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CONSUL GENERAL
MARIANO PAYNOR &
MRS. TESSIE PAYNOR
HERMANO & HERMANA MAYOR

MITCH SWAY
FRANCO

JAY TONI MICHELLE


NICOLAS GONZAGA
MONA PASQUIL SARIO DJ ROCKY ROCK MARTINEZ
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FOR FAMILY & KIDS: FOR THE FOODIE: FOR THE CULTURE MUST-SEE
VULTURE: ENTERTAINMENT:
» Baybayin Workshop » Balagtasan
Saturday & Sunday » Beard Papa Cream Puff » Folk, Hip-Hop & » Pistahan Parade Saturday
11:00 am – 5:00 pm Eating Contest Ballrooom Dance 11:00 am – 1:00 pm 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Creativity Pavilion Saturday Workshop Market Street from Pistahan Stage
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Saturday & Sunday Embarcadero to Yerba Buena
» Filipino Street Games: Bayanihan Stage 11:00 am – 5:00 pm » The TFC Hour with
Sipa, Sungkaan and Dance Pavilion » San Francisco Filipino Toni Gonzaga and TFC
Luksong Tinik » Adobo Cook-off American Jazz Festival Personalities
Saturday & Sunday Saturday » Live Art Demo Saturday & Sunday Sunday
11:00 am – 5:00 pm 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Saturday & Sunday 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Play Pavilion Culinary Pavilion 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Pistahan Stage Pistahan Stage
Art Pavilion
» Hep B Screening » Kulinarya: Filipino » Passion for Fashion: » Tribute to Al Robles
Saturday & Sunday Culinary Showdown » Mangyan Poetry Jay Nicolas Sario (Bravo Sunday
11:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday Saturday & Sunday TV’s Project Runway) 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Health Pavilion 11:00 am – 4:30 pm 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday Bayanihan Stage
SOMA Room, Metreon Creativity Pavilion 1:00 pm – 1:15 pm
» KULayan Art Exhibit Pistahan Stage » Meet and Greet Your
Saturday & Sunday » Balut-Eating Contest » Martial Arts Favorite Performing
11:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday Demonstrations » Pinoy Poetry Artists, Up-close and
Art Pavilion 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm with Escrima, Arnis, Saturday Personal – Photo-ops,
Bayanihan Stage WuShu & Tae Kwon Do 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Autographs, CDs and
Saturday & Sunday Bayanihan Stage More!
» Sinigang Exhibit 12:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday
Saturday & Sunday Play Pavilion 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
All Day Meet & Greet Booth
Culinary Pavilion

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Calendar of Events

2 0 1 0 P I S TA H A N G R A N D PA R A D E
SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, 2010
Parade Begins 11:00 am
Start on Beale Street, left on Market Street,
left on 4th Street, end on Folsom Street
One Grand Prize in Each Finals:
Category will Receive: Sunday, 10/24/10
A round trip ticket to the City View Room, 4th Floor,
Philippines and a tour to Metreon
Explore & Savor culinary destinations in the
Philippine Cuisine. Philippines For more info:
Let’s Go Filipino! » pdotsf@aol.com
Semi-Finals: » (415) 956-4060
Call For Participation: Sunday, 08/15/10 » ExperiencePhilippines.org
Professional and amateur SOMA Room, 2nd Floor, » Facebook / Kulinarya
chefs are invited to Metreon » Twitter / Kulinarya2010
participate in a Philippine By invitation only, RSVP » http://kulinarya2010.
culinary competition by August 14 at the wordpress.com
Department of Tourism
booth during the Pistahan
Festival

08/14/09  08/15/09
PISTAHAN FESTIVAL FESTIVAL HI GHLIGH TS: Pistahan Festival @
SATURDAY, AUGUST 14 – Cyberspace
SUNDAY, AUGUST 15 World-class entertainment on Follow the Pistahan Social Media
two stages » Art Pavilion » Team as they create a virtual
An international festival of Creativity Pavilion » Culinary Pistahan online! Video streaming
Filipino culture and cuisine at Pavilion » Dance Pavilion and photos updates of Pistahan
the Yerba Buena Gardens. » Health Pavilion » Heritage
Pavilion » Play Pavilion » highlights as they happen!
11:00 am – 5:00 pm, at Pistahan Stage » Spintronix
Bayanihan Stage » Live Art » Blog.pistahan.net
Mission @ 4th Streets. Facebook.com/Pistahan
Mama Sita Adobo Cookoff »
Located next to the Metreon, Beard Papa Cream Puff Eating Twitter.com/Pistahan
FREE across the street from the Contest » Balut Eating Contest YouTube.com/PistahanSF
ADMISSION! Moscone Convention Center » Baybayin » Arnis, Escrima, Kali Foursquare.com/venue/6851782
and Tae Kwon Do » And more! www.Pistahan.net

FIL IPINO H E R ITAG E GA ME SE RI E S

Tuesday, September 28 Sunday, October 31 November Date TBA December Date TBA
7:15 pm 1:05 pm WARRIORS FILIPINO KINGS FILIPINO HERITAGE
GIANTS FILIPINO HERITAGE RAIDERS MABUHAY FIESTA HERITAGE NIGHT NIGHT
NIGHT Oakland Raiders vs Golden State Warriors vs Sacramento Kings vs TBA
SF Giants vs Seattle Seahawks TBA
Arizona Diamondbacks ARCO Arena
Events subject to change. Oakland Coliseum ORACLE Arena One Sports Parkway,
For more information visit: AT&T Park 7000 Coliseum Way, 7000 Coliseum Way, Sacramento, CA
www.Pistahan.net 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Oakland, CA Oakland, CA www.Kings.com
pistahanSF@gmail.com Francisco www.Raiders.com www.Warriors.com
Tickets: $18 / $24
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Message from the Hermano & Hermana Mayor


EXPO
M A G A Z I N E
As Hermano and Hermana Mayor, we are honored and take great pleasure in
welcoming you all to this year’s Pistahan Parade and Festival 2010.
In its 17th year, Pistahan has truly established itself as a landmark showcase of
Philippine culture and heritage, and spotlight event for Filipino talent, artistry and
FILIPINO AMERICAN ARTS EXPOSITION creativity.
2010 SEASON | JANUARY - DECEMBER It has likewise institutionalized itself as one of the great annual events to look
forward to by members of the Filipino American community in the Bay area, as well as
the mainstream public. This is an event for all to come together and share in the
spirit of celebration, festivity and thanksgiving –the very essence of the word Pistahan.
MANAGING EDITOR Indeed there is much to celebrate and be thankful for.
Tony Villegas, Jr. Let us give thanks for the recent peaceful elections in the Philippines, which has
EDITOR & given the country and people a revitalized opportunity to look forward and continue
M E D I A C O O R D I N AT O R nation-building under its new set of leaders.
Angela Pang As we celebrate Pistahan, let us be thankful for our heritage – for it is the base by
CONTRIBUTORS which we anchor ourselves, the compass that guides our directions, and the well by
Angela Pang which we draw our essence of being as an individual, a family, community and nation.
Carlos Zialcita Pistahan 2010 will not be as it is without the vision of its founding organizers, and
Cyril Sosa
Emil Guillermo the selfless efforts of the men and women behind it, the sponsors, the volunteers, and
Gemma Nemenzo the members of the Filipino American community who have continuously supported it
Ivan Natividad through the years. To them we give once more our whole hearted appreciation.
Judy Romanenkov CONSUL GENERAL MARCIANO &
Kriti Rajput
Linda Ong Mabuhay to Pistahan 2010 ! Mabuhay to one and all ! Mabuhay! TERESITA PAYNOR
CONSUL GENERAL MARCIANO & TERESITA PAYNOR Hermano & Hermana Mayor
Lloyd Alaban Pistahan Parade and Festival 2010
MC Canlas
Noelle de la Paz
Rodel Rodis
Tony Villegas, Jr.
Enjoy our 17th Annual Pistahan:
C R E AT I V E D I R E C T O R
Al S. Perez $SFBUFt&EVDBUFt$FMFCSBUF
DESIGNERS
Let’s Create, Educate, and Celebrate! That’s our theme for Pistahan 2010.
Carrie Doung
Kristian Datangel As we venture to a new decade of the new millennium, we CREATE new precedents.
Nick Terry We have numerous FIRSTS. In addition to our website at www.pistahan.net, we have
Raymond Virata new Social Media sites including Blog.pistahan.net, Facebook.com/pistahan, Twitter.
com/pistahan, and YouTube.com/pistahansf. Our first Filipino California Lt. Governor
EXPO Magazine and our first Filipino finalist to Bravo’s Project Runway TV show join us as our Parade
is the festival publication of the Grand Marshals. Selecting Ambassadors to be Our Hermano and Hermana Mayor is
Filipino American Arts a first. Have a marching band during the parade is another first. A surprise number
Exposition (FAAE), a nonprofit
arts-presenting company based in at the festival is going to be unforgettable.
San Francisco, California, As we endeavor to EDUCATE and share our culture, we invite you to our ongoing
in celebration of its workshops at all seven pavilions – ART with Kulayan live art demo, CREATIVITY with
17th Annual Pistahan Parade
and Festival, August 14-15, 2010 Baybayin script writing, CULINARY with Mama Sita’s Sinigang exhibit, DANCING
at the Yerba Buena Gardens with instructors from Cheryl Burke Dance Studio, HEALTH with California Pacific
Medical free HEP B screening, HERITAGE with Filipina History and pop culture, PLAY
564 Market Street, Ste 320 with Planet Infinity Martial Arts and Filipino street games. We again are staging
San Francisco, California 94104
Email: pistahansf@gmail.com Balagtasan (spoken word or poetic debate), this time on the controversial issue of AL S. PEREZ, President
(415) 325-EXPO Prop 8 same sex marriage. Filipino American Arts Exposition
We CELEBRATE as we honor our heritage through our Philippine-themed parade Executive Director, 16th Annual Pistahan
www.pistahan.net Parade and Festival
blog.pistahan.net floats, Filipino food, songs, dances, and games. In our celebration, on behalf of
facebook.com/pistahan FAAE, I wish to thank our presenting sponsors and strategic partners: Ted Fang
twitter.com/pistahan and AsianWeek Foundation, MJM Management, Yerba Buena Gardens Management. I also thank our Presenting
youtube.com/pistahansf
Sponsor ABS-CBN as well as Platinum Sponsors: Xfinity, Kaiser Permanente and PG&E. Your patronage has been truly
Special thanks to David Ceccarelli invaluable and instrumental to our success. Finally, I want to thank our volunteers, vendors, performing artists, dignitaries and
San Francisco Examiner guests who celebrate with us.
Together, we Create, Educate, and Celebrate! Mabuhay kayong lahat!
© 2010 All Rights Reserved
Filipino American Arts Exposition
Maraming Salamat Po!
AL S. PEREZ

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Message from Mayor of San Francisco

On behalf of the City and County of San Francisco, it is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the
17th Annual Pistahan Parade and Festival at the Yerba Buena Gardens on August 14-15, 2010.
Over the past 17 years, the Pistahan Parade and Festival has honored the customs and traditions of
Filipino Americans through arts, crafts, performances and cuisine. This event highlights and celebrates the
diversity and multiculturalism that make San Francisco such a unique place to live, work and play—a city
embraced by many from all around the world. This is an event that promises a wonderful glimpse into the
exciting and vibrant experience of the Philippine culture that San Franciscans and the surrounding Bay Area
have come to appreciate every day. This year the festival celebrates education, a theme that is very important
to the City and County of San Francisco.
Congratulations Filipino American Arts Exposition, Commissioner Al Perez and the many volunteers who
have worked to make this event a success. I encourage all of you to come and enjoy the many sights, sounds
and flavors of Filipino culture! Mabuhay ang Pistahan!

