By James Tabafunda NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY When Seattle’s Filipino Community Center (FCC) re-opened after a $3 million<!–more–> renovation in 2008, then-governor Chris Gregoire said, “This center, and others like it, are at the heart of our ethnic communities. They provide a physical, social, and cultural venue for learning, recreation, networking, and social change.” Located between […]
COMMENTARY: RE: The Filipino Community Center
By Alma Kern For Northwest Asian Weekly We are at a pivotal juncture in the history of our beloved Filipino Community of Seattle. Whatever happens this year will determine the future of the organization. Our manongs and manangs, and all the past leaders
LETTER: RE: ‘Delano Manongs’ elevates Filipino Americans as civil rights heroes
I was with a group of Filipino teenagers, who worked in a farm picking grapes in Delano in the summer of 1965.
Ethnic police honored at awards banquet
About 200 people showed up to honor local police at the 2013 Ethnic Community Awards Banquet on Nov. 12 at the Filipino Community Center. The “Community Achievement Award” was given to Sergeant Jay Shin, and also to Mayor Mike McGinn for all he did for the ethnic community over the years.
Join Filipino community’s typhoon relief effort
The Filipino Community of Seattle is coordinating with the Philippine Consulate in San Francisco, as well as Washington State government officials and national media outlets to disseminate information on missing loved ones in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). The Philippines Red Cross RFL (Restoring Family Links) and Tracing Services is online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16aq0AH-OnEE_bM53iL5qInqHPZ28lntEXPs-rS01a88/viewform
Filipino Community of Seattle to host 78th Anniversary Gala and Fundraiser
On Nov. 2, the Filipino Community of Seattle (FCS) will be holding its 78th Anniversary Gala and Fundraising Event. Over 350 guests are expected to attend, including elected officials, community leaders and members, nonprofit agencies, and veterans.
Mayor McGinn kicks off campaign in South Seattle
Mayor McGinn kicked off his re-election campaign on January 9 at an event hosted at the Filipino Community Center in South Seattle.
Filipino Community Center hosts “An Evening with Arnaldo! and Friends”
The Filipino Community of Seattle presents a dinner and cabaret show featuring cabaret artist Arnaldo! on Sept. 7 titled, “An Evening with Arnaldo! and Friends.” Arnaldo! is based in the Seattle area and has won many awards, including the 2008 New York Bistro Award and top 10 cabarets selected by the San Francisco Bay Times’ […]
Filipino Community of Seattle hosts first annual benefit
The Filipino Community of Seattle (FCS) is hosting its First Annual Benefit “Luau Fiesta” from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 22 at the Filipino Community Center. This is FCS’ first annual benefit.
World Dance Party held at Filipino Community Center
The Filipino Community of Seattle held a multicultural night and celebration called World Dance Party at the Filipino Community Center on Martin Luther King Jr. Way on Feb. 24.