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2018 Pista sa Nayon


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

Ticket prices:

Tickets:  $38 per person (11 yrs old and older), $15 per child (3-10 yrs old),

Free per child (under 3 years old).

Pista sa Nayon (festival of nation) 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.  To print flyer, click Pista 2018 FLYER Updated.

For tickets, contact Lt Col Gloria Kauz 505-629-9474,  candidates or any of the Board of Directors of FAFNM.

To place an ad or greeting in the souvenir program, contact Pearl King at or Lina Rollins at  Click: Ad contract 2018 Pista sa Nayon

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

How can you help your candidate?

  • Buy ballots from her.
  • Advertise or Post a greeting (ex. “Congratulations to XX”)  And indicate her name. Click: Ad contract 2018 Pista sa Nayon
  • Help sell tickets and inform the person you bought the tickets from to credit it to her.

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 will win first place and receive a percentage of the total amount raised as indicated below:

  • First place (Binibining Pilipinas New Mexico 2018) = 25%
  • Second place (Binibining Luzon 2018) = 20%
  • Third place (Binibining Visayas 2018) = 15%
  • Fourth place (Binibining Mindanao 2018) = 10%
  • Fifth place (Binibining Albuquerque 2018) = 10%
  • Sixth place (Binibining Land of Enchantment 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

FAFNM (former Filipino American Association of NM) has been in existence for almost five decades.  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.

Lina Rollins, the last  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 Caroling Group headed by Jimmy and Betsy Custodio for raising funds for the college scholarship every year.  Thank you very much.