Filipinos in

new mexico





April 25, Sat. 11 am to 1 pm, North Domingo Baca Community Center (North Wyoming and Paseo del Norte, take left at Carmel St.)FAFNM senior members Meeting.  FAFNM would like to invite our senior (55-106 yrs old) group members to celebrate the birthdays of our Senior members who are born in Jan, Feb, Mar and Apr this year.  Also we would like to get an approval or discussion from our members on the annual activities as proposed by our Senior group committee.


May 9. Sat. Festival of Asian Culture @ Veteran's Memorial, corners of Louisiana and Gibson in Albuquerque, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm. (We usually perform at 1 pm.) FREE.

May 23, Sat   FAFNM Santacruzan, Old Town.  5:30 pm -Mass at San Felipe de Neri followed by procession at the Rotunda and Cultural Show at the Gazebo.  FREE.  (Tickets for PIsta sa Nayon will be available - see below - July 25).


June 13, Sat., 11:30 am - 2:00 pm,  Bataan Park, FAFNM Picnic/Potluck celebrating Philippine Independence from Spain and Jose Rizal Day.  This is also a membership drive.  FREE but please bring a dish.

July 25, Sat. Pista sa Nayon, UNM Continuing Education Bldg, corner of University and Indian School.  Fund raising for FAFNM, 5:00 pm (food tasting), 6:30 pm (show). Ticket: $15.  Tickets will be available starting May 23 at the Santacruzan.


Sept. 26, Sat 6:00 pm, Hotel Cascada (former Radisson), Carllisle NE.  $35 (dinner and dance)  Tickets will be on sale and Ads and Donor forms will be available at the Santacruzan or June 13 picnic.  For details, visit: Pamana.

For the complete 2015 FAFNM schedule of activities, visit: FAFNM.


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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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The Filipino American National Historical Society Rio Grande (FANHS RG) has been in existence since 1998 and focuses on the history of Filipino Americans in the US.  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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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. 

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Updated 04/20/15

The FIRST book and eBook about Filipino Americans in NM by the Filipino American National Historical Society Rio Grande are now available on book and eBook.  Visit: Fil-Am Experience.

Don’t miss these events:

Bianca White

Congratulations to Bianca for receiving the Outstanding Asian Youth Award by the Asian American Association of New Mexico on March 6, 2015 at the New Mexico Legislature in Santa Fe.  Photo shows Bianca with proud Mom, Ligaya White.

Recipients for Scholarship Funds (Spring 2015):

Jami Abdullah

Sharmaine Sagisi

Louis Leonen

Leeyan (Zekke) Racca

Lora Racca

Lyle Racca

Congratulations to

our FAFNM Scholars

Christa Harner will be competing for Miss Phil. USA in Los Angeles in July.  Good luck, Christa!

Miss Philippines USA

Asian Youth Awardee