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1994 Looking Back

2014 Moving Forward


October 4, 2014
1030 am - 1045 Welcome - Jefrey Acosta, FANHS-HR Historian,
Patricia Cook, Central Librarian

1045 am - 1145 Community Refections Panel - Moderated
by Dr. Joan May Cordova, FANHS National President Emerita
Discussion: Where we were in 1994, where we are today,
and looking forward for tomorrow.

Romy San Antonio, former Fil-Am Veterans President
Lydia Villanueva, The Banner Editor (CUFOT
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)
Naomi Estaris, Mrs. Philippines 2014
Dr. Juan Montero , founding member of PACT
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Dr. Allan Bergano, founding member of FANHS-HR
Cheryl Burke, former YFPHR
3
President
1145 am- 1245 Break - light refreshments will be served

Speakers:
Leonard Tengco, Virginia Beach School Board Member
Delegate Ron Villanueva
100 pm - 330pm Looking Back, Moving Forward: 20 Years of
FANHS and FACS (Filipino American Cultural
Society)
Opening Remarks - Sylvia Nery-Strickland, President
FANHS-HR
Signifcance of 1994 - Dr. Allan Bergano, founding
member of FANHS-HR, Ed Deguia, former Filipino
student ambassador

Film trailer for "Dorothy & Fred" documentary by
Rey Sabado Productions
Past Programs and looking forward to 2015 - Edwina
Bergano, founding member FANHS-HR

Ferdie Tolentino, Former Virginia Beach School Board Member

FACS 20th Commemoration Performances
Testimonials - Ray Obispo, Teacher, Salem High School
Advisor of Filipino American Cultural Society
Marco Mercado - FACS Alumni, Teacher, Independence Middle
School
Leonard Tengco - Virginia Beach School Board Member

Closing
Filipino American History Month Resolution
Making American History for 425 years
The Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) has been observing
October as Filipino American History Month for the past 21 years, since 1991. The
month was established to commemorate the frst documented landing of Filipinos
in what is now kown as the continental United States over 425 years ago.
FANHS was the frst to pass a resolution to commemorate Filipino American
History Month.
The United States Congress passed subsequent Resolutions to Recognize October
as Filipino American History Month nationally in 2009, 2010, and in 2011. Thank
you to all the friends of FANHS nationwide and in D.C. who made it possible.
See more at the FANHS National website http://fanhs-national.org
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CUFOT - Council of Filipino Organizations of Tidewater
2
PACT - Philippine American Communities of Tidewater
3
YFPHR - Young Filipino American Professionals of Hampton Roads
FILIPINO AMERICAN NATIONAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY
HAMPTON ROADS
FANHS