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2018 Pista sa Nayon

Bb Pilipinas NM 2018

Support your favorite candidate for the

Pista sa Nayon

Sept. 22, 2018, Saturday, 6:00 pm

Inn at Rio Rancho

1465 Rio Rancho Bld.  SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Tel. 505-892-1700



Cover Pista 2018 (for program)

Pista sa Nayon is a beauty pageant coronation night, dinner & entertainment event.  It’s the biennial project of the Filipino American Foundation of New Mexico (FAFNM) to raise funds to support activities in the Filipino community including college scholarship funds.

NOTE:  To protect the privacy of candidates, we do not post their contact information on the website. Please contact organizer, Gloria 505-629-9474,

Rules for the Candidate

  • Must be a paid FAFNM member
  • Must be at least 16 years of age.  (If you are younger than 18, a parental/guardian consent is required.)
  • Must be active in fundraising activities for THIS event such as
    • selling tickets/ballots
    • soliciting ads

Compensation for Candidates

The candidate who can sell the tickets/ballots and solicit the most advertisements & sponsors will win first place and receive a percentage of the total amount raised as indicated below:

  • Binibining Pilipinas New Mexico 2018 (25%)

Runners Up

  • Second place (Binibining Luzon 2018) = 20%
  • Third place (Binibining Visayas 2018) = 15%
  • Fourth place (Binibining Mindanao 2018) = 10%
  • Fifth place (Binibining Perlas ng Silanganan 2018) = 10%
  • Sixth place (Binibining Kalusugan 2018) = 10%

Binibini means “Miss”  (We add “ng” to make it an adjective: Binibining.)

For inquiry, contact FAFNM president, Lt Col Gloria Kauz at 505-629-9474,

Why we raise funds

Filipino American Foundation of NM (former Filipino American Association of NM) has been in existence since 1974.  (It was changed to “foundation” in 2006.)  Just like any organization, our activities constantly need funding such as:  our annual Santacruzan (which was introduced in 1977), membership picnic (Independence Day celebration), Simbang Gabi (evening mass in December), and Christmas party.  We have a lot of outreach projects: for the veterans (a picnic in honor of Bataan veterans in April), youth, seniors, and Filipinos from other parts of NM.  We are one of the few ethnic organizations in NM that offers college scholarship funds to encourage our youth who are active in the community to pursue education beyond high school.  We have consular outreach that facilitates the Philippine Consulate in Los Angeles to come to Albuquerque to serve Filipinos on immigration issues such as renewal/application of passport, dual citizenship, and other immigration matters.  This outreach makes it possible for Filipinos in NM and surrounding states to save money from flying to Los Angeles.

NOTE:  The Philippine Consulate staff will be in Albuquerque on Dec. 8, 2018 on the same day as the FAFNM Christmas party. Please check Events page.

Lina Rollins, Mutya ng New Mexico (2016)

We are eternally grateful to the past and present candidates (and volunteers) for helping us raise funds for the FAFNM.  We are also grateful to the Christmas Caroling Group headed by Jimmy and Betsy Custodio for raising funds for the college scholarship every year.  Thank you very much.