With warmest regards,

GAVIN NEWSOM
Mayor, City of San Francisco

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17th Annual Pistahan Parade and Festival


Pistahan Celebrates Filipino Culture and Cuisine
BY A NGELA P ANG

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AN FRANCISCO – Experience
the best of Filipino art, dance,
music and food at the 17th
Annual Pistahan Parade and
Festival on Aug. 14-15 at the Yerba
Buena Gardens. As the largest
celebration of Filipino Americans in
San Francisco, the event features the
return of the popular Adobo Cook-off
and balut eating contests, delectable
Filipino cuisine and desserts, and
cultural exhibits.
The Pistahan Parade takes place
Saturday Aug. 14 and features
beautifully themed floats and an
estimated 100 colorful and
entertaining contingents. The parade
begins at Beale St., marching down
Market Street, left on 4th Street, left DANCE PAVILION Festival preso, and sungka. You’ll laugh and its artistic and cultural pride, Pistahan
on Folsom Street and end on 3rd St. attendees can catch the rhythm and have fun. is hosted by the Filipino American Arts
This year, the Pistahan Parade and participate in folk dance demonstra- Founded in 1994, Pistahan Parade Exposition empowered by its hundred
Festival recognize Filipino American tions and workshops. This interactive and Festival commemorate its 17 volunteers, supporters and sponsors.
educators as Pistahan Honorary pavilion teaches traditional folk years at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Enjoy our international festivity of
Parade Marshals. dances for a memorable cultural Gardens with the theme “Create s Filipino culture and cuisine!
The two-day event is expected to experience. Educate s Celebrate.” Contributing to
draw over 50,000 people. Both days HERITAGE “PINAY TUNAY”
feature an array of entertainment, PAVILION A Filipina women’s center
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exhibits, and immersive cultural highlights the richness of the diverse
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There are seven fun, educational, traditions of Filipina culture— 
and interactive pavilions: including artifacts that have been
ART PAVILION Visual art exhibits
showcase an eclectic genre and
passed down from previous gene-
rations. A heritage interpretation  

   
styles of Filipino artists from local methodology similar to story telling
areas and abroad through the and interactivity explains the nature,


 

cooperation of gallery owners, origin, and purpose of historical,
schools and art groups. Meet the natural or cultural resources, objects
of phenomena of the Philippines as
 
  
artists and discover the rich artistic
heritage of the Philippines. a people.
CREATIVITY PAVILION A creative HEALTH PAVILION Various
space is reserved for children to get community organizations provide
hands-on experience learning Filipino useful information, provide         
arts and crafts activities, traditional awareness, and addressing the health    
 
games Filipino children play and hear care issues of our community. Free   
     
 
folklores and folktales. hepatitis B screenings are available.
PLAY PAVILION Before indoor      
CULINARY PAVILION Celebrating


 
the many flavors of Philippine cuisine, video games, Filipino kids played
local restaurants are invited to feature outdoors on neighborhood streets
their specialty dishes and participate devising games from household items
in the 6th annual Adobo Cookoff. of cloth, coins, rubber band, sticks,     
New this year is a sinigang display! cans, slippers, shells and boards. * #++&     
Also, don’t miss the 4th annual Balut Experience this Filipino ingenuity     

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Eating Contest! with sipa, luksong tinik, tumbang

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SoMa Pilipinas Special Use District Is Coming Soon


BY MC CANLAS

S
oMa is short for South therefore been identified and The proposed SUD highlights particularly linking the Filipinos to
of Market, one of the mapped according to grassroots the long-standing cultural the center or plaza, or kabayanan.
downtown districts methodologies for identification institutions in the neighborhood So next time you think about
in San Francisco, and and analysis. The community has as they have served as places the Filipinos in the Bay Area, you
Pilipinas is the term that refers to also provided recommendations of worship, community services, don’t only mention the Filipino
and about the Filipinos, Filipino- for celebrating these past and art expression, and as sites for community in Daly City, Hercules,
Americans and the Philippines. present neighborhood resources. cultural activities and folkloric Vallejo, Union City, Milpitas,
Hence, SoMa Pilipinas is the home The local Filipino community, events in the same manner “a and other municipalities where
of Filipinos in San Francisco where spearheaded by the Filipino plaza” would function for towns Filipinos live. The SoMa Pilipinas
the Filipino plaza (i.e. kabayanan American Development in the Philippines. The popular is also historically connected to
or town center) thrives. Foundation, is working with Pistahan Festival and Parol the Filipino communities that
For many years now there has the San Francisco Planning Lantern Festival are among the thrived in the past such as the
been a community initiative that Department, Western SoMa many annual Filipino festivities Manilatown in Kearny Street,
the proposes the naming and Citizens Planning Task Force and held in South of Market (SoMa). Fillmore and South Park.
designating a Filipino Social- the Office of District 6 Supervisor The Filipino Social Heritage If you want more information
Heritage Special Use District Chris Daly to get approval on Special Use District, referenced by and wish to support our
(SUD), the portion of South of the proposed SoMa Pilipinas as a the community as SoMa Pilipinas, community undertaking, please
Market neighborhood that has City’s special use districts (SUD). has evolved as a territorial- contact the Committee for the
large concentrations of Filipino The proposed Filipino Social based ethnic identity in America. Filipino Social Heritage Special
cultural assets. Heritage Special Use District SoMa Pilipinas has emerged Use District at the Bayanihan
For the Filipino community (SUD) aims to perpetuate the as a framework of uniting the Community Center on 1010
within SoMa, social heritage is Filipino heritage in Western Filipinos in the Bay area into one Mission Street, San Francisco, or
valuable and an important part SoMa and beyond. The proposed community system or an ideation call 415-348-8042 or send email
of local, regional and world SUD includes streets named of whole community, which in to bayan2bayan@aol.com.
history. Filipino assets have after Philippine national heroes. Filipino is called sambayanan,

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2010 PARADE COMMUNITY GRAND MARSHAL 2010 PARADE CELEBRITY GRAND MARSHAL

Mona Pasquil, Project


1st Filipino Runway Star
California Jay Nicolas
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hat does Sacramento Caucus and president of the Angel ay Nicolas Sario, pop culture s #ELEBRATE
and San Francisco have Island Immigration Station Historical star of Project Runway season Creativity is a gift that should be
in common with Filipi- Committee. 7, serves as our 2010 Parade treasured. He considers himself lucky
nos? Both have large Pasquil is most proud and passion- Celebrity Grand Marshal on for he has the talent to continually
Asian Pacific Islanders as their largest ate of mentoring California’s youth to Saturday August 14. Sario, 32, is the redefine what is fashionable in a
ethnic group. Both have Filipino become deeply engaged in commu- first Filipino to compete in Project fickle market. He remains on the
festivals and parades during summer. nity political empowerment. She is Runway, the hit reality TV fashion de- cutting edge of trends, leading rather
Both have been sister cities of Ma- the founding president of the Asian sign competition. He finished fourth than lagging.
nila, Philippines. And both have links Pacific Youth Leadership Project of in 2010 season. Philippine-born and Education is held in high re-
to the office of California Lt. Gover- California, an organization dedicated Hawaii-raised, he graduated from gard by our Filipino parents. Sario
nor. Sacramento-based Mona Pasquil to increasing Asian Pacific Islanders’ Mililiani High School and attended says that he is constantly learn-
occupied the office in 2009 while SF (API) involvement in California policy. Honolulu Community College to ing through creative exploration,
Mayor Gavin Newsom is aspiring to For her exemplary leadership study fashion design. Feeling frus- practical application, and hands-on
be elected for it in 2010. and achievements, Pasquil received trated with boring college curriculum experience. “I did not want to learn
We are honored to have Mona F. numerous laudations including the unrelated to his career interests, he rigid fashion design in traditional
Pasquil as our 2010 Pistahan Parade 2010 JFK “Profiles in Courage” quit and started work. On his own classrooms. I wanted to learn things
Community Grand Marshal. When Award from the L.A. County Demo- time, he designed and sew dresses on my own and think outside the
she became California Lt. Governor cratic Party, the Torchbearer Award since he was 17 and has never box.” When he learned to sew, he
on November 5 2009 after the elec- from the Asian Pacific Islander Capitol stopped for the last 15 years. ventured into jobs that enhanced his
tion of her predecessor John Gara- Association, Top 100 Most Influen- Sario says “Project Runway skills.
mendi to US Congress, Pasquil made tial Women in USA by the Filipina show has done a lot for my career Celebration can come in many
unprecedented history. She broke Women’s Network, Presidential as a fashion designer. I never really forms. Some sing. Some dance.
the glass ceiling and became the first Citation from outgoing Philippine went after it, before the show. Now Some play instruments. Some portray
woman, the first Filipina, and the first President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo there is great demand and I have to characters in a play. Sario celebrates
Asian Pacific Islander to occupy the for her being the first woman, Asian deliver.” He says his design is “tailor by sewing. He imitates the design
office. She’s been there. She’s done Pacific Islander, and Filipino-American made with a sense of fierceness, that of Pitoy Moreno whom he considers
that. On April 27, she signed off. to occupy the office of Lieutenant all women, regardless of size or race, as the top world class fashionista.
Known for her effective leadership, Governor of the State of California. can wear.” He prefers to design for He adds “We Filipinos have a very
Pasquil has managed presidential, A third generation Filipino and rock stars more than for actors. He strong sense of pride for our culture,
gubernatorial, and local campaigns daughter of a gifted jazz pianist and likes glitzy casual wears of Grammy and that’s one of the things I took
nationwide. She served as political community volunteer who grew up winners more than for glamorous with me, when I left the Philippines.”
director for twice-elected California listening to all-night jam sessions, rigid formals of the Oscar nominees. Indeed, he celebrates his Filipino-
Governor Gray Davis, Deputy CEO Mona loves to sing. She gives back “Rock stars are like me, they have no ness through his work.
for the 2000 Democratic National to her community by serving on com- shame and I like to design for people Sario currently works as a visual
Convention in Los Angeles, California munity service boards, and trains for that are like that,” he said. merchandiser and lead stylist for Gap
political director for the Gore/Lieber- a Grand Canyon hike or marathon to Near the finals, TV show’s fashion Inc. He is completing his spring 2011
man campaign, as well as western fight cancer and raise funds for the host, Tim Gunn, visited the final collection which is driven by auto
political director for the White House Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. four contestants at their respective wear pieces. He will be showing his
Office of Political Affairs under Presi- Mona lives in the Sacramento River hometowns. “I was really happy that collection in Baltimore, and Port-
dent Bill Clinton. Delta with her fiancé Chris and their my family was able to be part of my land’s Fashion Week with Season 7
Her success has been defined dog Manny. experience. My mom cooked Filipino winner Seth Aaron Henderson, with
by her earlier ascent as vice presi- Watch her as our Pistahan Com- food for Tim Gunn! I mean who does expansion plans for runway shows
dent for MSHC Partners, Inc. and munity Grand Marshal leading the that? My mom did! That’s what all in Denver and San Francisco. Take
as strategic consultant for IBM’s largest Filipino Parade in the West Filipino moms do.” Sario gushed. it away Jay! The Project Runway is
national state and local government Coast. She is our trailblazer, our very Sario reflections on our 2010 yours!
sales team. She also served as chair own, our beloved Mona Pasquil. 0ISTAHAN THEME n #REATE s %DUCATE
of the Asian Pacific Legislative Staff

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2010 HERMANO & HERMANA MAYOR

The Snappy
Career Diplomat
By Gemma Nemenzo

A
t a Christmas party in ’71 that formed the bulk of the Reform
2009, Consul General of the Armed Forces Movement (RAM)
the Philippine Consulate in that initiated the EDSA People Power
San Francisco, Ambassador Revolution of 1986; it was also the class
Marciano “Jun” Paynor, that led most of the coups against the
was called upon to sing and sway with Cory Aquino administration.
the Filipina entertainer who had earlier Paynor wasn’t one of those class
rocked the hall with a rousing medley of rebels, however. On his senior year as a
hiphop/rock songs. Being the compleat cadet, he was the S1 of the regimental
diplomat that he is—always aware that staff—one of four cadet captains who
among Filipinos, “song and dance” is a would stand behind the Baron (Corps
necessary part of effective diplomacy— Commander) who happened to be
he gamely obliged. Honasan for their class. This happened
For a brief, stomach-churning moment, whenever the entire cadet corps marches
the guests held their breath in quandary. in formation, occurring three times a day.
Is this going to be one of those episodes Cadet captains, which used to be 11
Consul General Marciano B. Paynor and wife Teresita
where the guest of honor embarrasses members in each senior class, were the
himself and the entire party? Do we top officers in the corps. They are chosen
want to see our homeland’s highest through rigorous three-year process of
THE SOLDIER TURNS DIPLOMAT Bustamante, a 1971 graduate of St. Luke’s

