Filipinos in

new mexico



June 13, Sat., 11:30 am - 2:00 pm,  Bataan Park, corners of Carlisle and Lomas (next to Walgreens), FAFNM Picnic/Potluck celebrating Philippine Independence from Spain and Jose Rizal Day.  This is also a membership drive for FAFNM.  FREE but please bring a dish or drinks. Contact Maricar or Vanessa


July 25, Sat. Pista sa Nayon, UNM Continuing Education Bldg, corners of University and Indian School.  Fund raising for FAFNM, 5:00 pm (food tasting & check out vendors), 6:00 pm (show). Ticket: $15.  Contact Maricar or Vanessa  Print: PISTA FLYER.pdf. (NOTE:  In the flyer, start time was 4:00 pm.  It should be 5:00 pm.).  Visit:


Sept. 26, Sat 6:00 pm, Hotel Cascada (former Radisson), Carllisle NE.  $35 (dinner and dance)  For tickets and details, visit: Pamana.

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


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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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 05/29/15

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.

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

Deadline for scholarship in the Fall:

UNM students:  May 15 (contact UNM Financial Aid).

Procedure for UNM/FAFNM scholarship (per Ms. Judith Davenport, person-in-charge at UNM scholarship office):

1. The student must submit FAFSA or financial assistance form to the UNM Financial/Scholarship office.

2. UNM students/applicants must also download scholarship application form and mail to FAFNM post office by May 15, 2015.

  1. 3.FAFNM Scholarship committee will screen applicants and will provide Ms. Davenport with a list of qualified students/members after which UNM could award the scholarship.

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

Don’t miss these events:

Pamana and

Manoa Youth


announced. Visit