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Public Relations/ Political Affairs is here to provide opportunities for membership to mobilize into the SF community and explore ways to get involved in the greater Fil-Am Community. We are a resource into the Fil-Am community and within the greater USF community. 

Have questions? Contact Mariel Linga and Mark Gravador (usfkaprpa@gmail.com)!

NCPASA NorCal PCN Calendar




Friday, April 19

6:00PM - 7:00PM // BAYAN NorCal

An Indignation rally to honor the courage of Jerome Aba on the 1 year anniversary since his detainment and torture at SFO



Saturday, April 20


A Community Forum with Ed Cubelo, Chairperson of KMU (Kilusan Mayo Uno/May 1st Movement) Metro Manila


End U.S. Military Aid to the Philippines: Sandata x Speaking Tour


Saturday, April 20

4:00PM - 6:30PM // PUSO East Bay

Performances from Sandata Collective w/ Ed Cubelo of KMU Metro Manila & Mong Palatino of BAYAN Metro Manila



Monday, April 22

10:00AM - 11:30AM // PAWIS South Bay

Community dialogue with Ed Cubelo of KMU Metro Manila & Mong Palatino of BAYAN Metro Manila




Tuesday, April 23


Join us to learn more from Ed Cubelo of KMU & Mong Palatino of BAYAN as they share current activism in labor & community organizing happening in the Philippines




Wednesday, April 24
12:00PM - 1:00PM // Communications Workers of America (CWA)

Join CWA & Migrante NorCal for a solidarity action for Alorica (Call Center) workers in the Philippines



Wednesday, April 24

Join us for dinner & dialogue with labor leader Ed Cubelo of KMU Metro Manila, Mong Palatino from BAYAN Metro Manila, and Sandata Collective



KasaMagic Mic

Join PRPA Co-Directors for our third Kabuhayan Workshop of the semester and the second in our self-care series--KasaMagic Mic! Feeling a little stressed from the impending finals season? Hang out with your fellow kasamas and sing a little tune or two at our karaoke night!

WHEN: Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 (7 PM to 8 PM)

WHERE: Hayes Healy Formal Lounge


NCPASA Movie Night Collab: Delano Manongs

Welcome the Northern California Pilipinx American Student Alliance (NCPASA)'s KAmmunity Action and Dialogue Committee in their Hxstorical Film Screening Series! Tonight they will be showcasing the third film in the series--Delano Manongs! Support the very first collab event between NCPASA and USF, and learn about the role of the manongs and manangs during the 1965 Delano Grape Strike organized by the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee and the United Farm Workers to protest for labor rights before we embark on our Spring Fil-Trip to the Little Manila Historic Site.

WHEN: Thursday, April 25th (7 PM to 7:30 PM) 

WHERE: UC 4th Floor Lounge


Kabuhayan Workshop: Pre-Little Manila (Collab w/ MEChA & Latinas Unidas)

Missed out on NCPASA's Hxstorical Film Screening Series last week?! Have no fear! PRPA will be hosting a pre-workshop before the Spring Fil-Trip to Little Manila in Stockton on Saturday, May 4th! In collaboration with MEChA and Latinas Unidas, learn about the hxstory behind the "Isang Bagsak" unity clap that bridges our two communities. When we visit the Historical Site, what will you remember about the manongs and manangs who raised their voices to spark change for their labor rights?

WHEN: Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 (7 PM to 8 PM)

WHERE: UC 402/403


Spring Fil-Trip: Little Manila in Stockton x FANHS Museum

It's the last PRPA KAmmunity Event! What a pleasure it has been to serve you, our membership! Please help us end our term by joining us where it all started--at the hxstorical landmark that served to bridge two communities and established the "Isang Bagsak" unity clap. ISA, DALAWA, TATLO--one fall, we all fall...one rise, we all rise. We will be releasing an itinerary closer to the date. If you're interested in attending, please fill out the Google Form below.