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official make a fool of himself? evaluation by peers and upperclassmen, College of Nursing, who enlisted as a
hen Paynor graduated
As it turned out, doubters became as well as by the tactical officers military nurse after basic military training
from the PMA, he chose
believers. The Consul General sang so tasked to spot leaders from followers. at the nursing school in V. Luna.
to join the Philippine
well that people responded with standing Each cadet is rated for such factors as Tessie Bustamante is a great addition
Constabulary (PC),
ovation. What explains his sterling leadership qualities, military aptitude, to and the better half of Paynor. She has
known today as the
performance? As a cadet in the Philippine posture, attitude and efficiency, from the an illustrious career in health care and
Philippine National Police (PNP). His first
Military Academy (PMA) he was part of moment he begins his military career diplomatic affairs and won meritorious
assignment after the requisite in-service
a singing group called Four Winds and as a plebe to the last days of his junior laudations in her own right. She was
training courses was with the Presidential
A Shadow which performed at school year. Their cumulative scores determine an obstetrics nurse in 1971, a neuro
Guard Battalion (PGB) whose mandate
socials and occasionally on television who will be the baron, the regimental surgery nurse in 1972, a presidential
was to guard Malacañang and provide
whenever the PMA cadets were in Manila staff, the battalion commanders and the security nurse corp in 1973-79. In 1980,
protection to the presidential family.
to march in official parades. Our ConGen company commanders.“Snappy” is the she worked as Information Officer at the
Ex-Colonel Irwin Ver of PMA Class ’70
is actually a seasoned performer! [Before all-encompassing term for these stand- Philippine Consulate in Chicago. From
remembers choosing Paynor and his
anyone entertains any ideas, however, he outs who comprise the face of the cadet 1981-84, she worked for Philippine
mistah, Ed Finones, for the PGB from
quickly emphasizes that his experience corps of their time. Airlines sales office in Washington, DC.
several members of their class whose
was 40 years ago and the group never As S1, Paynor was in charge of In 1986, she worked as substitute peace
names were submitted to them by the
performed again after graduation.] personnel, a glamorous name for what corp nurse in Libreville, Gabon. From
PC. “I knew [the two] well as cadets. I
Aside from his good singing voice, was essentially an attendance monitor. 1990-91, she worked as a school nurse
knew they were responsible, reliable and
Paynor’s mistahs (classmates) remember At 0600 each morning during reveille, at the American International School in
professional.”
him as one of the “snappy” cadets that he would get the attendance reports Budapest, Hungary. From 1992-98, she
PGB was a relatively cushy assignment
belonged to the famous/notorious Class from the battalion commanders and worked as Palace Manager of Internal
compared to other units of the PC. Paynor
of ’71. This batch produced members like would pass them to the tactical staff for House Affairs and thereafter worked for
recalls that during his time there, he, Ver
Senators Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan recording. Not exactly a challenging job the Office of the Executive Secretary at
and the other young and single officers
and Panfilo “Ping” Lacson, and General but it was intensive training in efficiency, the Presidential Malacañang Palace. Her
would spend their after-duty hours
Carlos Garcia, now in jail for hoarding an getting things done, following orders and gleeful eyes and inviting smile captivated
drinking and having a good time. There
unexplained wealth of more than P200 living true to the PMA’s creed of honor the young officer and gentleman Paynor
was also a lot of flirting with the nurses at
million. The Class of ’71 numbered more and integrity, that helped shaped Paynor’s to propose and she acquiesced. Together,
the camp’s station hospital. It was there
than a hundred, the biggest class in PMA career in military and in diplomatic they make a handsome couple who can
that Paynor met his future wife, Teresita
since World War II. It was the Class of service.

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be seen as they parade along Market to be done. If one falls, another will
Street in San Francisco during the immediately take his place.”
Pistahan Parade which culminates at At the Consulate from day one, he laid
Yerba Buena Gardens for the Pistahan his proverbial cards on the table so the
Festival. staff doesn’t have to second-guess his
At Presidential Guard Battalion in goals and his style. One major change he
Malacañang Palace, Paynor’s future instituted is the three-month rotation of
civilian career began, though he was jobs. Except for the finance section, all
unaware of it at that time. In 1974, after Consulate staffers have had their stints
taking a course on Systems Analysis and in all the departments and services of
Project Management, he was appointed the office. “No one can say that he or
Computer Systems Project Manager she doesn’t know how to handle visa
at the Information Systems Division of services because his assignment is with
Malacanang. Among the applications the cultural section. Anyone can take over
his team developed were databases for another’s job when called upon to do so.”
passport issuances and name clearances, Paynor also emphasizes command
both important parcels of martial law responsibility as the head of office. “I
which was then in effect. take responsibility for anything that
In 1976, Paynor left the PGB to join the happens or doesn’t happen here,” he has
Department of Trade, where he became told his staff. This is his way of telling
special assistant to the Trade Secretary, an them that he won’t leave them out to
assignment that gave him his first taste Consul General Marciano B. Paynor and wife Teresita along with the consulate staff pasture if something goes terribly wrong.
of the diplomatic life. As co-manager of The caveat though is “don’t go on top of
strategic trade information systems that my head.” He wants to be told everything
to tread a different path to distinguish chief of the Presidential Management
tracked the country’s major exports, he significant that happens in the Consulate,
himself in government. Staff, Vicky Garchitorena, now president
was sent to international conferences in a challenging demand, we surmise, since
of Ayala Foundation USA, to look for him
various countries in Europe and Asia. The he was called home a lot under GMA.
A NATURAL FOR DIPLOMACY and appoint him as Presidential Assistant

I
job exposure prepared him for his next Paynor is aware that the common
wasn’t surprised that Jun joined for State and Foreign Visits, concurrent to
designation—as Market Analyst at the criticism that has dogged him through
the diplomatic corps,” his mistah, his assignment as Ambassador to Israel
Philippine Trade Office in Chicago from most of his posts the past nine years
Gringo Honasan, says. “He is and Cyprus (following a two-year stint as
1979 to 1981, handling product research is that he is hardly around. This is why
cut and dried for that calling Charge d’Affaires and Deputy Chief of
and market monitoring for such Philippine he wants to stay on in San Francisco
because he’s naturally amiable, Mission in Rome, Italy).
exports as gold, copper, sugar, garments, “at least for another year” to prove his
approachable, articulate.“ Another Even as Paynor assumed the Consul
produce and micro chip production, then mettle to the community and “disabuse
mistah, Archie Almario, who was General posts in Los Angeles in 2002 and
an emerging industry. some people’s thinking that he is a
also one of the cadet captains of ’71, in San Francisco in 2007, he would still be
His last assignment as a military man political appointee.”
concurs. “[Jun is] a stickler for rules and pulled back home constantly to manage
was as Special Assistant to the Philippine Meanwhile, he proceeds with his
procedures. His background as adjutant the president’s foreign visits. “I serve at
Ambassador to the U.S., at the Embassy stated goals as Consul General: to
and S1 [as a cadet and at PGB] gave the order of the Philippine president,”
in Washington, D.C. It was there that improve the delivery of consular
him the discipline for paying attention to Paynor states, not bothering to add
he began his lifelong friendship with services to the community, to continue
details. He’s perfect for protocol.” “whoever he or she may be” because for
Winston Arpon, PMA Class of ’64, then encouraging his staff to shift from
With his new badge as a diplomat, him, there is no ambiguity about where
the Senior Aide to Ambassador Benjamin a bureaucratic mindset to a service-
Paynor returned to Washington, D.C. his marching orders should come from.
Romualdez. To this day, Arpon speaks oriented one, and to prod the Filipino
where he became Third Secretary and Vice “I am a career diplomat, not a political
highly of Paynor, describing him as a American community to be actively
Consul at the Philippine Embassy until the appointee,” he asserts, in response to
trustworthy professional who can be engaged not only in Philippine affairs but
end of the Marcos administration in 1986. those who would ask him if he has to
counted upon to do his job and serve his also, more importantly, in U.S. affairs.
He then proceeded to Libreville, Gabon in leave his post as Consul General in San
country well. “He is closer to me than Ambassador Paynor is most
Africa, a post that provided oversight over Francisco. “Many people forget that.”
my own brother, “ Arpon continues, and impassioned in helping Filpino-Americans
12 other African countries, then on to When he took over the Consulate
when asked why he invokes the term become a major force in America as they
Budapest, Hungary before being recalled three years ago, Paynor brought with
“snappy,” but in another non-military contribute nearly 100 Billion to the US
to Manila for home office assignment in him—as he did in his other posts—the
context. Snappy means he can trust economy and remit over 10 Billion to
1991. discipline and the lessons that he learned
Paynor with his life; snappy because more the Philippines. It is the one goal that
Paynor was based in Manila for seven from his military training. Management
than anything, he is a good person. will require his entire personal arsenal
years, a break from diplomatic tradition by objective is one of them. Every action
Paynor’s stint at the Philippine of skills, training and experience to
that required a three-year home office has to be based on defined objectives, he
Embassy in Washington, D.C. enabled accomplish. His beautiful, loving wife Tess
stint before another foreign assignment. explains, so that success can be measured
him to make up his mind to leave will always be at his side, fully supportive
Then-President Fidel V. Ramos chose on how those objectives were met.
military service and enter the diplomatic of this goal and his passion to serve
him to be chief of Presidential Protocol, He is also big on leadership training
service in 1983. After passing the tough Filipinos in the Bay Area and throughout
overseeing all official events in for his staff. “A good leader has to be a
Foreign Service exam “I found diplomacy America for years to come.
Malacañang and all presidential trips good follower first, a team player. We
interesting,” he recalls. His departure
within the country and abroad. were taught that we have to tackle Gemma Nemenzo was Managing Editor
from the military was also a calculated
So effective was Paynor in this role life and death situations as a group, to of Filipinas Magazine. She is the author
move. “Since class ’71 was a very big
that when President Gloria M. Arroyo depend on one another for our survival. of “Heart In Two Places: An Immigrant’s
class, there were already too many of us
assumed office in 2000, she asked the No one is indispensable, the job has Journey.”
in the [military] service.” Meaning he had

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14 FILIPINO A M ERI CAN ARTS EXPO SI TI O N PRESEN TS

TELLTALE SIGNS
P-Noy Inauguration
BY RODEL RODIS

W
ith 170 Filipino Heart, Carlos Bulosan, pre-eminent
Americans, I Filipino American author, used the
attended the June term: “The Pinoys work every day in
30 inauguration of the fields but when the season is over
President Noynoy Aquino in Manila. their money is in the Chinese vaults.”
We all witnessed the resurgence of Earlier in 1936, writer Alfredo
“Pinoy” pride. We saw evidence of B. Palencia described his travels in
this phenomenon through t-shirts “Alaska through Filipino Eyes.” He
worn by young and old and billboard visited Seattle and was surprised by
signs along malls, streets and “the presence of so many gambling “Chicanos” then Filipinos could be 1980s, “Pinoys” expanded from early
highways. “Proud to be Pinoy!” was houses and pool rooms, centers of called “Pinoys.” farm workers through young second
everywhere including the highest corruption among Filipinos, where News columnist Benjamin generation Fil-Am whippersnappers
office of the land. they squander their earnings without Pimentel recounts this history. “By to include Filipinos worldwide.
Prior to his inauguration, any thought of the morrow. No 1960s, Pinoy was the accepted term “Proud to be Pinoy!” went global.
President Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” wonder Pinoys there are up to their for Filipinos in America. Old-timers, Philippine media promoted it. A
Cojuangco Aquino III announced neck in debt—always.” also known as the manongs, used it. major TV network called itself GMA
that he prefers to be called “P-Noy” Even earlier, faculty member of And so did their children, American- Pinoy TV. Two top-rated shows
for short. After inauguration day, we Schurz School in Chicago, Dr. J. born Pinoys who grew up in working included it in their titles: Pinoy
held a global conference where we Juliano, used Pinoy twice in his 1926 class households.” However, changes Idol and Pinoy Big Brother. Now
renamed our “US Pinoys for Noynoy- article in The Philippine Republic: in US immigration laws opened in 2010, new Philippine President
Mar” group to “US Pinoys for Good “Why does a Pinoy take it as an doors to educated professionals who proudly calls himself “P-Noy” as all
Governance.” insult to be mistaken for a Shintoist considered the term Pinoy to be a Global Pinoys do.
“US Pinoys” seemed redundant. or a Confucian?” and “What should pejorative, racial slur. They preferred
The term “Pinoys” originated in a Pinoy do if he is addressed as a to be called “Filipino” distinguished Rodel Rodis taught Philippine
USA, used by early Filipino migrant Chinese or a Japanese?” from “Pilipino” in the Philippines and History and the History of Pilipinos
workers to identify themselves. These writers were not inventing “Pinoy” migrants in USA. in America at San Francisco State
Since Philippine natives were called a new term but merely repeating During 1970s, second generation University before becoming a lawyer
“Pilipinos,” “Pinoys” exclusively what they heard from friends and Filipino-Americans proudly affirmed and a regularly syndicated columnist
referred to Filipinos in US. from local neighborhoods. After all their “Pinoy” roots. “It became a for Filipino American community
In his 1946 book, America is in the in USA, if Mexican could be called battle cry, a badge of honor.” By newspapers.

