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WHO ARE WE? ADVOCATES FOR FILIPINO CULTURE
(PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE DAY SPECIAL)

[ RAFFLES ]

[ WHO ARE WE? ]
Let’s get to know some of of our advocates for Filipino culture and their inspiring stories, why they do what they do and so much more!

[ SPECIAL GUESTS ]

ANTON DIAZ
Founder, Our Awesome Planet

OurAwesomePlanet.com, which Anton started in 2005, is one of the leading food and travel blogs in the Philippines with thousands of followers and readers, and is still organically growing. His advocacy is to promote the “Food and Travel Secrets of a Destination” and to inspire Filipinos to live an awesome life in Christ.



DR. LILY ANN VILLARAZA
Professor, Chair of Philippine Studies

Dr. Villaraza is a tenured professor and chair of the Philippine Studies Department at City College of San Francisco. She holds a PhD in History from Northern Illinois University with specializations in Southeast Asian History, Philippine History, US Immigration History, and Race and Ethnicity.



JOEL JACINTO
Co-founder and Program Director, Kayamanan ng Lahi

Joel is the Co-founder and Program Director for Kayamanan ng Lahi, an organization dedicated to inspiring transformation through cultural understanding and artistic expression so that we empower ourselves, our families, and communities and enrich society.



GISELLE TONGI-WALTERS
Executive Director, FilAm ARTS

Giselle Töngi has long been active in the entertainment industry with over two decades of TV experience in both the Asian/American market. She is a recent graduate of Antioch University for her Master's in Nonprofit Management and currently serves as the Executive Director of FilAm Arts. She is an actor, producer and host of community events and programming in the Filipino- American community.



KIRBY ARAULLO
Historian, Renowned Filipino Culture Bearer

Kirby is a Filipino American historian, content creator, and renowned culture bearer. He is currently the National Coordinator for Culture and Heritage for the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON). Kirby is well-rooted in his culture and passionate about his heritage; he strives to empower the youth and serve the people through knowledge and creativity. He is a Dátû and Lakan by blood but an Artist-Scholar-Activist at heart.



JENNIFER AVENCEÑA
Owner & Baker, Calajo Catering

Jennifer, a proud Ibaloi-Igorot-Filipinx-American, has been an active member of BIBAK Los Angeles, an organization formed in 1960 as a community and social support group to recent immigrants in Southern California. Fortunate to also be raised by her Grandmother Rose who practiced Ibaloi traditions and beliefs, and being involved with BIBAK Los Angeles since childhood, learning and sharing her Ibaloi culture has always been of high importance to her. And this is felt when visiting Calajo Catering, her business launched with her husband, Carlo, where “Ube is our Yam.”



[ THANK YOU ]
Thank you to our sponsors for making this show possible.


PLATINUM SPONSORS:
Olivia Quido-Co of O Skin Care and Med Spa

GOLD SPONSORS:
Formula M Creatives, Inc

RAFFLE SPONSORS:
The HiFi Hedgehog
Bodhi's Light

COMMUNITY PARTNERS:

FACCHO
The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Hollywood was founded in 2018 to support the Filipino American business community and artists in the business of entertainment. We help build the business proposition from concept to fundraising to launch to continued marketing.

FILAM ARTS
Embracing the value of kapwa (shared being), the mission of the Association for the Advancement of Filipino American Arts and Cultures (also known as FilAm ARTS) is to facilitate community synergy and transformation by advancing the arts and diverse cultural heritage of Filipinos through arts services, presentation and education.​


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WHO ARE WE? ADVOCATES FOR FILIPINO CULTURE
(PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE DAY SPECIAL)

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