the Filipino word for "village," the Barangay Awards is an evolution of SIPA's annual awards event, the non-profit's biggest fundraiser of the year.
  • "Our community has a rich history of dedicated heroes, and because of them, Pilipino Americans continue to grow in representation and impact on American society.
  • Rock recently made history as the first openly gay male cover star of Playboy magazine, featured in the October issue during this year's Filipino American History Month.