AMOK Art Suguitan, Lourdes Suguitan, Larry hyphen nor distinction between
Elizarde, Lorraine Elizarde, Lolita Filipinos born here and those who
Are you a Native SF American Filipino? Elizarde, Tom Elizarde, Lambert Rax,
Dicky Mendoza, Ralph de la Vega Jr.,
immigrated. We’re one Filipino
community in USA.
BY EMIL GUILLERMO
Daniel de la Vega, David de la Vega, I use the Census Department’s
Who can recount American Jerry de la Vega, Yngojo Brothers, rubric:“you are what you say you
Filipinos in San Francisco? Nancy Musgni, Dolores (with a are.” Flipping (pun intended) the
short forearm), Walter Yuponco, phrase of “Filipino American,” we

T
he name flashed back: Agnes Yuponco, Carl Guererro, have “American Filipino.” It is all
“Rapisura.” Not exactly like Leonard Falcatello, Bob Lualhati, encompassing for the natural born,
Citizen Kane’s “Rosebud,” Pauline Lualhati, Celso Mesa, Linda immigrant, naturalized, Tago Ng
but a name held in regard. Bigornia.” Tago. It even includes dual citizens
Rapisura owned a store in San Harold thought a dozen died who yearn for both the brown and
Francisco’s Fillmore district where while the rest lives on but their blue passport. They can straddle the
Filipinos buy their rice, toyo and patis whereabouts unknown. It didn’t Pacific and proudly declare they are
to authenticate their “Filipino-ness?” matter. We are bounded as one “American Filipino.”
One “Amok” column reader, Harold community. We shopped at the same American Filipino reminds us
Lumiliban, a retired octogenarian, AL ROBLES
grocery, Rapisura’s! who we are. It’s the last word—for
remembers others like him. He My family used to live in South of emphasis, yet it places “American”
confided “I remember SF community Rillera, Leon Mazon, Richard Mazon, Market by the old St. Joseph’s Church. first – on purpose. It intentionally
activitst and poet Al Robles and Sylvester Pasatiempo, Jack Liban, We later moved to Fillmore to be wards off critics who think all ethnic
SF Giants Fan Vincent Gomez as Betty Liban, Rudy Liban, Harold Liban, closer to other relatives. Tito Joe groups hate America. On the contrary,
childhood friends in San Francisco Gaudencio Pinaroc Jr., Ester Pinaroc, with assorted relatives and boarders we love America. Likewise, we love
Fillmore District from 1930’s through Betty Pinaroc, Audrey Pinaroc, shared top floor flat on McAllister our Filipino-ness. We can be both if
1950’s along with others.” Elinor Pinaroc, MacArthur Pinaroc, Street in the Fillmore, next to the we say so. We’re American Filipinos.
And then Lumiliban recounted a Pearl Pinroc, Henry Delfino, Hansel appliance store with big flashing
list from memory: “Celestino Alfafara Delfino, Rudy Calica, Benny Calica, “Hotpoint” sign. Fillmore became the Emil Guillermo is an award winning
Jr., Anita Alfafara, Esther Domingo, Ben Cachapero, Fred Basconcillo, Ben hot spot for American Filipinos. journalist, a former host of NPR’s
Filamer Jularbal, Ramey Robles, Basconcillo, Leonard Austria, Lous American Filipino? “All Things Considered,” and the
Henry Robles, Jimmy Abad, Mary Cubillo, Johnny Cubillo, Kenji Matulac, I like the moniker “American winner of an American Book Award.
Lampitoc, Lourdes Ayon, Teresa Ayon, Chuck Gavin, Mary Gavin, Rhoda Filipino.” “American” is the adjective. He blogs at www.amok.com. Follow
Herbert Rillera, Allen Rillera, Buddy Buted, Lydia Buted, Rebecca Buted, “Filipino” is the noun. No need for him: www.twitter.com/emilamok

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Gallery of Talent Through the Years


1994-2009

Cheryl Burke and


Paolo Montalban

Kristine Hermosa and


Jericho Rosales
Apl de Ap
Stephanie Reese

Heart Evangelista and Geoff Eigenmann


{ 2009 } Hermana Mayor Marily Mondejar, Parade J-Soul, Jun Taniang, Katalyst, Kulturang Pilipino, Legacy, Lori Pilipino Folk Ensemble, Love Daria, Magic Alex, Manalo School { 1998 } Festival Celebrities: Martin Nievera, Paolo
Community Grand Marshal Hydra Mendoza, Parade Celebrity and Leejay Abucayan, Mabuhay Folkloric Society, Maganda of Escrima, Maridel Terciano, Next Phaze, Romeo Candido, St. Montalban, Aber Patterson, Aliaata Collective: Visual artists
Grand Marshal Paolo Montalban, ABC Dancing with the Magazine, Maharlika Cultural Dance Troupe, Mango Kings, Andrew’s Parish Chorale, Star of Gladness, Teatro sa Lupa, Till from San Francisco Art Institute, Big City Revue, Chris Millado,
Stars Cheryl Burke, ABS-CBN TFC Stars (Jason Gainza, Giselle May Nazareno, Melody Lakayanga, Michelle Kain, Motivate Dawn, 25 artists from the Philippines (Al Manrique, Arnold Arre, Joe Mangrum, Karilagan Dance Company, Papo de Asis and
Sanchez, Patricia Javier and the Asian Dolls), Aftermath, Movement, Noel Bote Bautista, Not Your Average Superheroes, Art LaneCarlo Magno, Carlos Gabuco, Cris Cruz, Dopy Doplon, People’s Artists from Los Angeles, Patricia Yu-Vanasse, Perry
American Center of Philippine Arts, Angela Joanne Slipper, Aris Nump, Pol Mesina Jr., Raquel, Remy Aquino, Rene Belison, Emil Davocol, Fil dela Cruz, Ige Ramos, Joel Mendez, John Manaril, Pinay, and Yuriko Doi of Theater of Yugen (Sisa:
Garcia, Aristedes Santos Candelaria, DJ Delrokz, DJ Rocky Rock, Rhythm Rockets, Rhythm, Sandamukal Bad Boyz, Shadow Al, Marin Flores, Jose Tence Ruiz, Kiko Escora, Lydia Velasco Cruz, FilipiNOH theater project).
EyeASage, Filipino America Jazz Festival, Filipino Education SIKAT Artist Group, Stephanie Reese, The Cast of “Americana Manuel Baldemor, Mario Parial, Mona, Pandy Aviado, Prudencio
Center Galing Bata, Franco Finn, Gabe Bondoc, Honey Circuit, Made in the Philippines,” Those Kids, Tita Aida, Tracy Sarmiento, Lamarroza, Ramon Orlilna, Ronald Ventura, Rose Capili, Soler, { 1997 } Festival Celebrity (Sharon Cuneta), BJ Formento,
International Eskrima/Serrada Association, Jo.Ill, Kapakahi, Youth Speaks. Steve Santos), Pamana awardees (Bayani Tan, Gene Cajayon, Dawn Nakanishi, Genara Banzon, Johnny Rojo Orchestra,
Leejay Abucayan, Lifted Roots, Likha Pilipino Folk Ensemble, Lori Loy Arcena, Malu Rivera Peoples, Nicole Agbayani, Rene Ciria Mahal, Nathan Scott, Pinay, Sinagtala Theater Ensemble, Terry
Abucayan, Lumaya, Mabuhay Folkloric Society, Manny Garcia, { 2005 } Hermano/Hermana Mayor Rudy & Esther Asercion, Cruz, Ross Capili). Acedo Davis, and Tita Pambid-Domingo.
Mark Agustin, Parangal Dance Company, Philippine Martial Parade Celebrities (Geoff Eigenmann, Heart Evangelista,
Arts Academy, Prime Note Ensemble, Raquel Berlind, Stephanie Rodel Rosel, Sheryn Regis), Apl.de.Ap of the Black Eyed Peas, { 2000 } Hermano/Hermana Rodel & Edna Rodis, Festival { 1996 } Festival Celebrity (Jocelyn Enriquez), Avic Ilagan,
Reese, Steps, Styles and Spotlight School of Dance, Te Oama of AfterMath, Al Perez, Ambassador Rafael A. Gonzales, Barangay Celebrity Joan Almedilla (Les Miserables), Anna Maria Manalo, Barangay Dance Company, Carmela Millado, Emil Dunga, Ibong
the Westlake School of the Performing Arts, Viddy V. SF, Bayanihan, Bindlestiff Studio artists, Check the Blue Print, Bigg Saint, Bobby Banduria Band, Devotion, Edgar Soller, Adarna Children’s Theater, Leo Bulatao, Likha, Nanette Inventor,
D’Journey artists, DJ Qbert, DJ Rocky Rock, Famas, Fusion, Gabe Expressions, Fatima, Irish Fullerton, Jackie Kookorithchkin, Jason Palauniyan, Pamela Serrano, Pinay, Ray-An Fuentes, and Tita
{ 2008 } Hermano/Hermana Mayor Dan & Sunny Dykwel, Bondoc, Genevieve Miranda, George Ng, Giovannie Pico, Hiyas Mateo, Joe Mangrum and Destini West Records. Kayumanggi Pambid.
Parade Grand Marshalls Adam & Arielle Jacobs, ABS-CBN Talents of San Jose, Jo Awayan, Julius Limpe, Justine Jayubo, Khaotic Band, Love Daria, Nemesio Paredes, Pinay, Pinoy artists from
(Balitang America, Myx, and Speak Out!), Adrianna “Yanna” Groovermintz, Khymme, Kulturang Pilipino, Leulani Mariano, Manila (Buds Convocar, Danilo Garcia, Fidel Sarmiento, Godo { 1995 } Festival Celebrity (Gary Valenciano), Barangay
Andal, Aftermath, Al Manalo, Anna Marie Perez, Anthony “Tony” Maharlika Cultural Dance Troupe, May Nazareno, Miriam Pantig, Zapanta, & Pablo Mahinay), Robert Manongdo, Rubymar, Dance Company, Bayanihan Cultural Organization, Carlos
Castelo, Aris Garcia, Autonomous Region, Avegay Libiran, Philippine Barangay Performing Arts Society, Praxis Rocs, Ramon Sinagtala Theatre Ensemble, Son La Tierra, and Star of Gladness. Zialcita, Domingo Balinton, Lorraine Bell, Filipino Dance of
Bais Tres Manos and Miss Teen Filipina, Balagtasan Iskolars Silvestre, Rhythm, Sarah Jane Gloria, Shadow Al, Soul Control, Sacramento,Likha Pilipino Folk Ensemble, Maharlika Dance
of Pamantasan Ng Lungsod Ng Maynila, Bayanihan Hip-Hop Thage, Yamot-Pinatubo Cultural Ensemble. { 1999 } Festival Celebrity Billy Crawford, Adrian Bermudez, Troupe,Sampaguita, and Sugar Pie de Santos.
Workshop, Ben Pimentel, Calisus, DJ Mista-B-4onefunktion, DJ Amber Patterson, Bay Area Cultural Group, Branon Beliso,
Rocky Rock, Hiyas, Emil Guillermo, Filipino America Jazz Festival, { 2004 } Hermana Mayor Jacquie Lingad-Ricci, Parade Chris Abad, Christine Adiaz, Classified Records, Dan Harana, { 1994 } Festival Celebrity (Andrew E.), Angel Shaw, Carlos
Ground Work Music with Rappers Kiwi Phatrick and Kasmas, Celebrities (Jericho Rosales and Kristine Hermosa), AfterMath, Danongan Kalanduyan and Palabuniyan Kulintang Ensemble, Villa, Ceres Doyo and Doreen Fernandez from the Philippines,
Herb Diggs, Hustla Boys, Ivy League, Jason Mateo & Marissa Alfred Galura, Aris Garcia, Barlaan family (Rolando, orrie, International Escrima Serrada Association (IESA), IP Rondalla Chris Millado and Treatro ng Tanan, Danongan Kalanduyan,
Santos, Jerald Mutia, Joedobo Aivy, JT, Kabayan Dance Troup, Calo & Kristina), Brian Redrico, Carlos Rocha, Chain Reaction, West, Island Savages, Kaisahan Dance Company of San Jose, Isabel Escoda Taylor from Hong Kong, Jessica Hagedorn,
Kapono Kobylanski, Kelly Jacobs, La Villatuya, Leslie Guevarra, Christoffels, Cota Deles Yabut, Cris Villanueva, Danongan Michael Quebec, Parangal Choral Group, Patricia Yu-Vanesse, Kayumanggi Presence Artist, Lav Diaz, Lenny Limjoco,
Likha Pilipino Folk Ensemble, Mabuhay Folkloric, Marissa & Kalanduyan and Palabuniyan, Del Bermudez, England Hidalgo, Pinoy/Pinay Artists from Academy Art College, Raq, Sacramento- psychologist Margie Holmes from North Carolina, Sheila
Getty Santos, Maryanne Lacayanga, Michael Tongko, Michele Ensemble, Filipiniana Dance Troupe, Five:15, Fusion, Garnett based visual artists (Magda, Wiji, and Tito Gallardo), Sarimanok Coronel, and Violeta Noriega from Seattle.
Kain, Miriam Pantig, MYX TVs Mike-E and The League, Native Alexander, Generation 2, Gesel & Alam Swearington, Gherlie Children’s Dance, Son La Tierra, Te Mana O Tera, and Yvette.
Elements, Nomandic Messengers, Oceana Dance crew, PAC Dancel, Gil Portes, Hiyas, Ilaya, Jhelle Rosaroso, Joel Fabonan,
Modern, Parangal Dance Troupe, Passion, Rendezvous Band, Jojo Lofrancom, Jordan Segundo, Joy de Leon, Joy Mallari,
Rodel Guadalupe, Romeo Reyes, Ryan Corbitt, Stephanie Reese, Kamandag, Karaoke Divas, Kariktan, Khaotic Groovermintz,
Steps, Styles and Spotlight, Tita Aida. Kinetix, Kiwi, Kulturang Pilipino, Likha Pilipino Folk Ensemble,
Louie Reyes, Mark Justiniani, Marvin de Leon, Mel Vera Cruz,
{ 2007 } Hermano/Hermana Mayor Greg & Gigi Macabenta, Melissa Nolledo Mia Herbosa, Michelle Kain, Mirian Pantig,
Parade Grand Marshal Gen. Tony Taguba, Parade Celebrity Native Guns, Next Phaze, Philippine Rondalla of Chicago, Stella
Martin Nievera, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, Consul Herber, Steps Styles & Spotlights, Tap Dancing and End of the
Antonio Morales, Consul General Marciano Paynor, ABS-CBN Line, Toots Magsino, Ulysses Duterte, Yamot Pinatubo Cultural
Talents (Balitang America, Myx, and Speak Out!), A1 Sauce, Ensemble, Pamana awardees: (Al Perez Jr., Bernardo Pedere,
Aftermath, Ana Julaton, Angelace, Angelo Pizarro, Aris Garica, Cecile Azarcon, Chris Millado, Gil Portes,Virginia Cerenio).
Autonomous Region, Avegay Libiran, Bambu, Barangay Dance
Company of San Francisco, Bar None Lansky, Ben Pimentel, { 2003 } Hermano/Hermana Mayor Dennis & Lynda
Bernardo Bernardo, Brigada ng Bangketa, Cathy Querubin, Normandy, Parade Grand Marshal SF Mayor Willie Brown,
Celskiii & Deenadroid, Chayah Miranda, Citizen Pinoy, Dance Parade Celebrities (Judy Ann Santos, Celebrity Paolo
Quorum, Dave Rodriguez, DJ Chicken Scratch, FCC Hip Hop Montalban), Araceli Limcaoco-Dans, Art Lane, Bill Bon,
Workshop, Downe DX, Edwin Espera, Florante Aguilar, For U, Bob Manalo Jr., Carrie Arguelles, Cota D. Yabut, Dr. Lorenza
Fr. Ed Dura, Frances Ancheta, Fusion Dance Team, Gboogs, Calpotura, Jeryl Ray Concepcion, Jocelyn Enriquez, Joy Mallari,
Ginoong Pilipino Getty Santos, Giovannie Pico, Herb Felina, Kinetics, Likha Pilipino Folk Ensemble, Linda Ty-Casper, Louella
International Eskrima/Serrada Association, J.O.A.L., Jason Albornoz, Lucy Fernando, Maharlika Cultural Troupe, Mario J.
Mateo, Jasper Pugao, Jayar Pugao, Jeffery Deguia, Jern Eye de los Reyes, Mark Justiniani, Mat Relox, Orlan Distor, Papo de
(Lunar Heights) Go-Ill, Jolibee Mascot, Justin Jayubo, Katrina Asis, Prodigy, Robert Manongdo, Tessie Dichupa, Tito Galvez,
Julian, Kiwi, Koponang Kulapo, Leila Ponce, Leslie Guevarra, Ulysses Duterte Jr., Vic Magsaysay, Pamana awardees (George
Likha Pilipino Folk Ensemble, Lil Tyler Weaver Jr., Lirio Vital, Lori Hernandez, Noel “Sonny” Izon, Polly Herrera, Stephanie J.
Abucayan, Maharlika Cultural Troupe, Mark Figueroa, Merve Castillo).
Lupus, Michelle Kain, Ms. San Francisco Krizia Sapida, Nemenzo
Group, Not Your Average Superheroes, Nump, Olivia Hurt, Olivia { 2002 } Festival Celebrities (Lorna Tolentino, Rudy
Jasmine, Omar Luib, PAC Modern, Philippine Children’s Fund of Fernandez), Alexa, Ames, Andrea Veneracion of Philippine
America, Romedigs, Roscoe Umali, Sandamukal Bad Boys, SF Madrigal Singers, Angel?s Disciples, Ashley Nagrampa,
Modern, Stephanie Reese, Susan Johnson, Swish, Those Kids, B4ten, Bernardo Bernardo, Bliztr, Brittany Andres, Carlene
Tita Aida, Trinity Project, Yamot-Pinatubo Cultural Ensemble, Ocampo, Cory and Dario, Dan August Cabiling, Dennis Jermin,
Yanna Andal. Drastik, Edwin Espera, Estelle, Ethereality, Eulisha J, FilmAm
Vets Rondalla, Fleerbox, Fourth Inversion, Gen II, Jeryl Ray
{ 2006 } Hermana Mayor Yolanda O. Stern, Parade Grand Concepcion, Joanne Lorenzana, Karilagan Dance Troupe, Kinetix,
Marshal Consul-General Rowena Sanchez, Mayor Gavin Leilani Briones, Lemming Pie, Leslie Bernabe, Leslie Bernabe,
Newsom of San Francisco, Mayor Ruth Asmundson of Davis, Likha Pilipino Folk Ensemble, Luella Albornoz, Mac & Cheese,
Mayor Chris Cabaldon of West Sacramento, Vice Mayor Malu Rivera Peoples and Westlake School for the Performing
Ed Balico of Hercules, Vice Mayor Ken Ibarra of San Bruno, Arts, Marshall Jaggears, Nataie, Native Elements, Nel Nino,
Councilmember Hermie Sunga of Vallejo, Councilmember Larry Nemesio Paredes, Noly, Philip Garcia, Pinay, Prodigy, Robert
Formalejo of Colma. Councilmember Manny Fernandez of Manongdo, Shadow Al, Sharyn Maceren, Sicjs, Adam and
Union City, Apl.de.Ap. of the Black Eyed Peas, American Idol B-Style, Spamsilog, Star of Gladness, The Restitution, Tia, Tracy
Sway Penala, ABS-CBN Talents from: Balitang America, Citizen Cruz, Tracy Sarmiento, Tres Mejeres, Visual artists: (Bill Bon,
Pinoy and Speak Out!, 205 Bangsamoro Art Exhibit, Ad Solid, Cota Deles Yabut, Dulcie Dee, Matt Relox, Orlando Distor, Ro,
Villez, AfterMath, Angelina Cantada, Bangketa, Barangay of San Tessie Dichupa, Ulysses Duterte Jr.), Pamana awardees: (Angie
Francisco, Bayanihan Cultural Organization, Bernardo Bernardo, Pasamba, Benjamin Pimentel, Brian Ascalon Roley, poet Jaime
Bucc Rogerz, Consul General Rowena Sanchez, DJ Chicken Jacinto, Rick Rocamora, Rod Pulido, Rudi Soriano).
Skratch, DJ Rocky Rock, Dream Stat, Dyna Ondoy, E. Massin of
ELEMNOP, Emy Baysic, Eunice de Asis, Fe de los Reyes, Fil-Am { 2001 } Festival Celebrity Miss America Angela Perez
Musika, Florante Aguilar, Franco Finn, Fusion Dance Team, Baraquio, Amanda, Angel’s Disciples, Bayanihan Cultural
Genevieve Manalo, Getty Santos, Henni Espinosa, High Fly, Organization, End of the Line, Fabrizio School of Music, FilAm
Hiyas of San Jose, Iris, Janelle Tillotson, January Reclosado, Jason Vets Rondalla, Janice Foronda, Jeryl Ray Concepcion, Jhele
Mateo, Jeremy Bautista, Joel Janer, Kaisera, Jose Jeline Laporga, Rosaroso, Joey Ayala, Joey Camins and Friends, Karilagan, Likha