WHEN: Saturday, May 4th, 2019 (8 AM to 6 PM)


Little Manila Historic Site (322 S Center St, Stockton, CA 95203) 

Little Manila Center (2154 S San Joaquin Street, Stockton, CA, 95206) Filipino American National History Society(FANHS) Museum (337 E Weber Ave, Stockton, CA 95202)




Stanford University

9th Annual Pilipinx Culture Night: Ugat

"This year, Stanford Kayumanggi of the Pilipinx-American Student Union is throwing their 9th annual Pilipinx Cultural Night, or PCN. “Ugat” will explore several aspects of the Filipino and Filipino-American experience, including family, tradition, and knowing one’s “roots.” The show will include traditional dances from five Filipino dance suites, a drama storyline depicting an intergenerational narrative, and live traditional Filipino music from LIKHA."

WHEN: Saturday, April 20th, 2019 (doors open 7:30 PM) (show starts 8 PM)

WHERE: Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University (471 Lagunita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305)

TICKETS: FREE (ends April 20 at 8 PM)

TICKET LINK: Reserve online through EventBrite via Facebook


Santa Clara University

29th Annual Pilipino Culture Night: Pagyakap Sa Pananaw

"Join Barkada in celebrating Bronco talent and Filipino culture during Barkada of Santa Clara University's 29th Annual Pilipino Cultural Night! With 18 dances and an original skit interwoven between suites, they are proud to present to family, friends, and community members this annual showcase.

This year’s skit answers the question “What’s the first thing you think of when you hear Filipino?” Snapshots into a Filipino home affected by PI politics, a Filipino-American college campus, and a couple of second-generation young adults just trying to be themselves show us that being Filipino is more than just “lumpia.” Faced by the stereotypes the world projects on them, each of the characters have their biases and perspectives challenged. While poignant, pointed, and at some points, meta, their stories call us to embrace our identities and embrace others."

WHEN: Friday, April 26th, 2019 & Saturday, April 27th, 2019 (doors open 6:30 PM) (show starts 7 PM)

WHERE: Santa Clara University's Mayer Theater (500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, California 95050)

PARKING: Louis B. Mayer Theater, Santa Clara, CA 95053 | Lafayette x Franklin Street. Street parking available; nearest parking structure on Alviso St. in-between Benton and Franklin.

TICKETS: $12 (week of April 15-19), $13 (week of April 22-26), $14 (at the door)

DISCOUNTS: Group Discount: 4 for $40. Click “going” to FB event & share: $10 (make sure to include #PagyakapPCN in the post!)

TICKET LINK: To reserve tickets online or for any questions or concerns, please e-mail PCN Co-Directors Chris Carpio and Diane Menardo at barkadapcn@gmail.com.


San Jose State University

31st Annual Pilipino Culture Night: Gumising Ka!

"Akbayan Pilipino-American Organization at San Jose State University presents their 31st Annual Pilipino Cultural Night: Gumising Ka! PCN 31: Gumising Ka is a story about a Pilipino-American named Andre Buenavista looking to graduate from SJSU by taking a Pilipino Experience class. Joined by his best friend Steven Yu, he meets Arawan Magsuno, Rebecca Murphy, Prof. Dawn Magsuno, and Albert Mezzo -- and they influence him on his journey to finding his connection to culture. With the help of the people in his life, Andre goes from dreaming about his ancestors to waking up and embracing his culture with others."

