Coalition of Filipino American Chambers of Commerce Meeting (04.12.22):
Representing the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce, Hollywood will be board members Katherine Bercasio (Vice President of Marketing/Branding and Edwin Santos (Vice President of Social Media).
"Another record breaking month with 44 Chamber leaders in attendance (beating last month's 40) from the 24 member organizations of the Coalition of Filipino American Chambers of Commerce (COFACC), have gathered this evening to attend the 11th Executive Board meeting for the Fiscal Year 2021-2022."
"Congratulations and many thanks to the FACC Greater Pasadena leadership team headed by its President-Elect Tony Chi-Su Gutierrez and Vice President Paul Mirador for hosting and pulling off this highly productive meeting.
What a great proof of the continuing growth and high level of professionalism and maturity that exist within the national leadership team ever-since it was founded in May, 2018.
Thank you to MyOwnEva for providing the logistical support to the hosting team tonight."
We are presenting the 9th Filipino Hollywood Actors Panel this year, and the first Special Guest Panelist is CAROLYN FE ("Blue's Clues & You" and “Meilleur Avant")
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
Carolyn Fe is a late-blooming Filipina-Canadian, award winning tri-lingual Actress (English/French/Tagalog), an award winning Singer-Songwriter-Lyricist and a former contemporary Dancer-Choreographer.
At an age when her peers have long established themselves or are thinking of retiring, Carolyn’s continuous pursuit of artistic evolution adds new instruments to her creative portfolio as a Writer and Playwright. She is currently in two residencies developing plays; one about reincarnation and another one based on a horror short story she wrote. Some TV/streaming credits include Lola (Grandma) in the Nickelodeon children’s show “Blue’s Clues & You!” and Madame Z in the award winning French series “Meilleur Avant”. Some Theatre credits include: Calpurnia (Nightwood/Sulong), Hilot Means Healer (Cahoots), Through the Bamboo (Uwi Collective), and Three Women of Swatow (Tarragon).
Created and produced annually by FACC-Hollywood board member Edwin A. Santos, the Filipino Hollywood Actors Panel is a panel discussion and networking event featuring special industry guest panelists who represent the craft of acting across the board while shining a spotlight towards Filipino actors in Hollywood today.
Panelists discuss their explorations of the process and profession of acting; their reflections on personal experiences and artistic influences that informed and shaped their careers; their discussions of past and current projects and share valuable insights into the craft and the industry.
Audience Q&A and networking follow. Get a chance to ask our panelists questions, learn about open opportunities, and build your network.
The second Special Guest Panelist will be revealed soon.
* Ad design by Katherine Bercasio.
Close to sixty years ago, the first Filipino American artist to have won a Grammy was Larry Ramos with The New Christy Minstrels for Best Performance In A Chorus in 1963. It was for their 1962 debut album, 'Presenting The New Christy Minstrels.'
In 1967, he joined The Association.
On Sunday, April 3rd 2022, five Filipino American artists - Olivia Rodrigo, H.E.R., Saweetie, Bruno Mars (of Silk Sonic) and Elle King (in a duet with Miranda Lambert) had 22 Grammy nominations between them - but three of them conquered the 64th annual Grammy Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada scoring three of the four major awards.
Olivia Rodrigo won three of her seven Grammy nominations for her debut album, 'Sour.' They were Best Pop Vocal Album ('Sour'), Best Pop Solo Performance ('drivers license') and Best New Artist.
Rodrigo's win for Best New Artist puts her in esteemed company including Carly Simon, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Tom Jones, Billie Eilish and the Beatles.
H.E.R. won a Grammy for Best Traditional R&B Performance for 'Fight For You.' It was written for the 2021 film, "Judas and the Black Messiah."
It won the Oscar for Best Original Song at the 93rd ceremony of the 2021 Academy Awards.
The throwback R&B act Silk Sonic — led by the duo of Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars — won four Grammys: Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best R&B Performance (in a tie with Jazmine Sullivan) and Best R&B Song Of The Year. All for 'Leave The Door Open.'
Congratulations to all Grammy nominees and winners! And, to Filipino Representation!
A special guest panelist of the 6th Filipino Hollywood Actors Panel we presented in June 2019 at the Secret Rose Theatre, congratulations to actor Jason Rogel for becoming a series regular in the ABC Filipino American comedy pilot, "Josep" starring Jo Koy.
He joins previously announced cast members Mia Katigbak, Rory O’Malley, Kaden Alejandro, Tess Paras ("Crazy Ex-Girlfriend") and Kimee Balmilero ("Hawai'i Five-0," "Magnum P.I.").
The pilot episode wrapped March 24.
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!
"Reggie Lee ("All Rise") will team with "Yellow Rose" and "Lingua Franca" co-producer Jeremiah Abraham and ABS-CBN for "Concepción," a drama series in the works from creator Craig Obligación Wilson.
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.