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TONI GONZAGA PISTAHAN STAGE BAYANIHAN STAGE
PISTAHAN STAGE BAYANIHAN STAGE
11:00 AM 11:00 AM
11:00 AM 11:00 AM OPENING ENTERTAINMENT OPENING ENTERTAINMENT
OPENING ENTERTAINMENT OPENING ENTERTAINMENT My Peoples (formerly Kapakahi) Mighty Delrokz (DJ)
Kulintronica electronic dance music Spintronix –DJ
11:55 PM 12:00 NN
12:00 NN 12:00 NN SF FILAM JAZZ FESTIVAL Boondocks (Band)
SF FIL-AM JAZZ FESTIVAL Maddie B & Company Host: Carlos Zialcita
Host: Carlos Zialcita Fresh Dynamix (Dance) 1:00 PM
Jonathan Bautista Quartet Balut Eating Contest
Nerio DeGracia, Mambo Jazz Sextet MITCH FRANCO ANGELA GACAD Angela Gacad
Filipiniana and Jay Sario Fashions 12:30 PM
TITA AIDA 1:30 PM
(Bravo TV’s Project Runway) Beard Papa Cream Puff Eating 12:50 PM
Contest Kristiana Sunga (Vocalist)
VARIETY IN THE GARDENS JVoqalz (Band)
1:15 PM Host: Tita Aida
WELCOME PRESENTATION 1:00 PM
Bayanihan (Hip Hop), Mr. Rey & Funk Beyond Control (Hip-Hop 2:00 PM
VIP Presentations & Proclamations, Dance), Planet Infinity Al Robles Tribute
Raiderettes & Junior Raiderettes Brigada Ng Bagketa (Hip Hop),
Bwan (Hip Hop) ERIKA DAVID (Martial Arts), Jose
2:15 PM
1:45 PM “Sway” Penala (Vocalist),
1:30 PM Jo Ill (Hip-Hop)
DANCE SPECTACULAR The Cast of RENT (Contra
Brian Dublin (Vocalist), Nemenzo Nomadik Messengers (Hip-Hop)
Host: Marissa Santos Costa Musical Theater),
Westlake School of Performing (Polynesian Dance), Joel Dela Merced Parangal featuring 3:30 PM
Arts (Polynesian), Steps, Styles, and (Vocalist) Kawayan Folk Arts Erika David (Vocalist)
JAY NICOLAS SARIO
Spotlights (Cultural), AM Juniors (Cultural Dance) Eye Eighty (Band)
2:30 PM
(Hip-Hop), Aftermath (Hip-Hop), Allison (Vocalist), Ariane (Modern 1:50 PM
Likha Pilipino Folk Ensemble FRESH DYNAMIX
Dance), Jon Bayani (Popper), Jason SOULCIETY
(Cultural) Bayani (Poet), Dante Casuga (Poet), Host: Aron Horner
3:15 PM Charito (Vocalist), Philtered Soul B.E.A.T.S. Crew, Groovemekanex,
BONGA STARZ (Band) Josh & Jeremiah, Headhunters vs.
Host: Al Manalo JONATHAN BAUTISTA Beatz N Pieces, Wikitribe
DJ ROCKY ROCK
“Balagtasan” (Spoken Word), 2:30 PM
Rocky Rock & Know-Madik JOEL DELA MERCED SWAY
ABS / CBN CONCERT
(DJ/Hip-Hop), OK!DK (Hip-Hop Toni Gonzaga &
Dance), Michelle Martinez other TFC Personalities AVEGAY LIBRIAN
(Singer – R&B)
3:30 PM
4:15 PM FINALE
PARADE Hosts: Avegay Libiran & Getty Santos
AWARDS Stefan Sanchez,
Volunteer Recognition
PARANGAL STEPS, STYLES, AND SPOTLIGHTS PISTAHAN CLOSING CEREMONIES

AFTERMATH MICHELLE MARTINEZ NERIO DEGARCIA & MAMBO JAZZ SEXTET KULINTRONICA THE CAST OF RENT

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IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