WHEN: Friday, April 27th @ 7pm (doors open 6:30 PM), Saturday, April 28th @ 12pm (doors open 11:30 AM) & 7pm (doors open 6:30 PM)

WHERE: Morris Dailey Auditorium, San Jose State University (One Washington Sq., San Jose, CA 95192)


TICKETS: $20 (pre-sale), $25 (at the door)

TICKET LINKtinyurl.com/akpcn31


UC Santa Cruz

28th Annual Pilipino Cultural Celebration: Malakas at Maganda

"Bayanihan’s 28th annual Pilipino Cultural Celebration (PCC), Malakas at Maganda, will portray the institutional, interpersonal, and internalized oppression of the LGBTQ+ community while calling in our Filipino community to define and practice what it means to be an ally. They are utilizing PCC as a platform to strengthen ties and empower not only our community, but also the allied communities at UCSC through collaboration and creating an open dialogue. For the past 28 years, their steadily growing cast has been able to showcase culture and narrative through a play incorporating a repertoire of song, dance, and spoken word performances. This production will feature several performing aspects under Bayanihan, including Alay, Haluan, Isang Himig, Kasama, Pagkakaisa Dance Troupe, and People Power. They hope to continue the legacy of notable alumni who have paved the way for continued representation and appreciation of Filipino culture."

WHEN: Friday, April 26th & Saturday, April 27th (7:30 PM) 

WHERE: Mainstage, UCSC Theater Arts (1156 High St, Santa Cruz, California 95064)

TICKETS: Adult ($15), Student w/ ID ($8 - Friday, $10 - Saturday)

TICKET LINKhttps://ucsctickets.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp 


UC Davis

32nd Annual Pilipino Culture Night: "Sama-Sama: The Bridges We Build"

Mga Kapatid at UC Davis invites you to attend and celebrate their 32nd Annual Pilipino Culture Night

WHEN: Friday, May 3rd (7 PM) & Saturday, May 4th (1 PM & 6:30 PM)

WHERE: Richard Brunelle Performing Arts Theater (315 E. 14th St., Davis Senior High School, Davis, CA, 95616)

TICKETS: $12 (pre-sale), $15 (at the door)

TICKET LINKtinyurl.com/MKPCN2019


Little Manila Showcase

"SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, June 22nd Little Manila Rising will be presenting our annual Community Showcase, featuring the Little Manila Dance Collective, Little Manila After School Program, ‘us’ History Ethnic Studies Program, Kulintang Academy, and Bahala Na Martial Arts, this is definitely an event you and your family shouldn't miss!" #LittleManilaRising #CommunityShowcase #SaveTheDate #DawnMabalonIsInTheHeart #LMShowcase19 #Dawn

WHEN: Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 (4 PM) 

WHERE: Atherton Auditorium, Delta College




NCPASA Board Nominations 2019-2020

NCPASA Board nominations has been extended until April 14th! If you are interested in applying for a position and getting involved with networking with other Filipinx-American collegiate organizations beyond our campus, check out the constitution to learn more about the different opportunities available to you. Nominate anyone you feel is more than qualified for taking on this position of leadership or even nominate yourself!

Link: tinyurl.com/NCPASANominations1920

NCKASAMA Mentorship Program

"The NCKasama Mentorship Program was created for Filipinx college students and future leaders to ensure guidance in their personal growth and development in academics, leadership, and professional career paths. Mentees are paired with mentors to connect and engage in one-on-one conversations on their expereince in the field that they are looking to pursue and sharing opportunities. The vision for this mentorship program was to establish and provide potential life-long connections that will support your future successes and endeavors during your college career and onward." (Michelle Nelmida, NCPASA Human Resources Chair '18-'19)

If you are interested in being a mentee, apply here.


San Francisco State University


Support PACE at SF State and attend their annual talent showcase featuring DJ Bitesize, Angel Arada, Kobe Tabing, Waveboy, and more!

WHEN: Friday, April 12th, 2019 (doors open 5:30 PM)

WHERE: Jack Adams Hall at SFSU

TICKETS: $10 (pre-sale), $12 (at the door)

TICKET LINKtinyurl.com/talentado2019

47th Annual Pilipino Culture Night: Balikbayan

The Pilipino American Collegiate Endeavor (PACE) at SF State will be hosting their 47th Annual Pilipino Culture Night as the oldest Fil-Am org in the Bay Area! Their theme is Balikbayan--yes, like the boxes you send to your families in the Philippines! Show support in unity and solidarity for the Fil-Am community at SF State!

