We are presenting the 9th Filipino Hollywood Actors Panel this year, and Filipino Hollywood's 2022 Special Guest Panelist are MELODY BUTIU ("Easter Sunday," "Call Me Kat," "Mom"), CAROLYN FE ("Blue's Clues & You," “Meilleur Avant" and "Abroad") and MARTHA MILLAN ("The Cleaning Lady," "The OA," "Succession").
READ OUR 2022 SPECIAL GUEST PANELISTS’ BIOS – LINKS BELOW:
MELODY BITIU (as Tita Yvonne in "Easter Sunday" starring Jo Koy in theaters, August 5):
CAROLYN FE (as Lola in "Blue's Clues & You!" on Nickelodeon)
MARTHA MILLAN (as Fiona De La Rosa in "The Cleaning Lady" with a second season premiere on Fox Television on Monday, September 19).
This event is held specifically targeting actors of Filipino descent.. There are 4 million Filipinos in the United States ~ the second largest ethnic group ~ yet, Filipinos are under-represented in film and television today. Why is that?
The 9th Filipino Hollywood Actors Panel will be presented virtually on Saturday, June 11, 2022 from 2pm to 4pm (Los Angeles / Pacific Daylight Time).
#RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/3201508483439870
In pursuit of promoting and protecting the rights of Overseas Filipino Workers in the United States, the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles, in cooperation with the Philippine American Bar Association (PABA), will hold a webinar entitled, “Para sa Inyong KaaLAman: Webinar on Workers’ Rights” next Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. (PDT) via Zoom with credentials as follows:
Meeting ID: 840 4463 3042
Featured speakers for this webinar are PABA lawyers who will discuss the following topics:
● Atty. Abigail Tapang Zelenski – Workers’ Rights and Domestic Workers Bill of Rights; and
● Atty. Marlon B. Baldomero – Employment and Immigration Law Cross-Over Issues.
Aside from educating our kababayan community, particularly newly arrived OFWs, on U.S. labor rights. The webinar also aims to help overseas Filipinos in general integrate better and become more productive members of U.S. society.
The audience will be given the opportunity to raise questions to the speakers at the end of the presentations.
Congratulations to our own FACC-Hollywood Board Member and Vice President of Marketing/Branding, Ms. Katherine Bercasio to the Coalition of Filipino American Chambers of Commerce Executive Board as the 2nd Representative of our Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Hollywood!
Our current President, Jason Agcaoili was the 1st Representative of FACC-Hollywood to join COFACC in September 2020.
Katherine has been a long time active leader in the community, having served in multiple chamber's boards and been a member of several others. Her skillset and contributions to the growth of those organizations is something COFACC are thrilled to have her bring to the table. More about Katherine: http://www.facchollywood.org/katherinebercasio.html
The COFACC Executive Board continues its amazing growth with the addition of new Partner Chambers and their corresponding Representatives.
Let's get the party started babaaaay!
Watch and share the trailer for EASTER SUNDAY starring stand-up comedy sensation Jo Koy (Jo Koy: In His Elements, Jo Koy: Comin’ in Hot), in this love letter to his Filipino-American community.
#EasterSundayMovie is only in theaters August 5.
Stand-up comedy sensation Jo Koy (Jo Koy: In His Elements, Jo Koy: Comin’ in Hot) stars as a man returning home for an Easter celebration with his riotous, bickering, eating, drinking, laughing, loving family, in this love letter to his Filipino-American community.
Easter Sunday features an all-star comedic cast that includes Jimmy O. Yang (Silicon Valley series), Tia Carrere (True Lies, Wayne’s World films), Brandon Wardell (Curb Your Enthusiasm series), Tony nominee Eva Noblezada (Broadway’s Hadestown), Lydia Gaston (Broadway’s The King and I), Asif Ali (WandaVision), Rodney To (Parks and Recreation series), Eugene Cordero (The Good Place series), Jay Chandrasekhar (I Love You, Man), Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip) and Lou Diamond Phillips (Courage Under Fire).
Easter Sunday, from DreamWorks Pictures, is directed by Jay Chandrasekhar (Super Troopers, The Dukes of Hazzard, I Love You, Man), from a script by Ken Cheng (Sin City Saints series) and Kate Angelo based on a story by Ken Cheng.
The film is produced by Rideback’s blockbuster producers Dan Lin (The Lego Movie franchise, It franchise) and Jonathan Eirich (Aladdin, The Two Popes), and is executive produced by Nick Reynolds, Joe Meloche, Jo Koy, Jessica Gao, Jimmy O. Yang, Ken Cheng and Seth William Meier.
The film will be distributed by Universal Pictures domestically. Amblin Partners and Universal will share international distribution rights.
