Filipinos in

new mexico





28, Sat.    Cesar Chavez Day (10:30-2 pm)

    FAFNM Cultural Dance Group will perform

    at 12:15, National Hispanic Cultural Center

    corners of 4th and Avenida de Cesar

    Chavez.  FREE.



6, Mon. 6:00 Dinner, 7:30 Show, “Queen Time”, Street Food Asia, 3422 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, $25.00.  The dinner show featuring Jam Morales is a fund raising to support Christa Harner for Miss Philippines USA.  Contact Jam Morales for tickets at

11, Sat    Bataan Memorial Ceremony, noon, Bataan Park, corners of Carlisle and Lomas. The FAFNM Cultural Dance Group will perform at around 12:30.  FREE.

11, Sat    Deadline in submitting nominations for the 2015 Pamana and Manoa Youth Awards.  Visit:  Pamana Awards.

April 18 Fiesta Albuquerque at Old Town Plaza, FAFNM Cultural Dance Group will perform at 12:30.  FREE.


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

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


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

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).  Tickets will be on sale and Ads and Donor forms will be available at the Santacruzan.  For details, visit: Pamana.

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


Ongoing:  Mondays, 6:00 - 7:00 pm, Corrales Elementary School (Room #7), 200 Target (corner of Corrales & Target Roads.).  Taught by a Filipina (who was based in New York), Pat Price, contact (917) 602-9451.  Description of workshop.

Tuition:  $60 for 4 sessions ($18/session) 10% discount for CAC members.

Contact:, Tel. 897-3351.

Corrales Art Center (CAC)

P O Box 1802, Corrales, NM 87048



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 03/25/15

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.

Nominations for

Pamana Awards &

Manoa Youth Award are now open.  Visit:

Pamana Awards.

Deadline:  April 11.

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.  We are helping her raise funds for this event on:

Queen Time

A dinner show featuring international singer, our very own Jam Morales and a surprise guest.

April 6, Monday

6:00 pm - dinner

7:30 pm - show

StreetFood Asia

3422 Central Ave SE, Alb.


To get tickets, contact

Miss Philippines USA