WHEN: Saturday, April 27th & Sunday, April 28th (show begins 6 PM)

WHERE: Mercy High School Theatre (3250 19th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132)


Students w/ ID (presale - $12) (at the door - $15)

Adult (presale - $15) (at the door - $20)

Child, under 11 (presale - $10) (at the door - $12)






Senior Spring Dance at Gene Friend Recreation Center, April 16th, Tuesday

Our seniors love to dance and this is their party and they can dance if they want to.

  • TIME: 10:00AM to 1:00PM

  • TASKS: Help set up and/or breakdown for our event, take photos, and serve food for our seniors

  • LOCATION: GENE FRIEND REC CENTER, 270 6th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Arts and Crafts: Painting Easter Eggs and Pots, April 23rd, Tuesday

Paint Easter Eggs and Little Happy Bunnies on plant pots with our seniors!

  • TIME: 10:00AM to 1:00PM

  • TASKS: Help set up and/or breakdown for our event, take photos, and assist staff with facilitating painting

  • LOCATION: GENE FRIEND REC CENTER, 270 6th St, San Francisco, CA 94103


Barrio Fiesta, May 18th, Saturday

Our annual SoMa Pilipinas get together, creating community, watching performances, and enjoying each others company with good food.


Undscvrd SF: Filipino Night Market - http://www.undiscoveredsf.com/

UNDISCOVERED SF Creative Night Market is "a monthly curated collection of emerging artists and merchants that celebrates the rich cultural heritage of the SOMA Pilipinas district located in the heart of San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood, every 3rd Saturday" (UNDSCVRD SF). Support local artists, businesses, non-profit organizations, musicians, and dancers; and partake in a food festival in celebration of community and culture.

WHEN: every 3rd Saturday of the month


401 Minna St. @ 5th St.

San Francisco, CA 94103

behind the SF Chronicle Building


REGISTRATION LINK: http://www.undiscoveredsf.com/tickets

SOCIAL MEDIA:    YouTube   Instagram   Twitter   Facebook   Pinterest


UC Davis is having a fundraiser for the Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies Initiative (BCFSI) for UC Davis. Here is the link!!

UC Davis is selling crewneck sweatshirts and long sleeve tees to raise money and "awareness to the structure of the Bulosan Center." In hosting this fundraiser, UC Davis student, Wesley Sosa aims to advertise how the BCFSI premieres a grassroots campaign, is "explicitly focused on the study of Filipinos in America and the diaspora, and is the first of its kind at a major research university." They want to emphasize that this center was started "through people's passion, perseverance, and people's pockets."

Here's another link for more information on the Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies Initiative. Please support!


SoMa: http://www.somapilipinas.org/



Otherwise known as San Francisco's Filipino Cultural Heritage District located in the South of Market neighborhood, the SoMa is home to a "diverse selection of small businesses and community service groups" who have dedicated their lives to preserve the history of the first wave of Filipino immigrants who came to settle in the West coast during the 1920s and 1930s. The mission of SoMa Pilipinas is to recognize the contributions of Filipinx Americans in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area through cultural celebration, community development, and economic opportunity. Visit the "Lapu Lapu" Mural, walk in the footsteps of great FIlipino heroes, and speak to veterans at the Bayanihan Community Center. Show support for Bindlestiff Studio and the Mabuhay Health Center, nonprofit organizations that serve as an outlet for talent and resources to health care for the Fil-Am community. Attend Filipino cultural events like PAHM at the Asian Art Museum in October or Undscvrd SF: Filipino Night Market every 3rd Saturday of the month to experience a night of cultural immersion in food,art, and performance.