Cast: Jo Koy, Jimmy O. Yang, Tia Carrere, Brandon Wardell, Eva Noblezada, Lydia Gaston, Asif Ali, Rodney To, Eugene Cordero, Jay Chandrasekhar, Tiffany Haddish and Lou Diamond Phillips
Director: Jay Chandrasekhar
Screenplay by: Ken Cheng and Kate Angelo, based on a story by Ken Cheng
Producers: Dan Lin, Jonathan Eirich
Executive Producers: Nick Reynolds, Joe Meloche, Jo Koy, Jessica Gao, Jimmy O. Yang, Ken Cheng and Seth William Meier
Marketing materials provided by: Tremendous Communications
Webinar on Domestic Violence: “Empowermonth: Empowering Women by Emphasizing Domestic Rights," March 31
The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles will hold a webinar dubbed, “Empowermonth: Empowering Women by Emphasizing Domestic Rights” on Thursday, March 31 at 5:30 p.m. (PDT) via Zoom.
The webinar is the Consulate General's concluding activity for the National Women’s Month this March. A member of Philippine American Bar Association (PABA) will be the resource speaker
You may confirm your participation by registering through this Zoom link: https://bit.ly/3MMEqf5.
Join us this Friday, February 18 at 6:00pm (PST) for a free live webinar via Zoom with Dr. Anthony Leachon, Chairman of KilKovid and Phil. Reform Advocate, to provide us with the latest update on the current fight against COVID-19 and its variants in the Philippines.
Register for this event at https://bit.ly/kilkovid-savelives
The Philippine Consulate General is once again inviting all Filipinos and Filipino-Americans to a webinar on the Philippine Bureau of Treasury’s 27th Tranche of Retail Treasury Bonds (RTB27).
The webinar aims to inform participants about RTBs as part of the Philippine government’s savings mobilization program designed to make government securities accessible to retail investors. RTB27 is a 5.5 year, low-risk, fixed-income investment, which provides interest on a quarterly basis. Proceeds from the issuance will be directed to emergency, recovery and resiliency funds, in support of the country's economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Resource speakers from the Bureau of Treasury, Development Bank of the Philippines and Landbank of the Philippines will discuss the RTBs, terms of the offering and procedures to invest in the present Tranche. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) via Zoom. The Zoom Meeting is accessible through the following link: http://bit.ly/RTB27Roadshow.
The Department of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Philippines is spearheading the establishment of an Artist Database, which will contain the contact details (telephone/mobile number and or email address) of Filipino and Filipino-American artists based overseas in Southern California, Southern Nevada and Arizona.
The purpose of this Database is to make the information readily available to other Philippine Foreign Service Posts (i.e. Embassies or Consulates General) in various parts of the world that may be interested in organizing collaborative projects with you. Using the Database, Foreign Service Posts that may be in receipt of inquiries regarding Filipino artists based in other countries for purposes of establishing linkages for possible projects may also make the appropriate referrals.
For its part, the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles will utilize the Database to collaborate with participating artists in future projects with a view to raising the profile and visibility of Filipinos and Filipino-Americans with the American general public.
In this regard, interested artists are invited to provide the requested information by accomplishing the online Google form accessible through the following link:
Click Here: LAPCG Artist Database
The Consulate General conveys its appreciation in advance to all artists under its jurisdiction for their participation and looks forward to collaborating and generating useful collaborations for and with you through the Artist Database.
Our Chamber, the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Hollywood is proud and honored to be one of the founding Chambers of the Coalition with a Special Citation Award! Congratulations on this very prestigious award from the Office of the President of the Republic of the Philippines!
KAANIB NG BAYAN AWARDEES
The Kaanib ng Bayan Award is conferred to foreign individuals and organizations for their exceptional or significant contribution to Philippine reconstruction, progress, and development, or have significantly benefited a sector or community in the Philippines, or advanced the cause of overseas Filipino communities.
"We are deeply humbled and greatly honored to be accorded a Special Citation Award in 2021 from the Office of the President, Republic of the Philippines thru its Commission of Filipino Overseas Office (CFO) in recognition of our efforts to unify the Filipino American Chambers of Commerce communities across the United States and by engaging our members in humanitarian efforts to help Filipinos affected by the global health crisis. Thank you to our Coalition of extremely dedicated and passionate Filipino American partner chambers and partner organizations."
~ Coalition of Filipino American Chambers of Commerce.
Institutionalized in 1991 through Executive Order No. 498, the Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas (PAFIOO) is a biennial search for overseas-based organizations or individuals who have dedicated their work in the service of Filipinos in the Philippines or abroad, selflessly supported relief, rehabilitation, and development programs in the home country, or excelled in their field of work or profession.
Congratulations to our President Emeritus (2018 - 2019), Craig O. Wilson! Crossing our fingers and pushing out the positive vibes for you!
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