MANAGEMENT GROUP

4BUVSEBZ "VHVTU 4VOEBZ "VHVTU


TONI GONZAGA PISTAHAN STAGE BAYANIHAN STAGE
PISTAHAN STAGE BAYANIHAN STAGE
11:00 AM 11:00 AM
11:00 AM 11:00 AM OPENING ENTERTAINMENT OPENING ENTERTAINMENT
OPENING ENTERTAINMENT OPENING ENTERTAINMENT My Peoples (formerly Kapakahi) Mighty Delrokz (DJ)
Kulintronica electronic dance music Spintronix –DJ
11:55 PM 12:00 NN
12:00 NN 12:00 NN SF FILAM JAZZ FESTIVAL Boondocks (Band)
SF FIL-AM JAZZ FESTIVAL Maddie B & Company Host: Carlos Zialcita
Host: Carlos Zialcita Fresh Dynamix (Dance) 1:00 PM
Jonathan Bautista Quartet Balut Eating Contest
Nerio DeGracia, Mambo Jazz Sextet MITCH FRANCO ANGELA GACAD Angela Gacad
Filipiniana and Jay Sario Fashions 12:30 PM
TITA AIDA 1:30 PM
(Bravo TV’s Project Runway) Beard Papa Cream Puff Eating 12:50 PM
Contest Kristiana Sunga (Vocalist)
VARIETY IN THE GARDENS JVoqalz (Band)
1:15 PM Host: Tita Aida
WELCOME PRESENTATION 1:00 PM
Bayanihan (Hip Hop), Mr. Rey & Funk Beyond Control (Hip-Hop 2:00 PM
VIP Presentations & Proclamations, Dance), Planet Infinity Al Robles Tribute
Raiderettes & Junior Raiderettes Brigada Ng Bagketa (Hip Hop),
Bwan (Hip Hop) ERIKA DAVID (Martial Arts), Jose
2:15 PM
1:45 PM “Sway” Penala (Vocalist),
1:30 PM Jo Ill (Hip-Hop)
DANCE SPECTACULAR The Cast of RENT (Contra
Brian Dublin (Vocalist), Nemenzo Nomadik Messengers (Hip-Hop)
Host: Marissa Santos Costa Musical Theater),
Westlake School of Performing (Polynesian Dance), Joel Dela Merced Parangal featuring 3:30 PM
Arts (Polynesian), Steps, Styles, and (Vocalist) Kawayan Folk Arts Erika David (Vocalist)
JAY NICOLAS SARIO
Spotlights (Cultural), AM Juniors (Cultural Dance) Eye Eighty (Band)
2:30 PM
(Hip-Hop), Aftermath (Hip-Hop), Allison (Vocalist), Ariane (Modern 1:50 PM
Likha Pilipino Folk Ensemble FRESH DYNAMIX
Dance), Jon Bayani (Popper), Jason SOULCIETY
(Cultural) Bayani (Poet), Dante Casuga (Poet), Host: Aron Horner
3:15 PM Charito (Vocalist), Philtered Soul B.E.A.T.S. Crew, Groovemekanex,
BONGA STARZ (Band) Josh & Jeremiah, Headhunters vs.
Host: Al Manalo JONATHAN BAUTISTA Beatz N Pieces, Wikitribe
DJ ROCKY ROCK
“Balagtasan” (Spoken Word), 2:30 PM
Rocky Rock & Know-Madik JOEL DELA MERCED SWAY
ABS / CBN CONCERT
(DJ/Hip-Hop), OK!DK (Hip-Hop Toni Gonzaga &
Dance), Michelle Martinez other TFC Personalities AVEGAY LIBRIAN
(Singer – R&B)
3:30 PM
4:15 PM FINALE
PARADE Hosts: Avegay Libiran & Getty Santos
AWARDS Stefan Sanchez,
Volunteer Recognition
PARANGAL STEPS, STYLES, AND SPOTLIGHTS PISTAHAN CLOSING CEREMONIES

AFTERMATH MICHELLE MARTINEZ NERIO DEGARCIA & MAMBO JAZZ SEXTET KULINTRONICA THE CAST OF RENT

BART...
and you’re there.

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Artists’ Reflections on 2010 Theme:


Create, Educate, and Celebrate
BY TONY VILLEGAS, JR.

O
ur 2010 Pistahan Theme is as I work, experience, and discover the
#2%!4% s %$5#!4% s meaning of my work.
CELEBRATE. Let’s ask: RL: My artwork is logo, graphics, busi-
Q1. What do you CREATE ness cards. I transfer ideas in my head
and how do you employ your CREATIVE into paper through thumbnail sketch
skills in your work? illustrations which are not final but only
Q2. (OW IMPORTANT IS !RT %$5#!- prototypes that still evolves.
TION in your life, family, career, and SR: My artwork include animation,
community? paintings, stuffed and custom toys. My
Q3. How should we CELEBRATE Independent studio (shwsinstarstudio.
our culture, heritage, uniqueness at our com) features more of my personal &
Pistahan? freelance work.

We present here the responses and Let’s Learn and EDUCATE!


relevant achievements of our sampling DJRR: I learn from my parents, Raquel
of our artists: DJ Rocky Rock (DJRR Santos Grio and Alejo Aujero, the values
– music turntable artist), JR Ignacio of respect, honesty and hard work. I
(JI – dinosaur illustration artist), Judy learn musicality from my friends like Apl.
Romanenkov (JR – oil painting artist), de.Ap of Black Eyed Peas. I learn from
Marlon Ingram (MI – urban mural kids, like my own daughter Michaela
artist), Robby Lee (RL – logo graphic Jolie, to love unconditionally.
artist), and Sherwin Rosario (SR – toy JI: Education is very important, as it DJ Rocky Rock
animation artist).
dreamed of working in edutainment. ancestral connection by flying me back to
Let’s CREATE Art! Now I live that dream. San Juan, Ilocos Sur and Ayod from age
DJRR: My artwork is people’s moods twelve to twenty-three. Regardless of our
(glad, mad, sad, scared) which I shape Let’s CELEBRATE! whereabouts, as we come together to
through my turntable music with varying DJRR: Music is our way of celebrating. remember our culture and traditions, we
beats and pitches for them to sing with Music invokes memories, excites us and are home. Let’s Paty!
or dance to. gets us to dance. All cares and worries RL: Celebration is recognizing our
JI: My artwork is my dinosaurs in its fade away. Music allows us to live fully uniqueness. We are not a carbon copy
bubbly world which I create impromptu for the here and now. of another. We are original in our attire,
from the top of my head or from plan- JI: We celebrate through food, dance, song, dance, music and the food we eat.
ning extemporaneously, using acrylic and art. I do not know what to expect as Lumpia, adobo and balut are unique
Judy Romanenkov
paint, pens, or markers. it is my first time at Pistahan. I hope to delicacies we can celebrate with!
be pleasantly surprised. SR: In celebrating our culture, let’s
guides us into the real world. There is EMPOWER OUR YOUTH TO LEAD 5RBAN ART
always something new to learn. We even Street art, Graffiti and Vinyl Toys are a
learn about ourselves as we learn about few of the outlets of today’s youth. The
other matters. Pistahan Festival continues to thrive as
JR: Knowledge without art is soul-less. we showcase and foster the talents of
Our heart looks for finer things in life, our youth. Their innovation combined
family, career and community and in turn with our tradition equals celebration.
positively contributes to them.
MI: I’ve been a teacher for over 10 In conclusion, let’s all Create, Educate,
years creating an urban learning curricu- and Celebrate!!!
JR “Dyno” Ignacio lum that has been used in four schools
and three school districts. I continue to Robby Lee
JR: My artwork is oil painting of land- impart what I learned.
scapes, portraits, and still life. People may RL: Art education provides a founda- JR: I should say that we really haven’t
take it for granted but everyone employs tion to train my eyes to be precise and fully explored how to truly showcase
some kind of creative skills in everything my hands to be steady. I yearn to learn our varied and colorful culture into the
that they do. When one can find meaning more to be better. Learning is never end- parade… in ways and in numbers that
and enjoyment and excitement in mun- ing. With practice comes perfection. would make viewers say “WOW!!!!“
dane things - that is creativity! SR: Education is my job as I find That is bound to happen in time. Let’s
MI: My artwork is wall paintings creative ways to impart knowledge. I celebrate!
with fusion of cultures from my mixed developed kid-friendly characters that MI: Celebration means being at home.
ancestry. I employ creativity in my work both entertain and educate. I’ve always My parents made sure I celebrated my Sherwin Rosario

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FEATURED ENTERTAINMENT:

Jazz at Noon
BY CARLOS ZIALCITA

T he San Francisco Filipino American Jazz Festival is pleased to present the


following performers at this year’s Pistahan Parade and Festival.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 14
Nerio de Gracia Mambo Jazztet
Noon at the Pistahan Stage
Nerio de Gracia is a drummer, pianist,
percussionist and vibraphonist who grew up in
San Francisco, California. He attended Cleveland
Elementary School and went to Luther Burbank
Junior High School in the Excelsior District. He
moved to the Mission District and attended Horace
Mann Junior High and then to Mission High School
where he first encountered his first sense of musical Nerio de Garcia
awareness. Nerio has played with a virtual “Who’s Who” of San Francisco Bay
Area Latin and Jazz talent including Carlos Federico, percussionist Babatunde
Lea and Pete and Sheila Escovedo’s band. Nerio is a dedicated music educator
and gives privates music lessons on drums, percussion, and vibes. He shares
his knowledge and experience from many years of performing along with the
history of jazz and Afro-Cuban music with his students.
In more recent years, Nerio has developed close ties with some of the Bay
Area’s finest musicians, many of whom are found on his critically acclaimed
album, “An Evening in Luzon.” Nerio de Gracia has appeared as a guest artist
on several CDs by Bay Area Latin and jazz artists including “Soul Shadows” by
SF Pinoy Jazz Festival 2008 artists Little Brown Brother. His group is called the
“The Nerio de Gracia Mambo Jazztet.” Their own interpretation of Mambo Jazz
improvisation can surely mesmerize you.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 15
Jonathan Bautista Jazz Quartet
Noon at the Pistahan Stage
Jonathan Bautista is a Bay Area saxophonist,
composer and educator. Born and raised in San
Francisco, he attended the SF School of the Arts,
San Jose State University (SJSU) and the Manhattan
School of Music for graduate work. Jonathan
received honors as a California Arts Scholar,
California Pre-Doctoral Scholar and was awarded
scholarships from the Organization of Filipino Jonathan Bautista
educators, SJSU school of music, and the Manhattan School of Music. He
recently played in Paris and has also performed at the San Jose Jazz Festival, the
Stanford Jazz Festival, the SF Filipino Jazz Festival, and at the Great American
Music Hall, Davies Symphony Hall, Kuumba’s and Kimble’s. Jonathan has
played with James Williams, Pete Escovedo, John Santos, and others, as well as
with the Monterey Bay Symphony, the Monterey Wind Symphony and the San
Jose Symphony. He has studied both classical and jazz repertoire with Melecio
Magdaluyo, William Trimble, Dr. Paul Cohen and Bobby Watson. Jonathan
performs regularly throughout the Bay Area and is available for clinics, coaching,
and lessons in his woodwind studio. Jonathan has appeared as a member of the
SF Pinoy Jazz Revue in performances at the SF Main Public Library as part of the
Jazz Appreciation Month Concert on April 3rd, and recently at the 6th Annual
Asian Heritage Street Celebration on May 15th.

SAVE THE DATE


The 3rd Annual San Francisco Filipino-American Jazz Festival will take place
on October 10 at Yoshi’s San Francisco, located at 1330 Fillmore Street.
For more info visit: http://www.sfpinoyjazzfest.com/

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Philippines In addition, PG&E and the Samahan Mission Statement: Area into one big “family” party. Food,
and the U.S., TFC is the world leader in ERG have a long time tradition of partici- The goal of Health Education is to dancing, singing, trinkets, Pacquiao
providing relevant news and entertain- pating in a series of parol lantern festivi- keep our members healthy in mind, body t-shirts, and everything else that reminds
ment programs to its subscribers, Filipinos ties with Bay Area Filipino communities and spirit. Promoting wellness is the one of “home” can be found at Pistahan.
in USA and Canada. during the holiday season. Through an most effective way to keep our members Mabuhay on your 17th anniversary.

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The San Francisco Public Library presents

SINGGALOT
(The Ties That Bind)
EXHIBITION
August 14 - October 24, 2010
Jewett Gallery
Main Library, Lower Level
OPENING PROGRAM
History of Filipinos in the Bay Area
Saturday, August 21, 1–3 p.m.
Koret Auditorium
Main Library, Lower Level
To see all related programs and displays, go to sfpl.org.
Photo courtesy of Filipinas Magazine

Singgalot (The Ties That Bind) was developed by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program and organized for travel by the Smithsonian
Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. The national tour has been made possible by Farmers Insurance. The Smithsonian Community Grant program,
funded by MetLife Foundation, is a proud sponsor of these public programs.

