Filipinos in

new mexico



Don’t Miss the 2014 Events:

Oct. 23, Thurs., 6:00 pm, Book Launching (see above), UNM Student Union Bldg. Ballroom C.

Featuring:  Kelsie Smith and Cesar Guevarra, Filipino singers.

FREE.  Sponsored by the Filipino Student Organization of UNM. 

Open to everybody.  For inquiry, please contact FANHS RG: Emilie ( or Tessie ( or Filipino Student Organization: Shaine Sagisi, Please RSVP.

Click to print:  FLYER.  For details, visit: Book.

Christmas Party (Dec. 13) tickets are available now:

FAFNM Christmas Party, Dec. 13, Sat, 6:00 pm, Courtyard by Marriott, 5151 Journal Center Blvd. NE.  Tickets: $35 (members); $40 (non-members), Half price for children 12 years & younger.  Please get your tickets from any of the BODs you know or contact

Elvie or Tessie (  If you want to pay with credit card, please contact Vilma (507-2179), Please note that WE WILL NOT BE SELLING TICKETS AT THE DOOR SO PLEASE GET YOUR TICKETS SOON.  If you want to join (and pay the membership price), please get the membership form from: FAFNM page.

December Activites:

Simbang Gabi, Caroling - see right column.



The Filipino American Community Council (FACC) is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.  FACC was designed to operate as an umbrella organization for other Filipino-American non-profits and organizations.  THE CENTRAL FOCUS OF FACC IS WRITING GRANTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE FILIPINO COMMUNITY’S ACTIVITIES. 

More on FACC.

Join the Filipino organizations:

All are 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations:

The Filipino American Foundation of New Mexico (FAFNM), former Filipino American Association of NM, has been in existence since 1973.  Visit:

Filipino American Foundation of NM

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For college students asking about the FAFNM Scholarship Fund, please click on:

  1. BulletApplication Process

  2. BulletApplication Form (For any questions, contact the members of the Scholarship Committee indicated at the bottom of this form.)

The Filipino American National Historical Society Rio Grande (FANHS RG) has been in existence since 1998.  It is one of the 30 chapters of a national organization, FANHS, all over the US.  The headquarter is in Seattle, WA.

Filipino American National Historical Society Rio Grande Chapter

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Support the Filipino businesses:

From DJ’s to Balikbayan boxes to Catering.

Visit:  Filipinos in NM page.

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The FIRST book and eBook about Filipino Americans in NM by the Filipino American National Historical Society Rio Grande.  You are all invited to the Book Launching (see below).  Visit: Fil-Am Experience.

The Oral History Meeting featured four Filipino educators from Espanola Public Schools held on Sept. 27, Sat. at the Halle Manoa (NM Asian Family Center) Bldg.  It was sponsored by the Filipino American National Historical Society Rio Grande.

The speakers were (photos, clockwise from top left):  Vicky Adaoag, was a former Special Ed teacher who also has two daughters teaching, Domingo (Nap) Napolitano and Susan Sagisi, HS Math teacher, and Medy Tabaday, Special Ed supervisor in HS.

Thank you all for sharing your stories. 

Hosts and Carolers Needed:

We need families (or individuals) to host the carolers.  We also need carolers.  Practice starts in November.  Contact Ligaya,

The funds raised from caroling will go to the Scholarship Funds.  We hope you will support us.

SIMBANG GABI with Filipino priests:

Dec. 4, Thurs, 6:30 pm, San Felipe de Neri Church, Old Town.

Dec. 11, Thurs, 6:30 pm, Private Residence*

Dec. 18, Thurs, 6:30 San Felipe de Neri.

Dec. 21, Sun, 10:30 am, Prince of Peach Church, Tramway/Live Oak NE.

Donation of food/drink appreciated for Thursday gatherings ONLY.  Monetary offerings welcome for priests during each Mass.

*Please contact Emilie,

for address.  We do not post private addresses on this website without consent from hosts.