The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles is pleased to invite the Filipino-American community to the webinar “Agri-Negosyo for Overseas Filipinos (USA): Insights from the PhilCAFE Project” to be held on April 8, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. PDT.
The project is organized through a collaboration among the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C., the Office of the Philippine Agriculture Attaché to the Americas, Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) and the Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC).
The webinar’s main presenter, T.J. Ryan, Chief of Party of the Philippine Coffee Advancement and Farm Enterprise (PhilCAFE) Project will talk about the PH coffee value chain, with details like the costs and returns of producing coffee in one hectare of land; and other associated upstream and downstream industries, including Philippine government support.
A panel of speakers, including Department of Agriculture (DA) Undersecretary for High Value Crops and Rural Credit Evelyn G. Lavina; Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Director for the Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR) Myrna P. Pablo; and Philippine Coffee Board President and Co-chair Pacita Juan will share their perspectives after the main presentation. Agriculture Attaché Dr. Josyline C. Javelosa will serve as program emcee and moderator.
Interested parties may register in advance at http://tiny.cc/AgriNegosyoCoffee.
Online via Zoom Live (registration required) - https://facchomar30.eventbrite.com/
It will also simulcast on Facebook LIVE.
Women's Month: Filipina American Women in Film
Presented by the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce - Hollywood (FACC - Hollywood) and the Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival (LAPIFF).
Guest: Sari Lluch Dalena
Sari Dalena is an independent filmmaker from the Philippines and holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in Film Production from New York University.
She has been the recipient of the Fulbright-Hayes scholarship, New York Asian Cultural Council Fellowship, NYU Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Fellowship, and the 13 Artists Award at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
Dalena’s first feature film, the post-9/11 immigrant film "Rigodon" won Best Feature at the International Panorama of Independent Filmmakers.
Her first full-length documentary on the atrocities during the Philippine-American War, "Memories of a Forgotten War" (2001), screened at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Documentary Fortnight in New York City and the Int’l Film Festival Rotterdam.
In 2012, her Martial Law drama, Ka Oryang was awarded Best Picture and Best Director prizes at the Cinema One Originals Film Festival. Her other notable works include "Church Dog" (1994), "White Funeral" (1997), "The Guerrilla is a Poet" (2013), "The Women of Malolos" (2013), and "Dahling Nick" (2015).
She is an Associate Professor and former Director at the University of the Philippines Film Institute.
> Edwin A. Santos
Actor and Film Producer with 20+ years in the entertainment industry.
- As an actor, he can be seen in the feature films "Blue Dream" (2013) starring James Duval, "The Last Exorcist" (2020) starring Danny Trejo and "Girl Lost: A Hollywood Story" (2020) starring Dominique Swain.
- As a producer, he has five feature films to his credit including "Mad Cowgirl" (2006) starring Sarah Lassez and James Duval; and "Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance" (2015) starring Bai Ling and Tommy Wiseau.
- Founder of the Filipino Hollywood Actors Panel.
- Board Member of the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce Hollywood (FACCHO).
> Fe Koons
- Poet, Author, freelance sportswriter, and movie critic.
- Founding member of the Women Writers in Media (WOMEN) in the Philippines, author of children's books on Filipino and Asian folktales, and playwright of "The Last Days of Jose Rizal", "The Rainbow Princess", and "Vera Cruz".
- Founder, Board Member, and President of the Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival (LAPIFF).
17 March 2021, Los Angeles – The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles is pleased to inform the Filipino-American community that the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Office of Deputy Speaker and Congresswoman Loren Legarda, announced the Open Call for Curatorial Proposals for Philippine Participation in the 59th Venice Art Biennale in 2022.
The selected curatorial proposal will officially represent the Philippines in 2022 in one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious exhibition platforms for contemporary art. The Philippine Pavilion will continue to be housed at the Artiglierie in Arsenale, the main venue of the Venice Biennale.
This call is open to all curators and contemporary Filipino practitioners residing in the Philippines and abroad and may be proposals by a single curator or by a team of two curators. In case of a team in which one member is not Filipino, the lead curator should be Filipino.
For the application procedure, qualification of proponents and documentary requirements, as well as other relevant information about the project, please visit the official website of the Philippine Arts in Venice Biennale (PAVB) at:
and/or contact the PAVB Coordinating Committee through the following:
All curatorial proposals with complete documentary requirements should be emailed on or before 20 May 2021 (Philippine time) with the subject heading “Curatorial Proposal” to: email@example.com.
Edwin Santos began blogging in 1995 when he was hired as Editor for the award-winning fansite, The Towne Cryer News on Renée Zellweger. He wrote about the entertainment business and film reviews of Zellweger's films until 2000.