Smithsonian
Institution
All programs at the Library are free. O Supported by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library O Main Library, 100 Larkin St. (at Grove)

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PISTAHAN
FESTIVAL CULINARY PAVILION provided by Archipelago Books.
2010 Leading this year’s Culinary Pavilion is

Showcases and Educates


Pearl Parmalee, a seasoned chef and head
of marketing for Mama Sita’s which
manufactures seasonings and sauces for
BY KRIJI RAJPUT Filipino dishes. She has taught culinary
INTERACTIVE
CULTURAL PAVILIONS
classes on various Filipino dishes at
Watch or participate in our balut various University of California campuses.
............... eating contest held yearly at the Mama Sita and Parmelee’s plan to
Bayanihan Stage! Wince in awe as over continue in making culinary art education
Art Pavilion
twelve competitors race to swallow a rewarding experience.
F E AT U R I N G
Kulayan – 14 Visual Artists duckling eggs known as balut! This “This year, we will showcase and
Live Art Demo – 7 Assistants Philippine delicacy has been featured in educate people on Filipino food,” says
PRESENTED BY the TV show Fear Factor and has become Parmelee, “We want to show people how
KULARTS Instructors one of our biggest spectacles that exults food and [Filipino] celebration come
Judy Romanenkov those with guts and glory.
James Garcia
together.”
Adobo Another big sensation is our Adobo Mama Sita’s company wish to bring
Christopher de Leon
Cook-Off Contest. This soy sauce and Filipino food into mainstream American
...............
vinegar marinated meat stew, Philippine culture, a threshold that Filipino cuisine
Bulletx Marasigan Saturday, August 14 – signature dish called Adobo, is well- has yet to break despite millions of
Dance Pavilion Sunday, August 15 known for its many regional variations. Filipinos in the United States.
F E AT U R I N G Be among the lucky audience to taste the Parmalee adds “Our goal is getting
Cheryl Burke Dance Studio various entrées! Enjoy tasting the
Dell Clemena Singing
11:00 am – 5:00 pm people to recognize that Filipino food is
samples to your heart’s delight! Cheer good as well. “I really wish it [Filipino
Robert Manongdo Music Yerba Buena Gardens Esplanade for your favorite and join our judges in food] was more mainstream, but it is
PRESENTED BY
San Francisco selecting this year’s best adobo dish. getting there. I know we’re going in the
SOMA Filipino Seniors
............... Nourish your mind as you do your right direction.”
Our Culinary Pavilion features many body. Learn more about preparing balut, Join Mama Sita’s as they provide
Creativity Pavilion exotic tastes that have defined our adobo, or sinigang, a sour, tamarind- epicurean delight and unique experience
F E AT U R I N G Pistahan for seventeen years. They can be based meat stew—the ultimate at this year’s Culinary Pavilion. From
Babayin Workshop companion to the tropical culture that is
Community Mural
sweet, sour, spicy, familiar or strange. We adobo to balut, Mama Sita’s will bring
have several epicurean delights and the Philippines. The Culinary Pavilion you a taste bud journey that will leave
Story Telling
educational highlights you can witness provides chef-led cooking demonstrations you saying, “Ang sarap!” How delicious
PRESENTED BY
Christian Cabuay and and experience. and recipe sharing with cookbooks indeed!
Ray Haguisan
of Malaya Designs
...............
Saturday, August 14 –
Culinary Pavilion CREATIVITY PAVILION Sunday, August 15

Learn Baybayin, Ancient


F E AT U R I N G
Mama Sita’s Adobo Cookoff 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Balut Eating Contest

Filipino Calligraphy
Beard Papa Food Contest Yerba Buena Gardens Esplanade
............... San Francisco
Health Pavilion BY LLOYD ALABAN
F E AT U R I N G
Healthy Living
Hep B Screening Visit our Creativity Pavilion and learn songs, and rituals on mediums such as
PRESENTED BY
baybayin, the ancient pre-Spanish writing bamboo and tree bark. They adorned the
Kaiser Permanente
system of the Philippines. Discover our entrances of their homes with the script
............... ancient writing system through different in order to ward off evil spirits. Baybayin
Heritage Pavilion exhibits such as the Mangyan Heritage fell out of common use around the 16th
F E AT U R I N G Center Exhibit from Mindoro, Philippines century after colonization by the
Filipina History featuring ambahan - a photo display of Spaniards, but has enjoyed a small
T’nalak Workshop Baybayin
Rest & Recreation poetry spelled out in beautiful baybayin comeback among Filipino tattoo
PRESENTED BY calligraphy - believed to be the first enthusiasts looking to ink themselves bamboo, with traditional baybayin
Filipina Women’s Network exhibit of its kind in the Bay Area. Learn with a piece of their ancestors’ past. writings.
Wells Fargo Bank how this writing system came to be, how Creativity Pavilion organizer Christian
Arkipelago Books Join Christian and Ray as they lead
............... it survived colonization, and how it is Cabuay, overseer of PinoyTattoos.com is a workshops on how to read and write
experiencing a resurgence among young, baybayin enthusiast. Since 1990, Cabuay baybayin. Watch as they demonstrate
Play Pavilion soul-searching Filipinos through elaborate has been promoting baybayin script
F E AT U R I N G
wood burning, carving, and painting, all
tattoos. Get your name translated into through pen, paint, markers, and tattoo in beautiful calligraphic form. Get
Filipino Street Games
baybayin, and take home jewelry adorned ink. Another bababyin enthusiast is Ray involved as Ray and Christian offer name
Martial Arts Demonstration
PRESENTED BY
in beautiful calligraphy! Haguisan, avid baybayin practitioner and cards and bracelets, and coloring sheets
Planet Infinity Baybayin, which stems from the woodburning artist. In 1997, Haguisan for kids, and guide visitors to writing
Tagalog word baybay meaning “to spell,” established Malay Designs company baybayin on the community wall. The
has been documented by Spanish which has promoted Filipino culture and history of baybayin is deep rooted and
explorers as far back as the 14th century. art education through bracelets and colorful. Take home a piece of history.
Natives used the script to write poetry, necklaces made of leather, wood, and Visit our Creativity Pavilion.

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ART PAVILION
Kulayan Visual Arts –
14 Artists & 7 Assistants
BY JUDY ROMANENKOV ET AL. Philippine Fiesta
Newspaper

P
A Fil-AM community news publication by Five D’s Arts LLC

istahan Art Pavilion showcases an


eclectic array of genres from Bay
Area artists. They display Art
Saturday, August 14 –
Sunday, August 15 We celebrate with you!
influenced by religion, spirituality, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
identity, graffiti, animation, illustration,
beautiful collages, modern portraitures and Yerba Buena Gardens
breathtaking landscapes. San Francisco
KULAYAN is a Visual Arts program of San
Francisco based KULARTS exploring topics on
community identity, art activism, art history
and trends, Filipino myths, legends, and
folklores.
With coordinator Romanenkov and
Kulayan teachers Garcia and De Leon, Kularts
students will assist exhibit artists and pavilion
guests. Student volunteers include Jana
Templaza, Ben Yu, Bean Rabino, TJ Basa, Elaine
Villasper, Michael Luat and Glenn Aquino.

ART INSTRUCTORS: monumental histalograms (or fantastical


Judy Romanenkov has been painting since projections) that influence the conscious self.
childhood. Her original oil paintings of Imagined worlds create realities. As you think,
landscapes, portraits, still life in impressionistic, so you become. ‘Pistahan’ Photo by Dave San Pedro
realistic and modernistic styles have been Mia Ante, 3rd generation Filipina/Chinese/ Advertise & Subscribe
displayed in various galleries. She is Treasurer 916.708.3462 / 916.708.8612
Spanish American is a San Francisco born
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1887. She has a BS in Accounting and MA in since age seven.
Economics from the Ateneo de Manila. Paolo Salazar scours the corners of San
James Garcia, received his BA in Arts from Francisco to observe city scenes and people
SFSU in 2002. Known as a “character” artist, which he transforms into oil painting based on
he blends world of creatures and beings -– perception, impressions, and interpretation.
contrasted in alternate realities. He curates art Peabe Byan Odiamar, born in Chicago and
exhibits around the Bay Area, Los Angeles, transplanted in Oakland, portrays melodrama

Pampanguena
Maryland, and Philippines. with “zombie-esque” train passengers who
Christopher de Leon studied at Cal Arts, eventually awakens. She captures these
Art Institute and Academy of Art. He uses oil, moments with textures, colors, and beautiful
gouache, acrylics and charcoal to paint live cityscapes.

Cuisine
street scenes which are displayed in urban art Robby Lee is Chinese-Filipino artist from
galleries. He is also versed in sculpture, East Bay, CA. Graduating with a BFA degree in
storyboarding and graphic design. 3D computer animation from Academy of Art,
he does illustrations, logo, production designs
PAVILION ARTISTS:
Aimee M. Espiritu, a visual and
and business cards. He launched his line of
t-shirts which are viewable at www. HOME OF FILIPINO
performance artist, has been creating art
workshops and directing theater for eight
robbyleedesigns.weebly.com
Sherwin Rosario is a video game artists
BARBECUE AND SISIG
years. His first Bay Area production was inspired with early start at Kirby’s Dreamland.
“Pagbabalik (Return)” (2006-2007), merging He received his Art Institute degree which
Pinoy customs with balikbayan experience. landed him his current position as Art Director
Gem Mateo is a graphics designer for of a Preschool Prep Company. He organizes
Levi’s. Partnering with Invisible Stripes, he various collaborations and shows.
designs kids clothing line called GEMS. He Tim Guitarte born in 1983 received his BA
paints during leisure time. degree in Arts from UC Davis. He ventures in
JR Ignacio aka Dyno’s art work creates underground scene backdrops for his
gigantic dinosaurs. Influenced by street art, he foreground characters with subtle expressions
combines clean, bold outlines with raw mess, of deep-seated emotions. His unique style
creating his unique, evolving style. combines the illuminated characters against 5552!NJTTJPO!TUSFFU
Marcius Noceda received his BFA in dark backgrounds. TBO!GSBODJTDP-!DB!:5122
painting at San Francisco Art Institute. As a You are invited to free workshops and live )526*!697.99::
member of the distinguished Filipino American art demo. Meet our seasoned artists and TUPSF!IPVST;
art collective Kwatro-Kantos, he organizes instructional assistants. Create, Educate, NPOEBZ!.!TVOEBZ;!8;11!BN!Ñ!9;11!QN
shows in San Francisco, Oakland and Manila. Celebrate! Come, learn, enjoy!
Marlon Sagana Ingram’s portrays

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Celebrate Filipino culture and community
at the Filipino Heritage Game Series.
Tuesday, September 28
7:15 pm
Giants Filipino Heritage Night
SF Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks
AT&T Park
24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco
Tickets: $18/ $24
www.SFGiants.com/Filipino

Sunday, October 31
1:05 pm
Raiders Mabuhay Fiesta
Oakland Raiders vs Seattle Seahawks
Oakland Coliseum
7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA
www.Raiders.com

November Date TBA


Warriors Filipino Heritage Night
ORACLE Arena
7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA
www.Warriors.com
For more information visit:
www.Pistahan.net

AHAN. N E T

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HERITAGE PAVILION the Heritage Pavilion). Some of the artifacts

Come Take A Historic Look at Filipina Women


that are on display at the booth include
pictures of a Wells Fargo office in Manila
and a 1917 document of a money transfer
BY LINDA ONG
from New York to Philadelphia.
“We fully support community events,”
Saturday, August 14 – said Denise C. Miles, Vice President of
Sunday, August 15 Community Development at Wells Fargo.
11:00 am - 5:00 pm “This is our sixth year sponsoring the
festival and parade and we’re really excited
Yerba Buena Gardens Esplanade about the opportunity.”
San Francisco Wells Fargo has a history of serving the
Asian American community for over 158
years and has donated much time and

H
resources to help multiple non-profits
eritage, by definition, is tradition discussions and encourage feedback from “Since Amorsolo’s canvas was Filipina within the Filipino community. Therefore,
passed down through participants. women, we will talk about how his Wells Fargo team members, alongside
generations. However, when One of the seminars focuses on the portrayal of women is influential of pop family members, are actively participating in
ethnic practices fuse with T’nalak, a woven cloth created by women culture, and what we are doing today about the parade and festival. “Some are going to
American lifestyle, one’s heritage becomes living in the province of Cotabato’s that,” said Mondejar. wear traditional Filipino garments, and
hazy and lost. (Mindanao) T’boli tribe. The cloth is meant However, in addition to hourly seminars, others will be wearing Wells Fargo shirts,”
To remember Philippine traditions and to symbolize the blending of culture, all are welcome to sit, recollect, and connect said Miles. “We’re just really excited.”
commemorate Filipino achievements, our strength, and unity of various ethnic groups with one another at the pavilion tent. The The public can take home a bit of Filipina
Heritage Pavilion spearheaded by the living in Southern Philippines. tent is fully decorated – colorful maps cover heritage at the bookstore which offers
Filipina’s Network (FWN) showcases the According to Marily Mondejar, FWN the surface of the ground, while pillows Filipino arts and crafts, books, and trinkets.
role of Filipino women of the past and the President and Heritage Pavilion coordinator, provide added comfort for women to bond After the two days of fun, education, and
present. “Only women, not men, are allowed to – all of which resembles a place of refuge festivities, Mondejar hopes that people
On August 14 and 15, Heritage Pavilion produce the sacred cloth, not men. T’nalak for women. learn more about the traditions and
offers free 30 minute educational seminars are produced only in certain patterns and “Not like other booths, our booth would mementos of Filipino culture. “We tend to
every hour to participants who registered styles.” be rather quiet,” said Mondejar. “It is a forget since our history is becoming diluted
for the presentations listed on the schedule Another highlight is a contemporary art place to renew, refresh, and revitalize - a in America,” said Mondejar. “But, it is
outside the tents. Presentations include painting on Filipina created by world place where women can be energized.” necessary to revive interest in our culture
Bayanihan Art, SHEroes (women heroes) renowned Philippine national artist In addition to learning about Filipina and education and to honor our heritage.
Legends, Textile and Babylan, Seminars Fernando Amorsolo (1892-1972). Amorsolo women’s history, the public would learn the We are a community of immigrants and our
feature distinct, defining heritage topics counters the westernized commercial image long history within the Filipino community roots will always be from our motherland.”
about Filipino culture. At each session, of women by depicting Filipina beauty in of Wells Fargo (one of the sponsors of the Visit our Heritage Pavilion. Let’s create,
facilitators share their experience, lead traditional attire and natural settings. Pistahan Festival and a partner sponsor of educate, and celebrate!

