Filipinos in

new mexico



Don’t Miss the 2014 Events:

Sept. 13, Sat. noon, FAFNM Membership Meeting/Potluck.  What’s going on in the Filipino community? Don’t forget to bring a DISH or Drink.  North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center, 7521 Carmel Ave NE (corner of Wyoming).  Please avoid the traffic in Paseo del Norte.  Take alternative route like Alameda St.  If you can’t find the Center, call 764-6475. 

Sept. 19 & 20, Fri, Sat. GLOBALQUERQUE,  6:00 pm, A music festival of musicians around the world and workshops, National Hispanic Cultural Center.  Click on

Sept. 20, SAT. GLOBALQUERQUE  10:45 am-3:30 pm. FREE WORKSHOPS on music from other countries., National Hispanic Cultural Center.  Click on workshops.

Sept. 27, Sat, 11:30 am, Oral History Meeting/Potluck:  “New Wave of Filipino Educators”.  Let’s listen to stories of educators.  Halle Manoa (look for “Money Concepts” bldg.), 619 San Mateo NE (between Lomas & Copper).  FREE.  Sponsored by the Filipino American National Historical Society Rio Grande. Open to everybody.  About: FANHS RGPLEASE CHECK BY SEPT 13 FOR UPDATE.

Weekly (Mondays):  Acting Class conducted by a Filipina, Pat Price.  Mondays (starting August) 6:00-7:00 pm, Corrales Community Center, 4324 Corrales Road, Corrales, NM 87048. Sponsored by the Corrales Arts Center.

For details: click on registration or contact Jim Wright, 269-4283. Website.



The Filipino American Foundation of New Mexico (former Filipino American Association of NM) has been in existence since 1973.  It has sponsored the Santacruzan for 37 years.

Filipino American Foundation of NM

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

Filipino American National Historical Society Rio Grande Chapter

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From DJ’s to Balikbayan boxes to Catering.

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FAFNM had a successful Karaoke fund raising Night that raised $1,473.59 (with very minimum overhead).  Thanks to Lucky’s Lounge (for offering the place for free), Jery White, Nello Edillon, Mayet Luena, Jaishel Bullock, Willie Laguatan, Robert Divero, and all the volunteers who sold tickets, brought food, and attended.  We truly have a lot of talented Filipinos in NM!!!

Sponsors: Dr. Dely Alcantara & Dr. Ted Jojola, Dr. Jose Martinez & Rick Ayala, Pearl King, Celia Tomlinson, Pete & Aurora Noriega, Rand & Tessie Greenfield, Cris & Emilie Underwood, & Chris Zafra

The proceeds of the Karaoke night were applied to the Scholarship and Outreach funds.  Thank you.

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.

Independence Day/ Dr. Jose Rizal Day &

Membership Drive:  June 14, 2014

Bataan Park

Around 150 people came to the picnic to celebrate Philippine Independence (from Spain) and to honor Dr. Jose Rizal (national hero).  Thanks to those who joined and renewed their FAFNM membership.  Aside from the food and the reunion, the volleyball teams from Espanola and Albuquerque were a big draw as well as several games for kids & adults!  Thanks to the Cultural Dance Group, singers & DJs for the entertainment. To those who did not attend, you can still join and renew.  Your membership and support will help us continue having activities like the picnic and Santacruzan for the Filipino community.  To learn more about the benefits of joining FAFNM and to access membership form, visit:  FAFNM.

Thanks to those who participated and attended the 37th Santacruzan at the Old Town Plaza co-sponsored by the City of Albuquerque Cultural Services Office.  Chito Zafra, 90+ years old, was the pioneer of this event and she’s still very much involved as well as Heddy Long and Myrna Samson with assistance from Special Events - Maricar Castro and Elvie Orwat.  We hope you will join us again next year.  It’s always the third Saturday in May, same place, same time (5 pm).

Santacruzan, May 17, Old Town Plaza

Karaoke Night

(May 17, Lucky’s Lounge)

Thanks to Jaishel Bullock for organizing the volleyball.  Thanks to all the players from Espanola (winning team) and Albuquerque (some from Santa Fe too).  Awesome!!!


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