SOCIAL MEDIA:   Instagram   Facebook   Twitter


I-Hotel: https://manilatown.org/

Historically, the International Hotel was occupied by a large Asian American population, notable Filipino Americans, during the 1920s and 1930s when the first wave of immigrants came to settle in the West coast. Today the Manilatown Heritage Foundation continues to host exhibits, tours, and workshops in a shared space with the i-Hotel in an effort to "promote social and economic justice for Pilipinx Americans by preserving history, advocating for equal access, and advancing arts and culture". Visit the i-Hotel to engage in critical conversations surrounding the importance of community within Filipino culture and our foundation in cultural roots being grounded in history, integrity and respect.


868 Kearny St.

San Francisco, CA 94108

CONTACT: mhf@manilatown.org

SOCIAL MEDIA:   Facebook   Instagram   Twitter


Little Manila: http://www.littlemanila.org/home

"The Little Manila Foundation advocates for the historic preservation of the Little Manila Historic Sit in Stockton, California and provides education and leadership to revitalize the Pilipinx American community." From the 1920s until the 1960s, Little Manila was "home to the largest population of Filipinos in the world outside of the Philippines". Where Larry Itliong and Cesar Chavez originally congregated in the mass preparations for the Farm Workers Movement and the Delano Grape Strike in the 1960s, today Little Manila serves to preserve the history of early Pilipinx American struggle and community amidst sacrifice and hope. Additionally, Little Manila After School Program (LMASP) was established to serve local high school students in the Stockton are in an effort to teach them the fundamentals of Philippine-American studies.


2154 S. San Joaquin St.

South Stockton, CA 95206


P.O. Box 1356

Stockton, CA 95201

CONTACT: info@littlemanila.org

SOCIAL MEDIA:   Facebook   Instagram   Twitter

VIDEO:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkDoBvwTDKs


Bindlestiff: https://www.bindlestiffstudio.org/


185 6th St.

San Francisco, CA 94103

CONTACT: info@bindlestiffstudio.org

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook   Twitter   Instagram


In Condolence of Professor Dawn Bohulano Mabalon

NCPASA – Boycott NutriAsia: Official Statement

ACPA: Official Statement

Little Manila:  Donation Link  |  Letter of Solidarity  |  Newsletter Excerpt

Victoria Manalo Draves: Official Statement (see page 11 for PRPA's Brianna Roque and Juliette Langit)

NCPASA (Northern California Pilipinx American Student Alliance): The collective of Pilipinx collegiate organizations in Northern California that is dedicated to leadership development, political and community action, and networking through cultural awareness and dialogue into post-grad life.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram   Facebook   Twitter  |  https://ncpasa.wordpress.com/

Kabataan Alliance: The Kabataan Alliance is a "national alliance of Filipino youth and student organizations dedicated to serving communities here and back home in the Philippines." Their mission is to build unity across the United States and "to advocate for the rights and welfare of Pilipinx-Americans in the United States, the Philippines and around the world" (Kabataan Alliance).

CONTACT: info@kabataanalliance.org  |  VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIq4fmVIhuU  |  SOCIAL MEDIA:  Facebook   Instagram   Twitter  https://www.kabataanalliance.org/

Bataan Legacy Historical Society (BLHS): The Bataan Legacy Historical Society was established to educate the youth on the important contributions of Filipino soldiers during WWII and American occupation of the Philippines. The BLHS aims to "document the stories and experience of WWII veterans and survivors in the Philippines" by conducting annual conferences to inform the public of the historic accomplishments of our esteemed Filipino veteran@s.

SOCIAL MEDIA:  Facebook   Twitter  |  http://bataanlegacy.org/index.html

Bayanihan Equity Center: Located in the South of Market, the Veterans Equity Center is a nonprofit organization that was originally established to service Filipino World War II veterans in the community for the last 19 years. Today, "the BEC has expanded its services to include low-income seniors, families, people with disabilities, the LGBTQ+ community, immigrants, and formerly incarcerated and homeless individuals" (VEC), providing them with the resources to greater opportunity. 