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P I S TA H A N PA R A D E
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BULLET X MARASIGAN DANCE PAVILION Located on the second floor esplanade above the Gardens’ waterfall, the Dance Pavilion entices

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festival attendees to catch the rhythm of Filipino folk dance. From the melodic sounds from the
Philippines to the jiving beats of modern day dance halls, this interactive pavilion promises an
invigorating and immersive cultural experience.
BY KRITI RAJPUT

Saturday, August 14 –
Sunday, August 15

11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Yerba Buena Gardens Esplanade


San Francisco

W
e’re lucky to have folk dances to modern flash mob popular Filipino wedding dance is resembling a flamboyant bird.
Cheryl Burke Dance moves. Folk dance lessons include: performed in three parts with Line Dancing: This form of dancing
Studio back. They’ll Cariñosa: This Filipino Folk Dance is different rhythms. The first part begins is one of the earliest folk dances from
display their a courtship ritual through flirtatious with a ballroom waltz at slow tempo. a time before men and women did
exceptional talents and share their acts between a man and woman. The The music changes to a faster beat for couples dances or even danced in the
amazing skills once more. Cheryl steps are similar to hide-and-seek the “chase” as the female flees and same line together. The dancers
Burke is well known for being the first movements where the woman hides the male pursues her across the floor. commonly form lines or circles and
two-time champion on ABC’s Dancing using a handkerchief or fan while the For the finalé, tempo picks up faster perform a repeated sequence of steps
with the Stars. man seeks and pursues her through as the chase ends with a flirtatious with everyone facing the same
Dance Pavilion showcases a variety the dance floor. scene where the female is won over direction and executing the steps at
of dances from ballroom flips through Curacha: Known as Kuradang, this and the male does a mating dance the same time.

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HEALTH PAVILION Located on the northwestern side of the


festival area, the Health Pavilion
Hep B Affects 1 in 10 APIs informs and educates about health care
issues in our community, provides

Get
B A
Screened
P
at Our Health Pavilion resources and referrals, and engages
visitors to connect with local community
Y NGELA ANG organizations serving our community.

O
ne in ten people in the Asian
and Pacific Islander (API)
community are diagnosed Saturday, August 14 –
with Hepatitis B which causes Sunday, August 15
80% of all liver cancer. Prevent cancer.
Get your free test at our Pistahan Health
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pavilion!
APIs are 100 times more likely to have
chronic Hepatitis B than Caucasians. APIs Yerba Buena Gardens Esplanade
have the highest rate of liver cancer of San Francisco
any racial/ethnic group. Hepatitis B
causes serious damage to the liver and
leads to cancer. It can result in liver
failure and eventual death, but it can be Another Hep B program partner, instance of liver cancer due to undetected California Pacific Medical Center. “We
cured. If detected early, Hepatitis B can Subaru is sponsoring a free drawing of a Hep B infection. Health Pavilion provides encourage people to stop by our booth to
be avoided with simple vaccine. Flip Cam for those who complete a short relief. get tested and learn more about the
Free screenings are available on site survey. Other SF Hep B Free campaign “Providing free testing at the Pistahan disease.”
both days of the festival from 11-5 pm on partners include Asian Week Foundation Parade and Festival is a great opportunity The San Francisco Hep B Free
Saturday Aug. 14 and Sunday Aug. 15. As and UC Berkeley which provide free for us to screen and educate the Filipino campaign is appearing in the Pistahan
a partner of San Francisco Hep B Free materials and staff volunteers to answer community about hepatitis B. It is Parade on Saturday August 14.
program—a citywide effort to raise any question you may have about the estimated one in 10 Asians living in San Assemblywoman Fiona Ma is riding in the
awareness and prevention of liver cancer, disease, its detection and cure. Francisco is infected. If left untreated, Hep Subaru Hep B Free mobile.
California Pacific Medical Center provides API residents make up 34% of the B can cause liver cancer,” says Paula For more information go to www.
free screening and low-cost vaccination. city’s population and bear a significant Lykins, Community Relations Manager for SFHepBFree.org.

PLAY PAVILION
Discover
B L
Y A
The Warrior In You!
LOYD LABAN

W
ithin every Filipino is a body. It is more about living a life of
warrior waiting to be excellence. Planet Infinity concurs and
discovered. Flowing believes that the heart of the martial arts
through our veins is the lies not only in the improvement of one’s
same warrior spirit from our early body but also in the deepening of the
ancestors like Lapu-Lapu who used his soul and the development of one’s
excellent organization and fighting skills character. While watching the action
to lead his people to win victory against packed and jaw dropping martial arts
Ferdinand Magellan and the Spaniards. demonstrations, look closely at the fire in
The skill and spirit of our ancestors the eyes of these young “More Than
pass through the invisible bloodline of die Medals” students and athletes. They are
hard warriors and noble fighters to a new experienced fighters and celebrated
generation of Young Filipinos. They are champions in local, national and
now made visible through the international title competitions. These
demonstration of character and martial young Filipinos march to a different luksong tinik (jumping), sungka (board
art skills at this year’s Pistahan Festival. drummer. They are driven to fight not for game). These fun interactive games help
Planet Infinity hosts the play pavilion. recognition or applause but for their participants develop agility, endurance, Saturday, August 14 –
Through a series of Taekwondo, Wushu, strong desire to uplift their country and prowess and strategic intelligence that Sunday, August 15
and FMA (Filipino Martial Arts) their culture. our Filipino heroes used to welcome
demonstrations, one will surely be Beside Martial Arts, the play pavilion friends and to rid of enemies. Parents,
children, siblings, relatives and friends can 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
inspired to discover what it takes to be a also provides other forms of
true warrior and a champion in the game entertainment. Families and children of yearn, learn, and enjoy an afternoon
of life survival. all ages are invited to experience delight of laughter and surprises. Games Yerba Buena Gardens Esplanade
John Corcoran once emphasized that traditional Filipino games of sipa we play at the Play Pavilion preserve our San Francisco
martial arts is not just about fighting and (kicking), luksong tinik (jumping), culture and celebrates the victory of our
improving the physical aspects of the tumbang preso (throwing and running), warrior spirit that dwells deep within.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Al Perez, Jr.
Cesario Calanoc
Hydra Mendoza
Shirley Manan
Sunny Dykwel

ADVISORY BOARD
Marily Mondejar
Pearl Parmelee
Rudy Asercion
AT T H E Y E R BA B U E N A G A R D E N S
Tony Villegas, Jr.

HERMANAS & HERMANOS MAYOR


PRESENTING SPONSORS 2010
AsianWeek Foundation Tessie & Marciano Paynor
ABS-CBN 2009
Xfinity Marily Mondejar
2008
PLATINUM SPONSORS Sunny & Dan Dykwel
MJM Management Group 2007
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival Gigi & Greg Macabenta
Kaiser Permanente 2006
PG&E Yolanda & Tom Stern
2005
PROUD SPONSORS Rudy Asercion
Academy of Art University 2004
Allied Barton Security Jacquie Lingad-Ricci
Arceo Graphix 2003
Bauer’s Transportation Lynda & Dennis Normany
Beard Papa 2000
Charles Schwab Edna & Rodel Rodis
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Golden State Warriors STEERING COMMITTEE
Gunnar Optix Al Perez
Heavenly Ice Cream Alberic Rivera
Hotel Nikko Angela Pang
Intramuros Aris Garcia
LBC Bob Manalo
Luna Co Carlos Zialcita
Mama Sita’s Christian Cabuay VOLUNTEERS Paolo Cardenas Dane Ocampo Devon Dykwel Teresita Baluyut
Mango Tours Cyril Sola Maria Mindanao Jim Nguyen Emmeline Angeles Nick Baluyut
Marriott Hotel Florence Mendoza Carrie Doung Chrishermin Pabalan Jaundis Roxas Joycelyn Jallorina Glory Baluyut
Mercury Lounge Franklin Ricarte Devon Dykwel Abraham James Christine Roldan Garrett Choy Rezza Allauigan
Oakland Raiders Gavin Tolentino Ivan Natividad Magsombol Chris Bradley Jesus Zapanta Lowelyne Cadiz
Pick Wick Hotel Genevieve Jopanda - Festival Director John Juan Rose Silvestre Joseph Lozada Roy Simeon Martinez Kali Alhambra
Sacramento Kings George Bauto Yvane Mirabueno Ariel Arenas Nicholas Terry Guiller Gamata Jusmin Abaga
San Francisco Giants Gerard Talampas - Parade Director Abigayle Haguisan Marie Lorraine Mallare Anthony Villanueva Meinard Limpahan Victoriano Saldana
Spintronix James Garcia Elizabeth Froncek Javier Cabralles Leanna Yip John Nguyen
Geraldine Punzalan Elvie Gordon R. Gerry Pangilinan Lloyd Alaban Mark Duldulao Jillian Encarnacion
Subaru Gerry Pangilinan Mark Angeles Herman Capati Alan Kalaw Jennifer Hsu Edna Austria Rodis
Sun Tropics Jason Mateo Edna Murray Hernan Capati Rich Yee Ed Ignatius Salvana Josep Mojares
Tancinco Law Offices Jo-Ann Agcaoili Chris Ian Parado Ava Albano Daisy Herrera Kier Custodio Ken Simon
Verizon Judy Romanenkov Princess Angeles Yvane Mirabueno Joerel Quintana Wayne Jopanda Tonichi Lorenzana
Wells Fargo Ken Marquis Fernando Guarin Kolyne De Jesus Mark Bello John Ortiz Andrea Paredes
Mae Ruiz Luke Wiltshire Heidi Mondragon Sunny Dykwel Jose Cortes Jun Galicha
MEDIA SPONSORS Marie Romero Gene Apellido Richelle Alaman Charleen Caabay Deanne Palaganas Myles Javilionar
SFMTA Sam Apellido Quynh Nguyen Phil Castillo Gloria Palaganas Sommer Casco
Marily Mondejar Jim Maliksi Nicholaus Cunha Rosalind Rae Marania Yasmin Oplado Albert Balbutin
BART Michael Tomas Rasol Feleyeh Blesilda Carmona Gregory Ozment Clifford Reyes Aster Aguinaldo
106 KMEL Michelle Caabay-Brokstein Daniel Hirsch Aida Carmona Danny Dykwel Krista Joy Mora Claireace Bennett
Asian Journal Norma Edar Rogelio Arcega Sheena Franco Thuy Phan Joshua Vez Julian Aurigui
FilAm Naion Olive Parina Paul Hodges Amber Berry Ma. Candace Joy Cruz Marilou Anunciacion Alister Alarva
FilAm Star Pearl Parmelee Marie Antoinette Emmielyn Nicdao Emmeline Angeles Arnel Victorio Diano Malimbuyan
Inquirer.net Ray Haguisan Arquiza Nancy Tong Marygrace Vargas Eugene Libadia Christopher De La Rosa
Manila Mail Raymond Virata Jimmy Ong Austin Gatan Albert Chan Myles Deemer Tracey Felix
Philippine Fiesta News Richard Chew Vanessa Lacayanga Janice Yenpasook Shannon Lee Jared Giarrusso
Richelle Mae Ruiz Christyne Ordiniza Jasmine RoseLuib Christian De Leon Daisy Herrera Sophia Crudo
Philippine Headlines Rowena Martinez Morgan Tran Jimmy Ong Micaela Sabino Marife Sevilla Jailene Talampas
Philippine News Steve Ike Rami Banaag Michelle Cordero Carrie Doung Maribel Aporillo
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