Posted by: raesantos | September 6, 2016

Please come to our next quarterly meeting on September 24, 2016


In 2015, FANHS held its symposium, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 4th wave, with CFAA biennial celebration on September 5 and a 3-month display at the Salem Multicultural Institute.
In 2016, Jimmy and Dory Lim of PACCO are bringing Philippines HISTORAMA to Oregon on October 29 to celebrate the Filipino American History Month. We are delighted to remember where the 4th “wavers” and other immigrants came from and the colorful history we left behind.  JOIN US IN THIS CELEBRATION!!!
This 2-1/2 hour song and dance show is a must-see for those who need and want to learn about Philippine history and the events that developed the multicultural value system brought by Filipino immigrants to America.
All proceeds from this event will benefit the building of the future Philippine Asian Cultural Center.
For tickets to the Philippines Historama slow on October 29th, 2016, visit


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Posted by: raesantos | May 17, 2016

With deepest sympathy…

NORMA UMALI ROXAS was born December 10, 1934, passed away May 15, 2016 at Salem Hospital, Salem, Oregon at 9:40 a.m. after a lingering illness.
Norma was an alumna of the Philippine Union College Academy (now Adventist University of the Philippines Academy) and finished her Nursing degree at the Bangkok Sanitarium & Hospital in Thailand.
Norma is survived by:
Her husband for 49 and 1/2 years, Ephraim S. Roxas
Children: Mario Emil & Paola Roxas
Grandson: Emilio Andre
Jonathan Vincent & Ellen Roxas
Granddaughters: Gwyn Maria
Tabitha Eva
Mae Emilia
Siblings: Dr. Filemon & Nancy Umali
Dr. Jose & Lucila Umali
Sister-in-law, Belle Umali
Venue: CITY VIEW Funeral Home and Cemetery
390 Hoyt Street South
Salem, OR 97302
Viewing for family and closed friends – Wednesday, May 18th 2 p.m.-7 p.m.
Memorial Service – Saturday, May 21st 4:30 p.m.


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Posted by: raesantos | March 17, 2016

Please come to our next Quarterly Meeting 3.19.2016

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Posted by: raesantos | December 12, 2015

Dr. Concordia Borja-Mamaril Farewell Party


Posted by: raesantos | December 12, 2015

Simbang Gabi 2015

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The national sustainability organization recognized PCC for aiding students who go hungry at the college’s Rock Creek Campus. Learn More.

Posted by: raesantos | November 11, 2015

Celebrating contributions of FILIPINOS IN THE MILITARY


Join us in celebrating the significant contributions of FILIPINOS IN THE MILITARY on Friday, November 13, 2015 at 12 noon at the SMI Gallery, 189 Liberty St NE, Suite 107, Salem, OR 97301. As part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the 4th wave of Filipino immigration to the U. S., FANHS-OR is honoring its veterans and recognizing the important role of Filipino servicemen in the U.S.

The Military Bases Agreement of 1947 between the United States and the Philippines enabled the United States to build air and Naval facilities in the Philippines and recruit thousands of Filipinos in the Navy. Later, Filipinos joined the Philippine Scouts which was part of the United States Army that participated in the war against the Japanese in the Philippines. Countless Filipinos served in the war efforts during World War II, in the Korean and Vietnam wars and in other wars.

In the early years, brave Filipinos fought with the US military, driving Spain out of the country and ending its colonial rule in the Philippines for 377 years. (Spanish governance started when Magellan planted a cross in the island of Limasawa on  March 31, 1521 to confirm Spain’s sovereignty over the area and Rajah Kulambo saw the cross as the symbol that would protect the natives against evil. This rule ended when United States President William McKinley ordered a military government set up and General Wesley Merritt was appointed on August 26, 1898).

  • Read more about the Filipino servicemen in the military in the book Filipino Americans, Pioneers to the Present by Dr. Concordia Borja-Mamaril.
  • FANHS-OR artwork by Sheila Magno Hurley of Sherwood

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