CONTACT: veteransequitycenter@gmail.com PHONE: 415-255-2347 FAX: 415-255-2358   LOCATION: 1010 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94103  |  SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook   Instagram   Twitter   YouTube   |  http://www.vetsequitycenter.org/

Kappa Psi Epsilon: Kappa Psi Epsilon is a Filipina-American sorority founded on the desire for community awareness, unity and friendship within a sisterhood in the San Francisco area. They promote and uphold the five pillars of interrelations, academics, culture, sisterhood, and community action in an effort to stand in solidarity and pride with their Pilipina-American heritage. 

SOCIAL MEDIA:  Facebook   Instagram   Twitter     http://sfstate.orgsync.com/org/kappapsiepsilon/about

Chi Rho Omicron (XPO): Chi Rho Omicron is a Filipino-American fraternity established to promote the understanding and cultivation of civic responsibility through community service in the Pilipinx-American community. They are rooted in a foundation of appreciation of the Pilipino culture and history, and aspire to instill self-improvement and scholastic excellence throughout their membership. 

SOCIAL MEDIA:   Instagram   Facebook   Twitter

ACPA: American Center of Philippine Arts (ACPA) provides a unique educational and development platform for multidisciplinary Philippine arts through innovative, hands-on classes, collaborations, networking opportunities, and showcasing events. https://philippinearts.org/ 

Parangal: Parangal Dance Company is a Filipino Folk Dance Group base in the San Francisco Bay Area that Apsires to Inspire. Parangal Dance Company's mission is to give tribute to Philippine heritage by preserving and promoting ethnic attire, music, and dance through research, workshops, and performances. They aim to serve as a bridge, inspiring and connecting Filipino Americans to their roots to give them a sense of pride and identity, while educating diverse communities to foster awareness and appreciation of Philippine culture.  http://www.parangal.org/

Barangay: Barangay Dance Company is a San Francisco-based Filipino Folk dance organization whose mission is to preserve the rich FIlipino culture heritage through the arts of Philippine folk dancing and music. Through presenting, outreach and research of Philippine folk dance and music, Barangay endeavors to promote awareness, understanding and appreciation of the Filipino culture within the communities it serves. http://www.barangay.org/

Likha: LIKHA-Pilipino Folk Ensemble's mission is to preserve Philippine folk arts and culture and to foster education in dance and music in the community. LIKHA is based in San Francisco, CA and has served the community since 1992 - founded by Rudi C. Soriano, former dance soloist with Bayanihan Philippine Dance Company.  http://www.likha.org/

Bindlestiff: Bindlestiff Studio cultivates artists who reflect and celebrate the diverse values, traditions, and histories of Pilipino and Filipino American cultures through bold artistic expression and community engagement. https://www.bindlestiffstudio.org/

PACE: The Pilipino American Collegiate Endeavor at San Francisco State University takes esteemed responsibility in providing academic support to their general members; promoting critical consciousness and self-determination; and the preservation of Pilipina/o American culture, while offering a safe space for expression. As they continue to move forward, they aspire to cultivate unity and leadership potential in their peers through education and active involvement in the community. http://www.pacesfsu1967.com/

Alpha Kappa Omicron: Alpha Kappa Omicron is a Pilipino-American sorority based on the history, traditions, and culture of the Philippines. They are dedicated to the development of community awareness, self-empowerment, and academic excellence. http://akomicron.wixsite.com/akomicron

Alpha Kappa Omega: Alpha Kappa Omega is a multicultural fraternity originated from the history, traditions, and faith of the Filipino and dedicated to the development of awareness, education, empowerment, and leadership through self-fulfillment, community enrichment, and family support in order to develop a multi-faced individual, enriched and empowered by the family of the Alpha Kappa Omega. https://alejandro-arias-qne3.squarespace.com/#home-1-section